Overnight Chocolate Strawberry Croissant French Toast

This easy, overnight croissant french toast comes together in just 15 minutes. Simply assemble the night before and bake the next morning!

  • Author: Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Refrigeration Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Units Scale
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 croissants
  • 1 pint strawberry jam
  • 1 cup strawberries + extra for garnishing
  • 3 oz chocolate, coarsely chopped


  1. Arrange croissants in a 9″x13″ baking dish, cutting as necessary to make them fit.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Pour mixture over croissants.
  4. Spoon jam onto croissants and add fresh strawberries.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to overnight.
  6. Remove dish from the refrigerate and allow to warm at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  7. Sprinkled with chocolate pieces.
  8. Preheat oven to 350F.
  9. Cover with tin foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for an additional 30 minutes or until no longer soggy.
  10. Top with whipped cream or maple syrup.


  • Croissants: Day old croissants that are slightly dried work best for this recipe. If you’re using mini croissants instead of full size ones, you’ll need approximately 12.
  • Bread substitution: If you don’t have croissants or would like to use a different kind of bread, you can substitute a loaf of cubed challah or brioche for the croissants.
  • Dairy free: If you need a dairy free version of this dish, you can easily swap out the milk for almond milk. The measurements will be the same.
  • Choosing your chocolate: Chocolate chips are designed to retain their shape when baked. For best results, use a high quality chocolate with a high cocoa content (60%+) that will melt and disperse evenly over the french toast.
  • Shelf life: This french toast bake will keep for approximately 3 days in the refrigerator or 3 months in the freezer. Make sure it’s covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to keep it from drying out.


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