Orange Croissant Breakfast Bake

Wake up to the enchanting aroma of Orange Croissant Breakfast Bake, a dish that promises to turn your morning into a delightful affair. Picture this: flaky croissants soaked in a creamy, citrus-infused custard, all baked to golden perfection.

This recipe celebrates ingredients’ simplicity and transforms them into something extraordinary. Whether it’s a lazy Sunday morning or a bustling weekday, this bake is sure to add a sparkle to your day.


  • 4 croissants, roughly chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup of sweet and tangy orange marmalade
  • 1 package (8 oz) of cream cheese, softened to embrace all the flavours
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar for just the right touch of sweetness
  • 2 large eggs, whisked into the symphony of flavours
  • 1 cup of whole milk, to bring everything together
  • Zest from one orange, for that bright burst of citrus
  • 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract, adding a hint of nutty elegance


  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350°F. Find a cozy 2 qt baking dish (an 8-inch square one fits perfectly) and lovingly grease it with butter or a whisper of nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, take your cream cheese for a little dance with an electric mixer until it’s smooth and flaunting its fluffiness, about 3 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle in the sugar and blend until it’s all in harmony, then welcome the eggs, milk, orange zest, and almond extract to the mix. Combine them all until the mixture sings with flavor.
  4. Lay your chopped croissants in the prepared baking dish like a bed of clouds, and dot them with dollops of marmalade. Give it a gentle stir to make sure every piece gets a touch of that sweet citrus.
  5. Pour your creamy mixture over the croissants, covering them in a blanket of love. Seal the dish with foil like a tender hug.
  6. Bake in the oven’s warmth for 30 minutes, then unveil and continue to bake until a golden hue and a toothpick kiss the top comes out clean from the centre, about 15 more minutes.
  7. Allow it to cool just a tad before serving. If you’re feeling extra, a dusting of powdered sugar can make it all the more magical.

Indulge in this Orange Croissant Breakfast Bake and let its comforting embrace start your day on a high note. Enjoy the symphony of flavors and textures, and may your morning be as bright and cheerful as this dish.

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