This simplified croissant recipe will have you baking croissants like a pro. Flaky, buttery, and deliciously authentic, yet so easy to make! These croissants are simply amazing. Crispy on the outside Buttery Flakey with nice golden color!

Most food historians trace the origins of the croissant to Austria and elsewhere in Eastern Europe, where small pastries called kipferl had been made since at least the 13th century, according to numerous records.

Easy Croissant Recipe for Effortless Breakfast! 

I would definitely characterize a classic French croissant recipe to be more for an experienced baker. There are a lot of steps, a lot of folding, and a lot of specific measuring and counting.

But in this recipe, we are going to make these wonderful croissants in a different method which is easier, which takes very little time and effort than the traditional method.

You still get the incredibly rich, buttery taste, and all those flaky layers. They are absolutely heavenly when fresh out of the oven! Store-bought could never even hold a candle next to this recipe.

So, jump on the recipe now! 

Easy Croissant
Effortless Croissant

Quick Stats 

Prep Time: 15 minutes 

Cooking Time: 20 minutes 

Serving: 16 mini croissants 


  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 of package Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed

Method to Prepare 

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat.
  • Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork or whisk then set aside.
  • Lightly flour your work surface. Unfold the pastry sheet then lightly dust the top with flour. 
  • Use a rolling pin to roll the sheet into a 16-inch square. 
  • Cut pastry square in half then cut each half into four rectangles.
  • Now, cut each rectangle diagonally into two triangles.
  • Place about 2 teaspoons of the chocolate chips down the center of each triangle. 
  • Then, starting at the wider end, roll each triangle up.
  • Place each croissant seam-side down so that the tip of the triangle is tucked under the rolled croissant. 
  • Then, bend in the edges, creating a crescent shape. Lightly brush tops of croissants with egg wash.

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Final Words 

Baking croissants can be the stuff of a nightmare if you do not know the right method. However, this recipe will help you with that. Try this easy croissant recipe and begin your day with a toothsome breakfast!