Revive your leftover croissants: a simple recipe

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Leftover vegan croissant and mint strawberry salad with a dollop of coconut yoghurt on a grey plate, seen from above Bellbird Bakery

A very good morning to you! 🌞 Today we are excited to share a breakfast recipe that is perfect for using up those leftover croissants you might have lying around. This recipe was created by our very own pastry chef Isabel, who happens to have a glut of strawberries in her garden this summer!

This recipe is very simple, versatile, and pretty delicious. Let’s dive in!


  • 1 croissant
  • Almond butter, or your preferred nut butter
  • For the strawberry salad: fresh strawberries, juice of half an orange, chopped mint leaves and either some vanilla or tonka bean
  • Coconut yoghurt, Greek yoghurt or whipped cream
  • Maple syrup

Step-by-Step Guide:

1. Croissant revival

Place a wide pan over a medium heat. Take your croissant and slice it in half. Place the croissant halves cut-side down into the pan. No need to add any fat here as the butter from the croissant will come out as it heats.πŸͺ„

Once they’ve turned a beautiful golden brown, flip and fry the other side. That side will probably be quicker. This step transforms your stale and soft croissant into something crunchy and full of flavour again.

2. Strawberry salad

In a bowl, mix together sliced strawberries, the juice of half an orange and some freshly chopped mint leaves. Then, add a touch of vanilla or tonka bean for an aromatic twist. This salad adds a fresh and summery dimension to the dish, as well as some colour!

3. Assemblage

Spread a generous layer of almond butter over the warm, toasted croissant. Then, spoon your fragrant strawberry salad on top.

4. Final touches

Now, it’s time to add your choice of coconut yoghurt, Greek yoghurt or whipped cream. Dollop it right on top for contrasting colours and textures. Drizzle some maple syrup over the whole thing for a sweet finale.

5. Get creative!

This recipe is just a suggestion. Now it is your turn to have fun and make it your own. Use your favourite toppings or what you have in the fridge, fruit bowl and cupboards. What about some good-quality chocolate drops, fresh blueberries or caramel for extra indulgence? The possibilities are endless!

And there you have it – a simple yet delicious way to give new life to those leftover croissants. We encourage you to get creative and share your unique creations with us @bellbirdbakery.

Happy cooking! πŸ₯πŸ“πŸŒΏ

Vegan croissant with strawberries and blueberries, mint, yoghurt and maple syrup on brown plate

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