What To Serve With Croissants? (17 Delicious Ideas)

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What To Serve With Croissants

Croissants are a classic French pastry and one of the most popular breakfast items around. With their delicate, buttery flavor and flaky texture, croissants can be enjoyed on their own or with other tasty accompaniments. Whether you’re looking for something to pair with your morning latte or an elegant addition to brunch, here are some delicious ideas for what to serve with croissants.

What To Serve With Croissants?

Croissants can be served with a variety of accompaniments such as jams, jellies, nut butter, honey, softened butter, cheese spreads and other types of fillings. They can also be served plain as part of a breakfast or brunch meal.

Croissants are popularly served alongside various meats and vegetables in sandwiches or paired with soups and salads. Sweet toppings such as fruits or chocolate shavings can also make delicious garnishes for croissants.

1. Butter and Jam

There is something timeless about this tried and true combo, sure to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Truly, the butter and jam balance each other out perfectly, bringing sweetness and creaminess together with a crunchy texture.

Serving this amazing duo on top of a piece of toasty focaccia bread, together they combine for an utter delight that will leave all your guests feeling like they’ve gone back in time.

The key though is to keep it simple – lightly spread a thin layer of butter over the surface before liberally sprinkling on your favorite jam. Then voila! You’re ready to enjoy a delicious snack – one sure to please everyone who tastes it.

2. Mixed Fruit

Croissants and mixed fruit is a wonderful combination that creates a light, refreshing breakfast option. The sweetness of the fruit pairs perfectly with the buttery flavor of the croissant, and you can use a variety of fruits to customize your breakfast experience.

Freshly sliced bananas, pineapple, oranges, strawberries, and grapes all pair nicely with croissants. Adding a dollop of whipped cream or some yogurt can be a delightful addition to this combination.

3. Chocolate Spreads Covered with Fresh Berries

For a slightly more indulgent breakfast, pair croissants with chocolate spreads and fresh berries. This simple yet stunning combination allows diners to enjoy the juxtaposition of savory and sweet.

Start by topping warm, ready-made focaccia slices with your favorite dark, milk, or white chocolate spread. The more variety the better so everyone can get a taste of their favorite flavor!

Next, top with an array of fresh berries – personally I recommend raspberries and blueberries for their unique textures and tart flavors–and voila: your very own perfectly balanced desserts turned appetizers.

4. Peanut Butter and Banana

This classic combination of peanut butter and banana is sure to be a hit with everyone who tries it. The nutty flavor of the peanut butter pairs perfectly with the sweet and creamy taste of the banana, while the croissant adds a delicious crunchy texture.

Simply spread some peanut butter on the croissant and top it with slices of banana. If you want to take it to the next level, try adding some honey or a drizzle of dark chocolate.

5. Vanilla Gelato or Ice Cream

What better way to enjoy a croissant than with a scoop of creamy, dreamy vanilla gelato or ice cream? The cold, sweet flavor of the ice cream complements the flaky texture of the croissant, creating a delicious contrast.

Garnish your croissant with some fresh berries, shaved chocolate, or a sprinkle of your favorite nuts and you’ll have the perfect end to any meal.

6. Cinnamon Sugar

For a classic breakfast experience, try pairing croissants with cinnamon and sugar. This combination is sure to bring back childhood memories of eating warm, freshly baked cinnamon rolls.

After lightly toasting your croissant, top it with some butter and sprinkle generously with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. The balance of sweet and savory creates the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee or tea.

7. Hazelnut Spreads

When it comes to desserts, hazelnut spreads are always a fan favorite. Its chocolaty yet nutty flavor serves as the perfect companion for jazzy-ing up your croissants in no time at all. Making the perfect start to any breakfast gathering or an end to an unforgettable dinner party, its creamy texture and sweet hazelnut flavor will leave your guests drooling. 

One tip to keep in mind when serving them together is to opt for a spread that’s not too sweet; otherwise, you may overwhelm the delicate flavor of your croissants.

Additionally, mixing and matching different flavors of hazelnut spreads can create tantalizing taste sensations that will delight your guests. Try pouring on a classic chocolate flavoring or drizzling semi-sweet white chocolate over the top.

8. Sliced Avocado and Tomato

Avocado and tomato is an unconventional topping for croissants but it can seriously up the ante. To make sure that your guests are as delighted with your choice of toppings as you say, it’s important to take a few steps to ensure maximum flavor and crunchiness.

Firstly, make sure that you choose a ripe avocado and prepare thin slices for optimal texture when eating. Once this is done you’ll want to decide on a type of tomato–cherry tomatoes work wonderfully or if you want to mix it up you can use sundried tomatoes.

To get the flavors really popping, add a sprinkle of seasoning such as garlic or paprika then finish off with fresh herbs like basil or oregano.

9. Fresh Berries and Whipped Cream

If you’re looking for a dessert-style croissant topping, then look no further than this combination of fresh berries and whipped cream. The sweetness of the berries is nicely complemented by the creamy whipped cream and the light, flaky texture of the croissant.

Simply top the croissant with your choice of fresh berries and a generous dollop of whipped cream. For an extra special touch, you can sprinkle it with some icing sugar or even add a drizzle of dark chocolate.

10. Honey and Almond Butter

If you never thought of combining honey and almond butter on a croissant, then now is the time to start. This blissful experience can make any morning or snacktime something special. To get the most out of this delicious combination, warm your croissant up in a toaster oven first so you get that beautiful contrast of warm and crisp.

Spread some almond butter on that bad boy and then drizzle over some local organic honey. You’ve got a sinfully sweet snack fit for gourmet gods! Don’t forget to finish off with a healthy sprinkling of cinnamon, sea salt, or chia seeds as desired. Yum!

11. Scrambled Eggs and Smoked Salmon

For a sophisticated breakfast or brunch, top your croissants with some scrambled eggs and smoked salmon. The savory combination of warm eggs and smoky salmon will make your taste buds do a happy dance.

Make sure to prepare the eggs with a generous helping of salt, pepper, and other seasonings of your choice. Top with some smoked salmon then garnishes with dill, capers, lemon wedges, and a sprinkle of black pepper. If you’re looking to add some extra zing, try adding a dollop of sour cream or a drizzle of olive oil.

12. Roast Beef and Horseradish Sauce

For a classic yet gourmet-style sandwich, top your croissants with some roast beef and horseradish sauce. The combination of the beef’s savoriness and the tangy horseradish sauce makes for a truly delightful experience.

Make sure to slice your beef as thin as possible to ensure that you get the most flavor out of every bite. If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding some gourmet mustard and a few slices of cheese. Once you’ve loaded up your croissant, top it with a generous dollop of horseradish sauce.

13. Sliced Pear and Goat Cheese

Sliced pear and goat cheese are one of the more unusual combinations for croissant toppings but it works wonderfully. The sweetness of the pear plays off the tanginess of the cheese for a delightful flavor explosion.

Make sure to choose ripe, juicy pears so that you don’t have to worry about biting into a dry piece of fruit. If you’re feeling creative, try adding some honey or sliced almonds for additional texture.

14. Smoked Gouda and Fig Jam

Smoked Gouda and fig jam are an excellent combination of sweet, salty, and smoky flavors that will elevate any croissant to the next level. The smoky Gouda and sweet fig jam make for a flavor profile that you won’t be able to get enough of.

Make sure to choose a good quality fig jam and smoked Gouda. Top your croissant with the cheese slices then top it with a generous dollop of fig jam. Finish off with some freshly cracked pepper and enjoy.

15. Cream Cheese and Sliced Strawberries

Croissants and cream cheese complement each other well due to their rich, buttery texture and delicate flavor. When adding strawberries to the mix, your tastebuds will thank you! Spread the cream cheese on a freshly toasted croissant then top with thin slices of ripe strawberries for a delicious treat.

If you want to add an extra level of sweetness, drizzle some agave nectar or honey over the croissant for a sweet-tart combo. A pinch of sea salt also enhances the berry’s natural juices and helps bring out sharper flavors in the croissant.

16. Roasted Eggplant and Hummus

The combination of roasted eggplant and hummus is as delicious as it is healthy. Roast some eggplant slices in the oven then top your croissant with a generous dollop of hummus. Add the roasted eggplant slices to the top and you’ve got yourself a tasty Mediterranean-style sandwich.

If you’re feeling creative, try adding some chopped herbs like cilantro, parsley, or basil for a brighter flavor. A few slices of avocado or cucumber also make a great addition. Finish off with some freshly cracked pepper.

17. Grilled Peaches and Balsamic Glaze

Grilled peaches are a great way to add some sweetness and savoriness to any croissant. Make sure to choose ripe, juicy peaches so that you get the most flavor out of them. Grill them up with some olive oil, salt, and pepper until they’re lightly charred and caramelized.

Top your croissant with the grilled peaches and a generous drizzle of balsamic glaze. If you’re feeling fancy, add some thinly sliced prosciutto or crumbled feta cheese. A sprinkle of fresh thyme leaves also adds an extra level of flavor to the sandwich.


In conclusion, croissants are a delicious and versatile pastry that can be served with many different accompaniments.

From savory fillings to sweet toppings, there’s no shortage of options for what to serve with croissants. Whether you’re looking for something quick and easy or an elegant addition to brunch, these ideas should provide plenty of inspiration.

So the next time you have guests over or want to enjoy a special breakfast treat at home, don’t forget about the humble yet delectable croissant. Give it a try today and see just how tasty this French classic really is!

By Rosie Elliott

I’m Rosie. I’m a professional chef with experience in Western, Mediterranean, and Italian cuisine. I’ve been cooking for over 15 years, and I have two daughters that keep me busy!