Croffles (Crossiant Waffles)

Turn store bought crescent rolls into these delicious Croffles! An easy treat for breakfast that kids will love. Flaky layers of crescent rolls made in a waffle iron. Add your favorites toppings like strawberries, whipped cream and more.

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Top with whatever toppings you would like. Whipping cream/Berries/Syrup etc.

If you’re looking for more breakfast ideas for the kiddos, this recipe for croffles will be a hit for sure! A buttery and flaky croissant, put into a waffle maker and topped with any yummy topping your imagination can muster up. I can’t think of anyone who’d turn that down.

This super easy recipe only takes minutes to make, so it’s great for busy mornings when the kids need to get to school.

Not only are croffles a quick breakfast recipe, but you can send them in lunches too. Take some of my lunch box ideas for kids, and throw croissant waffles in the mix. They’ll definitely have the coolest lunch at the lunch table!

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Make this easy croffle recipe in under 10 minutes. It’s a great breakfast addition on busy mornings when everyone is going where they need to go.
  • This recipe is so simple that the kids can make it on their own. Little may not be able to use a waffle iron, but the older kiddos can use it no problem!
  • If you have picky eaters, they’ll love this recipe because they can use any toppings they want.

What is a Croffle

A croffle is like a mix of a croissant and a waffle that’s made with simple ingredients when you use my easy hack!

You take croissant dough (crescent roll dough in our case!) and cook it in a waffle machine. This gives you something that’s crispy like a waffle but soft inside like a croissant. People often put sweet toppings like syrup or fresh fruit on top, but some like it with savory things like cheese.

No one’s really sure where the croffle first started, but it became very popular in South Korea. You can seem them in the local bakery or cafe on the streets especially in Seoul. A lot of people saw pictures of croffles on social media, like Instagram, and that’s how more people around the world got to know about it. Social media to lead to the easy hack of using frozen croissant dough or crescent roll dough to make these.

Overhead Image of the Croffle Ingredients

Ingredients for Croffles

  • Sugar – For best results, use a coarse ground sugar so there is a crunchy sugary texture on the outside of each croffle. But if you don’t have coarse sugar, you can use any sugar you have on hand.
  • Cinnamon – Use cinnamon and sugar on the crescent roll dough to make the tastiest flavor. Trust me, you don’t want to skip the cinnamon!
  • Crescent roll dough – Make sure to buy the roll of crescent dough that has 8 slices in it. If you want to make more than 8 croffles, then you can buy a few extra cans of dough to make as many croffles as you want. If you grabbed the crescent dough sheets just cut them into 8 triangles and use them.

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How to Make Croffles

  1. Preheat the waffle iron to medium heat as the first step to make croffles.
  2. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl and set it aside.
  3. Pop open a can of crescent roll dough, and then peel each triangle of dough out of the sheet.
  4. Roll the crescent rolls from the large end of each triangle to the small end. Do this with all eight pieces, then set aside on a clean plate or baking sheet.
  5. Grab the sugar mixture and press each crescent roll into the mixture until each one is thoroughly covered. Set the sugar cinnamon roll back onto the plate.
  6. Lightly spray your waffle iron with cooking spray and then place 2-4 crescent rolls in the waffle iron. Make sure to leave plenty of space between the crescent rolls, since they’ll spread while they cook.
  7. Cook each croffle until the outside is golden brown. This should take about 2-3 minutes.
  8. Repeat this process until all crescent rolls have been transformed into croffles.
  9. Then serve with berries and whipped cream, or other favorite toppings, and enjoy!

Can I use a different dough for Homemade Croffles?

Puffy Pastry Dough: Another option is to use thawed puff pastry dough and cut it into triangles and roll them up instead of using the premade crescent roll dough.

Frozen Croissants: You can use store-bought croissant dough to make these too just make sure you get unbaked croissants. The kids love it when I use mini croissants!

Can I add toppings or fillings to Croffles?

Yes! The most popular option for some sweet toppings are a drizzle of caramel sauce or chocolate sauce on these easy croffles. Maple syrup is always a great option too, and this strawberry sauce would be insanely good on a croffle! Fresh fruit like bananas, blueberries, and strawberries are great options along with homemade whipped cream.

If you want to fill it and are using puff pastry dough or crescent dough just spread the topping on it and then roll it out. Do not overfill or it will make a mess. Great options for sweet fillings are peanut butter, chocolate chips, Nutella, a smear of cream cheese and more.

If you want a savory croffle add a little scrambled egg, cheese, bacon, diced ham etc. before you roll it up. You will want to skip the sugar on the outside if you make it savory.

One of my favorite ways to enjoy them is to turn it into a dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. That warm croissant waffle that’s rolled in sugar plus ice cream is out of the world.

There are so many different ways to enjoy this delicious breakfast! Which will you try first? I’m topping mine with fresh berries!

How to Store Leftover Croffles

FRIDGE: Place leftovers of this easy croffle recipe into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

FREEZER: Freeze leftover croffles on a baking sheet or plate until solid. Then transfer them to 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 Croffle

To reheat, place a croffle into the toaster oven or microwave until warm.

What to Serve with Croffles

To keep you full till lunch time, pair this easy breakfast option with bacon and scrambled eggs. And if you need some more sweet treats to serve alongside this recipe, cinnamon roll waffles and pancake bites are always a hit.

Pro Tips!

  • If you have a small waffle press, don’t over crowd the croffles. There needs to be plenty of space for them to spread as they bake.
  • After the croffle is baked and crispy, use tongs to remove it from the waffle maker so that you don’t burn your fingers.
  • Having problems with croffles sticking? Then spray a little more non stick spray onto your waffle maker!
Close up photo of Croffles cooked and ready to serve.

This fun recipe is perfect for kids and adults alike! Make a croissant waffle for each member of the family.

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By Julie
Crescent rolls made in a waffle maker for an easy, kids friendly breakfast!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 8 Croffles


  • ¼ cup raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 8-ounce tube crescent roll dough
  • 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.
    9.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.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g
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