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Waffles Without The Batter — Croissant Waffles

Croissant Waffles

Merging croissants with other traditional pastries has been all the rage lately. I’ve been hearing about cronuts (croissant + donut) for a couple of years now (and have been dying to try one!) so when I saw the idea for croissant waffles in a recent issue Woman’s Day Magazine I was all over it! And they were just as good as they sound! Crispy on the outside….light and flaky on the inside!

Croissant Waffles 

This is really more of a technique than an actual recipe. Start with a box of standard frozen puff pastry sheets.

Croissant Waffles

Defrost the puff pastry and unfold one of the sheets.

Croissant Waffles

Separate the sheet into three pieces.

Croissant Waffles

Cut the sheets into small enough pieces to fit in your waffle maker. I have a pretty small Belgian waffle maker and I cut all the pieces in half.

For filled waffles, keep the sheets big enough to fold in half in your waffle maker.

Croissant Waffles

Lay the pastry in a hot waffle maker. I had to fold up the corners of my dough to keep it from hanging off the edges.

For filled waffles, lay half of your dough on the waffle maker. Add your desired fillings. Mini chocolate chips would be divine! Then fold the other half of the dough over the top of the filling.

You shouldn’t need to add any oil or nonstick spray because the dough has a quite a bit of oil in it. My didn’t stick a bit!

Croissant Waffles

Cook the pastry until it turns golden brown.

Croissant Waffles

I like mine with maple syrup and topped with raspberries, chocolate chips and a little dash of powdered sugar. Talk about indulgent! But totally worth the calories!! ;-)

Croissant Waffles

These might not be the type of waffles you’d want to eat for breakfast very often, but they would be fantastic served as a dessert! I could also see them being a great treat to serve at a bridal or baby shower with various topping options.

Croissant Waffles

What is your favorite waffle topping?

A plate of waffles with rich chocolate chips and juicy raspberries.

Croissant Waffles

Jill Nystul
Merging croissants with other traditional pastries has been all the rage lately. You’ve probably heard of “cronuts” (croissant + donut,) but these delicious croissant waffles are crispy on the outside and supremely light and flaky on the inside!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 187 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Box of standard frozen puff pastry sheets
  • Your choice of toppings raspberries, chocolate chips, powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Defrost the puff pastry and unfold one of the sheets.
  • Separate the sheet into three pieces.
  • Cut the sheets into small enough pieces to fit in your waffle maker.
  • Lay the pastry in a hot waffle maker.
  • For filled waffles, lay half of your dough on the waffle maker. Add your desired fillings. Then fold the other half of the dough over the top of the filling.
  • Cook the pastry until it turns golden brown.

Top with raspberries, chocolate chips and a little dash of powdered sugar.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 187kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 61mgPotassium: 12mgSugar: 9gVitamin A: 35IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 0.7mg


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  • I wonder how this would work with a can of crescent rolls instead? I love puff pastry but I’m always too cheap to buy it. It’s pretty expensive at my local grocery stores.

  • This seems totally AWESOME, as I have tried for a while to find the right waffle mix (they’re too bland or tasteless). Can’t wait to try this…………….

  • Thanks for this wonderful method! I think I’m going to start keeping puff pastry in my extra freezer! What can’t you do with that stuff? As for cronuts, when we are in Salt Lake City on vacation, we head to Vosen’s bakery for their variety. It’s right downtown so it’s easy for us to access.

  • How would you suggest trying this is a stove top waffle iron with no top? I have one from Williams Sonoma that makes mini waffles that I got when my waffle iron died as was so much easier to store and get to. These sound awesome, but would like to figure out how to make in what I have.

    Actually called a Nordic Ware waffled pancake pan, but I make my usual waffle batter, not pancake.
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    TY.
    Ruth

    • I’m not sure that it would work, but I would try setting a small piece on the waffle iron, pressing it down a bit, and then flipping to cook the other side. Good luck!

  • My family has been doing the waffle adjustment since I can remember. This was one way of changing up the “usual” in the depression years and this one is still being used by me and my children and their children. My favorite topping is home made peach preserves. Just a run of the mill topping is honey, crushed and heated pecans with nutmeg. Whew this dish brings back memories galore.

  • These look like they’d be fun to try. I can see my nieces having a blast making these. Usually with waffles we just have syrup. When we have homemade raspberry jam it’s a treat. Moms sister has a raspberry patch and she usually when we visit or they come give us a jar. We’re I live they just aren’t grown.

  • I have also seen grilled cheese waffles made with 2 pieces of buttered bread with gruyere cheese and thinly sliced apple in between. A special lunch box treat!

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