This Banana And Nutella Croffle (Croissant Waffle) recipe is the perfect sweet breakfast. Nutella and bananas are baked between crescent dough in a waffle maker. What’s not to love?
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Gather ’round, folks. Step right up to find your new favorite breakfast recipe: Banana And Nutella Croffles (aka Nutella Croissant Waffles). They’re a popular street food in Korea, but they were actually invented by an Irish pastry chef.
Croffles are, basically, croissant dough cooked in a waffle maker. The popular way to make them is to cover the croissant dough in sugar before cooking in the waffle iron so they get beautifully golden brown. They’re served with maple syrup or a hefty helping of powdered sugar.
These Banana And Nutella Croffles aren’t rolled in sugar because there’s Nutella inside. That’s sweet enough. They’re also made with refrigerated crescent dough, which makes them super easy to make at home.
This Nutella Croffle recipe isn’t the only croissant recipe on Drugstore Divas. For more, check out our great list of Recipes Using Crescent Rolls.
Banana And Nutella Croffle (Croissant Waffle) Recipe
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Banana And Nutella Croffle Ingredients:
How To Make A Nutella Croffle:
Pre-heat the waffle maker.
Thinly slice the banana.
Roll out the first pack of crescent roll dough into eight triangles.
Put a half tablespoon of Nutella on the longer end of the crescent triangle. Use a spoon to spread it all the way down the triangle.
As a variation, you can use peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter) instead of Nutella, in case you don’t like the chocolate hazelnut spread.
Add a few banana slices at the wide end of the triangle.
Very carefully, roll the crescent roll from the top (where the bananas are) to the bottom into a traditional croissant shape.
Fold over the sides.
Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray, then put the crescent rolls directly into the center of the waffle maker.
Cook about three minutes, until the dough is cooked through and browned. Continue until you’ve made all 16 croffles.
The amount you can bake at a time depends on the size of your waffle maker. Most home owners have a single waffle maker, so you can only make one at a time. Resist the temptation to try and make more than one at once. The croffles will stick together and make a mess. If you have a larger waffle machine, of course you can make more at a time. Just spread them out enough that the dough doesn’t spread together as it cooks.
And, if you’re thinking of buying a waffle maker for this, but can’t justify it for one recipe, we also use ours to make Tater Tot Waffles (which are so good with a fried egg on top).
The best part about these if you can meal prep with them. On a Sunday, make a bunch of them. Let them cool completely, then store them in an airtight container in the fridge. Now you have grab and go breakfast for the week. Take one out, reheat it, and be on your way.
You can experiment with cheese to come up with a bunch of Cheese Croffle recipes. We would suggest a slice of Brie, mozzarella, or cheddar. But go with whatever you like best.
Chocolate Strawberry Croffle
Swap the banana slices for sliced strawberry and follow the rest of the recipe as is to make Chocolate Strawberry croffles.
Cinnamon Sugar Croffle
Instead of filling the dough, roll it as a traditional crescent roll. Roll it in a cinnamon sugar mixture (the best mixture is 1 part cinnamon to four parts white or brown sugar). Make it in the waffle maker.
If you do this, just make sure to watch the croffle because the sugar can burn quickly if you leave it in for too long.
Ham And Cheese Croffle
Add a thin slice of cheddar cheese and a part of a slice of deli ham. Roll up the croissant roll and cook it to make this lunch version.
Don’t like ham? Substitute turkey or bacon instead.
Savory Breakfast Croffle
The Nutella version makes a sweet croffle. The peanut butter version is a little more savory.
You can make a very savory version by adding a bit of scrambled eggs and bacon into the crescent roll before rolling. Serve it with savory toppings like salsa or sour cream for an added taste.
How To Serve Banana And Nutella Croffles:
What you’re going to serve with these really depends on what you’re serving these as.
For sweet treats for breakfast, you can serve these as is or with a drizzle of syrup. Maple is traditional, strawberry or another fruit-flavored syrup would be great too. Or, you can do the croffle with whipped cream and some fresh berries, similar to how a Belgium waffle is served.
If you want to make this more of a brunch recipe, one that’s a little heartier, pair it with fresh fruit or yogurt.
If you’re serving this as a dessert or just a sweet snack at night, you can go all out. Put the croffles at the bottom of a large bowl, then add a scoop of ice cream, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce or caramel sauce on top.
Croffles: Frequently Asked Questions
A croffle is a croissant made in a waffle maker.
Croffles are traditionally made of croissant dough. Home chefs, who don’t want to make homemade croissant dough can substitute either refrigerated crescent rolls or puff pastry dough.
Store bought croissants, which are already baked, cannot be used in this recipe. Only uncooked dough will work.
If you don’t have a waffle maker, you can make this croffle in a panini press. The ones with the grates will make this look cooler, but the concept is the same even if you use a flat panini press.
Store any leftover croffles in an airtight container. They can stay at room temperature, but if you put them in the fridge, they’ll last longer (four to six days, if you don’t eat them all before then). Reheat them in an air fryer. You can reheat them in the microwave too, but they taste better out of the air fryer.
More Nutella Crescent Roll Recipes:
If you like this recipe, but you don’t have a waffle maker, try our Two Ingredient Nutella Crescents. Those are made on a baking sheet in the oven instead of on a waffle maker.
- 1/2 banana
- 2 packs refrigerated crescent rolls (8 count)
- 8 tablespoons Nutella (hazelnut chocolate spread)
- Pre-heat the waffle maker.
- Thinly slice the banana.
- Roll out the first pack of crescent roll dough into eight triangles.
- Put a half tablespoon of Nutella on the longer end of the crescent triangle. Use a spoon to spread it all the way down the triangle.
- Add a few banana slices at the wide end of the triangle.
- Very carefully, roll the crescent roll from the top (where the bananas are) to the bottom into a traditional croissant shape.
- Fold over the sides.
- Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray, then put the croffle directly into the center of the waffle maker.
- Cook about three minutes, until the dough is cooked through and browned. Continue until you’ve made all 16 croffles.
Amount Per Serving Calories 54Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 2mgSodium 17mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 1g
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