almond croissant

Almond Croissant Recipe (Gluten-Free)

These gluten-free almond croissant are a delightful combination of flaky pastry and rich almond filling. Perfect for breakfast or a special treat, they are sure to impress with their taste and texture.

Why You’ll Love This Almond Croissant

  • Gluten-Free: Made with a gluten-free puff pastry that’s just as flaky and delicious as the traditional kind.
  • Rich Almond Flavor: The almond frangipane filling provides a sweet, nutty flavor that’s irresistibly good.
  • Easy to Make: Simple steps and easy-to-follow instructions.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Puff Pastry:
    • 2 sheets gluten-free puff pastry (10×15 inches each)
  • Almond Filling:
    • 4 oz (113g) butter, melted
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 eggs, room temperature
    • 2 tsp pure almond extract
    • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
    • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
    • 1 tsp lemon or orange zest
  • For Assembly:
    • Sliced almonds (for topping)
    • Heavy cream (for brushing)
  • Optional:
    • 1-2 pears, sliced
  • Apricot Glaze:
    • 1/4 cup apricot jam
    • 1/4 cup hot water

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Almond Filling:
    • In a bowl, whisk together melted butter, sugar, eggs, almond extract, and vanilla extract until smooth.
    • Add almond flour and lemon/orange zest, mixing until incorporated.
  2. Assemble the Croissants:
    • Cut each puff pastry sheet into 5×5 inch squares.
    • Place a tablespoon of almond filling in the center of each square.
    • If using pears, place 2 slices on top of the filling.
    • Fold the pastry over the filling and pinch the edges to seal.
  3. Bake the Croissants:
    • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
    • Place the croissants on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    • Brush with heavy cream and sprinkle with sliced almonds.
    • Bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden and puffed.
  4. Prepare the Glaze:
    • Mix the apricot jam with hot water until smooth.
    • Brush over warm croissants.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve with a hot cup of coffee or tea.
  • Dust with powdered sugar for extra sweetness.
  • Try different fillings like raspberry lemon cheesecake or Nutella for variety.

How to Store Almond Croissant

  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
  • For longer storage, freeze assembled but unbaked croissants. Bake from frozen at 375°F (190°C) until golden.

Additional Tips

  • Substitutions: Use coconut flour or cassava flour for different flavors and textures.
  • Troubleshooting: Ensure the pastry is cold when baking to achieve the flakiest texture.

Almond Croissant Recipe (Gluten-Free)

Recipe by Rose HernandezCourse: Breakfast, DessertCuisine: FrenchDifficulty: Moderate
Servings

9

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

35

minutes
Calories

250

kcal

Ingredients

  • Puff Pastry:
  • 2 sheets gluten-free puff pastry (10×15 inches each)

  • Almond Filling:
  • 4 oz (113g) butter, melted

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 eggs, room temperature

  • 2 tsp pure almond extract

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour

  • 1 tsp lemon or orange zest

  • For Assembly:
  • Sliced almonds (for topping)

  • Heavy cream (for brushing)

Directions

  • Prepare the Almond Filling
  • Assemble the Croissants
  • Bake the Croissants
  • Prepare the Glaze

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