Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Croissant French Toast Cups

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Croissant French Toast Cups

Sometimes we just need to pretty up our food!
These Croissant French Toast Cups are perfect for your next brunch or gathering.

Croissant French Toast Cups...the hit at your next brunch or breakfast!  Croissants are soaked up in a delicious custard then topped with an array of toppings - blueberries, strawberries or chocolate chips and pecans. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Aren't these Croissant French Toast Cups gorgeous?

I'm sure someone in the history of all things cooking has made something similar to these, but I'm telling myself I invented them.  Because here's the thing.  My brain can brillantly dream these up at 2:47 a.m., but apparently I cannot remember to take my kids to camp.

Yes, you heard corrently.

A few days ago I forgot to take my kids to a morning day camp.

Oh bless.  Here comes the Mom guilt.  It was strong and steady this lovely morning when I lazily drank my coffee, watched the morning news, let the kids sleep in and casually flipped open my day calender after two leisurally hours of morning glory and read KIDS GEOLOGY CAMP 9 AM.

It was 10:13 a.m.

Croissant French Toast Cups...the hit at your next brunch or breakfast!  Croissants are soaked up in a delicious custard then topped with an array of toppings - blueberries, strawberries or chocolate chips and pecans. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Fuuuuuuuuuuuudge.

I'm not going to lie, my eyes filled up with tears and I immediately wanted to punch myself.  There was no way I could get us all ready and out the door and drive them to the next town over in time, they would miss two-thirds of it.  So I called and apologized saying we'd make the next one {two days later} and I could almost hear the gal on the line rolling her eyes.

Another Mom who doesn't have her crap together.

As the day rolled on I felt better.  The kids were sweet and said it was fine.  Why do we as Mom's put so much guilt on ourselves?  I need to get better at this.

You know what else made me feel better?  I made this recipe that day.  I took my stress and pissi-ness {I also invented that word} and created these Croissant French Toast Cups.  Because, why not?

Croissant French Toast Cups...the hit at your next brunch or breakfast!  Croissants are soaked up in a delicious custard then topped with an array of toppings - blueberries, strawberries or chocolate chips and pecans. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I had grabbed a package of mini croissants a few months back from Aldi planning to use them for chicken salad sandwiches, but that never happened.  That package got thrown into the freezer, shoved to the back and forgotten about.

Until that thought at 2:47 a.m.

I also happen to have three children that each prefer different "toppings" mixed into the batter when I'm flipping up pancakes.  And well, since French Toast is the pancake cousin, I figured I could do the same thing here.

My eldest is the blueberry fan, my middle loves anything with chocolate chips and nuts and the pipsqueak dies for all things strawberry.

Croissant French Toast Cups...the hit at your next brunch or breakfast!  Croissants are soaked up in a delicious custard then topped with an array of toppings - blueberries, strawberries or chocolate chips and pecans. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

These little cups take just 5 minutes of prep and bake in another 20.  Plus, you dress them up anyway you like.  Not a fan of my toppings?  Trust me, my feelings will not be hurt.  Top with raspberries, sliced almonds, a dusting of cinnamon and sugar or freshly chopped peaches.  

Endless opportunites folks.

Another perk?  These keep well in the fridge and are equally perfect re-heated the following day.  My kids devoured them the next morning topped with a little drizzle of maple syrup.

Croissant French Toast Cups...the hit at your next brunch or breakfast!  Croissants are soaked up in a delicious custard then topped with an array of toppings - blueberries, strawberries or chocolate chips and pecans. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I'm not going to lie, my favorite version was the one topped with chocolate chips and pecans.  Just like my middle child {which is probably the reason that we often butt heads...too much alike}.  Also, if you are hosting a gathering - say bridal shower, morning brunch, etc. - these should be the main event.

Maybe with a side of crispy bacon?

Yes, definitely with bacon.

Yield: 12

Croissant French Toast Cups

Pretty up your French Toast with these dazzling croissant cups! Studded with blueberries, strawberries and my personal favorite - chocolate chips and pecans. Dress them up however you like.
prep time: 5 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 25 mins

ingredients


  • 12 mini croissants or 6 regular croissants, torn into pieces
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups half & half
  • 1/2 t. nutmeg
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • blueberries, strawberries, chocolate chips, pecans

instructions


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, half & half, vanilla extract and seasonings.
  3. Tear the croissants into bite-sized pieces and put into the custard mixture.  Toss to coat the croissant pieces and let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Fill each muffin tin with the soaked croissants.  Top with blueberries, strawberries or chocolate chips and pecans.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the tops are puffed up and golden brown.  Allow to cool for 5 minutes.  Serve warm with maple syrup.
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