Cinnamon Banana Croissant French Toast
This Cinnamon Banana Croissant French Toast features thick slices of flaky, buttery croissants that are sprinkled with a cinnamon mixture and topped with caramelized bananas. Simple, fresh, and bursting with a rich flavor, this is the perfect way to switch up your classic french toast!
Have you ever had croissant french toast before? If not, I’m about to turn you into a croissant-loving french toast eater.
You may remember that french toast and I are on somewhat shaky terms. Shaky, because it’s not a dish that I can have too often. I’ll pretty much take any kind of breakfast dish over french toast…until my cravings strike. And that’s every once in a great while.
But, when I smell french toast at a restaurant or get the image in my mind, it means that I need my cure of this breakfast treat. Specifically, the homemade kind, because I can make it to my liking.
And my newest french toast? This decadent version with flaky croissants, warm cinnamon, and caramelized bananas.
Croissant french toast. It kicks regular french toast to a whole new level. If you’re a fan of buttery croissants like I am, then you’re going to l-o-v-e this Cinnamon Banana Croissant French Toast.
Who needs boring ‘ole bread when you can use croissants instead? Am I right?
What Makes This Cinnamon Banana Croissant French Toast So Fantastic:
- This recipe uses buttery croissants instead of regular bread. The thicker texture and flaky crust complements the classic flavors of french toast.
- Like most of my recipes, it’s simple, straight-forward, and cooks up quickly.
- It’s topped with delicious caramelized bananas. The melted butter, brown sugar, and hint of cinnamon make the bananas extra special.
Ingredients in Croissant French Toast
Combine everything together and you have the most decadently delicious, out-of-this-world, crazy good Cinnamon Banana Croissant French Toast. If you’re not convinced that french toast can be delicious, then this recipe will do the trick!
Here’s what you’ll need to make this caramelized banana french toast:
- Unsalted butter
- Light brown sugar
- Granulated sugar
How To Make Croissant French Toast
In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
Add the bananas, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir lightly to combine. Sauté until bananas turn golden brown. Remove to a separate plate.
Wipe the skillet with a damp paper towel and set back on the burner, turning the heat off.
In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
Dunk two croissant slices into egg mixture and press to coat.
Place the slices onto the skillet and turn the burner back on to medium heat.
Cook the french toast until golden brown. Repeat with remaining croissant slices.
Serve croissants with caramelized bananas and a dusting of powdered sugar and maple syrup, if desired.
Recipe Variations to Try
- Don’t want your french toast too sweet? Simply omit the sugar from the egg mixture.
- Want something a bit more decadent? Try using half and half to replace the milk.
- If you want to turn this into a dessert, add more fun toppings! Try it with caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, or even a fresh scoop of whipped cream.
Can I Freeze This French Toast?
Yes, this croissant french toast can be frozen. Prepare the recipe as instructed, then let the french toast slices cool on a wire rack. Once cool, seal inside a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
When you’re ready to serve, reheat the croissant french toast slices in the toaster or in the oven. You’ll also need to make the caramelized bananas.
Tips for Making Banana French Toast
- If you want save a little time, you can whisk the egg mixture together while the bananas are cooking. Then there should be no need to turn off the burner between steps.
- There’s no need to completely clean the skillet between cooking the bananas and the french toast. Just carefully wipe it down with a damp paper towel to get any large residue off and you’re good to go!
- When you start cooking the croissant slices, it may take 4 or 5 minutes per side to get golden brown depending on much heat your pan holds. As the pan gets hotter again, it will take slightly less time.
Looking for more easy breakfast recipes? I’ve got you covered!
- Pumpkin French Toast Cups with Cinnamon Streusel
- Apple Pie Pop Tarts
- Blueberry French Toast Overnight Oats
- Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal
- Homemade Breakfast Hot Pockets
Cinnamon Banana Croissant French Toast
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 large bananas, , sliced
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, , packed
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Croissant French Toast
- 1 cup milk, , any kind (I used 2%)
- 4 eggs
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, , packed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, (or vanilla extract)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 large croissants, , sliced horizontally
- In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
- Add bananas, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir lightly to combine. Saute for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until bananas turn golden brown. Remove to a separate plate.
- Wipe skillet with a damp paper towel and place it back on the burner, turning the burner off.
- In a large bowl, whisk milk, eggs, white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
- Dunk two croissant slices into egg mixture and press to coat.
- Place onto skillet and turn the burner back on, cooking over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining croissant slices.
- Serve croissants with caramelized bananas and a dusting of powdered sugar and maple syrup, if desired.
I haven’t had French toast in forever!! So long. I could just taste this now with the croissant – what a brilliant idea, Gayle! I get along well with croissants, lol, cause they are so rich and buttery. This sounds so decadent and bet tastes awesome with those caramelized bananas. This is the way to start Monday morning, that’s for sure 🙂 Pinned! Cheers to a great week!
Thanks for the french toast love and pin, Dawn!
I think I need to put in a request for this breakfast on Mother’s Day!!!
It would be perfect!
Oh my gooooooosh!! Now this is Monday breakfast done the right way! What an indulgent way to do french toast! I’d eat this any morning of the week!
Oh gawsh, I could eat french toast every single day of my life if my waistline would allow it! But, I like to fit through doorways, so I try to refrain myself and only indulge when I can’t resist the urge! 😉 And THIS french toast!? GAYLE! You are giving me ALL the urges to stuff my face with ALL the french toast! I mean, CROISSANTS?! CINNAMON?! CARAMELIZED BANANAS?! Heeeeeeeck yes. I am drooling like a rabid dog over here! Pinned! Cheers, lady!
Willpower is hard when it comes to french toast! 🙂 Thanks, Cheyanne!
French Toast is one of my favorites and now you’ve taken it to a whole new level!! So tasty and indulgent! I see this in my (Mother’s Day) future!!
Thank you, Annie!
I’m not a huge fan of plain old french toast either…it needs some pizzazz in most cases! Needless to say, this version has plenty of excitement for me to get on board, namely those caramelized bananas! Croissants definitely make for a much more special french toast and these would be so great for brunch!
Thank you, Marcie! I’m glad you share my so-so feelings on blah french toast! 🙂
Now this recipe is definitely the way to cure those shaky terms! Haha. I’m already a big fan of french toast, so these gorgeous pics have me drooling like no other. Especially as I sit here, eating my bowl of oatmeal! 😉 This looks incredible, Gayle. You know how much I love my cinnamon and banana combos too… so this has my name all over it. Wishing you an awesome week ahead! Pinned!
Thank you, Demeter! I think I will always love croissant french toast! 🙂
Love, love, love the idea of using croissants for french toast. This recipe is getting pinned:)
Thanks, Milena! It’s such a nice change from regular french toast!
Oh my word, Gayle! It’s 8:00 in the evening and I could go for a piece. Lol. For breakfast or brunch or brinner or dessert!
It makes the best dinner! 🙂
I have never tried a croissant french toast before!! Why have I never thought of this before??
I think you’d love it, Cathleen!
I am not a big fan of french toast either but this croissant version is totally brilliant, Gayle! It looks perfect for any Sunday or Mother’s Day brunch and I love the cinnamon and banana combo!
Thanks for the sweet comment, Kelly!
This is absolute perfection in a plate!
What a great idea to use croissants! This french toast is a perfect addition to Mother’s Day brunch!
Ahhh yes french toast though is so yummy but can’t have it every day 🙁 – yum!
French toast is great in croissant form! 🙂
Love croissants this looks like the perfect breakfast (or dessert for breakfast)! So delicious! Pinning to try it!
Thanks for the sweet comment and pin, Mira!
Oh my goodness, now I want that in my mouth, lol! Looks soo good Gayle!
I absolutely love french toast… I’m pretty sure I’d take it over any other sweet breakfast option! I’m much more of a savory breakfast gal, but when I’m craving a sweet one it’s always french toast. LOVE this combo you did here, Gayle! Bananas with cinnamon and croissants?! How delicious!
Thanks for the french toast love, Keri! The sweet bananas make this the best! 🙂