Holiday Croissant Boats
This post is sponsored by the Happy Egg Co, all opinions are my own.
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!
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!
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 🙂
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!
How to Make Holiday Croissant Boats
Ham, Egg & Cheese Croissant Boats only need 4 simple ingredients with an optional holiday garnish:
- Happy Eggs
- 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.
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.
Watch How to Make Holiday Croissant Boats
Holiday Croissant Boats
- 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
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
- Using a medium serrated knife, cut the top off the croissant. Repeat for remaining croissants.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk until combined. Then mix in the ham and cheese.
- Place the croissants on prepared baking sheet. Spoon the egg mixture into the croissant cavities to fill.
- 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).
- Garnish with optional minced tomatoes and green onions. Serve and enjoy!
- 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.
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