A Quick & Easy Croffle Recipe
What do you get when you cook an unbaked croissant in a waffle maker? Only the most delicious croffle EVER. Move aside ordinary croissants, croffles are in town!
If you’re just as obsessed with croffles as I am, then you’ve come to the right place! These croffles (also known as croissant waffles) are a delicious breakfast, brunch or dessert idea that’s incredibly easy to make.
They definitely look as good as they taste, and the secret is, making these croffles is pretty much effortless. All you’re doing is putting croissant dough in a waffle machine, and just like that, a croffle is born.
The hardest part about this recipe is picking your toppings – it’s a win win! The pastry is buttery, the texture is slightly crispy on the outside and the middle is so flaky. I can’t wait for you to try it!
What Is A Croffle?
If you’re wondering what a croffle is, trust me, you are not alone! To put it simply, croffles are uncooked croissants that are cooked in a waffle maker.
You can use uncooked frozen croissants or croissant pastry dough, either are fine to use. It really is as simple as that! Using a waffle maker is a small change that helps to create a crispy croffle with a flaky middle texture.
I like to use frozen croissants, but you can also buy uncooked pastry and roll it into croissant shapes. This way you can add fillings inside before rolling the pastry up, like Nutella, but this method adds more time to the overall process.
Watch How To Make It
Why You’ll Like This Croffle Recipe
- You only need two ingredients (and one is optional)
- The texture is slightly chewy and crispy with flaky layers
- You can enjoy it plain or add a variety of toppings
- It only takes 5 minutes to make!
What I love about this recipe is that you can experiment with unique flavours and combinations. For example, if you’re doing a savoury waffle, you can glaze the dough in garlic butter (oh that sounds delicious).
If you’re making the dough from scratch, then there’s even more flavour exploration! You can incorporate chocolate chips, different cheeses and even spices like cinnamon into your croffle dough (maybe even a mixture of all three haha).
Croffle Recipe Ingredients
Below are the few ingredients needed to make croffles, I’m sure there’s no surprises here:
- Frozen Croissants: You can get unbaked frozen croissants in many supermarkets here in the UK. The second option is to buy croissant pastry dough, but you’ll have to roll it into croissant shapes yourself.
- Sugar (optional): The croissants are rolled in sugar before being cooked in the waffle machine. This adds a delicious caramelised taste to the cooked croffles. I like to use icing sugar, but caster sugar or brown sugar are also good to use.
To make this croffle recipe you’re going to need a waffle machine. There are so many available with a variety of shapes, sizes and heat levels.
I used a very basic circular waffle machine to make these croffles. One tip is to use a non-stick waffle maker, otherwise the croffles will rip and break apart when trying to remove it (this has happened to me many times).
How To Make Croffles (From Frozen Croissants)
Below is a step-by-step guide on how to make tasty croffles – croissant waffles. Full recipe instructions are on the recipe card below:
Start with defrosted and uncooked frozen croissants. Preheat your waffle maker and lightly grease it with butter or oil to help prevent the croissants from sticking to it.
Note: Defrost frozen croissants at room temperature or in the fridge for a few hours or until the dough has defrosted and thawed.
Place icing sugar (or any type of sugar) in a large plate or bowl and coat the croissants in the sugar (this step is optional).
Place a croissant in the waffle maker and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the waffles have turned golden brown in colour.
Once cooked, remove the croffle from the waffle maker and repeat for the remaining croissants.
Note: Depending on the size of the waffle maker you are using, you may be able to cook more than one at the same time.
Here comes the fun part! I generally like to top my croffles with ice cream, golden syrup and whatever fruits I have in the fridge. I’ve suggested a few more ideas below:
- Chopped Nuts
- Nutella Sauce
- Biscoff Sauce And Crushed Biscoff Biscuits
- Whipped Cream
- Crushed Oreos
- Homemade Biscoff Ice Cream or Honeycomb Ice Cream
- Make It Savoury (Eggs, Bacon, Avocado, Smoked Salmon, Baked Beans)
This croffle recipe is great because you can literally add whatever you want to it!
How To Store Croffles
To store leftover croffles, keep it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 to 5 days. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.
When you’re ready to eat the frozen croffles, thaw them in the fridge overnight. Reheating in the oven or toaster will help maintain ultimate crispiness. Alternatively, you can also reheat it in the microwave but it will soften.
They do lose its freshness after a few days, so I recommend eating it straight away and making them when you’re ready to devour it. Keep unused dough in the freezer for next time.
My Top Tips
Below are a few more tips to make this waffle recipe even easier:
Use defrosted croissants: Make sure the croissants are fully defrosted before starting this recipe to help ensure even cooking. Otherwise, some areas will be cooked whilst other areas will be raw and doughy.
Chill Dough In The Fridge: If the dough becomes really sticky and hard to work with. Place the dough in the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes to make the dough easier to work with.
How To Form Croissants: If you’re using rolled out croissant dough, you’ll need to create croissant shapes. To do this, cut the dough into triangles then gently roll it starting from the wide end of the dough.
Don’t Overfill Stuffings: If you’re stuffing your croissants with a filling, try not to overstuff them otherwise the filling will burst through.
Flatten The Dough Slightly: Occasionally I like to slightly flatten the croissant before placing it into the waffle maker. It helps to create a wider croffle, even cooking and quickens the time for the croffle to cook.
You can make a small hole in your croissant and pipe in fillings. If you’re doing this, make sure to close and seal the opening by pressing it together when the filling is added. Below are a few filling ideas:
- Biscoff Spread
- Nutella Spread
- Caramel Sauce
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Croffle (Croissant Waffle) Recipe
- 1 Pack Frozen Croissants (Or Croissant Dough)
- 60 g Sugar (Any – Powdered, Caster Or Brown) (1/3 cup)
- Start with defrosted and uncooked frozen croissants. Preheat your waffle maker and lightly grease it with butter or oil to help prevent the croissants from sticking to it.1 Pack Frozen Croissants
- Place icing sugar (or any type of sugar) in a large plate or bowl and coat the croissants in the sugar (this step is optional).60 g Sugar (Any – Powdered, Caster Or Brown)
- Place a croissant in the waffle maker and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the waffles have turned golden brown in colour.
- Once cooked, remove the croffle from the waffle maker and repeat for the remaining croissants.
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