Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cruffin Recipe

A mix between a croissant and a muffin, this Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cruffin Recipe is fluffy, flaky, and melt-in-your-mouth good with a delightful peanut butter and chocolate chip filling. Dust with powdered sugar for the ultimate afternoon pick-me-up.


Can’t decide between a croissant and a muffin? Just make yourself a cruffin! This recipe for cruffins features the best of both worlds, with the flaky dough shaped into a muffin and laced with layers of creamy peanut butter and chocolate chips. It’s the perfect immersion of flavours and textures.

While both muffins and croissants can be enjoyed for breakfast, I definitely put this sweet treat in the dessert category – though I suppose the peanut butter does give some protein to get you through the morning! (And who can’t use a sweet treat in the morning sometimes?)

What Is A Cruffin?

A cruffin is a combination of a croissant plus a muffin. Cruffins are made with croissant dough (you can make your own but I just buy rolls of it) that are then rolled up and cooked in a muffin tin. There are, of course, many ways to switch them up. The most common way is to simply roll them in sugar but my personal favourite is with peanut butter and chocolate chips, as I share in this recipe for cruffins.

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Crescent roll dough – Crescent roll dough gives cruffins their soft, flaky texture.
  • Butter – Butter is mixed with the peanut butter to make it easier to spread.
  • Creamy peanut butter – While you could use a crunchy peanut butter if that’s your preference, I like the texture of creamy peanut butter. I find that natural peanut butter gives a bit of a grainy texture.
  • Chocolate chips – Milk chocolate, semisweet, or dark chocolate…your choice!
  • Flour – Used to stop the dough from sticking to the work surface. 
  • Powdered sugar – Optional but adds a nice sweet touch.

How to Make Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cruffins

Start by preparing the muffin tins with a non-stick cooking spray and preheating the oven to 350°F. 

Roll both cans of croissants on a floured surface, pressing down on the perforations to create two large sheets. Each one will be a layer for the cruffin.

Microwave the butter and peanut butter, so the peanut butter is thin enough to spread easily. Stir together and spread a small amount on the bottom layer of croissant dough. Top with half of the chocolate chips. Repeat the process with the second layer of croissant dough, peanut butter, and chocolate chip.

Roll the dough up. It should look similar to a cinnamon roll. Slice into 9 pieces and place each one in a muffin tin. 

Bake for 20 minutes, until the cruffins are a nice golden brown. Allow to cool slightly but I do recommend serving them warm! Dust with powdered sugar before serving if desired. 

Easy Cruffin Variations

If peanut butter and chocolate isn’t your thing, here are some other cruffin recipe toppings and fillings:

  • Nutella
  • Jam
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • Grated apple (especially good with cinnamon sugar!)
  • Cream cheese
  • Or stay classic and just roll them in regular granulated sugar!

How to Store

Cruffins are best enjoyed the day they’re baked when they’re still fresh, soft, and flaky. However, you can store them at room temperature for up to 2 days. I recommend popping them into the microwave for a few seconds to warm them up before enjoying them.

Can Cruffins Be Frozen?

Yes, cruffins can be frozen. The croissant dough tends to lose flavour when it’s been frozen for too long so I recommend keeping them in the freezer for only a month or two at the most. Thaw at room temperature and enjoy!

More Peanut Butter Recipes:

A recipe for cruffins with two stacked on a table with some chocolate chips.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cruffins

A mix between a croissant and a muffin, these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cruffins are fluffy, flaky, and melt-in-your-mouth good!
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: North Amercian
Keyword: Breakfast Recipes, Cruffin, Cruffin Recipe, Cruffins, Snack Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 295kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cans crescent roll dough
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2-3 tbsp flour for rolling
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Open both cans of croissants and roll them out on a floured surface. Press down on the perforations to create two large sheets.
  • In a small bowl, microwave butter and peanut butter. Stir together. Spread a small amount of the melted butter/peanut butter on one layer of croissant dough. Sprinkle half of the chocolate chips.
  • Top with the second layer of croissant dough, peanut butter and chocolate chips.
  • Roll the dough up, similar to a cinnamon roll, then slice into 9 pieces. Place each roll in the prepared muffin tin.
  • Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until the cruffins are golden brown. Remove and let cool slightly before serving. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

Notes

These are best eaten the same day but can be stored in a tightly sealed container for up to 3 days. To soften, reheat in the microwave for a few seconds.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cruffin | Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g
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5 Comments

  1. Never tried cruffin before. Love the combination of flavors here. Thanks for sharing interesting recipe with us.

  2. Yummmm! These are just what we like. Thank you so much for the recipe! My daughter can’t wait to make them by herself.

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve never had a cruffin before but I can see it becoming a favorite of mine. Especially with this flavor combination. I’ll always take peanut butter chocolate over any other flavor combination. YUM!

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe is brilliant! So easy to make and incredibly flaky and delicious! I’ll be making these again this weekend for brunch!

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