ProCook Help Hub

The latest inspiration and advice from the experts at ProCook

Almond Croissant Recipe

Indulge this spring with our fabulously delicious almond croissant recipe.

Back to Hub

Who doesn’t enjoy a croissant with its golden, flaky pastry and buttery texture? Whether they’re a breakfast staple or a weekend treat, croissants are a decadent favourite for many.

We’ve taken the beloved croissant and created an almond croissant recipe that’s filled with a sweet, sticky frangipane and topped with flaked almonds. Perfect for special brunches with friends and family or when you’re after a taste of indulgence. You may even wish to bake a batch for Mother’s Day.

This specific recipe uses pre-made and bought croissants. However, you can make your own if you feel comfortable doing so! 

Prep: 20 minutes

Cook: 10 hours

Serves: 6


6 croissants, 2-3 days old

For the frangipane

125g unsalted butter, at room temperature

125g caster sugar

125g ground almonds

25g plain flours

2 eggs

For the sugar syrup

250g water

200g water

To finish

Almond flakes 


Baking Sheet Mixing Bowl SetSpatulaSaucepanPastry brushPalette knife

What you'll need...


1. Start by making the frangipane. Beat the butter with caster sugar until light and fluffy. Add the ground almonds and mix before adding the plain flour and mixing again.

2. Add the 2 eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition until the cream is light.

3. Place to the side until needed or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

4. Make the sugar syrup. Add water and sugar in a saucepan over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Turn up the heat and boil for 3 minutes. Take off the heat and leave to cool.

5. Cut the croissants in half lengthways. Brush the cut sides with the sugar syrup so it soaks into the pastry.

6. Spread the inside of one half with the frangipane then sandwich the 2 halves back together.

7. Once all croissants are filled, use a palette knife to spread a layer of frangipane over the top of each croissant and sprinkle with flaked almonds.

8. Place the croissants on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 190C for 8-10 minutes until the almonds on top are golden brown.

9. Serve and enjoy!