It’s hard to believe that 4 simple ingredients can produce these crazy delicious Cruffins!  Yes, it’s a cross between a croissant and a muffin, but they also remind me of cinnamon-sugar donuts!  So tasty, so easy and so quick!

The trick to these mouthwatering treats is using refrigerated crescent roll sheets.  You don’t have to make your own dough and it’s forgiving to work with.  And, the cruffins don’t have to be perfect.  In my opinion, the more rustic they look, the better!

To begin making Cruffins, roll out one tube of dough at a time.  The crescent rolls can come in sheets or pre-perforated triangles.  I prefer the sheets but if you can’t find them, use the triangles but pinch the seams of the triangles together before you roll the dough.

Roll the dough to a rectangle about 12- x 16 inches.  Spread some of the softened butter over the top and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, gently pressing it into the dough.

Now, begin at the long end and roll up the dough into a tight cylinder.  It will be 16 inches long.  Cut it in half crosswise to make two 8-inch logs. 

Cut each of those logs lengthwise down the middle to create 4 sections of dough that show the layers (see my photo above).  You’ll repeat that with the remaining two tubes of dough so that you have 12 pieces.

Tightly roll up each piece of dough into a cinnamon roll shape.  Make sure the cut side is up (it will also be on the outside of the roll).  Tuck in the end piece and place each cruffin into a sprayed muffin tin.


Bake for 18-20 minutes until they are golden brown.  Remove them from the oven, roll them in additional cinnamon sugar and enjoy!

They can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for a few days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.  That’s if there’s any left!

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Makes: 12 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes  Bake Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 3 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent roll sheets
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened, divided
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a standard 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Set asideWorking on a lightly floured work surface, roll out each tube of dough to a 12×16-inch rectangle. (I used crescent roll sheets; if you are using perforated crescent roll dough, be sure to pinch the seams to seal.)

Spread 2 tablespoons of softened butter evenly over each sheet of dough.

In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly over the top of each buttered dough sheet, gently pressing it into the dough. Set aside the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture to use for topping later.

Starting on the long end of the dough sheet, tightly roll it up into a log. Cut the log in half, creating two shorter logs. Cut each of those shorter logs in half lengthwise, giving you four sections of dough.

Repeat with the remaining two sheets of dough. You will have 12 sections of dough.

Working one section of dough at a time with the cut layered side facing out and up, roll it tightly into a cinnamon roll shape, tucking in the end piece of dough. Place into the prepared muffin tin. Repeat with the remaining 11 sections.

Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove rolls from the oven and immediately roll each cruffin in the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture. Enjoy!

Recipe from I Am Baker


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