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Quick and Easy Croissant Waffle Recipe (aka Croffles)

Ready to switch up your breakfast routine with minimal effort? Enter the Quick and Easy Croissant Waffle Recipe (aka Croffles), made with only 2 ingredients. 

Quick and Easy Croissant Waffle Recipe (aka Croffles)

These sweet croffles offer a delicious twist on classic waffles, combining the buttery goodness of croissants with the convenience of a waffle iron. They’re perfect for a fuss-free morning treat that will have everyone asking for seconds!

Ingredients you’ll need for these Croissant Waffles

For this recipe, you only need 2 simple ingredients, found in any grocery store:

  1. Premade Croissant dough: This dough serves as the base for the Croffles, offering a flaky and buttery texture that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the Hazelnut spread.
  2. Hazelnut spread: Adding a rich and nutty flavor, the Hazelnut spread complements the Crescent Roll dough, creating a delicious filling for the Croffles.

Take a look at the bottom of this post for the full recipe.

Add-ons and substitutions for this Croffle Recipe

Substitutions:

  • Peanut butter: Swap out the Hazelnut spread for creamy or crunchy peanut butter, for a different nutty flavor profile
  • Cinnamon sugar: For a spiced twist, replace the Hazelnut spread with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
  • Chocolate chips: Opt for melted chocolate instead of Hazelnut spread to achieve a rich and indulgent flavor in your Croffles.
  • Sweet jams: Spread your favorite fruit jam onto the Crescent Roll dough for a fruity and sweet filling.
  • Fresh fruit: Replace the Hazelnut spread with slices of fresh fruit such as bananas, strawberries, or peaches. 
  • Savory croffle: Instead of using Hazelnut spread, spread a layer of cream cheese onto the Crescent Roll dough. Then, add your favorite savoury toppings such as cooked bacon, ham, shredded cheese, or even sautéed vegetables like spinach or mushrooms.

Add-ons:

  • Brown sugar: Sprinkle some brown sugar on top of the Croffles before cooking for a caramelized and slightly crunchy finish.
  • Fresh berries: Add a handful of fresh blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries onto the Hazelnut spread before rolling up the Croffles.
  • Chocolate sauce: Drizzle some chocolate sauce over the cooked Croffles for an extra decadent touch.
  • Icing sugar: Dust the warm Croffles with icing sugar just before serving for a sweet topping.
  • Scoop of ice cream: Serve your warm Croffles with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top for the ultimate indulgence, perfect for dessert or a special brunch treat.
Quick and Easy Croissant Waffle Recipe (aka Croffles)

How to make these homemade croffles

To make this sweet snack, start by rolling out the unbaked croissant dough on a lightly floured surface, and use a knife to separate each triangle-shaped piece of dough.

Spread 1 teaspoon of hazelnut spread on the wide end of each triangle, leaving the edges clear of any spread. Then, start rolling the store-bought croissant dough from the wide base until all of the dough is rolled out, creating mini croissants ready to bake.

Preheat the waffle machine and spray it with cooking spray. Place the unbaked croissants in the hot waffle iron or waffle press and close. Cook for around 3 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.

Serve warm with a drizzle of maple syrup.

Expert Tips for the best Nutella Croffles

  1. Use chilled croissant dough: Ensure your croissant dough is properly chilled before rolling it out, instead of at room temperature. This helps maintain the layers and prevents the dough from becoming too sticky.
  2. Don’t overfill: While it may be tempting to add extra filling, avoid overfilling the croissant dough. Too much filling can cause the Croffles to burst open during cooking and make a mess in your waffle iron.
  3. Preheat the waffle iron: Make sure your waffle iron is fully preheated before adding the Croffles. This helps achieve a crispy exterior and ensures even cooking throughout.
  4. Use cooking spray: To prevent sticking, lightly coat your waffle iron with cooking spray before adding the Croffles. This also helps achieve a golden brown crust.
  5. Cook until golden brown: Keep an eye on the Croffles as they cook and remove them from the waffle iron once they’re golden brown and crispy on the outside. Cooking times may vary depending on your waffle iron, so adjust as needed.
  6. Serve immediately: Croffles are best enjoyed fresh and warm from the waffle iron. Serve them immediately with your favorite toppings such as maple or date syrup, powdered sugar, or fresh fruit for the ultimate trendy breakfast or brunch treat.
Quick and Easy Croissant Waffle Recipe (aka Croffles)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a croffle made of?

A Croffle typically consists of two main elements: croissant dough and a filling. 

The croissant dough can be store-bought crescent roll dough or homemade, rolled into triangles. 

As for the filling, options range from sweet choices like hazelnut spread, peanut butter, or chocolate chips to savory options like cheese, ham, or bacon. These ingredients are rolled together and cooked in a waffle iron, resulting in a crispy, flaky pastry with a waffle-like texture, ideal for any meal or snack.

​What’s the difference between a croffle and a waffle?

The difference between a croffle and a waffle comes down to what they’re made of: waffles are cooked from a mix of flour, eggs, milk, and other ingredients, while croffles are made from croissant dough. 

Waffles have a soft, fluffy inside with a crispy outside, while croffles have a flaky texture like croissants but with a waffle-like grid pattern.

How to store any leftover croffles?

To store any leftover croffles, simply place them in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator. Croffles can typically be refrigerated for up to 3 days. 

When ready to eat, you can reheat them in the oven or toaster oven for a few minutes until warmed through.

Can I freeze my croffles?

Sure you can! to freeze croffles, let them cool completely, then freeze on a lined baking sheet for 1-2 hours until firm. 

Transfer to a freezer-safe bag or airtight container, label, and freeze for up to 2-3 months. To enjoy, thaw and reheat in the oven or toaster.

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Quick and Easy Croissant Waffle Recipe (aka Croffles)

Ready to switch up your breakfast routine with minimal effort? Enter the Quick and Easy Croissant Waffle Recipe (aka Croffles), made with only 2 ingredients. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: croffle recipe, croissant waffle recipe, croissant waffles, Quick and Easy Croissant Waffle Recipe, sweet fix baker
Servings: 8 croffles
Author: Maria Corcuera

Equipment

  • 1 waffle maker

Ingredients

  • 1 8 ounce refrigerated canned croissant dough
  • 8 teaspoons hazelnut spread

Instructions

  • start by rolling out the unbaked croissant dough on a lightly floured surface, and use a knife to separate each triangle-shaped piece of dough.
    1 8 ounce refrigerated canned croissant dough
  • Spread 1 teaspoon of hazelnut spread on the wide end of each triangle, leaving the edges clear of any spread. Then, start rolling the store-bought croissant dough from the wide base until all of the dough is rolled out, creating mini croissants ready to bake.
    8 teaspoons hazelnut spread
  • Preheat the waffle machine and spray it with cooking spray. Place the unbaked croissants in the hot waffle iron or waffle press and close. Cook for around 3 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.

Notes

Expert Tips for the best Nutella Croffles

  1. Use chilled croissant dough: Ensure your croissant dough is properly chilled before rolling it out, instead of at room temperature. This helps maintain the layers and prevents the dough from becoming too sticky.
  2. Don’t overfill: While it may be tempting to add extra filling, avoid overfilling the croissant dough. Too much filling can cause the Croffles to burst open during cooking and make a mess in your waffle iron.
  3. Preheat the waffle iron: Make sure your waffle iron is fully preheated before adding the Croffles. This helps achieve a crispy exterior and ensures even cooking throughout.
  4. Use cooking spray: To prevent sticking, lightly coat your waffle iron with cooking spray before adding the Croffles. This also helps achieve a golden brown crust.
  5. Cook until golden brown: Keep an eye on the Croffles as they cook and remove them from the waffle iron once they’re golden brown and crispy on the outside. Cooking times may vary depending on your waffle iron, so adjust as needed.
  6. Serve immediately: Croffles are best enjoyed fresh and warm from the waffle iron. Serve them immediately with your favorite toppings such as maple or date syrup, powdered sugar, or fresh fruit for the ultimate trendy breakfast or brunch treat.

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