A croissant stuffed with Reese’s Spread then battered and topped with crunchy praline pecans, baked until it’s golden brown and served with ripe bananas, whipped cream and grated chocolate.
My boys love Reese’s Spread, a peanut butter chocolate spread that tastes just like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. They often eat it with a spoon right out of the jar.
Now that they’re older it’s harder to get them together for a breakfast, so I recently made Sunday morning breakfast mandatory. I decided for our first mandatory Sunday breakfast, to use their favorite spread to create a Peanut Butter Chocolate Stuffed French Toast.
I was going to make it with Grandma Sycamore’s bread but I had leftover croissants in the freezer from the Raspberry Bread Pudding I made recently, so I changed my mind and used croissants instead. A decadent, delicious change.
I couldn’t resist adding the pecans to the mix because when my husband and I were shopping at Costco they were giving samples of Hoody’s Praline Pecans. The pecans are crunchy and sweet, and I loved them immediately. I decided they would be a perfect addition to my French toast.
It’s definitely a decadent breakfast, and it would also be perfect for dessert. It’s easy to make and was the perfect way to draw my boys out of their beds.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Stuffed Croissant French Toast
- 6 large croissants
- ¾ cup Reese’s Spread
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup half & half
- 1 cup praline pecans crushed
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Make a lengthwise slit long the back of each croissant to create a pocket that can be filled. Spread two tablespoons Reese’s spread into the pocket.
- In a shallow pan or pie plate, whisk together the eggs and half & half.
- Place a filled croissant in the egg batter and let soak and let it soak for several seconds. Turn and soak the top of the croissant. Remove from the batter and lightly press a handful of the crushed pralines on to the top of the croissant.
- Place croissants right side up on a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until heated through completely and spread is beginning to melt.
- Serve topped with sliced bananas, whipped cream sliced, crushed praline pecans, and grated chocolate.
This made me speechless! I’m loss for words. It looks so good. Everything is perfect!
I had forgot whipped cream and bananas, so I improvised. I didn’t feel like peanut butter so I used Hershey’s chocolate almond spread, fresh strawberries, a quick fresh strawberry syrup – with a little real almond extract (this was key), a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips and coconut with a limoncello glaze. We were speechless in how good it was!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
Hi Constance – your version sounds fabulous. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures
Oh my goodness! This is so decadent!
Oh MY! This looks like heaven for breakfast or a delicious dessert. I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate and my favorite bread is a flaky Croissant. I am so glad I found you.
Thanks Diane – I’m so glad you found me too!
Everyone needs a decadent breakfast now and again! So delicious! They’d be perfect for company. 🙂
Rocky Mountain Woman
That is just gorgeous! I’d love a little right now with a cup of tea!!
I don’t even have words for how amazing this is!!!
Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction
This looks like a fabulous breakfast. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
This certainly is decadent, I can’t imagine these lasting very long on a table, everyone must be nuts for them!
wow I didnt think that french toast could get any better but I guess i was wrong. This is insanely delicious
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
This sounds absolutely epic mum! Something that I would just devour like a wolf 😀 xxx
Whoa! Any breakfast that starts with a croissant is OK by me! What a fabulous French toast!
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
There is Reese’s spread?? I feel like I’m a mushroom down here sometimes. 🙂 I would stand in a queue for hours for this breakfast.
I want to come to your mandatory breakfasts! Those kids will be wishing they had breakfasts this good once they are own on their own. lol
That is one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen!
GASP……now that’s what I call a decadent breakfast…..and I would enjoy each and every bite. Those look amazing, Barbara. What a treat!
Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats
Oh, I love this! Anything decadent for breakfast:)
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
oof, this sounds awesome! I love this idea!!
Devilish! That is such a great idea.