Celebrate the holidays with our scrumptious Croffle. A magical blend of croissants and waffles, made with just three simple ingredients in under 10 minutes! Bake your crescent roll in a waffle make, roll in cinnamon sugar and top with fresh berries and whipped cream for a delicious breakfast.
What’s better than a warm and buttery croissant? A croissant made into a waffle. Yup, you read that right! Croffle is a fun little combination of the words croissant and waffle, because you make these sweet treats in a waffle maker! With just three ingredients and minimal effort, you can have a quick breakfast treat or brunch recipe that is sure to delight your tastebuds.
The waffle maker is a staple kitchen appliance in our household. Between cinnamon roll waffles and a yummy croissant waffle, we just can’t seem to stop using it! Pancakes are fun, and we sure love those too, but the crispy outside and soft outside of a waffle is just so yummy. Once I discovered we could put crescent roll dough in the waffle maker to create a simple croffles for an easy breakfast option, it was game over. Now we can’t stop making them! And I bet you’ll love this easy recipe too.
Why You’ll Love Croffles
- One of the best things about these is you can make eight servings of croffles in under 10 minutes. A fabulous sweet treat that won’t have you standing in the kitchen for hours on end.
- These are any easily customizable treat. Serve with your favorite toppings, dip, and so much more.
- Make as many croissant waffles as you want. Double or triple this recipe whenever you need plenty of croffles to go around!
What is a Croffle
A croffle is a mix between a croissant and a waffle, created by pressing croissant dough (or in our case crescent roll dough) in a waffle iron. This results in a treat with the flakiness of a croissant and the crispy ridges of a waffle, often topped with sweet or savory toppings.
The croffle’s exact origins are unclear, but it gained significant popularity in South Korea, particularly in Seoul’s trendy cafe and local bakery options. Its rise to global recognition can be attributed to social media platforms, especially Instagram, where images of this delectable dish quickly captured the attention of food enthusiasts worldwide.
Ingredients for Croffles
- Sugar – A coarse ground sugar tends to make the best texture on the outside of each croffle. However, you can use any sugar you have on hand to make this easy recipe.
- Cinnamon – The cinnamon and sugar combination on crescent roll dough is so good. Don’t skip this ingredient!
- Crescent roll dough – This is the hack to make these super easy. Buy the crescent roll dough that has 8 slices in it. If you want to make more than8 croffles, just buy a few extra cans of dough and make sure you’ve got plenty cinnamon and sugar on hand.
How to Make a Croffle
- Preheat your waffle iron to medium heat before making this easy croffle recipe.
- Then mix sugar and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl and set it to the side.
- Pop open the can of crescent roll dough, and then carefully tear out each perforated triangle.
- Roll the triangles from the large end to the small end. Do this with all eight pieces, then set aside on a plate or baking sheet.
- Grab the bowl containing the sugar mixture and press each crescent roll into the mixture until it is thoroughly covered. Set each sugar cinnamon roll back onto the plate.
- Lightly spray your waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray and then place 2-4 crescent rolls in the waffle iron. Make sure there is plenty of space between the, since they’ll spread while they cook.
- Cook the croffles until the outside is golden brown, probably 2-3 minutes.
- Repeat this process until all crescent rolls are done.
- Then serve with berries and whipped cream and enjoy!
How To Store Leftover Croffle
FRIDGE: Place leftovers into an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. To reheat, pop in the toaster oven or microwave until warm.
FREEZER: Freeze croffles on a baking sheet or plate. Then once frozen solid, remove them and place into an airtight container or freezer safe bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen, or allow to thaw before reheating.
How to Reheat Leftover Croffles
To reheat leftovers, pop in the toaster oven or microwave until warm.
If you are reheating from frozen, or allow to thaw before reheating.
What to Serve with Croffles
Each delicious croissant waffle can be served with whatever you want. Dunk these little treats in maple syrup, regular syrup, or even something like strawberry sauce. You can also drizzle a croffle in caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, or a syrup if you don’t like to dunk.
Any fresh fruit is good with this easy croffle recipe too. Fresh bananas, blueberries, and strawberries are my favorites!
Can I add anything inside my croffle?
Savory: First of all you’ll skip the sugar on the outside if you want to make a savory croffle. Simply sprinkle a little diced ham, crumbled bacon, scrambled eggs, cheese etc. to the dough and then roll up.
Sweet: Fill the inside with chocolate chips, Nutella, peanut butter, fruit jam etc. by spreading it on the unbaked crescent roll dough and then rolling it up. You’ll get a delicious sweet croffle when you use these sweet fillings.
Do NOT overfill the dough or you will have a mess.
There are so many delicious ways to make these and add a fun twist on them!
Add a little homemade whipped cream to the top with chopped strawberries, blueberries raspberry or a drizzle of strawberry sauce or blueberry sauce. This is easy to do if you use croissants then trying to fill them.
For a delicious dessert top them with vanilla ice cream!
While we use the easy hack of using crescent roll dough there is a few other ways to make these quick and easy.
Frozen Croissants: Grab frozen, unbaked croissants from the grocery store. You can use large ones or mini croissants. Make sure it is unbaked croissant dough and not baked.
Puffy Pastry: Make sure you have thawed puff pastry and cut the sheets of puff pastry dough into triangles and roll them up like a croissant.
Crescent Dough Sheets: If you choose to use dough sheet you will cut the sheets into triangles and roll them up like a crescent roll that’s why we grab the perforated triangles.
Why are croffles so popular?
It takes minimal ingredients and minimal effort to make a croffle, and they’re popular because of that! Plus, they have delicious flaky layers and that sugar on the outside.
Breakfast can be a busy time, so any recipe that will make busy mornings a bit easier is always a win and quickly become one of your favorite breakfast items.
- Depending on the size of your waffle maker, you can typically make anywhere from 2-4 croissant waffles at a time. Make sure you don’t overload the machine and keep plenty of space between each croffle.
- Use tongs to remove each croffle from the waffle maker so that you don’t burn your fingers.
- If you find things are sticking, spray a little more non stick spray onto your waffle maker!
This buttery and flaky breakfast delight will quickly become your new obsession. So let us know what your favorite toppings are!
More Crescent Roll Recipes You’ll Love
- Pizza Crescent Rolls are a tasty way to eat cheese and pepperoni. Picky eaters will gobble this up so quickly!
- Use your air fryer and make these easy Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket. You can eat them for breakfast, as an appetizer, or even as a snack.
- Make a Breakfast Crescent Ring loaded with protein and wrapped in flaky and buttery crescent roll dough.
- Change up taco night with this easy Taco Ring. Just as tasty as the breakfast ring and perfect for dinner.
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 8 ounces crescent roll dough 1 tube
- Whipped topping
- Strawberries or other fresh fruit
- Warm up your waffle iron to medium heat, according to the manufacturer’s directions.
- In a small mixing bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
- Unroll your crescent roll dough and carefully tear it apart along the perforated triangles.
- Roll your triangles from the larger end until the crescent is completed; do this for all eight pieces. Set aside on a small cookie sheet or plate.
- Gather your bowl with the sugar mixture and press the crescent rolls into the sugar mixture until they are thoroughly covered. Then, set it back to the cookie sheet or plate.
- When completing all eight rolls, return to your preheated waffle iron.
- Lightly spray the waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray and set 2-4 crescent rolls inside, depending on the size of your waffle iron, and close. The croffles will spread slightly, so give them a little space to do so.
- Cook until the outside is medium brown, about 2-3 minutes for most models.
- Repeat this process until all rolls are done.
- Place on a serving dish of your choice, and serve warm with optional whipped topping and strawberries.