Best Ready-to-Bake Frozen Croissants

Best Ready-to-Bake Frozen Croissants

Posted on: Pastries

By Lucy Yanckello, Ph.D.

Wildgrain is the first bake-from-frozen subscription box for sourdough breads, fresh pastas, and artisanal pastries. 


Ready-to-bake frozen croissants offer the ability to have spontaneous batches of the delectable treat whenever one pleases. But these home-baker-friendly options also allow for bakers who do not have the time, or the skill, to enjoy not only croissants themselves, but also enjoy the insatiable aroma they fill a kitchen with when baking. Read on to learn more about the ready-to-bake options out there and how to bake them to perfection.

Can you buy ready-to-bake croissants? Can you buy frozen croissants to bake at home?

Yes, ready-to-bake croissants are readily available in many grocery stores and online. There are various types of ready-to-bake croissants on the market, including those that come frozen to bake at home. In fact, Wildgrain has various types of frozen croissants you can order and bake in your home including Plain Croissants, Chocolate Avalanche Croissants, and Chocolate Croissants.

How do I cook ready-to-bake croissants? How do I bake ready-made frozen croissants? What temperature do you bake frozen croissants?

Frozen ready-to-bake croissants can be easy and quick to bake home, and fill your kitchen with the delicious smell of freshly baked croissants. For Wildgrain croissants, please bake the frozen croissants at 370 degrees fahrenheit. The frozen croissants should be placed from the freezer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and baked for 20-24 minutes until they are dark golden brown.

Do I need to defrost frozen croissants before baking? Should frozen croissants be thawed before baking?

Whether you need to defrost or thaw frozen croissants before baking depends on the brand of croissant. Some ready-to-bake frozen croissants require first thawing and letting the dough rise for around 6 to 8 hours. At Wilgrain, our frozen ready-to-bake croissants do not need to thaw and should be placed directly from the freezer into the hot oven. As a result, Wildgrain croissants are easier to make and require significantly less time to plan for a tasty treat.  

Should croissants be heated before eating? Should you microwave or bake croissants? How to toast croissants in an oven?

If already baked, croissants can be heated in an oven or microwave. However, if raw, such as with ready-to-bake frozen croissants, croissants should be baked in an oven before eating.

Because croissants are known for their crispy and flaky texture, the oven is a great way to reheat them if they’re already fully baked. If you have whole, plain croissants, they can be reheated just as they are. If the croissants have a filling, like chocolate, you may want to consider slicing them in half for even heating. The oven should be set to 350 degrees fahrenheit. After placing the croissants onto a baking sheet, place them in the oven for 5 to 7 minutes to get them back to their golden, flakey, delicious texture as if they were just freshly baked.

Although croissants can be reheated in the microwave if you are in a hurry, the original golden flakiness will not be maintained. To reheat croissants in the microwave, dampen a paper towel and place it on a microwave-safe plate. The croissants should be placed on top of the paper towel and the microwave should be put on a low power setting to prevent the croissant from becoming too soft. Microwave the croissants in 10 to 20 second intervals until they reach your desired doneness.

Are frozen croissants any good?

Yes, frozen croissants can be delicious. When prepared correctly, frozen croissants can be even better than already baked ones, because you get to enjoy them warm and fresh out of your own oven. You may just have to give them a try and decide for yourself!

Where can I buy the best ready-to-bake frozen croissants online?

At Wildgrain, we specialize in making high-quality, fresh pastries that are delivered directly to your door. Wildgrain is the first bake-from-frozen delivery subscription service for breads, rolls, pastries, and fresh pastas. Some of our best ready-to-bake frozen croissants include Chocolate Avalanche Croissants, Chocolate Croissants, and Plain Croissants. We are proud to offer the best pastries online, made with non-GMO flour and without preservatives. Learn more about Wildgrain and our artisanal baking and cooking methods.


About the Author

Lucy Yanckello received her Ph.D. in nutrition from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She currently works as a medical writer and enjoys being able to help people better understand nutrition and science.


This content is for informational use only and does not replace professional nutrition and/or medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is not a substitute for and should not be relied upon for specific nutrition and/or medical recommendations. Please talk with your doctor about any questions or concerns.