Almond Croissants


These cheat’s almond croissants are perfect for breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea. Crunchy on the outside and soft and luscious in the middle – just one bite and you’ll be hooked!

8 mini or 6 medium croissants
½ cup flaked almonds

For the almond butter
80g butter, softened
½ cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 drops almond essence
1 egg
1 cup almond meal
1 ½ tblspns plain flour


Make almond cream by beating butter, sugar, vanilla & almond essence with an electric mixer until pale and creamy. Add egg. Mix until well combined. Stir in almond meal & flour and mix well.

Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper, slice croissants in half lengthways & place bases on tray. Spread 1 tblspn of almond cream on each and cover with croissant tops. Thickly spread one tablespoon of remaining almond cream over the top of each and sprinkle with flaked almonds, pressing with fingertips to secure.

Bake croissants for 15mins or until golden. Serve warm. Enjoy!


Recipe from Mum

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