Almond Breakfast Rolls

bread machine almond breakfast rolls recipe

Almond croissants are my most favorite thing in the world. It is really hard for me to pass one up, and I have had my fair share. The one in the picture below was particularly delicious. Wes and I had a very rare day date on President’s Day. He was off (federal employee) and the kid’s had a snow make up day. We got the great idea to see a non-kid movie while they were at school. The night before we bought tickets and we had the pick of the theater when we picked out our seats.

We stopped for fancy coffee at the shop in front of the theater and I had the most flaky, almond-y, glorious almond croissant ever. We get to the theater about 15 minutes before the movie starts (I can’t miss the previews) and wouldn’t you know it, the place filled completely with other parents sneaking in a date while the kids were at school. It was sort of hilarious. Lots of parents saw American Hustle on President’s Day.

almond croissant

As I was eating my croissant it occurred to me that I should try to make them myself. And…. then I thought better of it. I’m ambitious, but not that ambitious.

Then I got the bright idea to combine two of my favorite things – cinnamon rolls and almond croissants. Meet bread machine almond breakfast rolls! Sometimes I love how my twisted brain works.

And I really love how these turned out. I used my bread machine to make a sweet dough and then an a simple almond filling. I rolled them up, baked them, and drizzled them with almond glaze and sliced almonds. Heaven on a plate. Not exactly an almond croissant, but it does the trick.

edited to add – I have been using the King Arthur Flour Easy-Roll Dough Improver lately, and love how easy rolling dough is. I bought it for a kid’s pizza party that I had, thinking that it would help with the rolling of the dough. It did, and now I use it all the time. Not necessary, but worth giving a try. Also, if you do not have a bread machine, no fear, use the dough recipe from my traditional cinnamon rolls

bread machine almond breakfast rolls recipe

Bread Machine Sweet Dough:

1 cup warm milk
2 eggs
1/3 cup room temperature butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
4 Tablespoons easy dough roller (optional)
2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) yeast

Almond Filling:

1 (7-ounce) tube almond paste
2 cups ground almonds
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons room temperature butter
2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 teaspoons amaretto (optional)

Glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 Tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup sliced almonds

bread machine almond breakfast rolls recipe

Add the ingredients to a bread machine in the order listed. Run on the dough cycle.

bread machine almond breakfast rolls recipe

While the dough is working, start the filling. Add the almond paste, ground almonds, sugar, and salt to the bowl of a mixer or food processor.

bread machine almond breakfast rolls recipe

Add butter, egg whites, almond extract, and amaretto.

bread machine almond breakfast rolls recipe

Beat on medium-high heat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.

bread machine almond breakfast rolls recipe

When the dough has risen, roll it out on a lightly floured board. Roll into a large rectangle, about 16 x 10 inches. Spread the almond filling evenly over the dough. If it is hard to spread, you can warm it up in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds.

bread machine almond breakfast rolls recipe

Roll the dough up on the long side. Use a serrated knife and cut into about 1-inch slices.

bread machine almond breakfast rolls recipe

Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until golden brown.

almond glaze recipe

Let cool slightly and make the glaze. Whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and almond extract. If the glaze is too thick, add more milk as needed.

bread machine almond breakfast rolls recipe

Drizzle the glaze over the rolls and sprinkle with sliced almonds.

bread machine almond breakfast rolls recipe

Almond Breakfast Rolls

Almond Breakfast Rolls

Yield: makes 12

Almond Breakfast Rolls - An almond croissant/cinnamon roll hybrid. Cinnamon roll dough with an almond paste rolled inside. Drizzled with almond glaze and sliced almonds.

Ingredients

Bread Machine Sweet Dough:

  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup room temperature butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 Tablespoons easy dough roller (optional)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) yeast

Almond Filling:

  • 1 (7-ounce) tube almond paste
  • 2 cups ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons room temperature butter
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons amaretto (optional)

Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Add the ingredients to a bread machine in the order listed. Run on the dough cycle.
  2. While the dough is working, start the filling. Add the almond paste, ground almonds, sugar, and salt to the bowl of a mixer or food processor. Mix until the almond paste breaks up and everything is fairly combined. Add butter, egg whites, almond extract, and amaretto. Beat on medium-high heat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. When the dough has risen, roll it out on a lightly floured board. Roll into a large rectangle, about 16 x 10 inches. Spread the almond filling evenly over the dough. If it is hard to spread, you can warm it up in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds. Roll the dough up on the long side. Use a serrated knife and cut into about 1-inch slices.
  4. Place in a 9x13 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with a towel and let rest for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. Let cool slightly and make the glaze. Whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and almond extract. If the glaze is too thick, add more milk as needed.
  6. Drizzle the glaze over the rolls and sprinkle with sliced almonds.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g
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This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. amy @ southern sweets and eats

    These look and sound crazy delicious! I love a good almond croissant more than anything, too. Thanks for giving an idea that is not quite so ambitious.

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you Amy, I will thrilled with how they turned out. 🙂

  2. Jennyfer

    These looks delicious, however I do not have a bread machine. Is there another way to make the dough?

  3. Rebecca

    Easy dough roller replacement? These look soooo good.

    1. bakedbree

      Sorry, I edited the post, I forgot to mention it. 🙂

  4. Colleen

    What is easy dough roller?

    1. bakedbree

      I edited the post. But it is from King Arthur Flour and it is really helps with rolling dough. I linked to it in the body.

  5. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg

    These look incredible! I love almond flavored breads.

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you Norma!

  6. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel

    These sound SOOO amazing. I LOVE almond croissants, along with anything else almond, amaretto, marzipan or frangipan. So delicious. I need these.

    1. bakedbree

      Me. too. Almond anything is my favorite.

  7. Linda aka Grannie Geek

    Genius! Happy to learn how to make a proper almond filling. My sister will love thesel

    1. bakedbree

      She will love them!

  8. Abbie @ Needs Salt

    These rolls look perfect. Like, everything about them. Gorgeous photos!
    Pinning these pretty rolls.

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks for the pin Abbie!

  9. Elisa B

    Which bread maker do you own? These look amazing.

  10. Vickie

    mmmm, yum! I love baked goods with almonds

  11. Carrie

    This is genius! I recently had the same thought about almond croissants and am glad to have this recipe to satisfy the craving without making myself crazy trying to make the croissants myself 🙂 Love your blog!! Thanks for the tip about the dough roller as well.

    1. bakedbree

      You are welcome! The dough roller is great.

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