Make Almond Croissants in a Pinch With This Hack

When it comes to baked goods, croissants are at the top of our list. If your ideal Saturday morning involves an almond croissant and a cup of coffee, listen up, because this hack will provide both without even having to change out of your pajamas! Plus, your home will smell like a patisserie—what could be better?


  • 4 store-bought croissants
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Slivered almonds

Almond Syrup

  • ¼ cup hot water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract


  1. Make the almond syrup by mixing the almond extract, sugar, and water. 
  2. Slice open the croissants and brush with the syrup. 
  3. Combine the butter, brown sugar, egg, almond flour, vanilla, almond extract, and salt to make the almond cream filling. You want the consistency of buttercream.
  4. Spread the filling across each croissant half, sandwich them together, and then spread some more on the top. Sprinkle slivered almonds.
  5. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes. 

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