This delicious Berries and Cream Croissant Breakfast Casserole recipe features high-quality Light Cream from today’s sponsor Hood Cream. Premium quality cream trusted by both top chefs and home cooks like myself.
Breakfast Casserole – Perfect Mother’s Day Brunch at Home
While going out for brunch on Mother’s Day is nice. It isn’t always the best solution. Some elderly moms have a hard time with it, young kids in a busy restaurant equals unnecessary stress and well, some of us just enjoy being at our own home or that of a family member on a nice spring day. A breakfast casserole like this berries and cream croissant one is the perfect solution and the recipe is simple to prepare. Mix up a batch of Strawberry Mimosa to go with it and brunch is served!
Other Great Reasons to Make a Breakfast Casserole for Mother’s Day
- Depending on their age, kids may be able to handle making it themselves or with little help.
- Breakfast casseroles also travel well if you are bringing it over to a family member’s house.
- Savory breakfast casseroles are great to reheat for a work lunch.
- This Berries and Cream Croissant Breakfast Casserole becomes more like a dessert when chilled. Enjoy leftovers as an after dinner treat with a dollop of whipped cream.
Berries and Cream Croissant Breakfast Casserole
For a special occasion like Mother’s Day, most of us like to raise the culinary bar a bit to express our love through delicious dishes. Fresh seasonal berries, tender flaky croissants and rich Hood cream elevate this simple breakfast casserole from common fare to noteworthy.
Kick things up even a notch further by topping the croissant breakfast casserole with some freshly whipped Hood Heavy Cream. Homemade whipped cream is super easy to prepare in just a couple minutes. Yum!
Berries and Cream Croissant Breakfast Casserole – Video
I’ve told you how easy this breakfast casserole is to make, but seeing is believing. Full printable recipe below.
Make it Better with Hood Cream
Using cream in a casserole like this gives it a rich flavor that you just can’t get from regular milk. I use Hood Cream because it takes my favorite dishes, like this one, to the next level. It is a must-have in my refrigerator and any extra cream tastes amazing with coffee – another staple for your Mother’s Day brunch!
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A rich delicious Berries and Cream Croissant Casserole is easy to make and perfect for a special occasion.
Freshly baked it is like a scrumptious cross between a creamy custard and a coffee cake. It is more tender and less "eggy" than French toast. Chilled leftovers are more dessert like, as the custard becomes more prominent.
- 4 croissants , full size (a day or two old is best)
- 1 cup strawberries , fresh sliced
- 6 oz blueberries
- 4 large eggs
- 16 oz Hood Light Cream
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Coat the interior of a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Tear up the croissants and start filling the casserole. When half full layer in half of each type of berry. Add the rest of the torn croissants, then top with the remaining berries.
Beat the eggs in a medium mixing bowl or batter bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Pour the mixture over the berries and croissants, then tamp down gently with the back of a spoon to make sure the croissant pieces are well soaked. Place in oven and bake for approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, until the center is set. Keep an eye on the progress after about an hour.
Remove the breakfast casserole from the oven and allow it to cool about 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe based on 6 meal sized servings. If served with other foods or as a dessert the breakfast casserole could easily provide 8-12 portions.
*Nutrition information is just an estimate.