Today, January 30, is National Croissant Day, which reminded me that I wanted to share the best gluten-free Croissant Recipes and Crescent Roll Recipes with you! Yes, most—but not all—of these recipes have been here on gfe all along.
Originally, most of these recipes were in another post in the Bountiful Bread Basket series that also included recipes for gluten-free breadsticks, English muffins, and soft pretzels. I do love a huge collection of recipes but that one was too much—even for me!
Plus, the best gluten-free croissant recipes and crescent roll recipes deserve their own collection and, again, I have a few new recipes to share with you. The more beautiful, buttery, mouth-watering croissant and crescent roll goodness, the better, right?
How Are Croissants and Crescent Rolls Different?
The Best Gluten-Free Croissant Roll Recipes and Crescent Roll Recipes
~ Crescent Rolls from GF Jules ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with dairy free, egg-free, vegan options
Reader reviews: “Love this recipe! Have made the rolls and they were divine! Next I’m going to use the dough for mini pigs in a blanket and for monkey bread! Can’t wait!” and “These were great!”
~ Gluten-Free Crescent Rolls from Life After Wheat ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with dairy-free, refined sugar-free options
Reader reviews: “I just wanted to let you know that I made these and they came out great! I used your flour blend, but substituted arrowroot for the tapioca as I am allergic to tapioca.” and “I made these on Sunday and they turned out amazing! (Which is a first for homemade-gluten-free for me – so THANK YOU!)” and “These are THE best GF rolls I have found. My family asks for them every holiday now (even those who are not GF prefer them)!!” and “I used this dough for cinnamon rolls Christmas morning. AMAZING!!”
~ Gluten-Free Croissants from The Nomadic Fitzpatricks ~ gluten free, vegetarian
Jen adapted GF Jules’s recipe.
Reader reviews: “We’ll I just tried this recipe last night. I’d just like to say thank you for sharing it. Came out fantastic with a flavor, yes just like regular croissant. :)”
~ Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Crescent Rolls from The Rice of Life ~ gluten free, dairy free, nut free, vegetarian
Annaliese adapted a cinnamon roll recipe from Annalise Roberts to create delicious, more savory crescent rolls that her son—and the whole family—could enjoy.
~ New & Improved Gluten-Free Croissants from Let Them Eat Gluten-Free Cake ~ gluten free, vegetarian
Kim says: “Buttery, flaky, feathery, and light. We didn’t think these gluten-free croissants could get any better, but yet here they are in all their glory!! These new and improved gluten-free croissants will ROCK YOUR WORLD!”
Reader reviews: “My 14-year-old son, who has coeliac disease, asked me if we could try making gluten-free croissants. We were blown away by the result! The croissants were incredibly light and flaky – I wouldn’t have imagined that anything gluten-free could have that texture. I can see that we’ll be making a lot more of these! my son is over the moon with his first proper croissant in 7 years. You wouldn’t believe how quickly they are disappearing!” and “Thank you for a great recipe. My daughter’s celiac boyfriend said they were amazing – they didn’t taste like a gluten-free product!! They looked fabulous too.”
~ Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Croissants from Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegetarian, vegan (Note that this recipe can also be used for Cinnamon Rolls as Heidi details in her post.)
Reader reviews: “Made the dough three days ago. Baked the crescent rolls yesterday and the cinnamon rolls this morning. Thank you so much for posting this recipe. Now my daughters and I can celebrate our Christmas Eve properly with rolls and Christmas morning those cinnamon rolls will be right there next to our Mimosas and Espresso! It’s an even better tradition now, 30 years later. You have made my job as the GF/DF/EG chef better than ever!” and “These came out fantastic.”
~ Gluten-Free Homemade Croissants from Gluten-Free Gobsmacked ~ gluten free, vegetarian
Reader reviews: “OK…You win! The best GF anything I have had so far! We were all in heaven. Half were plain (with apricot jam, of course) and half were chocolate. I made a firm ganache for the center so that it wouldn’t harden after it was cool. I was surprised how rich they are. Even though I wanted to eat more, I could just do two!” and“Thank you so much for creating this recipe. I finally had time to make these and they were terrific. Croissants were the one food that my daughter mourned when we all went gluten free 3 years ago. She was so proud that “her” croissants came out perfectly.”
~ Homemade Gluten-Free Crescent Rolls from MI Gluten-Free Gal ~ gluten free, vegetarian
Margaret says: “While I could easily keep these delicious gluten-free crescent rolls to myself, I recommend sharing them with those you love. One, because they’ll know you’re a baking badass superstar. Most importantly, we deserve to be included in social situations. Even if you just have a friend over for tea and rolls with jam, live gluten free, proudly.” Indeed! Margaret also uses this recipe to make yummy Pigs in a Blanket, Resurrection Rolls, and more. Read more in her post.
Reader reviews: “Hi, I made these exactly as per the recipe, and they came out PERFECTLY. Thank you so much, what a treat after years of no crescent rolls!! ♥️” and “Wow, these were absolutely delicious!” and “Finally made these GF crescent rolls last night, and a second batch as pigs-in-the-blanket. They turned out fantastic and yummy! Family enjoyed snacking on them. They were much easier than I expected to make, and had a nice light, buttery taste.”
~ Incredibly Easy Gluten-Free Crescent Rolls (“Almost Croissants”) from Gluten-Free Home Bakery ~ gluten free, vegetarian
Ali says: “These light and flaky gluten-free crescent rolls are seriously out of this world and so easy to make! Not quite a croissant but better than any packaged crescent roll.” She adds: “The first bite out of the oven and I literally gasped with joy.”
~ Gluten-Free Vegan Crescent Rolls from Petite Allergy Treats ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan
Laura says that these rolls are crispy and chewy and great to feed a crowd, but honestly, I wouldn’t want to share! Bonus–They can be made ahead of serving and travel well. Note that readers have made these as either savory or sweet crescent rolls.
Reader reviews: “I made these twice so far and they taste delicious! Once as a side for soup, and another time as pigs-in-blankets.” and “Just made a sweet version of these with raspberry jam and they were amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!” and “Just made these for lunch with my boys they were so excited we could actually roll them and they turned out great!! My seven-year-old had never had a crescent roll before!!!”
~ Keto Almond Croissants from All Day I Dream About Food ~ gluten free, grain free, sugar free, keto, low carb
Reader reviews: “These keto croissants were incredible. Would definitely recommend! I think I will try them in a savory version too but the sweet version is heavenly.” and “Just made these for brunch, and they turned out amazing, thank you. Non-keto hubby even gave his approval.”
~ Mrs. P’s Yeast Rolls (or Crescent Rolls) from Faithfully Gluten Free ~ gluten free, vegetarian
Reader reviews: “These turned out so well. My husband loved them too, which is a rarity when it comes to GF bread.” and “I just made these and they turned out quite well! I am recently GF and this will hopefully help me through the holidays!!”
~ Quicker, Easier Gluten-Free Croissants from Gluten-Free Gourmand ~ gluten free, egg free, vegetarian
Reader review: “I made this recipe exactly as described and the croissants came out fantastic!” and “The kids are so happy about their pains au chocolat! My son like them better than the real one – and he is half French 🙂 I think he is too kind but they did remind me of the pains of chocolat of my youth.”
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Originally published November 4, 2014; updated July 25, 2023.