Flaky and buttery and covered with scrumptious cinnamon sugar, these Easy Cinnamon Sugar Cruffins take store bought crescent roll dough and turn it into breakfast magic.

Easy Cruffins by The BakerMama

Croissant, Meet Muffin

What do you get when you cross a croissant and a muffin? They’re not the punchline of a joke, friends. They’re delicious, delicious breakfast treats. These Easy Cinnamon Sugar Cruffins are like the love child of my two favorite breakfast pastries. Croissant meets muffin in one beautiful pastry. I always order the cruffin when we go to bakeries that have them. Over the years, they have become one of my favorite pastries.

Watch Me Make Easy Cruffins

Join me in the kitchen to make a batch of these scrumptious cinnamon sugar cruffins.

What is a Cruffin?

What’s a cruffin? A cruffin is a cross between a croissant and a muffin. Not to be mistaken for a puffin, a puff pastry muffin combo (also an adorable sea bird), or a biffin, a muffin made with biscuit dough. Though, both of those sound delicious! A cruffin takes crescent roll dough and bakes it up in a muffin pan.

Easy Cruffins by The BakerMama

Crescent Roll vs. Puff Pastry

What’s the difference between crescent roll and puff pastry?  They’re both laminated doughs, but croissant dough contains yeast that makes them bake up puffy and light. Which is the texture we’re going for!

Why are you using store-bought dough? We actually made cruffins years ago with homemade dough (to replicate the famous ones at Dominique Ansel Bakery in NYC), but that was way too much work for every day baking. So, I created a quick recipe using canned crescent roll dough and here we are!

My Favorite Cruffin Recipes

These beauties came about one day when I decided to play around with canned crescent roll dough. I mean, I feel like I’ve tapped out my creativity with canned cinnamon rolls (if you know, you know 😂). And this Easy Cruffins recipe turned out GREAT.

I was so thrilled with how amazing these turned out with so little effort and ingredients! Here are some more variations you’ll love!

Easy Cruffins by The BakerMama

What Do I Need to Make a Cinnamon Sugar Cruffin?

Four ingredients. That’s all there is to it. Just some canned crescent roll dough, cinnamon, sugar, and of course, butter. And they come out flaky, buttery, and covered with delicious cinnamon sugar (with sugar and cinnamon throughout!). Here’s what you need:

Easy Cruffins by The BakerMama

How to Make Easy Cinnamon Sugar Cruffins

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Then use a pastry roller to roll out each sheet of the crescent roll dough until you have 3 larger rectangles that are slightly larger than what you started with and the perforated lines are blended back together.
  • Spread the softened butter onto the sheets. 
  • Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and whisk with a fork to combine. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar mixture on top of the buttered sheets.
  • Starting on the long end of the rectangle, roll up the dough into a log. Cut the dough in half, giving you shorter logs. Then cut each of those logs in half, lengthwise. 
  • Repeat with the other two sheets. When you’re finished, you should have 12 pieces.
Easy Cruffins by The BakerMama
  • Take each piece and wrap it around your finger to form the shape of a muffin, with the layered side facing out.
Easy Cruffins by The BakerMama
  • Place each rolled piece in the greased muffin pan.
Easy Cruffins by The BakerMama
  • Bake for about 18-20 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the baking time. Remove from the oven and immediately remove the cruffins from the pan. 
  • Sprinkle each cruffin generously with the cinnamon/sugar mixture and place them on a cooling rack.
Easy Cruffins by The BakerMama
  • Serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!!
Easy Cruffins by The BakerMama

If you make these Easy Cinnamon Sugar Cruffins, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. ???? I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share. Enjoy!

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A cruffin with cinnamon sugar topping on a stack of white ceramic plates.

Easy Cinnamon Sugar Cruffins

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cruffins

Description

Flaky and buttery and covered with scrumptious cinnamon sugar, these Easy Cinnamon Sugar Cruffins take store bought crescent roll dough and turn it into breakfast magic.


Ingredients

  • 3 (8 ounce) tubes of crescent roll dough
  • 1/2 cup butter, completely softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Roll out each sheet of the crescent roll dough until you have 3 larger rectangles that are slightly larger than what you started with and the perforated lines are blended back together.
  4. Spread the softened butter onto the sheets.
  5. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and whisk with a fork to combine.
  6. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon/sugar mixture on top of the buttered sheets.
  7. Starting on the long end of the rectangle, roll up the dough into a log.
  8. Cut the dough in half, giving you shorter logs.
  9. Then cut each of those logs in half, lengthwise.
  10. Repeat with the other two sheets. When you’re finished, you should have 12 pieces.
  11. Take each piece and wrap it around your finger to form the shape of a muffin, with the layered side facing out.
  12. Place each rolled piece in the greased muffin pan.
  13. Bake for about 18-20 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the baking time.
  14. Remove from the oven and immediately remove the cruffins from the pan.
  15. Sprinkle each cruffin generously with the cinnamon/sugar mixture and place them on a cooling rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

About The BakerMama

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    1. Hi, Maryann! Croissant dough contains yeast that makes them bake up puffy and light. You can make the recipe using puff pastry, but the outcome will not have the same texture! Hope this helps! Enjoy!

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