croissant baked French toast with cinnamon apples and warm maple syrup on a white plate

Croissant Baked French Toast with Cinnamon Apples

Overnight Croissant Baked French Toast with a delicious apple pie layer. Perfect recipe for brunches, Easter, or Christmas morning. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword baked french toast, croissant
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 people
Calories 521kcal
Author angelakallison
Cost 12


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (one stick)
  • 4 apples peeled, cored, and diced any types of apples work
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 croissants, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • maple syrup for serving optional


  • Heat a large pan over medium heat and add in butter and apples. Cook for five minutes to soften. Add in the brown sugar and cinnamon and cook for another 10 minutes, stirring often. Pour apple mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking pan or casserole dish. Add the cubed croissants on top of the apples. 
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, half and half, vanilla, and salt. Pour the custard mixture over the croissants and push down gently to make sure that all pieces are dampened. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. 
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake French toast casserole uncovered for 35-45 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Serve with maple syrup. 


This is a great recipe to have on hand for busy mornings or special occasions. Make ahead and bake the morning of. Delicious and satisfying!