4-Ingredient Banana Nutella Croissants

Inspired by the crepes of Paris, Banana Nutella Croissants come together with just 4 ingredients. They are deceptively easy and wildly addictive!

Flakey, buttery pastries filled with luscious Nutella spread and sweet, caramelized banana slices.

Outstanding with a captial “O.” That’s what these croissants are.

Inspired by the crepes of Paris, Banana Nutella Croissants come together with just 4 ingredients. They are deceptively easy and wildly addictive!

If you are generous enough to share them with family and friends, they will be gone in a flash. Even better if you hoard them all for yourself, but they’ll still be gone in a flash!

This recipe is inspired by trips long ago to Paris where I would devour crepes filled with bananas and Nutella.

It really was the absolute best treat, and no matter how much I wanted to try a ham and cheese version (driven by my love of sandwiches), I always ordered the ones stuffed with warm bananas and Nutella.

Inspired by the crepes of Paris, Banana Nutella Croissants come together with just 4 ingredients. They are deceptively easy and... addictive!

Thaw the puff pastry according to the package instructions: 40 minutes at room temperature until softened but still cold.

The pastry will crack if it is too stiff but you can easily press your fingers into the seams to fix the cracks. Unfold each sheet onto a lightly floured surface and make your cuts. I like to use a pizza cutter but a knife will work just fine, of course.

Aim for thin slices of banana so they fold nicely within the croissant. If you have huge, thick chunks, they won’t bend.

Inspired by the crepes of Paris, Banana Nutella Croissants come together with just 4 ingredients. They are deceptively easy and... addictive!

Thin banana slices also bake nicely in the oven, developing a golden, caramelized taste and texture that is positively mouth-watering. You won’t be able to see them once the Nutella melts, but they are there, ripe with vibrant banana flavor.

Like I said, just try and share!

Inspired by the crepes of Paris, Banana Nutella Croissants come together with just 4 ingredients. They are deceptively easy and wildly addictive!

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Inspired by the crepes of Paris, Banana Nutella Croissants come together with just 4 ingredients. They are deceptively easy and wildly addictive!
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4-Ingredient Banana Nutella Croissants

Inspired by the crepes of Paris, Banana Nutella Croissants come together with just 4 ingredients. They are deceptively easy and wildly addictive!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 224 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 box (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, thawed until softened by still cold
  • 3/4 cup Nutella or other hazelnut spread
  • 1-2 bananas, thinly sliced (36 slices)
  • 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water, lightly beaten

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

  2. Working with one sheet of puff pastry at a time, unfold it on a lightly floured surface. Following the seams in the puff pastry, cut the sheet into thirds. 

  3. Cut each third into two triangles by cutting between two opposite corners to make six long, skinny triangles. Repeat with second sheet of puff pastry until you have 12 triangles.

  4. Spread 1 tablespoon Nutella on the widest part of each triangle. Top with 3 banana slices.

  5.  Starting at the wide end of the triangle, roll the pastry up so the tip of the pastry is underneath the croissant. Arrange on prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining triangles.

  6. Brush the tops of the croissants with the egg and water mixture. Place in oven and bake until the croissants are fragrant and golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes.

  7. Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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29 comments

  1. These look delicious Meggan! So sweet and flakey. Never thought of addend banana, they totally remind me of banana nutella crepes! Great for a weekend breakfast! Will try them!

  2. Such a great idea, Meggan! Looks amazingly delicious!

  3. I cooked with Nutella this week also, great minds. They look and sound amazing and since there’s a healthy fruit in there we can eat more, right?

  4. This is really clever! I never thought to make croissants using puff pastry, and even if I did, I definitely would not have figured out how to get the croissant shape using triangles. And it’s such a clever short cut for a fab treat – banana and nutella goes great! Actually I am not a huge fan of banana to be honest, I am thinking I will make this with strawberries. Hopefully that will work! :) PS Thanks for putting Nutella in my mind. I am so tempted to grab a spoon and get stuck into the jar RIGHT NOW.

    • I have also made these without any fruit whatsoever – DIVINE! Although strawberries do sound pretty good. I just have a soft spot in my heart for bananas and nutella. No matter how you make these, they are super yummy! :)

  5. Nutella and banana is a match made in heaven! These look awesome :)

  6. These are just perfect!! Nutella and banana were meant for each other.

  7. Wow these look insanely good! I can’t get over how easy they are!

  8. You read my mind! I just had nutella banana croissants when I was traveling in Greece 2 weeks ago!! What a lovely coincident! I’m pretty sure I wrote that idea down on some paper, which is long gone. I thought it is a genius idea and I got to try it at home (I was thinking about using supermarket croissant)! Thanks for the recipe and your version looks even better! I need to cook those soon. Awesome cannot describe their deliciousness!

    • Thank you so much Maggie, I definitely love the nutella/banana combo. I had no idea these were a favorite in Greece too, although why not? Put bananas and nutella on anything and they are fabulous! :)

  9. So when you said “hoard them to yourself,” that was like a command, right? Because that’s exactly what I’d do with these. Simple and delicious!

    • Elizabeth I’m so glad you get me. It was definitely a command. :) I am not very good at sharing (“does not play well with others”) never mind when we’re talking about banana and nutella. Game over!!!

  10. Thaanks so much for sharing – I had no idea you could make croissants so easily with puff pastry! I tried out a savoury version with tomato and mozzarella for my own food blog easyandveggie.com and linked to your site. I hope that’s OK, and thanks again for the inspiring recipe!

  11. Thanks so much for sharing – I had no idea you could make croissants so easily with puff pastry! I tried out a savoury version with tomato and mozzarella for my own food blogeasyandveggie.com and linked to your site. I hope that’s OK, and thanks again for the inspiring recipe!

  12. Thank you so much for sharing – I had no idea you could make croissants so easily with puff pastry! I tried out a savoury version with tomato and mozzarella for my own food blog (easyandveggie.com) and linked to your site. I hope that’s OK, and thanks again for the inspiring recipe!

  13. Did it today!They are in the oven. Can´t wait! 

  14. Can you just make these with croissants from the package? I don’t even know what puff pastry is… #notachef

    • YES! You sure can. You mean like crescent rolls right? The thing with puff pastry is that it just tastes better, it’s a lot butterier and flakier… but yes. Crescent rolls are great too. I’m not a chef either. :)

  15. Thanks for responding! I did end up making them with regular precut crescent rolls and they were still amazing..! (I’m glad you understood what I meant haha) When I find myself some puff pastry I’ll have to try again.

    So simple and delicious.. My kind of recipe!! I can’t wait to make these for a crowd. Thank you!!

    • Hey, Carly! Puff pastry is usually near the frozen bread dough and other stuff like phyllo dough. It can be expensive thought so don’t feel obligated to buy it! The cheapest place I have found it is Target. At my regular grocery store (Kroger/Ralphs) it is basically double the price. Or just keep making it with crescents. :) Whatever works! I am so glad you enjoyed them! That’s the main thing, that’s always the most important thing.

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