Breakfast Scrambled Egg Croissants

Scrambled egg croissant recipe

​The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 4 servings

Indulge yourself with a deliciously easy recipe for scrambled egg croissants. The fluffy eggs are a perfect match for the buttery, light-as-a-feather pastries.

This recipe is a lovely Christmas morning meal. You can buy croissants from your local bakery, however, frozen croissants also work well. But, if you’re a purist, you can make them from scratch.


  • 4 croissants
  • 6 extra-large free-range eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons chives (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 10 cherry tomatoes (quartered for garnish)
  • Extra sea salt (for sprinkling)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for scrambled egg croissant
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  2. Set the oven to a very low heat and place the croissants in it to keep warm while you prepare the eggs.

    Set oven to low
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  3. Whisk the eggs in a bowl with the milk, salt, and chives until frothy, about 1 minute.

    Whisk eggs
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  4. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Once melted, pour the eggs in the pan and let them sit for about 30 to 40 seconds or until they set very slightly. Using a metal or wooden spatula, push the eggs to the center, while tilting the pan to cook the runny bits

    Heat butter
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  5. Break the eggs up gently with the spatula and keep pushing them to the center. Do this for about 1 to 2 minutes. The eggs should still be firm, but moist when you remove them from the heat.

    Break eggs up
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  6. Remove croissants from oven and place on serving plates.

    Remove croissants from oven
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  7. Slice the croissants in two, placing a portion of eggs on the bottom portion. 

    Slice croissants in two
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  8. Replace the tops and serve with a side of fresh cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt, if desired.

    Serve with cherry tomatoes
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