Chocolate Croissant Breakfast Casserole


It’s Breakfast for Dinner Thursday! My family has been talking quite a bit about cannolis recently so I was thinking of making a cannoli stuffed pancake or a cannoli breakfast casserole but I didn’t have the right kind of cheese on hand to make something like that. What I did have though was croissants from Aldi. They had been on sale for $1.69 for 6 so I bought 2 boxes. I ended up using a box and a half – 9 medium croissants in this dish. So, what to make with them? A pseudo French Toast Casserole/Chocolate Croissant Casserole.

Verdict:

This is a super indulgent breakfast casserole. It could be a dessert too! My entire family loved it and the croissants added a different texture and butteryness to the dish. Super sweet it really doesn’t need syrup or butter over the top like most French toast like casseroles. I added just a bit to mine but I love butter.

Needless to say the entire family wants me to make this again and mix up the filling. I am thinking a ham and cheese next time for a bit more savory than sweet.

I served this with a fruit salad to make me feel a bit better about the meal.

  • Servings: 10-12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 (12 to 16-oz) package mini croissants, chopped
  • 2 (8-oz) packages cream cheese, softened and cut into cubes
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups whole milk or fat-free half and half
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13-pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Sprinkle croissant pieces in pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the croissant pieces..
  3. Mix cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla in bowl until smooth and creamy. Add milk and mix until combined. Pour evenly over croissant pieces.
  4. Let stand 20 minutes or cover and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Bake uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.set  Serve warm with powdered sugar, plain, or with butter and maple syrup.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. You’re my new best friend. Chocolate for breakfast! 😍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      My motto – Live it up while we can! Thanks!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I like the way you think! 👁👁🍃

        Liked by 1 person

  2. This looks like a great dessert, Marci. I don’t think I could eat it for breakfast, a bit to sweet for me.

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