2 hrs 20 mins
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Get ready to discover the joy of homemade cronuts with this delicious recipe! Perfectly flakey and fried, this easy-to-make recipe is perfect for any occasion.
If you love these cronuts, then you will love these homemade donut recipes! Try out my favorite Jelly Donuts, these Boston Cream Donuts or these classic Glazed Donuts for some that your entire family will love.
If you don’t know what a cronut is, then you are in for a treat! It’s a cross between a croissant and a donut. It has all of the delicious layers of a croissant but in the shape of a donut. It’s the perfect choice for breakfast on the go, and they are also delicious when you drizzle them with some chocolate sauce for dessert!
This recipe for cronuts is SO easy and delicious. Instead of making the dough from scratch, you use puff pastry dough! This makes these so simple and easy that even the most beginner of bakers can master them and look like a pro!
This recipe is so simple and only uses five ingredients. You can make these anytime, and they will be ready in less than 40 minutes! Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post for all of the exact ingredient measurements.
These cronuts are simple to make because you use pre-made puff pastry dough. One of my favorite parts about this recipe is that you will have a decent amount of scrap dough left over. This makes it so you can fry all my scraps into tiny cronuts. They make such a fun bite-size treat!
Yes! And they turn out so delicious. Using the air fryer is a great option to make these a little healthier and have less of a mess to clean up!
Top your cronuts with cinnamon, glaze, homemade jam, or even some delicious chocolate! There are so many ways that you can change these up to make your own. You won’t even need to buy these at the bakery again.
These cronuts taste delicious the next day! Store any leftover cronuts in a paper bag at room temperature for up to 4 days.
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Take the puff pastry sheets out of the box and lay them flat on a work surface.
In a small bowl, whisk the egg and water together. Using a pastry brush, brush the egg wash on top of one sheet of puff pastry.
Lay the second sheet of puff pastry on top of the egg-washed sheet and press them together.
If the dough is frozen, allow the sheets to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. If it’s been refrigerated, allow the sheets to sit together for at least 5 minutes.
While the puff pastry sheets are sitting, pour the oil into a saucepan and heat over medium-high heat. Allow the oil to come up to a temperature before using.
Once it seems hot enough, poke a wooden skewer into the oil to test the oil. Bubbles should form around it. If no bubbles form, let it heat up further.
Cut the puff pastry sheets into donut shapes. Use a round cookie cutter for the outside and a piping tip for the center hole. You should get at least six donuts from the sheets, but this will depend on the size of your cronuts.
Place the cronuts into the hot oil and fry until lightly golden brown on each side, about 30-45 seconds per side.
Remove the fried cronuts from the hot oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb any excess oil. You may need to work in batches.
When the cronuts have come out of the oil and have rested on the paper towels for a minute, dust them with powdered sugar and enjoy!
Calories: 308kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 5gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 144mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 31IUCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.