Sweet almond croissant

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Digging into a warm and sweet croissant in the morning is the best way to start the day, and this homemade treat is truly mouth-watering.

While the recipe tastes gourmet, it is a bit of a cheat for baking beginners. Rather than making the croissants from scratch, this one simply lets you buy some ready made pastries – after all, the paste is the real winner!

The creamy almond filling will no doubt leave everyone’s mouths watering and have you wanting to make these every chance you get!


  • 150g butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (75g) icing sugar, sifted, plus extra to dust
  • 4 tablespoons (1/3 cup) flour
  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon almond essence
  • 6 ready-made plain croissants
  • 1/3 cup almonds (skin on), sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  2. Add butter, sugar, flour, almond meal and essence to a food processor. Pulse to combine together.
  3. Cut croissants in half lengthways. Place bases on a baking tray. Spoon even amounts of almond paste onto each base and spread. Reserve 1/4 of the mixture. Place croissant tops back on, spread with left over paste, scatter almonds generously over top. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Dust with icing sugar. Serve.


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