Breakfast Made Easy: Trader Joe’s Croissants

Before devouring my first ever Trader Joe’s frozen croissant, you never would have been able to convince me that these things are actually delicious. Pre-made, frozen…there’s no reason why these pastries should be fresh and flaky like the ones down the street at your local La Boulange or Starbucks. Ladies and gentlemen, I am happy to report that these are better! Keep in mind this is coming from the beignet loving girl with the biggest sweet tooth.




Perfect for a weekend of houseguests, and available in three different flavors: plain, almond, and chocolate, grab up a box or two the next time you’re shopping at TJ’s. Simply unwrap and place the desired number of croissants on lightly greased wax paper overnight or for six to seven hours, and prepare to be amazed at how much these suckers will rise. About 30 minutes before you’re ready to eat, stick them in the oven on 350 for 20-25 minutes (I cooked mine for 23), then allow to cool. Once the steam dissipates, sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy.


Below are a few photos of the almond flavor, and I already cannot wait to try the chocolate filled croissants.


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Fresh out of the box


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After thawing on the counter for six to seven hours


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After 23 minutes in the oven


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The finished product


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  • Reply Nicole August 25, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    I don’t mean to come off as rude, but aren’t these pastries just as “bad” as the donuts you suggest to skip in place of smoothies? Confused about this! Why recommend these but endorse smoothies over donuts?

    • Reply KKandGG August 25, 2015 at 10:33 pm

      Hi Nicole, when I blogged about the smoothie, I was pointing out that it was a protein packed breakfast option. I am the first to admit that I have a sweet tooth and often indulge in such delicacies morning and night, but according to nutritional science, protein leaves you feeling satisfied for longer. I was not saying one is healthier for you than the other, I was simply stating that for me, a protein packed smoothie takes me farther. As far as the Trader Joe’s croissants- it would be a shame not to give them a shoutout. They’re absolutely delicious and being a sweet lover it only made sense for me to promote them.

      • Reply Nicole August 27, 2015 at 3:03 pm

        I have a sweet tooth myself, so these do look quite delicious! Yummy!

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