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Easy Almond Croissants

Jazz up a shop bought croissant and turn it into something utterly delicious!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 croissants
Calories 647kcal
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

  • Preheat oven to 180 Degrees C. (350 F)
  • Split the croissants length ways.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the croissants on the baking tray and bake for 5 mins.
  • Meanwhile, place butter, almond meal, icing sugar, flour and essences in a food processor. Process until a smooth paste forms.
  • Open each croissant out flat. Spread 1 tablespoon of the mixture over the centre of each warmed croissant. Close to sandwich together.
  • Spread about 1 teaspoon of paste over the top of each croissant and sprinkle with flaked almonds.
  • Bake for another 10 minutes approximately, until golden.
    Dust with icing sugar to serve.

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 ½ teaspoon of vanilla.

Nutrition

Calories: 647kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 895IU | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 2.9mg