Let’s Talk About Cruffins + 5 Make-At-Home Recipes

A cruffin is what happens when a croissant, meets a muffin. Don’t look at me like that! Yes, this is real, and it is a match made in heaven. Trust me. If you have not heard of, or experienced this wonderful hybrid pastry since it made headlines two years ago, now is the time. This unicorn of pastry was the successor of the cro-nut that made waves several years ago and it blew its predecessor out of the water.

While there were a multitude of hybrid pastries at the time trying to top the original cro-nut, none came anywhere close. That is until San Francisco bakery Mr. Holmes Bakehouse came up with the cruffin.

In essence it is simply a muffin made out of croissant dough. But the taste was such that it inspired lines that were blocks long and burglars to break in to steal the recipe. Yes, this was pastry gold.

Eventually the question became, how do I get these without flying to SF or standing hours in line? Thankfully, some skilled food bloggers came to the rescue and dreamed up their own delectable recipes for this breakfast must-have. Check out five of the best ones below.

1. Cruffins

cruffins
Mon Petit Four

Like the original, but straight from your very own oven. If you have never tried one of these, start here.

Get the recipe here.

2. Cruffins from a Pasta Machine

cruffin from pasta machine
Lady & Pups

When you’ve become addicted and are ready to make these guys on the regular, check out this recipe.

Lady & Pups shows you how to use your pasta machine to make rolling out all that croissant dough way, way easier. Get the recipe here.

3. Matcha Cruffins

matchacruffins
Fork to Belly.

And then when you’re ready to add some flavor, start with the logical complement to a breakfast food – caffeine. Seriously, matcha has caffeine. Plus it tastes good.

So go ahead and learn how to inject some into your cruffin. Get the recipe here.

4. Funfetti Cruffins

funfetti cruffins
i am a food blog.

Then when you feel confident enough to start serving these at parties, try adding some Funfetti. It’s like a grown up version of your childhood favorite.

Get the recipe here.

5. Cruffins with Vanilla Filling

cruffin-vanilla frosting
Off the (Meat)hook.

Sometimes, you just want a familiar filling. For those occasions, here is a recipe for cruffins filled with vanilla pastry cream.

So indulgent and comforting, you may never forgive the creator of this recipe. Get the recipe here.

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