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Croffles

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Croffles, a hybrid of croissants and waffles, is a two-ingredient breakfast upgrade for the most indulgent, tiktok approved recipe trend.

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A Viral Breakfast Recipe Worth Making

Move over tiktok cinnamon rolls, cronuts, and donut bread puddingcroffles are this year’s viral recipe sensation making breakfast exciting, new, and of course, delicious.

The waffle maker can be used for so much more than just regular batter – adding croissant dough, puff pastry dough, or even rolls makes a morning mash of the trendy breakfast hybrid you will want more of.

Flaky, crispy, and dusted with powdered sugar, this easy-to-make breakfast treat combines two family favorites in 10 minutes or less. 

Ingredients

  • Six frozen butter croissants (raw, you need to thaw before cooking) 9oz package
  • vegetable oil
  • syrup, fresh fruit, and powdered sugar, optional for serving

If using frozen croissants –

Thaw frozen croissants before making this recipe.

  • To thaw, spray a plate or small baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and place croissants in a single layer, keeping about 1″ between each croissant. Spray a piece of plastic wrap with nonstick cooking spray and place it on the croissants.
  • Refrigerate overnight, removing from fridge about 30 minutes before making, or thaw at room temperature for 3-4 hours or until thawed and puffy from rising.

How to make a Croffle

  1. When ready to make croffles, preheat a waffle iron and coat it with vegetable oil.
  2. Place the croissant into the preheated waffle iron and close it shut. The amount you can place will be determined by how large the waffle maker is. Ours has 2 spaces as shown.
  3. When cooking is complete, and the croffle is golden brown, remove it from the waffle maker and serve it topped with maple syrup, fresh fruit, and powdered sugar. Croissant waffles are delicious when served with a side of ice cream!
adding croissants to a waffle iron.

What is a croffle?

A “croffle” is a recipe term that combines croissant and waffle ingredients. It is made from croissant dough that has been pressed in a waffle iron, resulting in a crispy, golden waffle-like texture with the unique layers of a croissant.

Like waffles or our eggless pancakes, sweet croffles can be eaten plain or topped with fresh berries, syrup, whipped cream, brown sugar, or savory croffles with cheese and ham. Other ways to eat include peanut butter or a schmear of cream cheese.

The phrase “croffle” is a combination of the words “croissant” and “waffle.”

powdered sugar on a plate.

Can you use a crescent roll instead of a croissant? 

Most grocery stores sell refrigerated crescent rolls, and you may wonder if you can substitute them. You could substitute crescent rolls because they are dough, but the recipe would be different.

Croissants and crescent rolls look similar, but they are not the same thing.

Croissants are French pastries prepared from dough covered with butter before being rolled, molded into a crescent shape, and baked. As a result, the pastry is flaky and buttery on the outside and soft on the flaky layer interior.

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On the other hand, Crescent rolls are American bread roll that is also fashioned into a crescent shape, but they are typically produced from a simpler dough that does not contain any butter layers.

Sweet vs. Savory

Sweet Ideas – Flavors for sweet croffles could include Nutella and banana, strawberry and cream, or cinnamon sugar.

Savory Ideas – Flavors for savory croffles could include ham and cheese, bacon and egg, or pesto and tomato.

Toppings – Croffles can be topped with many toppings, including powdered sugar, whipped cream, fruit, syrup, or cheese.

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Croffles (Hybrid Croissant and Waffles)


Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Looking for a delicious new breakfast trend? Try croffles – the perfect combination of croissants and waffles! Our croffles are crispy on the outside, buttery and flaky on the inside, and served hot off the waffle iron. Learn more about this mouth-watering treat and where to find them here.

Equipment

  • Waffle Iron pre-heated

Ingredients
 

  • 6 frozen butter croissants  raw, you need to thaw before cooking) 9oz package
  • vegetable oil

Toppings

  • Fruit, powdered sugar, maple syrup

Instructions

How to thaw frozen croissants

  • Thaw croissants before making this recipe. To thaw, spray a plate or small baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and place croissants in a single layer, keeping about 1" in between each croissant.
  • Spray a piece of plastic wrap with nonstick cooking spray and place it on top of croissants.
  • Refrigerate overnight, removing from fridge about 30 minutes before making, or thaw at room temperature for 3-4 hours or until thawed and puffy from rising. 

How to make Croffles

  • When ready to make croffles, preheat a waffle iron and coat with vegetable oil.
  • Place croissants into the waffle maker and close it shut. The amount you can place will be determined by how large the waffle maker is. Ours has 2 spaces as shown. Repeat until all servings are complete.
  • When cooking is complete, remove from waffle maker and serve topped with syrup, fresh fruit, and powdered sugar. 

Notes

Please note that refrigerated crescent rolls are not the same as croissants. While any dough could likely be successfully used in a waffle maker, it won’t have the same consistency as this recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 2croffles | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 424IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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