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Makeover Chocolate Croissant Pudding

“My father is French, and I have a lot of family recipes that involve croissants. Any way to make this one healthier?” Our test kitchen transformed one of Sonya’s best-loved recipes into a delectable, slimmed-down version without giving up the croissants she loves. —Sonya Labbe, Santa Monica, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 6 day-old croissants, split
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 8 eggs
  • 5 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Place croissant bottoms in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and replace croissant tops.
  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla; pour over croissants. Let stand for 10 minutes or until croissants are softened.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 326 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 166mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.

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