The classic French pastry can bring to mind images of berets, bicycles and the Eiffel Tower. And if you’re ready to say, “oui” to creating your own, you just need to channel your inner Parisian baker. So grab your apron, rolling pin and a whole lotta butter, and check out these 20 creative ways to put a croissant in your day.

1. Basic French Croissant: Before you go making anything croissant related, you need a good croissant recipe. Get the basics down here before moving on to the following more experimental recipes. (via Cubes ‘n’ Juliennes)

2. Cinnamon-Raisin Danish Swirls: These fancy swirls are made with croissant dough. Raisins and cinnamon take the taste levels over the top. (via Top With Cinnamon)

3. Croissants With Custard and Plums: Imagine a warm custard and plum-filled croissant with your coffee on a cold winter morning. Yeah, our mouths are watering, too. (via Traces of Sweet Muffins)

4. Maple Bacon Cronuts: Rather than flying to New York and standing in an insanely long line and hoping to get a bite of Dominique Ansel’s famous creation, create your own. And as if the Cronut wasn’t genius enough by itself, this recipe puts bacon into the equation. We can hardly handle it. (via Life Made Sweet)

5. Smoked Salmon Croissant With Cream Cheese: Croissants aren’t just for the sweet stuff, ya know. Stuff them with your favorite sandwich fixings for a hearty breakfast or lunch. (via Bite Delight)

6. Hazelnut and Dark Chocolate Croissants: You can never have too much chocolate. Add some to your breakfast with these hazelnut and dark chocolate croissants. (via Two Loves Studio)

7. Caramel Egg Stuffed Croissants: Stuff croissants with those extra Cadbury eggs left over from your spring shindig, and cue the chocolatey caramely goodness. (via Taming Twins)

8. Praline Twists: One of the best ideas we’ve heard this week? Twist croissant dough into vanilla praline oblivion. Don’t forget the powdered sugar! (via The Little White Kitchen)

9. Apple Pecan Pie Cronuts With Apple Cider Caramel Drizzle: This recipe just screams fall. Its flavors of apple, pecan, cider and caramel will have you begging for more. (via Half Baked Harvest)

10. Easy Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict on Toasted Croissant: Here’s your breakfast for today. Enjoy. (via To Food With Love)

11. Baked Croissant Sandwich Casserole: A sandwich and a casserole? Brilliant. Just brilliant. (via Fuss Free Cooking)

12. Croissants Filled With Brie and Strawberries: Cheese and fruit can be a combination eaten for breakfast or lunch… or dinner… or a snack.. or anytime at all really. (via My Blue and White Kitchen)

13. Roasted Rhubarb Croissants: Wrap up some rhubarb in a buttery croissant for a tart surprise in every bite. (via Zap)

14. Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding: Here’s an easy dessert that can be thrown together in the event of unexpected guests. We promise they’ll be asking you for the recipe. (via Confessions of a Picky Eater)

15. Raspberry Custard Croissant Pudding: While we’re making pudding out of croissants, just go ahead and add raspberries to the mix for a lovely fruity flavor. (via The Kiwi Cook)

16. Nutella Stuffed Croissants: Satisfy your Nutella cravings with these Nutella stuffed croissants. We’ll take two! (via Taneic Smakow)

17. Coffee Caramelized Croissant French Toast: Whether homemade or store bought, making croissants into French toast is a good idea. (via Half Baked Harvest)

18. Apricot Crescents: If you don’t have time to make croissant dough from scratch, get some puff pastry from the freezer section and wrap up some apricot filling. No one will ever know the difference. (via Devour)

19. Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches: Why eat chicken salad on plain ol’ bread when you can eat it on a delicious flaky croissant? (via Oh Sweet Basil)

20. Apple and Pesto Croissant Sandwich: Add some crunch to your lunch with these apple pesto croissant sandwiches! (via The Whinery)

What is your favorite way to eat your croissant? We want to know so give us a shout below!