This keto cruffins recipe is the best way to recreate the mouthwatering croissant and muffin hybrid that channels the flavors of a cinnamon roll. If you’re following a keto diet, but you still love pastries, these cruffins are for you.
As with any delicious pastry, the cruffin packs in the carbs from both the dough and the sugar. This recipe, though, uses keto pizza dough and alternative sugar to lower those net carbs so you can make a keto-friendly pastry.
The next time you’re looking for simple recipes that will fulfill your pastry craving, turn to these easy-to-make keto cruffins.
Common Questions about Keto Cruffins
What are cruffins made of?
Traditional cruffins are made from crescent dough. In this keto cruffins recipe, we use a keto pizza crust as well as cinnamon and alternative sugar.
Is cruffin a hybrid?
Cruffins are a cross between a croissant and a muffin. Their shape is muffin-like but the texture is more similar to a croissant.
Where do cruffins originate from?
Cruffins originated in an Australian bakery, made by a baker named Kate Reid.
You can store these cruffins on the counter. Consume them within 2 days for maximum freshness.
Refrigerator: Cruffins will last in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, but they are best consumed within days of baking.
Freezer: Freezing cruffins is not recommended — it is likely that they will not retain their texture. But, if you do freeze them, you can keep them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
This easy recipe doesn’t require you to have too many tricks up your sleeve to create the perfect cruffin.
- Keep the cruffins in an open container. If they are closed in an airtight container they will become soggy.
- Be sure to dip them in the cinnamon and alternative sugar mixture directly after baking so that the mixture sticks to the surface.
While most of these ingredients are easy to find at the grocery store, you may need to order the crust directly from Modern Mountain or another online retailer.
- Modern Mountain keto pizza dough crust (prepared with oil and water)
- Butter (room temperature; divided)
- Granulated sugar alternative (I like a monk fruit/allulose blend)
- Ground cinnamon
Kitchen Supplies You’ll Need
You only need a few simple supplies to whip up these easy cruffins.
How to Make Keto Cruffins
These are such a breeze to make, you may wind up adding them to your regular baking routine.
- Roll out the prepared pizza dough into the shape of a rectangle.
- Gently spread the butter onto the dough.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar alternative and cinnamon, then sprinkle over top the layer of butter.
- Roll the dough into a log and use a sharp knife to cut it in half.
- Next, cut those logs in half lengthwise.
- Form the pieces into a muffin shape by wrapping them around your fingers, ensuring that the layered sides face outward.
- Place dough into the prepared muffin tin.
- Bake for the recommended time — be sure to rotate the tin halfway through baking.
- After removing the cruffins from the oven, gently remove them from the tin and immediately roll them in the remaining cinnamon mixture before transferring them to a plate or wire rack.
- Once the cruffins have reached room temperature, store them in an open container.
What to Serve With Keto Cruffins
Any of your breakfast or snacktime favorites pair well with sweet cruffins.
- Coffee: Wash these keto cruffins down with a regular cup of coffee with heavy cream or a Bulletproof coffee.
- Yogurt: Balance out your meal or snack with a cup of your favorite low-carb yogurt.
- Fruit: Choose keto-friendly fruits like berries — their tart flavor will complement the cruffins.
Why You Should Make Keto Cruffins
If you’re living the keto life, you’re going to fall in love with these sweet treats.
- Easy: With just a few ingredients and a handful of simple steps, you can quickly make these irresistible cruffins.
- Delicious: With a light texture and warm sweetness, these are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
- Low-carb: You don’t sacrifice enjoying sweets even if you’re living a low-carb or keto lifestyle.
Variations and Add-ins
You can switch these up with a few simple additions or swaps.
- Chocolate: Dip the cruffins into melted keto chocolate.
- Extract: Add a few drops of your favorite extract like almond or coffee for a different flavor profile.
- Nuts: Add crushed nuts to the dough before rolling it out.
- Cheese: For a savory version, skip the cinnamon and sugar alternative. Instead, try incorporating cheese into the dough — experiment with cheddar or mozzarella, or use something funkier like blue cheese.
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- 1 bag Modern Mountain keto pizza dough crust – prepared with oil and water
- 4 tbsp butter at room temperature – divided
- 1 cup granulated sugar alternative – I like a monk fruit/allulose blend
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Lightly grease 6 wells of a muffin tin. Set aside.
- Using a small rolling pin, roll out the keto pizza dough until you have a large rectangle.
- Spread the softened butter onto the sheets.
- Combine the sugar alternative and cinnamon in a small bowl and whisk with a fork to combine.
- Sprinkle a small amount of the cinnamon mixture on top of the buttered sheets.
- Starting on the long end of the rectangle, roll up the dough into a log.
- Cut the dough in half, giving you shorter logs.
- Then cut each of those logs in half, lengthwise – exposing the inner layers of the logs.
- Take each piece and wrap it around your fingers to form the shape of a muffin, with the layered side out. This will give the best chance of all those layers being visible when they are baked. You can gently stretch the dough during this process.
- Place each rolled piece in the greased muffin tin.
- Bake for 15 minutes – rotating halfway through.
- Remove from the oven and immediately remove them from the pan, one by one, by gently releasing any parts that are stuck using a butter knife or thin object.
- Roll each cruffin in the remaining sweet cinnamon mixture and then place them on a plate or cooling rack to come to room temperature.
- Store at room temperature in an open container. Closing them into an airtight container will make them sweat and become soggy and they will lose the texture that makes them great.
- muffin tin
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