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Sticky Banana Croissants with Crushed Nuts

Hi Everyone, Nicky here, calling in from Kitchen Sanctuary with the most indulgent weekend breakfast treat.

Sticky Banana Croissants with Crushed Nuts - Flaky croissants stuffed with bananas and brown sugar frangipane, then topped with honey-coated nuts. The best Sunday breakfast!
That may sound time-consuming, but these stuffed croissants take only 5 minutes hands-on time, then 10 minutes in the oven.

Sticky Banana Croissants with Crushed Nuts - Flaky croissants stuffed with bananas and brown sugar frangipane, then topped with honey-coated nuts. The best Sunday breakfast!

I’ve got to admit, I was a little tempted to go all in and throw some Nutella in there (I love Nutella and bananas!) but it really doesn’t need it.

Sticky Banana Croissants with Crushed Nuts - Flaky croissants stuffed with bananas and brown sugar frangipane, then topped with honey-coated nuts. The best Sunday breakfast!

The brown-sugar almond paste, paired with the perfectly ripe bananas and the crunchy, sticky nuts will satisfy that sweet tooth without the need to open a jar of the magic chocolate spread!

Sticky Banana Croissants with Crushed Nuts - Flaky croissants stuffed with bananas and brown sugar frangipane, then topped with honey-coated nuts. The best Sunday breakfast!

Sticky Banana Croissants with Crushed Nuts - Flaky croissants stuffed with bananas and brown sugar frangipane, then topped with honey-coated nuts. The best Sunday breakfast!

With Mother’s day coming up, I’d be tempted to start dropping some heavy hints now…..

Sticky Banana Croissants with Crushed Nuts - Flaky croissants stuffed with bananas and brown sugar frangipane, then topped with honey-coated nuts. The best Sunday breakfast!

For more yummy breakfast recipes, try these Apple Pie Pancakes, Strawberry & Coconut Breakfast Casserole and Apple Pie French Toast Casserole.

Sticky Banana Croissants with Crushed Nuts - Flaky croissants stuffed with bananas and brown sugar frangipane, then topped with honey-coated nuts. The best Sunday breakfast!

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Sticky Banana Croissants with Crushed Nuts - Flaky croissants stuffed with bananas and brown sugar frangipane, then topped with honey-coated nuts. The best Sunday breakfast!

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Sticky Banana Croissants with Crushed Nuts

Flaky croissants stuffed with bananas and brown sugar frangipane, then topped with honey-coated nuts. The best Sunday breakfast!

Ingredients:

  • 3 large croissants

Brown sugar frangipane

  • 1/2 cup ground almonds/almond meal (the grainy type, not the flour)
  • 3 tbsp soft (but not melted) butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 small egg
  • ¼ tsp almond extract

Remaining ingredients

  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup mixed crushed or chopped nuts (I used a mixture of almonds, brazil nuts, cashews and walnuts)
  • 2 large ripe bananas, peeled and sliced

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Place the 3 croissants on a baking tray and slice them horizontally nearly all the way through. Put to one side.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the ground almonds, butter, sugar, salt, egg and almond extract until combined. Spread all but 2 tablespoons of this mixture inside the three croissants, then spread the remaining mixture on top of the croissants.
  4. Mix the honey and nuts together, and spoon on top of the croissants. Push down a little so they stick to the top.
  5. Place in the oven to cook for 10 minutes (note: this lightly cooks the frangipane, but you’ll need to cook for longer – until the center is piping hot – if you can’t have raw eggs).
  6. Take out of the oven and carefully stuff the centre of the croissants with the banana slices before serving.

 


Nicky Corbishley

Nicky lives in Cheshire in the UK with her husband and two children. She blogs over at Kitchen Sanctuary where she creates family friendly recipes and mouth-watering photos.

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