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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

Anjali Shah

Easy Croffle (Croissant Waffles – 14 Ways!)

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Start your morning off right, biting into the buttery layers of a delicious croffle. This easy croissant waffle recipe is perfect for a busy morning, yet looks hand crafted from a local bakery. You can enjoy these croffles 14 different ways, with a sweet or savory flavor depending on your mood. The best part? All you need is 2 simple ingredients and 10 minutes to make this tasty breakfast!

Easy croffles stacked on a white plate, topped with powdered sugar, garnished with blueberries and mint.

Why choose between waffles or croissants when you can have the best of both worlds?! This croffles recipe takes flaky croissants and transforms them into the most perfect light and fluffy waffle. This feels like breakfast for a special occasion but it’s one of those quick breakfast recipes that you can make any time. It’s perfect for a special treat to enjoy on busy weekdays, to serve as part of a larger brunch spread, or even for dessert.

You can make these delicious croffles gluten free and vegan, and customize them in a variety of ways, so there is something for everyone! If you’re a fan of indulgent yet simple breakfasts or just love feeling like you’re sitting outside a coffee house, this croffle recipe is for you!

Croffles may just be the best thing since avocado toast or overnight oats! Try the original recipe, or one of our 14 different flavor ideas below!

🧇 What Is A Croffle?

A croffle is a fusion between a croissant and waffle that was popularized in South Korea and became an increasingly trendy breakfast option. Instead of using waffle batter in your waffle maker, you simply substitute it for homemade or premade croissant dough. The end result is a pastry with a crispy outside like a waffle and a fluffy inside like a croissant. Croissant waffles can be made with sweet fillings or savoury toppings for a quick and easy breakfast option. 

👩🏽‍🍳 Why You’ll Love This Croffle Recipe 

  • Customizable: This croissant waffle recipe is super versatile, with easy ways to customize the taste! Try them out with melted chocolate, peanut butter, or sweet jams. We share several different toppings and flavor ideas down below in a later section! 
  • Kid-Friendly: Kids will love the taste of these crescent roll waffles! They can customize these breakfast treats in their favorite ways, with fillings and toppings of their choice. Make them savory for a tasty gourmet lunch to throw into lunch boxes!
  • Super Easy: These simple croffles only require 2 main ingredients, with just about 5 minutes of prep and 5 minutes of cook time. Within 10 minutes you will have a delicious breakfast that feels like it is fresh from a fancy cafe. Great for busy mornings!
  • Delicious: This easy croffle recipe delivers warm, buttery flavor with the fusion of soft, flaky layers and waffle like texture all in one. You will fill your home with a delicious aroma and your tummy with the best breakfast ever.

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🥘 Ingredients

You will love how easy it is to make homemade croffles with just a couple ingredients and supplies! See the recipe card at the bottom of the page for more information.

  • Croissant Dough: All you really need to make croffles, is croissant dough! To save time, we use premade dough in this recipe.
  • Sugar: Classic white sugar is the best for this easy croffles recipe, since it is very fine and will stick to the dough easily.

🍲 Ingredient Substitutions

  • Puff Pastry Dough: If you already have puff pastry dough on hand, you can use this in place of croissant dough!
  • Unbaked Croissants: Frozen and unbaked croissant dough can also be used in this croffle recipe. Just be sure to let thaw first!
  • Sugar: While white sugar works best in this croissant waffle recipe, you can also try rolling these waffle croissants in brown sugar, coconut sugar, or can sugar.

🔪 How To Make Croffles

Even if it is your first time making these, you will end up with the most perfect croffles! Here is how to make easy croffles:

To begin, follow the first step based on which pastry dough you will be using.

  • If using the croissant dough: Roll the croissant dough piece to form a crescent by rolling the dough from the larger base end up to the pointed end.
  • If using puff pastry: Allow the pastry to thaw and come to room temperature. You can then cut the thawed puff pastry dough into large triangles and roll to form your crescent rolls as described above.
  • If using frozen unbaked croissants: Allow each frozen croissant to thaw and come to room temperature before beginning.

Now that you have your croissant rolls prepared, you may follow along with these easy-to-follow instructions:

Preheat & Roll Dough: Heat the waffle maker as instructed by the manufacturer. Roll the prepared croffle dough in sugar and lightly press to flatten.

Premade croissants rolled in sugar in a glass container.

Cook: Cook in the heated waffle maker (you may need to cook one at a time) until lightly golden brown and cooked through. You may need to lightly spray the waffle maker to prevent the croissants from sticking. Remove and repeat with remaining dough.

Serve: Serve these croissant or puff pastry waffles immediately with a dusting of powdered sugar, or with one of our flavor options below!

💭 Expert Tips

  • Defrost Dough: Make sure the dough has defrosted overnight in the fridge and is easy to bend without breaking.
  • Even Cooking: Lightly flatten the croissants to help with even cooking, or else some parts of the waffle croissant may still be doughy.
  • Avoid Sticking: Spray the waffle press lightly with a cooking spray to prevent your Belgian croissant waffle from sticking to the pan and burning.
  • Do Not Overfill: Be sure not to overfill the dough, otherwise the filling will escape and burn when cooking.
  • Make Them Mini: After unrolling your croissant dough, cut it vertically in half to form two smaller triangles. Use the mini croissants to make bite sized croffles for kids!

📖 Croffle Flavor Variations (Fillings & Toppings)

Sweet Croffles

  • Cinnamon Sugar: Sprinkle the dough with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar before rolling and cooking.
  • Chocolate Or Nutella Croffle: Spread with a thin layer of chocolate spread, roll and cook as instructed. Top with chocolate spread and chocolate chips.
  • Strawberry Croffle: Spread with a thin layer of strawberry jam, roll and cook as instructed.
  • Fresh Fruit: Thinly slice fresh berries, spread a thin layer over the dough before rolling and cook as instructed. You can also use other fresh fruit like diced apples, sliced bananas, or pears.
  • Raspberry White Chocolate: For a sweet snack, melt some white chocolate and spread it over the pastry before rolling up and cooking. Top with fresh raspberries and a drizzle of melted white chocolate.
  • Banana And Biscoff: Spread a layer of Biscoff spread over the croissant dough before rolling and cooking. Top with sliced banana.
  • Honey: Spread a thin layer of honey or date syrup over the pastry before rolling up and cooking. Serve with yogurt and a drizzle of honey.

Savory Croffles

  • Zucchini Cheddar: Spread with a thin layer of cheese and shredded zucchini, roll and cook as instructed.
  • Chives: Thinly slice chives, spread a thin layer over the dough before rolling and cook as instructed. Top with cream cheese.
  • Eggs & Cheese: Add a little shredded cheese inside your croffle, roll and cook as instructed, top with scrambled eggs and a little more shredded cheese, and broil for 1 minute until the cheese has melted!
  • Spinach & Mushroom: Top the your crescent roll waffle with sauteed spinach and mushroom.
  • Avocado & Tomato: Make a healthy croissant waffle by spreading a layer of thinly sliced tomatoes before rolling and cooking. Top with avocado slices and fresh tomato after cooking, and serve with roasted veggies on the side.
  • Feta & Hot Honey: Spread a thin layer of hot honey & feta over the pastry before rolling up and cooking. Serve with an extra drizzle of honey, feta crumbles, and red pepper flakes.
  • Korean Ang Butter: Enjoy your croffle topped with ang butter, which is a classic for Korean croffles. It is a combination of red bean paste and butter.
Different flavors of croissant waffles (or croffles) on a white background.

🍽 Serving Suggestions

Enjoy this croissant waffles recipe with any of the flavor variations above, delicious and filling as is! To keep things simple, you can keep things classic with a drizzle of maple syrup. But if you are feeling extra hungry, try it out with some of these suggestions:

With Toppings: You can top your croffles with just about anything! Here are some of our favorite combinations:

  • For more protein: Greek yogurt, ricotta, nut butter, or cream cheese and fruit
  • For creaminess: Hummus and diced veggies (cucumbers, peppers, carrots)
  • Italian twist: Serve with pesto or marinara sauce for dipping with some roasted veggies on the side, or turn this into a croffle pizza by topping with pizza sauce, veggies, and cheese!
  • Avocado “toast: Top with mashed avocado and some crushed red pepper flakes!
  • Eggs: Top with scrambled eggs or a sunny side up egg!

For A Savory Breakfast: Pair a savory croffle with your favorite breakfast items like roasted potatoes, vegan frittata, or a low carb breakfast casserole

For A Sweet Breakfast: Sweet croffles go really well with this sweet potato hash or a light breakfast fruit salad. Finish off this dreamy breakfast with a mocha latte.

For Dessert: For a decadent dessert top your sweet croffle with ice cream or whipped cream! I love this light and refreshing lychee ice cream or a creamy vegan ice cream. Drizzle some strawberry syrup or chocolate sauce on top!

🙌 Dietary Adaptations

This croissant waffle recipe can be easily modified to meet dietary needs. Here are some easy adaptations that you can try:

Vegan Option: Most store-bought croissant dough is not vegan, but you can use crescent dough sheets which typically have no dairy in it. You can also make your own dough following the vegan variation in this sourdough croissant recipe.

Gluten-Free Option: For a gluten-free version, you will need to find a gluten free croissant dough or try out my gluten free vegan waffles!

🫙 Storage Directions

While these easy croffles are best enjoyed immediately for the freshest flavor and texture, they can be stored in the off chance you’re able to not eat them all up in one occasion! Here’s how to store and keep these croissant waffles:

To Store In The Fridge: You may store leftover croffles in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. 

To Freeze: You can freeze these croissant waffles for up to two months, stored in a freezer safe bag. However, I recommend simply freezing the dough and then thawing when ready to make fresh croffles next time.

To Reheat: Thaw your flaky pastry waffles in the fridge overnight and then heat in a toaster oven.

❓Recipe FAQs

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WAFFLE AND A CROFFLE?

While waffles are made with batter and only have one layer, croffles are made with pastry dough that is multi-layered for a flaky and fluffy texture. Both waffles and croffles will be crispy on the outside, but croffles will remain lighter on the inside.

WHO INVENTED CROFFLES?

Irish pastry chef Louise Lennox is often credited for this innovative pastry, with origins tracing back to 2015 where the original croffle was featured in a Food and Wine home cooking video. They later became popularized in South Korea, starting in 2018 at the Aufglet cafe in Seoul and expanding to other Korean cafes.

WHAT DOES A CROFFLE TASTE LIKE?

A croffle is the perfect blend of a croissant and a waffle, with a crispy outside and a light, flaky inside similar to a croissant. Most croffles will have a caramelized flavor, thanks to the sugar coating that melts and crisps in the waffle iron. Many croffle houses have taken the flavor to a whole new level with the addition of toppings and mix-ins like powdered sugar, bananas, or whipped cream.

ARE CROFFLES HEALTHY?

It really depends on the croissant dough that you choose to use. While generally croffles may not be the healthiest of breakfasts, they also aren’t the worst. You can make them healthier by opting for a fruit filling or savory twist. While the nutritional value of a croffle itself is rather low, adding in fresh fruits, vegetables, and cheese gives this breakfast a boost of fiber, healthy fats, and protein.

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Easy Croffle (Croissant Waffles)

Start your morning off right, biting into the buttery layers of a delicious croffle. This easy croissant waffle recipe is perfect for a busy morning, yet looks hand crafted from a local bakery. You can enjoy these croffles 14 different ways, with a sweet or savory flavor depending on your mood. The best part? All you need is 2 simple ingredients and 10 minutes to make this tasty breakfast!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American, vegetarian
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 8
Calories: 195kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

Choose One Of These Dough Options

  • 1 packet croissant dough
  • 4 sheets frozen puff pastry
  • 8 frozen unbaked croissants

Other Ingredients Needed

Equipment

  • Waffle Iron

Instructions

  • If using the croissant dough: Roll the croissant dough piece to form a crescent shape by rolling the dough from the larger base end up to the pointed end.
  • If using puff pastry: Allow the pastry to thaw and come to room temperature before cutting the softened dough into large triangles and roll each one to form a crescent shape as described above (in the croissant dough step).
  • If using frozen unbaked croissants: Allow the croissants to thaw and come to room temperature.
  • Heat the waffle maker as instructed by the manufacturer.
  • Roll the prepared dough crescents in sugar and lightly press to flatten.
  • Cook in the heated waffle maker, you may need to cook one at a time, until lightly golden and cooked through. You may need to lightly spray the waffle maker to prevent the croissants from sticking.
  • Remove and repeat with remaining dough.
  • Serve immediately with a dusting of powdered sugar.

Notes

Tips
  • Croffles are best enjoyed immediately.
  • Make sure the dough has defrosted and is easy to bend without breaking.
  • Defrost dough in the fridge overnight before using.
  • Lightly flatten the croissants to help with even cooking.
  • For flavor variations fill the dough before rolling up and cooking.
  • Be sure not to over filled the dough otherwise the filling will escape and burn when cooking.
Flavor Variations
  • Cinnamon Sugar: Sprinkle the dough with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar before rolling and cooking.
  • Chocolate Or Nutella: Spread with a thin layer of chocolate spread, roll and cook as instructed. Top with chocolate spread and chocolate chips.
  • Strawberry Jam: Spread with a thin layer of strawberry jam, roll and cook as instructed.
  • Fresh Fruit: Thinly slice fresh berries, spread a thin layer over the dough before rolling and cook as instructed. You can also use other fresh fruit like diced apples, sliced bananas, or pears.
  • Raspberry White Chocolate: Melt some white chocolate and spread it over the pastry before rolling up and cooking. Top with fresh raspberries and a drizzle of melted white chocolate.
  • Banana And Biscoff: Spread a layer of Biscoff spread over the croissant dough before rolling and cooking. Top with sliced banana.
  • Honey: Spread a thin layer of honey or date syrup over the pastry before rolling up and cooking. Serve with yogurt and a drizzle of honey.
  • Zucchini Cheddar: Spread with a thin layer of cheese and shredded zucchini, roll and cook as instructed.
  • Chives: Thinly slice chives, spread a thin layer over the dough before rolling and cook as instructed. Top with cream cheese.
  • Eggs & Cheese: Add a little shredded cheese inside your croffle, roll and cook as instructed, top with scrambled eggs and a little more shredded cheese, and broil for 1 minute until the cheese has melted!
  • Spinach & Mushroom: Top the croffle with sauteed spinach and mushroom.
  • Avocado & Tomato: Spread a layer of thinly sliced tomatoes before rolling and cooking. Top with avocado slices and fresh tomato after cooking.
  • Feta & Hot Honey: Spread a thin layer of hot honey & feta over the pastry before rolling up and cooking. Serve with an extra drizzle of honey, feta crumbles, and red pepper flakes.
  • Korean Ang Butter: Enjoy your croffle topped with ang butter, which is a classic for Korean croffles. It is a combination of red bean paste and butter.
Toppings 
  • For more protein: Greek yogurt, ricotta, nut butter, or cream cheese and fruit
  • For creaminess: Hummus and diced veggies (cucumbers, peppers, carrots)
  • Italian twist: Serve with pesto or marinara sauce for dipping with some roasted veggies on the side
  • Avocado “toast”: Top with mashed avocado and some crushed red pepper flakes!
  • Eggs: Top with scrambled eggs or a sunny side up egg!

Nutrition

Serving: 1croffle | Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 0.2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g

6 responses to “Easy Croffle (Croissant Waffles – 14 Ways!)”

  1. This recipe just made my early morning breakfast routine run so much smoother! It’s quick, easy and so versatile – every kiddo gets just what he wants for breakfast!5 stars

  2. I have never heard of a croffle before, but this is totally a genius idea! 🙂 So perfect for a weekend brunch.5 stars

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