Vegan Recipes

Vegan French Croissants

Vegan French Croissants are a buttery, flaky pastry that is an absolute delight to enjoy, even on a plant-based diet. These croissants are a vegan twist on the classic French pastry, and they’re just as light, airy, and delicious as the original. Whether you’re vegan, lactose intolerant, or just looking for a tasty breakfast treat, these croissants will satisfy your cravings. Here’s how to make them.

Recipe: Vegan French Croissants


  • 1 1/4 cups warm almond milk
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 tsp) active dry yeast
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, cold and cubed
For the Vegan Butter Block:
  • 1 cup vegan butter, cold
For the Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam (or other fruit jam)
  • 1-2 tbsp warm water


1. Activate the Yeast:
  • In a small bowl, combine the warm almond milk and yeast. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until frothy.
2. Prepare the Dough:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Mix well.
  • Add the cold, cubed vegan butter and the yeast mixture. Mix until a dough forms.
  • Knead the dough for a few minutes until it’s smooth.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
3. Prepare the Vegan Butter Block:
  • Roll out the cold vegan butter between two sheets of parchment paper into a rectangle.
  • Place it in the refrigerator to chill.
4. Laminate the Dough:
  • Roll out the chilled dough into a large rectangle.
  • Place the chilled vegan butter block in the center of the dough.
  • Fold the dough over the butter, then fold in the sides, creating an envelope.
  • Roll out the dough again, then fold it in thirds like a letter.
  • Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
5. Repeat the Folding:
  • Repeat the rolling and folding process two more times, chilling the dough for 30 minutes between each fold.
6. Shape the Croissants:
  • Roll out the dough into a large rectangle.
  • Cut it into triangles.
  • Roll each triangle from the base to the tip, creating a croissant shape.
7. Let the Croissants Rise:
  • Place the croissants on a baking sheet and cover them. Let them rise for 1-2 hours, or until they’ve doubled in size.
8. Preheat and Bake:
  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Bake the croissants for about 15-20 minutes or until they’re golden brown.
9. Prepare the Glaze:
  • In a small saucepan, heat the apricot jam with a little warm water until it becomes a glaze.
10. Glaze and Serve:
  • Brush the warm croissants with the glaze for a shiny finish.
Nutrition Facts

(12 Croissants):

  • Calories: 280
  • Total Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 350mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 3g

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