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Brunch Treat: Mascarpone and Berry Croissant

With a Bachelor's degree in Primary Education and a deep love for cooking, Kyriaki spends her time between the classroom and her kitchen.

These mouthwatering mascarpone and berry croissants bring brunch to the next level.

These mouthwatering mascarpone and berry croissants bring brunch to the next level.

We all know that a good breakfast can help start our day on the right foot—but truth be told, there's another a.m. meal that can also sneak a bunch of nutrients into the mix without sacrificing flavor. Yes, I'm talking about brunch. But, contrary to popular belief, breakfast's fancier cousin is not just about eggs, bacon, and sugar-laden French toasts. The proof? This healthier brunch recipe!

Packed with antioxidants, healthy fats, and energy-boosting carbs, these mascarpone and berry croissants are here to take your brunch game to a whole new level. So, if you are ready to sweeten your Sunday mornings without sacrificing your healthy-eating goals, put the Belgian waffles aside, and say hello to these yummy croissants. You won't regret it!

These brunchy treats are the perfect mix of sweet, buttery, and savory.

These brunchy treats are the perfect mix of sweet, buttery, and savory.

Servings: 1

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh croissant
  • 3 tbsp mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 drops vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350oF (180oC).
  2. In a small bowl, add the raspberries and the maple syrup and toss until they are completely coated.
  3. Using aluminum foil, form a bowl-like cup and transfer the raspberries into that.
  4. Put them in the oven and roast for about 10 minutes or until the berries are fork-tender.
  5. Once they're cooked through, remove them from the oven and set them aside to cool.
  6. In a cup, add the mascarpone cheese and the vanilla extract and mix.
  7. Slice the fresh croissant horizontally and spread the mascarpone cheese all over the bottom side of the croissant.
  8. Top with the roasted berries and coat with the chocolate chips.
  9. You may choose to drizzle some maple syrup on top to taste.

What's your go-to healthy brunch recipe? I'd love to hear your suggestions/ideas in the comment section down below!

© 2018 Kyriaki Chatzi

Comments

Kyriaki Chatzi (author) on July 04, 2020:

@Liza

Yum!! Warm croissants straight out of the oven!

That sounds p-e-r-f-e-c-t!

My guess is they will skyrocket the entire dish.

Well, I can't wait to hear how this combo turned out for you.

Thank you for your suggestion and kind comments!

Liza from USA on July 03, 2020:

Yummy! I bet these brunch treat delicious just they way how it looks! I love fresh raspberries. However, your recipe has given me a wonderful idea. I was thinking to make the croissant from scratch again. Homemade croissant with mascarpone and raspberries. Thank you for sharing this, Kyriaki.

Kyriaki Chatzi (author) on May 12, 2019:

@Dale Anderson

First off, I'm uber glad to hear that this recipe will be your go-to choice on such an important occasion (I mean, visiting your wife).

Secondly, I can say with confidence that she'll ❤️ it 'cause it's both sweet & creamy (is there a better combo for a dessert?).

And lastly, it's super easy to make, so there's no need to spend lots of time on prepping (consider this a bonus!).

Dale Anderson from The High Seas on May 10, 2019:

OK I''m going to go visit my wife next week so I will make this for her. I don't have a sweet tooth at all but she LOVES deserts and treats so I am sure that she will enjoy trying this too.

Kyriaki Chatzi (author) on October 15, 2018:

@PeggyWoods Well, it definitely is! And one bite is enough to convince you :). Thank you for your kind comment, Peggy.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 15, 2018:

That sounds like a flavorful combination!