Easy Cronuts Recipe

(Last Updated On: August 4, 2020)

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!


Goes Great With

Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes


Easy Cronuts Recipe

Layers of flaky pastry topped with a sweet glaze. Tastes just like the cult favorite.
Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Cronut Recipe, Cronuts, How to make cronuts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 195kcal
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  • 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


  • Fill pan with around 2 inches of oil. Heat oil to 350 degrees over medium heat.
  • 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.
  • Then Cut about 1" circles from center of each 3" shape. Reserve 1" circles to cook as cronut holes.
  • Gather up scraps , roll ,and cut an additional cronut.
  • Fry the donuts about 90 seconds on each side until golden brown.Drain on paper towels, and allow to cool before glazing.


  • Mix powdered sugar, vanilla and 1 tablespoon of milk. Add additional milk as needed.
  • Split a cooled cronut in half and fill with 2 tablespoons of pudding then replace top.
  • Drizzle top with glaze and allow it to set.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 2mg | Sugar: 24g | Calcium: 2mg
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Have you ever tried a Cronut? Would you want to? What do you think of this cronut recipe?