5 of the best vegan croissant recipes to try

5 of the best vegan croissant recipes to try

We've been busily making flakily delicious vegan croissants on most weekends, using our own vegan butter.  You can find our recipe here.

But we're curious to see how other people make theirs, so here are 5 recipes we found for vegan croissants that all look rather delicious too.

We're loving making croissants on weekends. Made with refined coconut oil and aquafaba, they are flakey and delicious, but of course it's always good to see what other people are doing, and to compare notes. 

We're loving making croissants on weekends. Made with refined coconut oil and aquafaba, they are flakey and delicious, but of course it's always good to see what other people are doing, and to compare notes. 


5 of the best vegan croissant recipes on the web


1: Flakey perfection from The Merciful Kitchen

Ok, just based on THIS photo, this recipe is going to #1 on our must-try list.

Can you count the flakes? Oh yeah, this one looks like a good contender. 

Using soy milk and aquafaba, it also uses home-made vegan butter. We like the sound of that.

The recipe is just one of the creative pastries on the Melbourne-based vegan blog, Merciful Kitchen.

 

2: Vegan croissants made with almond milk from Boards & Knives

Using almond milk and store-bought vegan butter, this recipe is a little different as it doesn't use the classic rectangle of butter/vegan butter - but incorporates it into the yeast mix with the other ingredients. 

This would make it quicker to make - so we're curious to see if this method produces the same flakey results. It certainly looks very delicious in the photographs!

 

3: slow rise in the refrigerator vegan croissants from seitan is my motor

By allowing the dough to rise overnight in the fridge, Seitan is My Motor's version of vegan croissants should have a lovely depth of flavour, so even though it takes longer, it's not taking up any more actual time to make - because while the dough is proving, all by itself, one is free to do other things. 

Sounds like a good plan to us. 

 

4: chocolate-almond vegan croissants from margaret's dish

We prefer to make most of our recipes from single ingredients wherever possible, so we like this recipe for croissants made with just coconut oil for the shortening. 

But it's perhaps the lure of a chocolate almond ganache in the filling that has us reaching for the rolling pin in anticipation. 

Just one more, perhaps?

 

5: gluten free garlic croissants from petite allergy treats

Well, they're not technically croissants, because they aren't rolled with the layer of fat in the centre of the yeasted dough, but these gluten-free savoury garlic crescent rolls seem like a rather good contender if you can't tolerate gluten. 

And, they look pretty yummy! Garlic anything is yummy! 

 

So there are plenty of options to try. Because one thing is certain, there's really nothing like a perfect, flakey, melt-in-the-mouth croissant made with only plant ingredients. 

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