Whether smothered with jam, stuffed with cheese or enjoyed plain with a warming mug of coffee, croissants are the perfect way to start your day. So, in honour of this fantastically versatile French pastry, we've put together a list of cracking croissant recipes that will be sure to get you out of bed in the morning.

Cranberry orange croissant breakfast bake

Filled to the brim with vibrant cranberries, tangy oranges and lashings of sugary, creamy goodness, this indulgent bake is a real weekend winner. Prepare it the night before, pop it in the oven in the morning and you're good to go! 

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Croissant breakfast casserole

This epic showstopper of a breakfast dish will be your new family favourite. Stuffed with ham, caramelised onions and oodles of stringy cheese, this mouth-watering mash-up of a casserole is not only the perfect accompaniment to any morning, it's also great for lunch or, if you're anything like us, a rather indulgent snack!

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Full English croissant sandwich

Simple but oh so effective, these hearty croissant sandwiches are a perfect marriage of French and English. Packed with crispy bacon, sunny eggs and generous helpings of baked beans, these babies taste great with a dollop of Worcestershire sauce or a sprinkling of cheddar.

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Baked French Toast with croissants and berries

Replacing bread for croissants just might be the best idea we've ever heard. This colourful dish is great for anyone with a sweet tooth and can easily be prepared the night before for a lazy weekend breakfast of pure indulgence. 

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Nutella croissant bread pudding 

Dessert for breakfast is always something that we can get on board with, especially when said dessert involves croissants, cream and Nutella by the shovelful. This dish tastes great topped with pieces of chopped banana and sprinklings of nuts. Is it breakfast time yet?

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