Easy Cronuts Recipe

Easy Cronuts Recipe: Soft, moist croissant style donuts topped with a sweet vanilla glaze.

Cronuts Recipe

To say that I am not a morning person is an understatement.

Things I do on a regular basis:
1. Hit the snooze button 7 times (maximum times allowed on my phone).
2. Stay in my jammies until noon.
3. Sleep with my head covered because the sun doesn’t understand I need darkness until mid afternoon.
4. Curse at birds who have the nerve to chirp loudly outside my window at the ungodly hour of 9 AM.
5. Beg the dog to please try to hold it just “a few more minutes”.

With the Cronut (Croissant + Donut craze) sweeping the nation, the last thing I’d ever want to do is wait in a bakery line at 6 AM. That’s why I was determined to find a copy cat cronut recipe that would allow me to enjoy these at home.

Cronuts Recipe – Semi-Homemade Heaven

This cronuts recipe takes no time at all and tastes AMAZING! I haven’t tried the “real” cronuts recipe, but these are one of the best donuts I’ve ever had!

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Easy Cronuts Recipe
  • 1 package refrigerated Pillsbury Uncut Crescent Sheets
  • 1 snack-size (4-ounce) container of vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • Vegetable Oil (for Frying)
  1. Fill pan with around 2 inches of oil. Heat oil to 350 degrees over medium heat.
  2. Fold dough in half in one direction then fold in half in the other. Cut about 3" circles from the dough using biscuit cutter of cup/glass.
  3. Then Cut about 1" circles from center of each 3" shape. Reserve 1" circles to cook as cronut holes.
  4. Gather up scraps , roll and cut an additional cronut.
  5. Fry the donuts about 90 seconds on each side until golden brown.Drain on paper towels, and allow to cool before glazing.
  1. Mix powdered sugar, vanilla and 1 tablespoon of milk. Add additional milk as needed.
  2. Split a cooled cronut in half and fill with 2 tablespoons of pudding then replace top.
  3. Drizzle top with glaze and allow it to set.

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Have you ever tried a Cronut? Would you want to? What do you think of this cronut recipe?


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  1. Oh my gosh! They look amazing and I love making things with Pillsbury crescents. They are so delicious!

    • Thanks Christin,
      I’ve never really used them for much besides pizza and rolls. How else do you like to use them?

  2. YUM! I am SO not a morning person either, but I think I’d wake up for these! 🙂

  3. These look SO good. I’ve never had a cronut. I need to start!!

  4. I have tried cronuts and they are awesome. What a treat! Yours look great. I must give them a try.

  5. This looks good! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams , starts on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  6. I wish I could say that I plan to make these, but really I’m going to pin it and then walk across the street to have one or two from the bakery. #lazy #stissharefest

  7. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    Thanks so much for linking up to Freedom Fridays – you had the most viewed link last week! 🙂

  8. Yummy! Don’t forget to link it up to my Feature Friday Link Party 🙂

  9. I’m totally with you about when it is time to wake up and when it is time to sleep. Why should we have to be “rising and shining” so early? These sound like such a yummy, easy way to get a great fix without waking up that early! I noticed that this awesome recipe was featured on Freedom Fridays and would be thrilled if you would bring it to my party too! You can find The Yuck Stops Here this week until Sunday evening at 8pm ET at http://mommasangelbaby.com/the-yuck-stops-here-10/ or starting next Tuesday at 8pm ET at http://mommasangelbaby.com/?p=2628. Hope to see you there! Thanks for sharing & HUGS

    • HAHA so true Cheryl. Let’s start a movement to change that (meeting starts after 12 PM naturally!) 🙂

  10. Wish I had these now! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  11. Carole M says:

    These were awesome. So simple, and so tasty. The family devoured them and wanted more. Will certainly be making these again. We topped with strawberries and cool whip.

    • Hi Carole,
      I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Love the idea of pairing them with berries I’ll have to try that next time.

  12. Thank you SOOO much for the receipe! I just bought the ingredients to make this weekend. This will be a perfect with a big ol’ cup of coffee (with O’mara’s in it). Cheers!!!!

  13. Looks so good!! Can’t wait to try!

  14. How many does this recipe make? Unless it makes a lot, it seems like you’d have lots of leftover glaze.

  15. How many does this make? I’m so excited to try them!

  16. Hi! These look great! When it says uncut crescent sheets is that just a can of the crescent rolls?

  17. KFKDDS83 says:

    The original and still the best is from Ansel’s Bakery in NYC. Once you try those, there is no substitute!

  18. I would be very careful with this post and the use of the word Cronut as its a registered trademark and you could face serious legal consequences. Your blog is very good but I wouldn’t want you to get into deep trouble.

    Concerned fan