Cruffins

Easy Cruffins Recipe – buttery flaky pastries that are perfect for breakfast, brunch, and dessert. Effortless to make and they taste AMAZING! Crescent roll dough topped with butter and cinnamon sugar and baked in a muffin pan. Roll the hot muffins in more cinnamon sugar and prepare to be wowed!

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Cinnamon Sugar Cruffins Recipe

Stop what you are doing and make a batch of these cruffins! OMG! These pastries are dangerously delicious! What is a cruffin? It is a cross between a croissant and a muffin. This easy recipe substitutes crescent rolls for croissant dough. They are honestly too easy to make! I have lost count of how many times I’ve made this recipe over the past few weeks. Give them a try for breakfast ASAP!

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How to Make Cruffins with Crescent Roll Dough

These rolls are super easy to make with only 4 simple ingredients. In a small bowl, combine white sugar and cinnamon. Set aside. Unroll three cans of crescent roll sheets. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a 12×16-inch rectangle. Spread softened butter over each sheet of dough. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over each buttered dough sheet. 

Starting on the long end of the rectangle, tightly roll up into a long. Using a sharp knife, cut the log in half, making two 8-inch logs. Slice the short logs lengthwise to make 4 sections of dough. Repeat with the remaining dough sheets. You will have 12 equal strips of dough

Take one piece of dough with the layered side facing out and roll it tightly into a roll. Place the roll into a muffin pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Repeat with the remaining 11 sections of dough. 

Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown. Remove from the oven and immediately roll each muffin in the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture. Cool on a wire cooling rack.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use crescent roll sheets. If you are using perforated crescent roll dough, make sure to pinch the seams to seal.
  • I use unsalted butter. Feel free to use salted butter. Either works just fine in this recipe.
  • Filling variations/additions:
    • raisins
    • mini chocolate chips
    • cardamom
    • pumpkin spice
    • raspberry jam
    • cream cheese
    • brown sugar for a caramel flavor
  • Can I Make Cruffins with Puff Pastry Sheets? Yes! You can substitute three sheets of puff pastry. Bake at 400ºF for about 25 minutes.
  • Can I make Cruffins ahead of time? Yes. You can assemble the rolls and cover the muffin tin with plastic wrap. Store them in the refrigerator overnight. When ready to bake the next day, remove the muffin tin from the fridge 10 to 15 minutes before baking as directed.
  • Can Cruffins be frozen? Yes. Bake the muffins and cool completely. Transfer to a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. 
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
    • Reheat in the microwave.
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What to Serve with Sweet Rolls

The muffins taste great warm from the oven or at room temperature. These are great for breakfast, brunch, or an afternoon snack with a cup of coffee. They are my go-to side dish for breakfast casseroles. I love a little sweet treat with a savory casserole. Give these a try for breakfast tomorrow. They are sure to be a hit!

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Cruffins

Yield: 12 rolls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Easy Cruffins Recipe – buttery flaky pastries that are perfect for breakfast, brunch, and dessert. Effortless to make and they taste AMAZING! Crescent roll dough topped with butter and cinnamon sugar and baked in a muffin pan. Roll the hot muffins in more cinnamon sugar and prepare to be wowed!

Ingredients:

  • 3 (8-oz) tubes refrigerated crescent roll dough sheets
  • 6 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine white sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Unroll crescent roll sheets. Use a rolling pin to roll each can of dough into a 12×16-inch rectangle. Spread 2 Tbsp of softened butter over each sheet of dough. Sprinkle 3 to 4 Tbsp of the cinnamon sugar mixture over each buttered dough sheet.
  • Starting on the long end of the rectangle, tightly roll it up into a long. Using a sharp knife, cut the log in half, making two 8-inch logs. Slice the short logs lengthwise to make 4 sections of dough. Repeat with the remaining dough sheets. You will have 12 equal strips of dough
  • Take one piece of dough with the layered side facing out and roll it tightly into a roll. Place the roll into a muffin pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Repeat with the remaining 11 sections of dough.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and immediately roll each muffin in the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture. Cool on a wire cooling rack.

Notes:

  • I use crescent roll sheets. If you are using perforated crescent roll dough, make sure to pinch the seams to seal.
  • Can I Make Cruffins with Puff Pastry Sheets? Yes! You can substitute three sheets of puff pastry. Bake at 400ºF for about 25 minutes.
  • Can I make Cruffins ahead of time? Yes. You can assemble the rolls and cover the muffin tin with plastic wrap. Store them in the refrigerator overnight. When ready to bake the next day, remove the muffin tin from the fridge 10 to 15 minutes before baking as directed.
  • Can Cruffins be frozen? Yes. Bake the muffins and cool completely. Transfer to a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. 
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
    • Reheat in the microwave.

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  1. This sounds AMAZING!! I have followed you for a few years and I love your recipes.
    My question is, if I use cream cheese in the middle, I omit the butter, correct?
    Thanks again

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