Cheat Almond Croissants

Five almond croissants on a wooden board with a glass of milky coffee behind.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine French


Egg wash



  • Preheat oven to 200 C.
  • Line a large tray with baking paper.

FreshLife frangipane filling.

  • In a large bowl, beat together the soft butter and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla & almond extract, whisk till smooth. Mix through the almond flour. Set aside.

To make the croissants:

  • Place the cold thawed puff pastry on the clean flat surface. Use a knife or pizza cutter cut the dough into 3 equal size rectangles. Then slice each of the rectangles through the middle diagonally to create 6 triangles.
  • Cut a small slit at the bottom in the middle of the wide end of the triangle.
  • Spread 2 tsp of FreshLife almond frangipane onto each of the triangles. Add 1 tbsp of milk to the remaining frangipane mixture and set aside.
  • To roll up the croissants, start at the wider end of the triangle. Pull apart the two edges slightly and roll up to form the croissant shape.
  • Repeat till all the triangles have been filled and rolled up.
  • Place all the croissants onto a baking tray and brush with egg wash.
  • Bake the croissants in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven. Spread the remaining frangipane mixture on top of the half-baked croissants & sprinkled over the Fresh Life sliced almonds.
  • Place back into the oven & bake for 5 -7 minutes till golden brown.
  • Allow to cool slightly & dust with icing sugar.
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