We have teamed up with Kroger to bring you the perfect Christmas morning breakfast!
When we were growing up, Christmas was such a magical time. We would always come downstairs to see what Santa brought us, then eat a delicious breakfast before opening our gifts.
This is a fun spin on a french toast bake; instead of using old bread, you actually use buttery croissants from the bakery. The texture of the croissants mixed with the sweetness of the blueberries makes this an amazing dish!
I picked up the large croissants at my local Kroger store (Smith’s) . . . their croissants are my favorite! So soft and buttery, especially when they are fresh. However, for this recipe it helps if the croissants are a day old because it absorbs more of the liquid mixture and tastes even more amazing!
You can prep this dish in a matter of minutes and let it cook while you spend time with your family because let’s be honest – that is the best part of Christmas. 🙂
6 large bakery croissants, preferably day old, cut into cubes
8 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 large ripe bananas)
1 cup milk
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup fresh blueberries
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x13" baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Cut croissants into bite-sized pieces and place in the prepared pan.
In a large bowl, mix eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, bananas, and milk until completely incorporated. Pour over croissants and use a spatula to press down on the croissants, making sure that every piece is saturated in the liquid mixture.
Sprinkle brown sugar and blueberries on top then bake for 30-35 minutes (or until the center is firm and fully cooked).
Remove from oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes, then cut into pieces and top with whipped cream and fresh blueberries to serve. You can also drizzle maple syrup on top.