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These croffles, or croissant waffles, are so easy to make and so satisfying! There are endless ways to customize them for a nutritious breakfast or snack. Add them to your child’s lunch box even.

Two croffles on a blue plate.
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What is a Croffle?

Popularized in South Korea (where I was born and raised), croffles are basically croissant rolls cooked in a waffle maker. It’s one of those things that you makes you go, “Of course! Why didn’t I think of that?”

Two favorite breakfast items joining forces. I mean how could it not taste good? And the best part is that it’s so incredibly easy to make!

While the traditional croffle is made by coating the dough in sugar and topping with whipped cream, this baby and toddler feeding expert is here to show you how to make them nutritious and delicious without all the sugar!

And if you are looking for healthy waffle recipes, you must try these veggie-loaded peanut butter waffles or pumpkin waffles, both suitable for babies 6 months and up.

Ingredients

  • Croissant pastry – You can use frozen croissant dough if not intending to stuff your croffles. Otherwise, use refrigerated crescent rolls or puff pastry, which will need to be cut into long triangular shapes.
  • Fillings of choice – see below for both sweet and savory options

Step-by-Step Instructions

A four image collage showing step-by-step.
  1. Preheat waffle iron. Depending on your waffle iron, you may need to grease the waffle plates with oil.
  2. Roll out your crescent dough or puff pastry on a lightly floured surface to prevent sticking.
  3. Fill with whatever fillings you wish (see below for suggestions)
  4. Gently roll each triangle dough, starting with the wide end of the dough
  5. Place the croissants one at a time into the waffle iron and cook for 1.5 to 3 minutes, until golden brown.

Tips for Success

  • If you don’t want to stuff your croffles, simply add your crossaint dough (thaw first) to your waffle iron and press. Enjoy with whatever toppings you choose (optional).
  • If making stuffed croffles, don’t overstuff them! Otherwise they won’t hold their shape very well and you’ll end up with a big mess.
  • Be sure to preheat your waffle iron and grease if necessary (refer to your manual as some specifically mention not to grease). You can also use a panini press.

Croffle Fillings and Toppings

Croffle with scrambled eggs and cucumber on a blue plate.

The options are limitless! Here are some examples to get you started. While the sweet versions get all the love oftentimes, try switching it up with these savory filling ideas.

Both variations are great for a quick breakfast, snack, or lunch!

Sweet version

Feel free to drizzle some maple syrup, date syrup, or honey (not for under 1 year), on top.

For older kids and adults, top with whipped cream and powdered sugar..ya know..just like how the fancy bakeries roll. I personally love mine with ice cream!

  • Ricotta and fruit (e.g. thinly sliced or diced fresh strawberries, blueberries, apples)
  • Yogurt and fresh fruit
  • Cream cheese and fresh fruit
  • Peanut butter (or nut or seed butter) with fruit (banana, apple, strawberries) or even grated carrots or sweet potatoes
  • Mashed sweet potatoes and cinnamon
  • Jam and finely chopped or ground nuts or seeds (flax, chia, hemp seeds, etc.)

Savory Croffle

Equipment

We have two waffle makers and love both of them. This Belgian one will give you thicker and larger waffles than the standard. And the ability to flip the waffles over is an awesome feature as it helps create fluffy and evenly browned waffles.

This mini waffle maker is so cute and produces waffles that are the perfect size for little hands. The only complaint I have is that it takes longer to make a full batch.

But since there’s no waffle batter involved with these croffles, either one will work great!

How to Store Croffles

Transfer any leftover croffles into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

To freeze, I recommend flash freezing. Once frozen solid transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container and store for up to 2 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight.

Reheat in the toaster oven or the toaster until crispy and warmed through. These are great for lunch boxes!

More Easy Breakfast Recipes

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5 from 21 votes

Easy Croffles

These croffles, or croissant waffles, are so easy to make and so satisfying! There are endless ways to customize them for a nutritious breakfast or snack
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
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Ingredients 

  • 1 package croissant dough
  • 1/4 cup fillings of choice

Instructions 

  • Preheat waffle iron. Depending on your waffle iron, you may need to grease the waffle plates with oil.
  • Roll out your crescent dough or puff pastry on a lightly floured surface to prevent sticking. Fill with whatever fillings you wish.
  • Gently roll each triangle dough, starting with the wide end of the dough.
  • Place the croissants one at a time into the waffle iron and cook for 1.5 to 3 minutes, until golden brown.

Notes

Sweet fillings:
  • Ricotta and fruit (e.g. thinly sliced or diced fresh strawberries, blueberries, apples)
  • Yogurt and fresh fruit
  • Cream cheese and fresh fruit
  • Peanut butter (or nut or seed butter) with fruit (banana, apple, strawberries) or even grated carrots or sweet potatoes
  • Mashed sweet potatoes and cinnamon
  • Jam and finely chopped or ground nuts or seeds (flax, chia, hemp seeds, etc.)
Savory fillings: 

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g
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About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

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  1. 5 stars
    A new family favorite! I have a regular waffle maker so I was able to cook two at a time and they came out perfect. I did PB/banana and strawberry/yogurt. Looking forward to trying savory next.

    1. I do because my son loves it cold, but you can also reheat in the toaster oven. Try serving cold and see what your child thinks!