Almond Croissants

Have some leftover store bought croissants? Why not take a trip to the bakery at home with almond croissants! These deliciously sweet breakfast treats are so simple to make without the hours of work.


almond croissant with powdered sugar on a sheet pan

What Ingredients and Equipment Do I Need For This Recipe?

Ingredients:

Almond Cream:

  • Unsalted Butter– Needs to be at room temperature
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Almond Meal– For a deeper almond flavor, toast the meal for about 15 minutes at 325° F and use when cool.
  • Egg– Again, room temperature is best so that it mixes well with the butter and sugar.
  • Heavy Cream– This just brings everything together, but can use a milk alternative as well.

Simple Syrup:

  • Water
  • Granulated Sugar

Equipment:

  • Set of Measuring Cups and Spoons or Digital Kitchen Scale if using Metric
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Small Pot
  • Brush or Spoon
  • Whisk
  • Bread Knife
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper or Silicon Mat

How To Make Almond Croissants

Step One:

Gather together all ingredients needed for this recipe.

Step Two:

Cream butter and sugar together well with a whisk.

Step Three:

Add egg and mix well.

Step Four:

Add almond meal.

Step Five:

 Add heavy cream.

Step Six:

 Place plastic wrap over top and let chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Step Seven:

While the almond cream is chilling, make the simple syrup by bringing the sugar and water to a boil for 1 minute.

Step Eight:

Cut croissant in half and brush or spoon the cooled simple syrup onto each half.

Step Nine:

Spoon almond cream onto the bottom half and place the top on top. Let chill in the freezer for 3o minutes.

Step Ten:

Bake at 350° F (180° C) for 15-20 mins.

Step Eleven:

Let cool for 10 minutes and dust with powdered sugar before enjoying!

My Kinda Professional Tips for Almond Croissants

  • Let the croissants dry out a little bit before making these. 2-3 days should do it! The simple syrup is meant to rehydrate the pastry. You can use fresh ones but those are better to eat alone IMO. 
  • This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled for a larger batch size.
  • Almond cream can be kept for up to two weeks in an airtight container in the fridge. Pre-made almond croissants can be stored in a zip lock bag in the freezer for up to one month.*See notes in recipe on how to bake.
almond croissant on a plate covered in powdered sugar

Almond Criossants

Have some leftover store bought croissants? Why not take a trip to the bakery at home with almond croissants! These deliciously sweet breakfast treats are so simple to make without the hours of work.
Servings 10 mini croissants
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Chill Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins

Equipment

  • Set of Measuring Cups and Spoons OR Digital Kitchen Scale if using metric
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Small Pot
  • Brush or Spoon
  • Bread Knife
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper

Ingredients

Almond Cream

  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature (113 g)
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Meal (50 g)
  • 1 each Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar (50 g)
  • 1 Tbl Heavy Cream (15 ml)

Simple Syrup

  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar (50 g)
  • 1/2 Cup Water (118 ml)

Instructions

  • Gather together all ingredients needed for this recipe.
  • Cream butter and sugar.
  •  Add almond meal.
  • Add egg and mix well.
  • Add heavy cream.
  • Place plastic wrap over top and let chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • While the almond cream is chilling, make the simple syrup by bringing the sugar and water to a boil for 1 minute.
  • Cut the croissants in half and brush or spoon the cooled simple syrup onto each half.
  • Spoon about 2 Tbl almond cream onto the bottom half and place the top on top. Let chill in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° F for 20-25 mins, until the cream is fully cooked and the croissant is a golden brown.
  • Dust with powdered sugar before enjoying!

Notes

1 Serving = 1 mini Almond Croissant
*For baking from frozen, be sure to bake for an additional 5-10 minutes to ensure that the almond cream is completely cooked*
*This recipe will make 4 large almond croissants or 10 mini almond croissants.
Calories: 230kcal
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Keyword: almond, pastry

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