There are easy and distinct croissant recipes you can make at home, and if you love the flavor of this French pastry with its layers of buttery flavor, you’ll definitely enjoy the different recipes that enhance their flavor even more. Take a look at these varied and different recipes.
Fried Egg Croissant
You may have seen croissants with scrambled eggs with bacon or ham, but you may have never seen one quite this layered and deliciously inviting. This sandwich recipe is just as simple as the fast-food variety and is easy to make and is perfect for a brunch meal, lunch, or even dinner.
Ingredients: egg (fried), tomato (sliced), cheddar cheese (sliced), basil leaves, croissant, and butter.
Directions: Fry an egg and fold it on the croissant lengthwise and place it on one- half of the roll. Add a couple of slices of tomato, some cheddar cheese slices, and a few basil leaves for a distinct flavor. You can add a tad of butter to the top of the croissant and put the two croissant pieces together.
Maybe you like your croissants Panini style. Here’s a good rendition of a croissant panini sandwich that’s easy to make and delicious. You’ll need 4 croissants for this recipe
Ingredients: Croissants (4-slicked lengthwise), grated gouda cheese (1-1/3 cups), grated parmesan (8 tsp.), Genoa salami (about 24 slices) and arugula (5 oz,
Directions: Start by heating a panini grill. Then divide 1/3 cup of the gouda cheese between the top and bottom of each croissant. Put a teaspoon of parmesan cheese on each half. Now take the salami and put 3 slices on each side of the croissants. Next, place arugula on one-half of each croissant. The sandwich is ready for grilling. Grill for at least 3-4 minutes until the cheese melts. Cut the sandwiches into thirds.
Chicken Parmigiana Croissant
Stuffing a croissant with chicken parmesan is a hot meal treat. Heck, you might even want to give your dog a break from their scheduled diet and let them join you for this decadent snack. Use your favorite recipe for the chicken parmigiana. Add the chicken to the croissant rolls along with melted parmesan cheese. Pour marinara sauce over the chicken portion, or serve it aside. You’ll want to bake the croissants in the oven to warm the chicken and melt the cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes. Plate the entrée and serve with spaghetti.
Ah, what would a croissant be without a little chocolate? All you need for this recipe is chocolate chips or narrow chocolate pieces (or chocolate batons) that will fit in the middle of the croissants. Place the chocolate in the center of the croissants and put the croissants in the oven at 350 degrees until it melts the chocolate. Drizzle the outer portion with more chocolate and add a dusting of powdered sugar to top it all off.
Croissant French Toast
French toast was never better and more scrumptious with this recipe. The thought of buttery croissants dipped in a thick, sweet batter can make all the difference.
Ingredients: Croissants (6), milk (2 cups), sugar (1/4 cup), eggs (2), flour (1 cup), baking powder (2 tsp.), maple syrup, powdered sugar, whipped cream, and strawberries.
Directions: Set your oven to 200 degrees. You’ll need a baking sheet that is lined with foil. Take a bowl and mix the milk, sugar, eggs, salt, and vanilla. Once smooth, add the flour and baking powder. Stir the combination until it is lump-free. Next, take a large skillet and spray it with non-stick spray or oil. Heat the skillet to medium-high heat. Take the croissants and dip them by halves in the batter. Let any excess batter drip into the bowl. Place the croissants in one layer in the skillet. Cook them until golden brown for about 3-5 minutes. Turn over each half until golden brown. Repeat the same process with each half. Keep them warm in the oven until ready to serve. Serve with maple syrup, powdered sugar, whipped cream, and strawberries.
Crab Salad Croissants
Croissants aren’t all made to be transformed into an elevated dessert. This recipe takes advantage of a croissant as a sandwich. You’ll need crab meat or shrimp and combine it with what follows.
Ingredients: Combine the crab meet with finely chopped celery (2 ribs), white onion (1/4 cup finely chopped), mayonnaise (3 Tbsp.), chili sauce (1.4 cups), hot sauce ( 1 tsp), Worcestershire (1 tsp) and salt and paper. You’ll also need lettuce leaves (4) and the croissants (5) cut lengthwise.
Directions: Check the crab meat for any residual shells before combining the other ingredients in a bowl. Add the crab and season the mix with salt and pepper. Place the lettuce leaves in the croissants and cut the croissants in thirds. Arrange the sandwiches on a decorative plate for serving.
If you enjoy bread pudding, you’ll like this twist on an old favorite using croissants.
Ingredients: Day old Croissants (8-cut in half), milk (2 cups), whipping cream (2 cups), eggs (4), honey (1/2 cup), nutmeg (1 tsp.), and vanilla (1 tsp.)
Directions: Set your oven at 350 degrees. Toast the croissants in the oven or a toaster oven. They will dry out and regain flavor so they can take in the pudding mixture. Put the milk and cream in a large bowl and add the eggs, honey, nutmeg, and vanilla and combine them well. Then add the croissants to the mixture and allow them to soak until it absorbs the liquid. You can also put the croissants in a baking pan (8 inches by 8 inches) and pour the mixture over them. Bake for at least an hour or until the pudding has a golden brown cast and a raised surface.
Whether you make your own croissants or buy them, here is a recipe that is worth its while. If you like Danish rolls, you’ll love this rendition.
Ingredients: Homemade or store-bought croissants, berries, honey, and pastry cream.
Directions: Sprinkle the berries (add honey for sweetness) over the croissants. Make a pastry cream. Using a frosting or piping bag with a small tip, fill your croissants with the cream. If you want a warm consistency with the berries on top and the cream heat the croissants in a 350-degree oven for 10-15 minutes. You can also stuff the berries in the croissants followed by the cream.
You can make every one of these easy croissant recipes from the comfort of your home. Whether you make your own croissants or buy them readymade, each of these recipes is adaptable to using either. It’s amazing what you can do with croissants.
Theresa runs her own small bakery with her sister. Together, they manage it and also developed their own recipes in it. She also organizes workshops and teaches young aspiring bakers.