Holiday Croissant Boats are a fun and easy breakfast or brunch recipe that everyone will love, featuring fluffy omelet with ham and cheese baked inside of a flaky croissant. So delicious! Video recipe. @Happyeggcousa #HappyHenHappyEgg #FreeestFreeRange #AD

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Holiday Croissant Boats are a fun idea for breakfast and brunch. Fresh eggs, ham and cheese are baked in croissants and topped with tomatoes and green onions for a mouthwatering meal the entire family will love. They’ll be on your breakfast table in less than 30 minutes!

Holiday Croissant Boats are a baked breakfast with fluffy ham and cheese omelet baked inside of a crispy croissant

Move over breakfast sandwiches! While we love them, these Croissant Boats are so much more fun with a fluffy ham & cheese omelet filling inside of a crispy baked croissant. They’re kid-friendly and approved for picky eaters. Top with diced tomato and green onion for a colorful holiday-themed garnish!

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We make Croissant Boats at our house on Christmas morning, Easter brunch, Mother’s Day and so many more days in between. I’ve even taken them for a grab-and-go breakfast in the car 🙂

Happy Eggs used to make croissant breakfast boats

For the freshest flavor we use eggs from Happy Egg Co, whose hens live on family-owned farms in the Ozark Woodlands and are free-foraging with no space restrictions, pesticides or hormone use. Frankly, I wish all my dairy products were made like this.

Happy Eggs comes in free-range and organic free-range, and you can find a store nearby using their store locator. The eggs make all the difference in getting that fresh, home style flavor with these Croissant Boats, and they make incredible baked goods too!

This infographic shows the production process for making free range Happy Eggs

How to Make Holiday Croissant Boats

Ham, Egg & Cheese Croissant Boats only need 4 simple ingredients with an optional holiday garnish:

  • Happy Eggs
  • croissants
  • milk
  • diced ham
  • cheddar cheese
  • optional garnish: diced tomatoes, minced green onions

Baking time is 20-25 minutes at 375°F. As all croissants behave differently in the oven, I recommend checking after 10 minutes. If the croissants are darkening, then simply cover the baking sheet loosely with some foil to prevent burning.

Can I make them ahead of time?

Yes! Croissant boats make a fabulous make-ahead breakfast or brunch, and I usually double the recipe so I can freeze half for later.

After baking, let the boats cool completely. Then store in a sealed ziptop bag or airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge or 2 months in the freezer. You can reheat either in the microwave or oven at 300°F for 10-15 minutes.

This photo shows Holiday Croissant Boats on a baking sheet coming out of the oven with melted cheese on top

What to do with the tops of the croissants?

There are several ways to use the croissant tops you cut off. You can put them back on after baking as lids on top of the boats for fun. Or you can chop them up and add to the egg mixture.

Other ways to use them include serving with jam or your favorite spread, or simply freezing for use later in another recipe like bread pudding.

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Holiday Croissant Boats are a mouthwatering breakfast recipe featuring fluffy ham and cheese omelet baked to golden perfection inside a flakey croissant and then topped with minced tomatoes and green onion for a colorful red and green holiday theme
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Holiday Croissant Boats

Holiday Croissant Boats are a fun idea for breakfast and brunch. Fresh eggs, ham and cheese are baked in croissants and topped with tomatoes and green onions for a mouthwatering meal the entire family will love. They’re be on your breakfast table in less than 30 minutes!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, croissant
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 442 kcal
Author TipBuzz

Ingredients

  • 6 large Happy Eggs
  • 4 large croissants
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2/3 cup diced ham
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese shredded

Serving - optional

  • ½ cup tomatoes diced
  • green onion chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
  2. Using a medium serrated knife, cut the top off the croissant. Repeat for remaining croissants.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk until combined. Then mix in the ham and cheese.
  4. Place the croissants on prepared baking sheet. Spoon the egg mixture into the croissant cavities to fill.
  5. Bake in the lower third of the oven for 20-25 mins, or until the egg mixture has set and the croissants are golden brown (see note).
  6. Garnish with optional minced tomatoes and green onions. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • If the croissants start darkening in the oven, cover them loosely with foil to prevent burning.
  • Test doneness of the eggs using a toothpick or cake tester. If it comes out clean after being inserted in the middle, they’re done.
Nutrition Facts
Holiday Croissant Boats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 442 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 344mg 115%
Sodium 728mg 30%
Potassium 235mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 8g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 23.1%
Vitamin C 3.1%
Calcium 13.9%
Iron 16.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 


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