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Raspberry Amaretto Croissant French Toast

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This raspberry amaretto croissant French toast is the perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast. What could be better than buttery fried croissants topped with a sweet raspberry amaretto sauce?

This sweet raspberry amaretto croissant French toast is the perfect Valentine's Day treat. Buttery croissants topped with a quick homemade raspberry sauce.

My husband and I have never been one to go all out on Valentine’s Day. Usually we take turns each year making each other dinner and {if we remember} we buy each other a card. I know, suuuuuuper romantic.

But really, it’s not that we don’t love each other {obvi} we just really hate crowded restaurants so dining out on Valentine’s Day is equivalent to hell on earth. Plus my husband has this big thing about not giving into card maker holidays.

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This raspberry amaretto croissant French toast is the perfect romantic breakfast. Sweet pan fried croissants topped with a homemade raspberry sauce. What's not to love?

Sometimes if I’m feeling really romantic I will get out of bed early and surprise the hubs with a romantic breakfast. I would serve it in bed but we have this rule about no food in the bedroom because its ability to cause crumbs and who wants crumbs in their bed?

The answer should be no one. No one wants crumbs in their bed. It’s gross.

So yeah, back to the French toast. It’s super simple to make because you use store bought croissants, dip them into a spiced cream mixture and pan fry them to perfection. Then to make things a million times better you top it with homemade raspberry amaretto sauce. It’s the perfect fancy looking {but super simple to make} breakfast recipe.

This raspberry amaretto croissant French toast is the perfect sweet breakfast treat. You'll love the sweet combination of almond, raspberry and buttery croissants.


Raspberry Amaretto Croissant French Toast

This raspberry amaretto croissant French toast is the perfect Valentine's Day breakfast. What could be better than buttery fried croissants topped with a sweet raspberry amaretto sauce?

Yield: 2-4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


4 croissants, cut in half
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 large eggs
1/4 cup half and half
2 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons Amaretto, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
2 cups frozen raspberries
2/3 cup brown sugar
Powdered sugar, for topping


Set croissants to the side and melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet set over medium heat.

While the butter melts start making your cream mixture.

In a shallow dish whisk together eggs, half and half, sugar, 2 tablespoons amaretto, vanilla bean paste and apple pie spice.

Quickly dip the sliced croissant into the cream mixture and add to the hot pan with melted butter. Cook until both sides are golden brown.

Continue cooking (adding more unsalted butter to the pan if needed) until all the French toast has been cooked.

While the croissants are cooking make your raspberry topping. In a small sauce pot set over medium heat add frozen raspberries, brown sugar and remaining amaretto. Mix together until the raspberries starts to cook down and the sugar dissolves into the berries. Cook until the mixture is thick and jelly like in texture.

Serve croissant French toast topped with raspberry sauce and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

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Saturday 14th of February 2015

So I just made this for our big valentine brunch celebration. I was expecting it to be good, but this blew my mind. That raspberry sauce is amazing. I subbed almond extract as I didn't have amaretto. I was worried it would make the recipe less stellar but it worked beautifully.

Definitely one of the best brunch recipes we've had (and we brunch A LOT) Thanks so much for sharing.


Tuesday 17th of February 2015

Hi Kate! I'm so happy you enjoyed the dish! I could have eaten that sauce with a spoon I loved it so much :)

Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox

Friday 13th of February 2015

I would definitely do the breakfast in bed thing.....I'd just brush them on the floor. But the only way I would ever have breakfast in bed is if I got out of bed, made breakfast and then brought it back to bed with me. Not happening. But I'd make this in a heartbeat!!!


Friday 13th of February 2015

We don't do breakfast in bed either (the whole crumbs thing), but we definitely do fancy breakfasts on holidays (and just most weekends in general). This is so droolworthy. I might try to just drink the sauce on it's own.

Rose | The Clean Dish

Wednesday 11th of February 2015

I agree - most restaurants are just SO crowded on Valentine's Day! It really takes away from the fun which is why we usually don't go out either! Your raspberry amaretto sauce -- OMG! I can think of many other foods I want to pour if over. As always, I love your photos!!

Jenny Flake

Wednesday 11th of February 2015

Drooling all over my keyboard! Amazingness!!!