Is there anything better than the sweet and aromatic flavour of almonds, encased in flaky pastry and dusted with icing sugar? I think not! This recipe takes just 30 minutes and then you can have your own fresh, warm batch to dig into.
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1. Start by pre-heating your oven to 200 degrees celsius and lining a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
2. Check the instructions of your puff pastry and, if it needs to reach room temperature before use, take it out of the fridge.
3. Prep your flax egg and place to one side to thicken for a couple of minutes.
4. In a bowl, combine your almond meal and icing sugar, stirring well to ensure there are no lumps. Once combined, add your thickened flax egg and stir to form a thick paste.
5. Add your almond extract to the paste, stir well and place to one side.
6. On a floured surface, roll out your pastry into a large rectangle and then cut out your croissant shapes, to do this, use the whole piece of pastry and cut long triangles with a large flat base and a thin point - alternate which side of the pastry is the base and which is the point each time.
7. Once your croissants are cut, add around a tablespoon of your almond paste to the base of each croissant and spread evenly.
8. Then simply roll the croissants up and make sure to press the thin point into the rest of the croissant once rolled as this will ensure the croissant stays together whilst baking.
9. Now, transfer the croissants to your baking tray, brush lightly with almond milk and sprinkle with flaked almonds. Place the croissants in the oven to bake for around 20 minutes or until flaky and golden brown.
10. Once the croissants are baked, dust generously with icing sugar and dig in - remember, almond croissants always taste best warm and served with a hot cup of coffee.
I hope you give these vegan almond croissants a try! And if you do, be sure to tag the picture #AvogelRecipes on Instagram so we can see it :)
Almonds are packed full of nutritional benefits, being naturally rich in protein and healthy monounsaturated fats. They also contain plenty of antioxidants, including vitamin E, as well as magnesium and manganese.
Ciara is an avid food and fitness blogger who loves to share fitness tips, cruelty-free lifestyle advice and an abundance of delicious and easy-to-make plant-based recipes on her blog Ciara's Corner. Since going vegan a few years ago, food has become her biggest passion in life.
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