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Gluten-Free Croissants Recipe

You’ll love these light, luscious gluten-free pastries. They can be made without dairy. Enjoy them au naturale, as the French do, or fill them with your favorite fruit spread.

3.1 from 10 votes
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Gluten-Free Croissants Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Rest time
6 hrs
Total Time
45 mins
 

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Servings: 24 croissants
Calories: 216 kcal
Author: Beth Hillson
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sorghum flour
  • ½ cup chickpea flour
  • ½ cup almond meal or additional flour
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup cornstarch or tapioca starch/flour
  • 4 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • teaspoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons yeast
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup warm milk of choice or water
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 tablespoons butter, margarine or Earth Balance spread, melted
  • 12 tablespoons cold butter, margarine, vegetable shortening or Earth Balance spread, cut into small pieces*
  • ½ cup fruit spread , warmed, optional
Instructions
  1. Combine first seven ingredients and blend well.
  2. Scoop 1 cup of this flour mixture into a medium mixing bowl. Add yeast and sugar to this cup of flour mixture and blend thoroughly. Combine milk and eggs and add them to this mixture. Add melted butter and beat until smooth. Reserve.
  3. In a separate bowl, cut cold butter into remaining flour mixture until butter pieces are the size of large peas. Pour in liquid batter and stir or beat until moistened throughout. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Remove dough from refrigerator and press into a compact ball on a surface that has been lightly covered with rice flour. Divide dough into 3 equal parts. Roll each third into a 12-inch circle with a rolling pin. Cut each circle into 8 pie-shaped wedges.
  5. Separate wedges and roll out each wedge through the length of the piece so that it is about 1/8-inch thick. Brush each wedge with gently warmed fruit spread, if desired. Then roll up each wedge toward the point. Shape into a crescent by curving the edges.
  6. Set croissants on an ungreased baking sheet or a sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover with plastic and let them rise at room temperature until doubled. (This may take 2 hours if the room is cool.)
  7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush each croissant wedge with egg beaten with cold water. Place croissants in preheated oven and immediately lower oven temperature to 350 degrees. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden.
Recipe Notes

*If using dairy-free butter alternative, freeze it for 15 minutes before cutting it into small pieces.


The thinner you roll out the wedges of dough, the more “layers” your croissants will have and the flakier they will be. However, dough should not be paper-thin.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Croissants Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 258mg 11%
Potassium 88mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 6.6%
Vitamin C 0.8%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Written by Beth Hillson, originally published in Gluten Free & More.

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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