These French Toast Muffins are a delicious morning treat that is baked in muffin cups in the oven producing individual sized breakfast portions. They have the classic french toast flavor of cinnamon and vanilla and are sprinkled generously with a brown sugar streusel.

I love to think of these French Toast Muffins as a great addition to a Mother’s Day brunch, or a special weekend family breakfast and are a fun way to get the kids involved in making breakfast.

Croissant French Toast Muffin on a small pedestal plate

French Toast and Croissants – Two Family Favorites

When I was a child living at home, if we were given the choice between pancakes or french toast, I always chose french toast. As an adult, I would do the same. Since my son and his family is living back home with me, I found out that he is the same way! 

I never had croissants as a child, but as an adult, I remember buying them in the bakery section of the grocery store. I love them plain, but I also loved the almond filled ones. And, the plain ones are delicious when you make a chicken salad sandwich with them.

We had been talking about making french toast the last few months and I finally decided to just do it. But, I decided to go a different route and try French Toast Muffins, and I went a little more indulgent and used croissants as the bread portion. These didn’t last long. One of the things I love about the kids living back home, nothing goes to waste!

Scooping muffin batter into muffin pan with a 1/4 cup scoop.

What Is French Toast?

According to Wikipedia, French Toast’s origin is from the Roman Empire. It is typically made with day old bread that is dipped into a sweetened egg batter then fried. It us usally served at breakfast, topped with butter and maple syrup alonside a serving of crispy bacon or sausage.

French Toast is also enjoyed at brunch, or as a breakfast for dinner. The French Toast Batter (minus cinnamon) can be made savory and used to make sandwiches such as the delicious Monte Cristo.

Baked French Toast Muffin cooling in pan on a cooling rack.

What You Need To Make Croissant French Toast Muffins

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Croissants, I bought a 9 oz package of 4 large croissants from the grocery bakery section.

Eggs

Heavy Cream

Butter

Maple Extract, this is the brand I keep on hand

Ground Cinnamon, I use this brand.

Granulated Sugar

Brown Sugar

1/4 cup scoop

12 cup muffin pan

Cooking Spray

Tips and Substitutions

  • If you want a firmer French Toast Muffin, use any crusty, day old bread such as sourdough, challah, or italian bread in place of the croissants. 
  • Use vanilla extract in place of the maple extract.
  • Sprinkle the tops of the French Toast Muffins with powdered sugar.
  • Eliminate the streusel topping and serve the muffins with warmed maple syrup.
  • These muffins are moist due to the egg batter. They should not be left out on the counter. Store any leftovers in the fridge up to 1 week.
  •  Warm them up in the microwave for 30 seconds, or until warm, or place them on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Baking results in a drier muffin.

Other Breakfast Muffins You May Like

Almond Joy Muffins

Applesauce Muffins

Banana Walnut Muffins

Cranberry Muffins with Chocolate and Orange

Peach Muffins

Praline Pumpkin Muffins

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

Raisin Bran Muffins

Rhubarb Muffins

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Croissant French Toast Muffin on a small pedestal plate

French Toast Muffins

Shelby Law Ruttan
French toast in an unusual way, croissants are mixed with a vanilla flavored egg batter then baked in a muffin pan and topped with a brown sugar streusel.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Family Recipes
Cuisine French
Servings 6
Calories 386 kcal

Ingredients
  

For The French Toast Muffins

  • 6 cups Croissant pieces
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons maple extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For The Crumb Topping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 12 cup muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, cream, sugar, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
    ingredients for egg batter in mixing bowl before mixing.
  • Add the cubed croissant pieces into the egg mixture and stir to combine. Scoop 1/3 cup of the mixture into each muffin cup.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Drizzle the melted butter over top of the flour mixture and stir to combine. Sprinkle the streusel mixture over the top of the muffins.
    Unbaked French Toast Muffins with streusel topping in a muffin pan.
  • Bake the muffins for 30 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the muffin pan. Serve warm.
    Baked French Toast Muffins in muffin pan.

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Notes

Tips and Substitutions

  • If you want a firmer French Toast Muffin, use any crusty, day old bread such as sourdough, challah, or italian bread in place of the croissants. 
  • Use vanilla extract in place of the maple extract.
  • Sprinkle the tops of the French Toast Muffins with powdered sugar.
  • Eliminate the streusel topping and serve the muffins with warmed maple syrup.
  • These muffins are moist due to the egg batter. They should not be left out on the counter. Store any leftovers in the fridge up to 1 week.
  •  Warm them up in the microwave for 30 seconds, or until warm, or place them on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Baking results in a drier muffin.

Nutrition

Calories: 386kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 9gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 184mgSodium: 325mgPotassium: 169mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 876IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 97mgIron: 2mg
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