Brunch Treat: Mascarpone and Berry Croissant
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!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 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
Preheat the oven to 350oF (180oC).
In a small bowl, add the raspberries and the maple syrup and toss until they are completely coated.
Using aluminum foil, form a bowl-like cup and transfer the raspberries into that.
Put them in the oven and roast for about 10 minutes or until the berries are fork-tender.
Once they're cooked through, remove them from the oven and set them aside to cool.
In a cup, add the mascarpone cheese and the vanilla extract and mix.
Slice the fresh croissant horizontally and spread the mascarpone cheese all over the bottom side of the croissant.
Top with the roasted berries and coat with the chocolate chips.
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!
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