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Easy Cinnamon Nut Croissants



I like to pull the boat out a bit at the weekend when it comes to breakfast. During the week we keep mainly to the script having cereal or toast and fruit, but when the weekend rolls around, I really like to do something a bit more.  Doing something a bit more however, doesn't have to mean that you slog away in front of a hot stove for hours, as this delicious recipe I am showing you today will prove! 



And what's more you only need five simple ingredients.  What else could you ask for ?  Not a lot I don't think, and I will pretty much guarantee that your family are going to love these!  You will too, as they truly are a real doddle to make! 



You will want to start off with a good store or bakery baked croissant.  In all truth, this is also a great way to pop some life back into stale croissants! 


First you melt some butter and you roll the croissants in the melted butter.  Truth here, I have also just spread the outsides of the croissants with softened butter without taking the time to melt it, and they have also worked very well. 


Once you have them coated in butter, shake them in a bag with cinnamon sugar to coat.  Easy.  Simple.  I like lots of cinnamon, so I add a lot of cinnamon to the sugar mix . . .  a full TBS, but you can use less if you want to. A full TBS is what works for me.



Pop those butter and cinnamon sugar coated pastries onto a prepped baking sheet and then sprinkle them with some toasted nuts.  Walnuts or pecans both work very well. Pat them in a little bit so that they stick.



And that's it.  Just pop those babies into a pre-heated oven and bake them until they are golden brown and nicely crisped!  WOWSA!



Crisp, golden brown and nutty Cinnamon tasty good. We love these! 


These were day old croissants that I used today and just look at how crisp and flaky they ended up. They look (and taste) pretty perfect to me!


I served them with some cinnamon hot chocolate.  I used the milk frother to lay some milk on top of the chocolates . . .  I tried to do the heart thing with it, but failed abysmally.  I am sure there is a trick to it, but I am not in the know  . . .


Other than that I like to serve them with some softened butter and a bit of jam.  Today it was black currant jelly, but any jam goes great really.  Just pick your favourite.  These are sooooo tasty! 



*Easy Cinnamon Nut Croissants*
Makes 6 servings
 
 

Make your family something delicious for breakfast or brunch this weekend!  Simple, quick and very tasty! 


6 baked croissants
190g granulated sugar (1 cup)
1 TBS ground cinnamon
125g melted butter (1/2 cup)
60g chopped toasted walnuts or pecans (1/2 cup) 




Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark 4.  Line a baking sheet with foil and butter the foil.

Place the melted butter in a large shallow bowl.  Place the sugar and cinnamon into a large paper or plastic bag.  Roll the croissants in the melted butter, one at a time and then shake in the bag with the cinnamon sugar to coat.  Place onto the baking sheet.  Sprinkle with the chopped nuts, pressing them down a bit to help them adhere.

Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown and crisp.  Serve hot with butter and jam if desired.



It didn't take us very long to snuffle these up.  Todd actually had two today as he was super hungry.  I shouldn't have but I had one and I enjoyed it very much. So there.  I can pay for it tomorrow with a bowl of gruel.  Bon Appetit! 



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Marie Rayner
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  1. These looks really delicious and really easy. And a fun way to do something easy that looks extra special.

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    1. Thanks Jeanie! I have never had anyone turn one of these down! Xo

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