Air Fryer Frozen Croissants

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If you love French pastries, then you will love air fryer frozen croissants. Air fryer croissants are perfectly cooked and ready and waiting to be loaded up with cheese and ham, or maybe you prefer your croissants just with butter.

Croissants in the air fryer are ideal for a quick brunch, or why not make them for your mum on Mother’s Day?

air fryer frozen croissants recipe
Air Fryer Frozen Croissants Recipe

Air Fryer Croissants

Ever since we arrived back in England, (it’s been 9 months as I write this) I have been enjoying all the food that I missed.

Frozen food is a lot more limited in Portugal compared to in England and the USA and I keep finding yet another frozen food gem that I want to try out in the air fryer.

I had one of those moments recently, when I headed down to Iceland and saw their new, all butter frozen croissants.

I just had to have them and try them out at home in the air fryer and share them with you.  

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Can You Cook Frozen Pastries In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can air fry many different frozen pastries. I have done many frozen pastries in the air fryer, and so far, have not had a bad one.

At the time as buying the frozen croissants I also bought some pain au chocolat and I have also had great success at air frying them too.

Can You Cook Frozen Croissants In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you sure can and its perfect for when you bought some croissant dough and put it in the freezer, or you have bought something similar to our frozen croissants.

Or maybe you make ahead your croissant dough and have a big batch of it in the freezer ready for a Sunday brunch.

Can You Cook Croissants From Frozen?

Yes, you can cook frozen croissants from frozen in the air fryer. Frozen croissants feel like magic the way they go from something boring looking, to something amazing looking with a beautiful colour to it thanks to the butter.

You can also cook as many or as few frozen croissants that will fit in your air fryer.

As you can see from our photos, we squeezed as many frozen croissants into our Philips Air Fryer XL that would fit.

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Air Fryer Croissant Ingredients

Air Fryer Croissant Ingredients

Pastries – I recommend you cook up to 5 frozen croissants in the air fryer at once. Simply because, unless you have an air fryer oven, you’re unlikely to be able to fit more in than this at once. Annoyingly our pack of frozen croissants was 6 yet we could only air fry 5. So, batch if you need to.

Eggs – I recommend for most air fryer frozen pastries that you use egg wash. But because these are all butter croissants you really don’t need it.

Fillings – Then of course, don’t forget about all your favourite croissant fillings. I am a gouda cheese and sliced ham kind of girl!

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How To Cook Croissants From Frozen?

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  • Load. Remove your frozen croissants from the packaging and place in the air fryer basket. Making sure none of the croissants are on top of each other.
  • Cook. Air fry for 9 minutes at 180c/360f.
  • Serve. Then serve with your favourite fillings.

And I am sure you can see now how easy it is to cook a croissant in in air fryer and why it is a firm favourite for a quick weekend breakfast.

How Long To Cook Frozen Croissants In Air Fryer?

You will be pleased to know that frozen croissants in the air fryer take JUST 9 minutes.

This is grabbing some frozen croissants from the freezer and straight into the air fryer basket. Which is amazing, given the size of your croissants.

Can You Heat Croissants In Air Fryer?

As well as cooking frozen croissants in the air fryer, you can also use the air fryer to reheat your croissants.

To reheat croissants in air fryer, is the exact same, just a shorter cook time compared to cooking from frozen.

Last year, we managed to scoop ourselves a Greggs Magic Bag (I so love these) and among the goodies in the bag was a cheese croissant.

We then reheated the croissant in the air fryer, along with some of the other pastries that was in the bag. I recommend you also watch our Greggs Magic Bag video as it shows you how to reheat croissants in air fryer, along with other things.

How Long Are Croissants Good For?

Fresh croissants can usually last 2-3 days. Though if in doubt, load into the freezer and reheat in the air fryer from frozen another day.

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Air Fryer Frozen Croissants
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Air Fryer Frozen Croissants

If you love French pastries, then you will love air fryer frozen croissants. Air fryer croissants are perfectly cooked and ready and waiting to be loaded up with cheese and ham, or maybe you prefer your croissants just with butter.
Cook Time9 minutes
Total Time9 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 5
Calories: 379kcal


  • 1 Pack Frozen Croissants

Kitchen Gadgets


  • Remove your frozen croissants from its packaging and discard any flaky crumbs.
    How Long To Cook Frozen Croissants In Air Fryer?
  • Spread out in the air fryer basket making sure they are not on top of each other.
    How Long To Cook Frozen Croissants In Air Fryer?
  • Air fry for 9 minutes at 180c/360f. Then fill with your favourite fillings and serve.
    How Long To Cook Frozen Croissants In Air Fryer?



Quantity. Our air fryer squeezed in 5 frozen croissants. If you have a bigger air fryer, you might be able to do more. Alternatively you can do the air fryer croissants in batches.
Butter. If adding butter to your croissants, note you can also use the air fryer to melt your butter to spread it more easily.
Thanks for reading our croissant air fryer recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more delicious brunch ideas, I recommend you try our air fryer pop tarts next.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 8.4g | Fat: 19.3g | Saturated Fat: 12.9g | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 5.2g
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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3 thoughts on “Air Fryer Frozen Croissants”

  1. 5 stars
    Talk about delicious. I love a warm croissant and wondered if it would work in my air fryer, so came across your recipe on Facebook and tried to do it. I was so surprised how good they tasted many thanks.

  2. 3 stars
    Have to say they are lovely and brown, but the middle. The middle feels to me to be under cooked. Wonder if you came across this. Would love some feed back and thoughts on this. Maybe left to cool??

    • Hi Michael,

      You could leave them in the air fryer for a further 5 mins to cool, but this all depends on what air fryer you are using and how it cooks the frozen croissants, you could add 2 more minutes on a lower temp and that will help 🙂


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