Aren’t croissants just magical? All those layers of flaky pastry and butter…. you just can’t beat them. But you can load them up with ham, tomatoes, rocket, feta, avocado, soft poached eggs and call them loaded croissants!

Avocado & vegetable loaded croissant |

Isn’t that just a thing of beauty? A perfect croissant loaded up with all your breakfast favourites, that’s my kind of Sunday breakfast!

I love that these croissants are fully customisable based on whatever you like, it would be such fun to set up a loaded croissant bar for Sunday brunch and let everyone make their own. I would have rocket or baby spinach, avocado, tomatoes, ham, feta and swiss cheese, maybe even some corn and poached or scrambled eggs. Everyone could load up their croissant with whatever fillings they want!

Gorgeous cherry tomatoes |

A loaded croissant bar might make an appearance at Christmas brunch in our house this year! Minimal effort from me for maximum results and everyone getting what they want, sounds perfect!

Just add some coffee, juice and mimosas and Christmas morning would be sorted. Oh and gifts of course!

What are your Christmas’s usually like? Do you have family traditions? We always spend the day with family, whether it’s Marc’s family or mine or both, we always have big breakfast and big big lunch then leftovers for dinner if anyone is still hungry. There is almost always backyard cricket – which i am certain is a truly Aussie Christmas tradition that most Australian families do every year.

Our lunches usually include 2-3 types of meat, hot and cold sides dishes, breads and sauces followed by at least 3 choices of dessert.

Ham & veg loaded croissant |

It’s rare that anyone wants anything for dinner, but if they do there is always tonnes of leftovers so it’s usually sandwiches or another serving of dessert.

Because lunch is such a grand affair if we are hosting breakfast I like to make sure there is some healthy choices in there. So if I serve something like pancakes or bacon and eggs I always have a fruit platter, just because it’s Christmas and we indulge doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be mindful of eating good food as well.

Christmas in Australia is different to many other parts of the world, as we have Christmas in the middle of summer. This means much of our fruit and veg are in peak season, so you will find plenty of fruit and salads and fresh seafood on our Christmas tables.

Vegetarian loaded croissant |

Ham & veg loaded croissant |

Loaded Croissants

Servings 2 easily mulitplied


Ham & Vegetable Croissant

  • 1 croissant
  • 3-4 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 2 slices ham
  • 10 g rocket
  • 15 g feta

Avocado & Vegetable Croissant

  • 1 croissant
  • 3-4 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 10 g rocket
  • 15 g feta


  1. Cut the tomatoes in half or into quarters, place in a fry pan over medium high heat and cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden and softened.

  2. Half fill a medium saucepan with water bring it to the boil. Add the eggs, remove from heat and cover and let sit for 4 minutes and 30 seconds.

  3. While the eggs are cooking cut the croissants across the top from end to end but not all the way through, you want to create a sort of pocket.

  4. Ham & Vegetable Croissant: Place the ham into the croissant first then add the rocket and tomatoes, top with the poached egg and crumble over the feta. Serve and enjoy!

  5. Avocado & Vegetable Croissant: Cut the avocado into slices and fan along one side of the croissant, add the rocket and tomatoes top with the poached egg and crumble over the feta. Serve and enjoy!

Loaded Croissants |


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