Main Dishes

Strawberry Lemon Croissant French Toast

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This french toast is like a bite out of heaven! The perfect breakfast for any day of the week!

10
6 large butter croissants
1 8oz package cream cheese
Zest of 2 lemons, divided
Juice of 1 lemon
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar, divided
1 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs
1/14 teaspoons lemon extract (optional)
Sliced fresh strawberries, for garnish

Strawberry Sauce
1 pint fresh strawberries, washed, stemmed and chopped
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Slice the croissants in half lengthwise. Set aside. Combine cream cheese, zest of 1 lemon, strained juice of 1 lemon, and 3/4 cup powdered sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Mix with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Spread lemon cream cheese mixture over the bottoms of the croissants and then replace the tops, pressing down to flatten. Cut into halves or fourths and arrange pieces evenly in a 9 x 13 pan sprayed with cooking spray. Whisk together milk, eggs, lemon extract (if using), zest from second lemon, and remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Pour evenly over croissants and cover with aluminum foil. Refrigerate 8-10 hours. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake covered for 30 minutes and then remove foil and bake another 20-30 minutes or until the croissants are golden brown and the liquid is absorbed. Remove from oven and allow to stand 5-10 minutes. Cut into squares and top with fresh sliced strawberries, Strawberry Sauce, and powdered sugar or whipped cream.
Nutritions

Calories
189

Sodium
90mg
3% DV

Fat
4g
7% DV

Protein
4g
8% DV

Carbs
34g
11% DV

Fiber
1g
7% DV