Croissant French Toast With Fresh Strawberry Syrup

This croissant French toast with fresh strawberry syrup can be partially made ahead and easily prepared the next morning for a show stopping brunch dish that will draw raves from guests.

croissant French toast with fresh strawberry syrup

This croissant French toast with  fresh strawberry syrup truly is one of the yummiest things I’ve ever eaten, and everyone literally raves over this dish.  It only calls for a few simple, fresh ingredients that come together to make a treat for the eyes and palate. If you want a winning recipe to make for special guests, this is one for the books.

My first taste of this croissant French toast with fresh strawberry syrup was at Brock’s restaurant at the Birmingham Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa. My family was enjoying Brock’s fabulous breakfast buffet and raving over this dish to our server. Minutes later, she brings me a printed copy of the Southern Living recipe found here on MyRecipes.

Savvy suggestion:  The combination of fresh ingredients in this dish is what makes it so spectacular. Fresh, real butter, eggs, cream are all key players, as are the freshest, ripest strawberries that you can find.

Make ahead: Several steps can be done ahead of time to make this dish MUCH easier to prepare the morning of serving.

  • Buy croissants 2-3 days before making the dish; they need to be stale for best results.
  • Make strawberry syrup the night before and refrigerate overnight. Simply reheat just before serving.
  • Make freshly whipped cream the night before. Slightly under whip; whisk to “fluff” the next morning.
  • Measure and set out all other ingredients you’ll need for the next morning.

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If you make this croissant French toast with fresh strawberry syrup, please let me hear from you! Leave your thoughts and suggestions in the comments of the post so that we can all discuss the recipe together. As always, thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you a joyful, blessed, and savvy day!

Croissant French Toast With Strawberry Syrup

Croissant French Toast With Strawberry Syrup

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 4 large or 7-8 small croissants (3-4 days old)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 TB butter
  • 3 TB powdered sugar
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp grated orange rind (optional)
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1-1/2 - 2 tsp. powdered sugar


  2. Slice croissants in half lengthwise.
  3. Whisk together milk, eggs, and vanilla; pour into a shallow dish.
  4. Dip croissant halves into egg mixture, coating well.
  5. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  6. Add four croissant halves, and cook about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  7. Repeat procedure with remaining butter and croissant halves.
  8. Sprinkle with powdered sugar; top with Sweetened Whipped Cream, if desired, and Fresh Strawberry Syrup.
  10. Combine strawberries and sugar; let sit at least 30 minutes or up to a day ahead.
  11. Add orange juice and rind
  12. Heat in saucepan until warm.
  14. Beat cream at medium speed of an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  15. Add powdered sugar; beat until stiff peaks form.
Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 1269Total Fat 68gCarbohydrates 172gProtein 13g

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