Berry Croissant Bake

A great breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming to make!  This overnight croissant breakfast bake is assembled the night before, studded with sweet mixed berries and sweetened cream cheese, then drizzled with a mouthwatering vanilla bean glaze.  It seriously tastes like a danish!

Looking for other holiday breakfast ideas?  Try my Loaded Overnight Breakfast Casserole (savory), Overnight French Toast Bake (with bourbon!), or light and fluffy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes!

Whip up this sweet croissant breakfast bake the night before, let it sit overnight, then bake it to crispy yet creamy perfection. Drizzle it with vanilla bean glaze and prepare to fall in love! #holiday #breakfast #easter #mothersday #overnight #breakfastbake #croissant #breakfastrecipe #easyrecipe #makeahead

Mixed Berry Croissant Bake

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a huge breakfast food fan.  Although, I don’t generally like to actually cook breakfast in the mornings.  That sounds weird, right?  Mornings for me are basically a trudge to the kitchen where I tiredly heat up some water for my hot Chai tea, and I’m not all that functional until about 30 minutes after that when the caffeine kicks in.  Definitely not when I want to be hanging out with sharp knives and hot stove tops!

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That’s why I LOVE breakfasts like this Berry Croissant Bake… not only do they look fantastic, but they are actually made up the night before and sit overnight in the refrigerator.  Then all you have to do in the morning is preheat the oven and bake it.  Breakfast is done!!

Mixed Berry Overnight Croissant Breakfast Bake | Whip this croissant breakfast bake up the night before, let it sit overnight, then bake it to crispy yet creamy perfection. Drizzle it with vanilla bean glaze and prepare to fall in love! | http://thechunkychef.com

For this croissant puff, I chose a colorful and flavorful mix of blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, but feel free to choose whichever berries you love the most!

I think this fruity croissant puff tastes a bit like a deconstructed cream cheese Danish, with the bright fresh flavor of the berries mixed in.  Then comes the glaze.  Ohhhh this glaze!

Mixed Berry Overnight Croissant Breakfast Bake | Whip this croissant breakfast bake up the night before, let it sit overnight, then bake it to crispy yet creamy perfection. Drizzle it with vanilla bean glaze and prepare to fall in love! | http://thechunkychef.com

I have to tell you all, this glaze was so hard to resist as I was taking these pictures.  There were several instances where I was sneaking my fork into the pan in the background and taking bites mid-shoot.  I couldn’t’ help myself!

This fruity croissant bake would be perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch with family, or even for a special occasion!  I hope you give it a try soon!

Mixed Berry Overnight Croissant Breakfast Bake | Whip this croissant breakfast bake up the night before, let it sit overnight, then bake it to crispy yet creamy perfection. Drizzle it with vanilla bean glaze and prepare to fall in love! | http://thechunkychef.com

This recipe was originally shared by me on Real Housemoms, then syndicated here for you all 🙂

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Whip up this sweet croissant breakfast bake the night before, let it sit overnight, then bake it to crispy yet creamy perfection. Drizzle it with vanilla bean glaze and prepare to fall in love! #holiday #breakfast #easter #mothersday #overnight #breakfastbake #croissant #breakfastrecipe #easyrecipe #makeahead

Mixed Berry Croissant Breakfast Bake

Treat yourself to this overnight croissant breakfast bake! Made incredibly easy, it's studded with mixed berries and drizzled with a vanilla bean glaze!
4.93 from 14 votes
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 509
Recipe Author The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • 4 large croissants sliced into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed berries (I used raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries)
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup milk (whole or 2%)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

Vanilla Bean Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp heavy cream (or half and half and milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract if you don't have the paste)

Instructions

  • Grease an 8x8" baking dish, fill with sliced croissants and mixed berries. Set aside.
  • Add cream cheese to mixing bowl and beat with hand mixer until smooth. Add milk, sugar, eggs, vanilla and lemon zest and beat until combined.
  • Pour mixture over croissants and berries.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove baking dish from refrigerator and let sit on the counter. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Bake, covered with aluminum foil, for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake uncovered for 15 minutes, until golden and when a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  • While casserole is baking, add powdered sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla bean paste to a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine until smooth and pourable.
  • Drizzle glaze over croissant puff after it's finished baking. Serve warm.

Notes

You can bake this dish the same day you make it, if needed. Just be sure to let the croissant puff sit for 10-20 minutes or so before baking so the croissants can soak up some of the liquid.
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Whip up this sweet croissant breakfast bake the night before, let it sit overnight, then bake it to crispy yet creamy perfection. Drizzle it with vanilla bean glaze and prepare to fall in love! #holiday #breakfast #easter #mothersday #overnight #breakfastbake #croissant #breakfastrecipe #easyrecipe #makeahead

 

 

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38 comments on “Berry Croissant Bake”

  1. Could the vanilla bean glaze be made the day ahead and stored in the fridge?  I am bringing this to an overnight party and would rather not dirty my hosts’ kitchen. Thanks!

  2. I never write reviews but I just had to with this one! This was one of the most delicious brunch dishes I’ve ever made! And I made it with frozen croissants that I had left over from another breakfast event….and frozen mixed berries. The leftovers make the most delicious dessert…served warm with vanilla ice cream… I used Tillamook Vanilla Bean ice cream and it was the most amazing dessert I think I have ever had! Thank you so much for the recipe I will definitely be making it again!

  3. I made this delicious recipe for a family brunch on Sunday and it was the most delicious breakfast dish in the history of our family gatherings! I used the vanilla bean paste for the glaze, and I think it was worth the investment! The fresh blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries were not only delicious, but beautiful. Thank you for this wonderful recipe. We will be making this for many years to come!

  4. Hello! I just made this in a half sheet pan and tripled the recipe with everything except the milk, I used only 2 cups because my mixer just couldn’t fit any more liquid. I’m just trying to figure out a bake time. I will bake for 45 minutes and check it, if not I’ll go in 15 minute increments until it seems done. I’m making this for family from out of town, there are 10 of us. I will come back and update tomorrow afternoon after I get some feedback from everyone.

  5. I made this for our annual potluck breakfast last year. Our event coordinator loved it so much he requested it again for this year! YUMMY! 😋👌🏼❤️

  6. I made this today for my , everyone loved it and then dish was emptied in minutes!!!breakfast

  7. This might be a silly question, but what type of Croissants do you use with this recipe?  Real croissants from a bakery?, ones from a supermarket?, frozen croissants? , dare I say pillsbury?  I’m just not sure which to use, but yours looks incredible.  I can’t wait to make it.

  8. Can I use frozen mixed berries?

  9. This is wonderful!  I made it for a 4th of July breakfast and it was a bit!  I used fresh berries and used the 9×13 pan quantities .  Bursting with flavor in every bite!  Thank you for the recipe😊

  10. Hi there! Love your blog. Was hard to choose which recipe to use, but the “prepare ahead” cinched it for the Berry Croussant Bank. I had all the ingredients on hand, so I was stoked to be able to make it ahead in order to enjoy chatting with my guests at brunch the next day instead of trying to “cook and talk”! The dish was a big success. THANKS!!

  11. I’m a huge breakfast food fan also. Thanks for your new ideal for quick and full energy breakfast even saving my morning time :).

  12. What a great way to start the day! So hungry for this!

  13. Looks heavenly! This is my kind of breakfast, looking forward to try this!

  14. Love all the sweet goodness in this breakfast treat! This will be a great dish to serve for Easter brunch too!

  15. This is so perfect for Easter brunch or any occasion! We love it!

  16. I can’t wait to try this!! It looks incredibly delicious!!! My family would LOVE it!!

  17. Tried this last night, ate it today and I could not believe how simple and tasty it was! 

  18. We made this for Christmas morning and it was a HUGE hit with our entire family! Making it again this weekend for Easter brunch! So easy to make and not only does it taste divine, it looks pretty too! 

  19. I love that I can prepare this the night before; I am going to surprise my kids one day this week with this for breakfast!

  20. Can I use frozen berries?

  21. Can fresh or frozen berries be used?

  22. Could I make it in a 9×13?  If so, how many eggs and milk would it take?

    • Hi Kim 🙂 You can; and I would use the following: 6 croissants, 2 cups berries, 12 oz cream cheese, 1 1/2 cups milk, 3/4 cup sugar, 3 eggs, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1 1/2 tsp lemon zest. You may want to double all the ingredients in the glaze, and it may take a bit longer to bake.

  23. How many will this feed?

  24. My boys are huge croissant fans and this dish would definitely be met with “oo”s and “aah”s!

  25. I love all those berries!! I need to make this very soon!

  26. Such an incredible breakfast treat!! Can’t wait to try it!!

  27. Ohhh croissants and berries! Beautiful photos too.

  28. Man.. This looks amazing! You had my attention at croissants but the berries and ease of the recipe are perfect!

  29. I need several cups of caffeine before I even attempt to cook, so this is the perfect breakfast for me!

  30. Pinning! This is the answer to baseball Saturdays. My boys’ games are so early so having something ready to pop in the oven would be fantastic!