Desserts

Sweet Croissant Paninis

July 8, 2016

Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best and these sweet melted croissant paninis are a mouth watering example of that! You can make the croissant dough from scratch (My Recipe: http://bit.ly/298bsWk) or go grab a few inexpensive croissants at the local grocery bakery and have at it! Nut butters, chocolate spreads, jams, fruit, cookies, or really anything that’s sweet, can be put between a croissant and toasted to perfection…almost anything! Try this out with different variations of flavors and comment below letting me know what you made! I may have to recreate it on my channel and blog!

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I started by halving a few fresh croissants.

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Beginning with the “Almond Butter and Banana Brûlée Panini,” spread a generous portion of salted almond butter on both sides of a halved croissant.

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Top with sliced bananas…

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…and a sprinkle of brown sugar.  

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Lastly,brûlée the sugar with a kitchen torch or oven broiler.

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Sandwich the halves, and set aside until ready to press.

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Next up, the “Strawberry and Nutella Panini.” Start by spreading a few spoonfuls of nutella on both sides of a halved croissant.

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Top with a handful of sliced strawberries…

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…and a hearty sprinkle of walnuts. They add a nice crunch! 

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Close both halves together and set aside. 

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Last up—the S’mores Panini! Starting with a croissant base, spread several dollops of whipped marshmallow over each half.

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Add a handful of chopped dark chocolate…

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…and top with two halved graham crackers. 

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Sandwich the halves.

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Once all of your paninis are assembled, pre-heat your press to medium-high.

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Close the paninis in the press and cook 4-5 minutes…

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…or until they are golden brown.

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Give them a quick slice…

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…and dig in while they’re warm!

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Sweet Croissant Paninis

Sweet Croissant Paninis

Ingredients

    Almond Butter and Banana Brûlée:
  • 1 Fresh Croissants
  • 3 Tbsp Salted Almond Butter
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • Strawberry and Nutella Panini:
  • 1 Fresh Croissants
  • 3 Tbsp Nutella
  • Handful of Fresh Strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp Roasted Walnuts
  • S'mores Panini:
  • 1 Fresh Croissants
  • 3 Tbsp Whipped Marshmallow
  • 1 Bar of Dark Chocolate
  • 1 Graham Cracker

Instructions

  1. I started by halving few fresh croissants. Beginning with the "Almond Butter and Banana Brûlée Panini," spread a generous portion of salted almond butter on both sides of a halved croissant. Top with sliced bananas and a sprinkle of brown sugar. Lastly,brûlée the sugar with a kitchen torch or oven broiler. Sandwich the halves, and set aside until ready to press.
  2. Next up, the "Strawberry and Nutella Panini." Start by spreading a few spoonfuls of nutella on both sides of a halved croissant. Top with a few sliced bananas and a hearty sprinkle of walnuts. They add a nice crunch! Close both halves together and set aside.
  3. Last up—the S'mores Panini! Starting with a croissant base, spread several dollops of whipped marshmallow over each half. Add a handful of chopped dark chocolate and top with two halved graham crackers. Sandwich the halves, and set aside until ready to press.
  4. Once all of your paninis are assembled, pre-heat your press to medium-high. Close the paninis in the press and cook 4-5 minutes, or until they are golden brown. Enjoy!
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| Left: Kitchen Torch | Middle: Boos Walnut Cutting Board | Right: Panini Press |

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