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crispy golden baked croissant with strawberries and mint

Cinnamon Crunch Croissant French Toast

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  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This Cinnamon Crunch Croissant French Toast is what brunch dreams are made of! We’re coating store-bought pastries in sweet cinnamon-sugar topping and then baking them until crisp and golden. Serve them with yogurt, cream, berries, and syrup for a decadent and celebratory breakfast. Vegan options!


  • 1 cup coconut milk, from a can
  • 2 TBS ground flax seed (optional but useful in place of egg)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 TBS brown sugar + more for sprinkling
  • 1 TBS bourbon, optional 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large croissants, vegan if needed
  • 1/2 cup yogurt or whipped cream (vegan as needed) 
  • Freshly sliced strawberries, mint, and maple syrup to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a reusable mat or parchment paper. In a shallow dish, combine coconut milk, ground flax, cinnamon, salt, brown sugar, optional bourbon, and vanilla, stirring to combine. Let sit for a couple of minutes to thicken.
  2. Meanwhile, slice croissants horizontally, almost all the way though. One at a time, place a croissant in the shallow dish and coat with liquid, letting sit for 10 seconds or so. I use a spoon to help cover the liquid on all sides. Place on your prepared baking sheet and repeat with croissant #2. Sprinkle the tops with a bit more brown sugar if desired. 
  3. Bake for 10-13 minutes, until dark brown and crispy. Some sugar may burn as it slides off onto the parchment, so keep an eye on this (it’s not a big deal though). 
  4. Spoon yogurt or cream inside of the croissants (like a sandwich) and fill with sliced berries. Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve with warmed maple syrup. 


The nutrition information is calculated with vegan yogurt and strawberries but without maple syrup.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch


  • Serving Size: One half of recipe
  • Calories: 416.8 calories
  • Sugar: 16.1 grams
  • Sodium: 383.9 milligrams
  • Fat: 23.8 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 13.8 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 46.5 grams
  • Fiber: 4.9 grams
  • Protein: 7.1 grams
  • Cholesterol: 56.5 milligrams