Easy Almond Croissants

Easy Almond Croissants
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Almond Croissants are the perfect way to start the day. I believe them to be the ultimate classic sweet breakfast pastry.

I am excited to share that it is no longer beyond the realm of home cooks.

This recipe is re-created using supermarket bought croissants and an easily made almond cream for the filling and topping.

These beautiful Almond Croissants may not be made in the traditional way, however, they are still a sweetly decadent way to start the day be it a leisurely breakfast or when catering a brunch with friends. Enjoy the Almond Croissants with a cup of coffee, or for a more celebratory occasion, a glass of champagne.

The Almond Croissants are very simple to make. I prepare the almond cream in a food processor.

All of the ingredients are added and combined until a smooth cream is formed. Prior to assembling, I recommend warming the croissants in the oven, to allow the almond cream to be more spreadable. Once warmed, a generous quantity of the almond cream is spread in the centre of the croissant. Top the croissant with some more of the almond cream, and sprinkle with some flaked almonds. Bake the pastries until golden brown.

I serve the Croissants straight from the oven with a dusting of icing sugar and some fresh fruit on the side.

They are simply delicious, and a fantastic breakfast or brunch recipe to impress your family and friends.

I do hope you enjoy, and please let me know what you think in the comments! If you have friends or family who love croissants but are not a fan of almonds – you could also warm some croissants and serve with our Easy Strawberry Sauce.

Xx Alex

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Easy Almond Croissants

Jazz up a shop bought croissant and turn it into something utterly delicious!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Keyword almond, croissant, delicious, easy, french, pastry, simple
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 croissants
Calories 647 kcal
Author Alexandra

Ingredients

  • 75 g butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract use a little extra if you want a heightened almond flavour
  • 1/2 cup flaked almonds
  • 4 large croissants I use Woolworths or Coles brand usually
  • icing sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 Degrees C. (350 F)

  2. Split the croissants length ways.

  3. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the croissants on the baking tray and bake for 5 mins.

  4. Meanwhile, place butter, almond meal, icing sugar, flour and essences in a food processor. Process until a smooth paste forms.

  5. Open each croissant out flat. Spread 1 tablespoon of the mixture over the centre of each warmed croissant. Close to sandwich together.

  6. Spread about 1 teaspoon of paste over the top of each croissant and sprinkle with flaked almonds.

  7. Bake for another 10 minutes approximately, until golden.

    Dust with icing sugar to serve.

Recipe Notes

*If you buy smaller croissants you may find that you have enough almond cream to make 6.

*If you don’t like the flavour of almond essence use an additional Β½ teaspoon of vanilla.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Almond Croissants
Amount Per Serving
Calories 647 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 400mg17%
Potassium 162mg5%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 895IU18%
Calcium 120mg12%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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192 Comments on “Easy Almond Croissants”


  1. I can vouch for the deliciousness of this recipe. So good. Just try and stop at one!! It isn’t easy πŸ™‚


  2. This looks so delicious! I am a sucker for a good croissant, and this looks pretty simple to make. I’m gonna try it for breakfast this week:)


  3. This would be a really fantastic recipe for a kids’ party. I can just imagine the fun they’ll have putting it all together, then eating the croissants!

  4. This looks like such a yummy treat! I love almonds and would definitely try this recipe!

  5. This looks so delightful and tasty. I just love everything about this!. This would disappear in no time at our house!.

    1. Hi Danielle! The beauty in these is the hack using the shop bought croissants… all you have to make is the simple almond cream, and they’re so good! πŸ™‚ You got this!

  6. Never had almond croissants but will have to try this recipe out because it looks delicious!

  7. Yum! I love almond croissants, and this recipe looks so easy to follow. I’ll definitely give it a try!

  8. OKAY! WOW! MY mouth is watering!!! I have never had this before, but I AM DEFINITELY wanting it right now!!! I have to try this out!!!


  9. I am for sure going to be making these soon!! They look so delicious and perfect for breakfast

  10. There is nothing more magical than freshly bakes croissants and adding almonds just made it even better.

  11. My daughter loves to bake with me and my husband loves to eat everything we bake, so I’ll add this to our list for this fall

  12. This sounds delicious! I am sure m children will love it! I am allergic to almonds but I suppose I can find a replacement πŸ™‚


  13. I love croissants, the perfect French breakfast! Especially with a good cup of coffee. I wouldn’t mind having this in the morning, thanks for the easy recipe!

  14. This is great for a lovely and scrumptious breakfast. Especially breakfast in bed. Thanks for sharing.


  15. I like how almond are added in this croissant recipe. Almond nuts are full of healthy fats, protein and magnesium. Once a while we can indulge.

  16. That looks so healthy and yummy, almonds really great with bread. Plus strawberry on the side really just make everything perfect

  17. Oh boy these almond croissants looks absolutely delish! I need to make these very soon, thanks for sharing! xo, Suzanne

  18. Almond croissants are my favourite – never tried to make my own though……will have to change that


  19. These look delicious, I love almonds! This is something I just have to try! Thanks for sharing!


  20. pastries for breakfast are the best and your almond croissant looks so delicious! love that you put so many almond flakes on


  21. I am drooling! I have tried something similar once and my friends and I still talk about them! I need to make these!


  22. I have never tried to do this. It looks really delicious and easy to make, I will try to make this for my kids.

  23. Literally one of my faves ever is an almond anything! These look amazing and will have to try them out!

  24. i dont know how many of your delicious recipes i have saved in my bookmarks but this one will be saved as well x

  25. There is nothing like a fresh croissant to start off the morning. These almonds croissant would be perfect with a hot cup of chocolate.

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  27. These looks just like the ones I buy from Pret, every time I’m in London! Almond croissants are my small little pleasure when I go to London, and I had no clue that it was so easy to make my own, at home.

  28. oooh ! I can easily imagine having this over a lazy morning weekend! love the smell and of course the taste of freshly baked breads/ croissants! would love to try this for sure!


  29. I love almonds and croissants alike, but I’ve never had a chance to prepare them on my own. I can’t wait to make them for my breakfast! Yummm! πŸ™‚


  30. I’m not a huge fan of almonds but this croissant looks good!! I will be interested to see how this turns out after I attempt it

  31. This looks absolutely tasteful. I am sure kids would love this. It’s pretty simple to make as well.

    1. Hi Shubh! I believe they may have originated in Austria, but they’re hugely popular in France, and other European countries! πŸ™‚ I hope you will get to give this a try soon!


  32. I love croissants but I’ve always shied away from trying to make it myself because I think they’re way too complicated for a noob baker like me, but, your recipe has inspired me to try it out, definitely bookmarking this recipe and trying it out too! πŸ™‚


  33. Oh, I totally want to make your almond cream! Whenever we travel, I like to splurge and get a cream-filled croissant for breakfast. These really do sound easy, and I’m guessing they’d be great with a big cup of coffee! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi David, these really are very easy and perfect with a very large coffee. They turn a plain supermarket croissant into bakery standard almond croissant. I do hope that you try them. πŸ™‚

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  35. I have been wanting to make my own almond croissants for so long. I love almond flavored anything so I am definitely going to have to try this!

  36. Wow, these look delightful! This is a recipe I can’t wait to try out for my family! I always love cooking for them and I love trying new recipes, and I haven’t made anything with croissants before.

    1. This is a great recipe. The almond cream transforms shop-bought croissants; they look and taste very professional. I do hope that you try them. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Chelsea, these are great for brunch with friends. The almond cream adds so much flavour and the end result looks very professional. πŸ™‚

  37. I have always love almonds although I’m quite careful about the fat in the croissant. Anyway, the goodness from the almond should balance off the fats.

    1. Hi Robin, these are definitely not an everyday treat but once in a while, I like them for a special occasion. Please let me know if you try them. πŸ™‚


  38. Almond croissants? Never had them but they seem to go well with coffee as you say. I love the setup with some icing on top and fruits too. Delicious!


  39. Almonds croissants are some of my favorites, they are always my treat when I go to London. The almond and the essence of almond make them so delicious!

  40. I’m still waiting for you to deliver! This look yummy and pretty easy to try. I’ll be adding this to my list of things to bake.

    1. I just haven’t got that delivery system sorted yet. πŸ™‚ It’s so easy to put this recipe together and your results will make you look like a professional baker. πŸ™‚


  41. Wow, this croissant really looks good and delicious..! I love eating different flavors of croissants..! And almonds sounds great… πŸ˜‹


  42. This really looks so delicious..! Almonds are good for toppings as always. I would definitely love eating this with my family..!


  43. This is definitely a delicious recipe that I am going to try and I am sure my kids would love it, thanks for sharing!

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