If you are looking for a delicious twist on traditional french toast but don't want the guilt of eating a carb-loaded breakfast, then gluten free croissant french toast is just the thing! This quick and easy recipe uses one of your favorite gluten-free ingredients to create an indulgent and healthy treat. (Gluten free, dairy free option, soy free, nut free, FODMAP friendly, coconut free)
Making Croissant French Toast
To get started, you’ll need a few basic ingredients. You will need gluten-free croissants, two eggs, 1 cup of milk or dairy free milk, 1 teaspoon of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and your favorite toppings such as butter, syrup, jam or fruit. Make sure that all the ingredients you choose are certified gluten free so you can enjoy this dish guilt-free!
When I made this french toast for my kids, I found a loaf of croissant toast at Whole Foods Market. I cut it into sticks and then made french toast from it.
But for me? I had to use gluten free croissants. I found these in the gluten free freezer section of my local grocery store. I cut the ends off of it and made them into sticks.
Prepare the Croissants
Cut each croissant into four slices and arrange them on a plate or baking dish. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the egg and almond or coconut milk until fully combined. Then dip each croissant slice into the egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides. Allow the croissants to rest a few minutes before cooking.
Beat the Eggs and Milk Together in a Bowl
In order to make the perfect gluten free french toast, you’ll first need to beat together your eggs and milk in a shallow bowl. For this recipe, you can use dairy free milk instead of regular milk due if you would like. Make sure that all the ingredients are completely blended and no clumps remain before beginning.
Dip the Croissants in the Egg and Milk Mixture
Once you’ve whisked together your egg and milk mixture, it’s time to dip the croissants. Begin by taking one croissant at a time and dipping them into the liquid mixture. Make sure that the croissants are completely submerged so that all sides of the croissants get soaked in sweetness. Use a spoon or fork to press down on each side until they are completely saturated with egg and milk mixture.
Fry the Coated Croissants in a Skillet or on a Griddle Plate
When the croissants are fully coated, it’s time to cook them. Heat a skillet or griddle plate over medium heat and add some butter or oil. Once the pan is hot enough, put each croissant into the pan and fry for about two minutes on each side until they are golden brown.
Sprinkle some brown sugar and cinnamon on one side prior to flipping to cook that side.
Be sure to watch carefully as the gluten free croissants can go from golden brown to burnt quickly. Stroke fry them until done. Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar and maple syrup for pure french toast heaven!
Time To Serve Your French Toast!
After the french toast finishes cooking completely, remove from the stove and sprinkle with powdered sugar and maple or fruit syrup if you would like. You can also top your french toast with fresh whipped cream and berries too!
This is the perfect breakfast!
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Gluten Free Croissant French Toast
- 4 whole gluten free croissants if mini, use 8
- 2 whole eggs
- 1 cup milk can use dairy free milk
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- Cut the gluten-free croissants into fourths. In a shallow dish, whisk together the eggs and milk. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and melt 1 tablespoon of butter or oil.Dip each croissant half into the egg mixture, making sure to coat it well on both sides.Place the coated croissant halves onto the skillet, then sprinkle with some brown sugar and cinnamon on one side. cook until golden brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side.Remove from the skillet and repeat with the remaining croissant halves.Serve hot with maple syrup and powdered sugar.
So good and so so simple to make! Loved it!
So I was afraid this would taste too eggy, but it was really good! I made it with vanilla almond milk and the flavour was amazing.
Just when I thought I couldn't love French toast more, we tried this recipe. It is so amazing!
Used almond milk, and they turned out so perfect! Loved the eggy, almost nutty flavors.
YOOOO I had NEVER considered using croissants to make french toast before but WHOAMG these were freaking OUTSTANDING!!! Thank you!!
This French toast is so delicious! I love that it's gluten free but nobody could tell!
The recipe states that this is a nut free, coconut free recipe but two of your ingredients are just that. I’m confused. And I’ve never once found a gluten free croissant in the freezer section of my local grocery store. Can I ask the brand you’re using? What store?
Hi, thanks for reaching out. I'm glad that you asked. I'm not sure that croissants, eggs, milk, brown sugar and cinnamon contain any nuts or coconut. I guess if you're using dairy free milk you probably would want to use oat milk as it does not contain any coconut or nuts if that's what you mean. Sometimes I include some variations that may contain nuts or coconut but the original recipe should not. I used Schar gluten free croissants. I found them at Associated Food Stores. I also found them at Stop n' Shop: https://stopandshop.com/groceries/frozen/frozen-breads/frozen-buns-rolls/schar-croissant-plain-gluten-free-4-ct-78-oz-bag.html. You can also go to schar.com directly and ask where they are selling them in your area. Hope that helps, let me know how they turn out!
What a fun idea! We bought a large pack of croissants last week and this was a creative way to finish them off. The family loved it and we will definitely make this recipe again. Thanks!
I haven't had French toast in years because of the gluten issue. So, when I saw your recipe, I jumped at the chance to make it. It tasted exactly like I remembered it and it was simply delicious. It's going to be a frequent menu Item at my brunches.
This is so good - a perfect way to make French toast without the gluten!
This was so tasty! And such a nice departure from regular french toast. The croissants gave such a nice texture.
So good! What a decadent breakfast and I'm so glad that it was easy to make!
This was the perfect breakfast! So quick and easy but looks and tastes like a lot of effort has gone into it!
I love French toast. This was such a tasty breakfast. My entire family just loved it.
My son had been asking me to make French toast all last week and I was so excited to try the French toast made with croissants! These are so good as they were very light and was able to absorb a lot of flavor. An absolute keeper recipe!
Omg so good. I loved that its so easy to make and perfect for an indulgent breakfast.
This was a fun breakfast. I was completely surprised how well croissants turn out as French toast. Very tasty, soft and flaky. Loved them.
What a spectacular idea! I LOVED this croissant french toast. Definitely saving this recipe to make again - thank you!