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Easy Pumpkin Spice Cruffins

Make these Easy Pumpkin Spice Cruffins filled with pumpkin puree and spices for a breakfast treat that will please your whole family!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Finished cruffins stacked on a serving plate.

Learn to make my Easy Pumpkin Spice Cruffins for a breakfast treat that will please your whole family! Filled with pumpkin puree and spices, these tempting pastries will have everyone asking for your recipe.

It’s definitely pumpkin season around here! I ask you, is there anything better than the lovely scent of warm spices coming from your kitchen when the fall season comes around? Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice… they all just scream “Fall is here!”

Finished cruffins stacked on a serving plate.

If you’re a pumpkin spice lover, you’ll really enjoy this recipe for Easy Pumpkin Spice Cruffins. Cruffins are one of my new favorite sweet treats. If you haven’t had them before, they’re a cross between croissants and muffins and totally delicious.

Although the original cruffins were made with puff pastry, we’re taking a shortcut in this recipe and using the always dependable crescent roll dough. It’s such an easy recipe but totally packed with flavor. Treat your family to a batch of these fresh from the oven today!

❤ Why We Love This Recipe


  • Prep time is only 20 minutes.
  • It uses easy to handle crescent roll dough.
  • Kids love to help roll the cruffins!

🥘 About the Ingredients


All the ingredients needed to make pumpkin spice cruffins.

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  • Hawaiian Crescent RollsThese are a slightly sweeter version of standard crescent rolls. If they’re not available in your area, plain crescent rolls work fine. I like Pillsbury brand, but you choose your favorite!
  • Pumpkin PureeMake certain you’re purchasing plain pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie mix.
  • Light Brown SugarThe molasses in brown sugar gives a mild, sweet caramel flavor to the finished cruffins.
  • Pumpkin Pie SpiceThis is a convenience mix of warm fall spices typically used in making pumpkin pies. It’s available in most grocery stores but I’ve also included instructions below for making your own.
  • Allspice I add extra allspice and cinnamon to this recipe to enhance those flavors.
  • Pecans If you don’t like nuts or have an allergy to them, simply leave them off.
  • Powdered SugarAlso called confectioner’s sugar or 10X sugar.

You’ll find detailed measurements for all ingredients in the printable version of the recipe at the bottom of this post.

🔪 How to Make Easy Pumpkin Spice Cruffins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a standard muffin tin with non-stick spray. Set aside for now.
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, melted butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and allspice. Stir until well mixed.
  1. Lightly sprinkle a countertop or work surface with flour. Open one of the tubes of crescent roll dough and place it on the lightly floured surface. Press the seams of the dough together.
  2. Use a floured rolling pin to lightly roll the dough into a thin rectangle.
  3. Spread 1/3 of the pumpkin puree mixture over the crescent roll dough
  1. Working from the long end of the rectangle, roll the dough up to create a log.
  2. Using a very sharp knife, cut the rolled log of dough in half crosswise giving you two shorter logs. Cut each of the short logs lengthwise in half creating four total long strips of dough.
  3. Roll each strip as you would a cinnamon roll, with the layered side out.

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  1. Place each roll in a sprayed muffin pan.
  2. Repeat with the two remaining packages of crescent roll dough. You will have 12 rolls when finished.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the remaining brown sugar and chopped pecans. Evenly distribute the mixture over the top of the cruffins.
  4. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until done.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Finished cruffins with glaze on top.
  1. In a small bowl whisk together powdered sugar and milk.
  2. Drizzle glaze over cruffins and serve.
Pumpkin spice cruffins cut in half to show the filling.

❗ Recipe Tips


  • Don’t want to buy a jar of pumpkin pie spice? Make your own by mixing 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, 1 teaspoon ground cloves, and 1 teaspoon ground allspice. Use what you need for the recipe and store the rest in a tightly sealed jar in your pantry.
  • This easy version of cruffins uses refrigerated crescent roll dough for convenience. If you’d like to step it up a notch, try using frozen puff pastry or croissant dough for more elegant results.
  • For an even more decadent treat, top each roll with a dollop of whipped cream.

💡 Variations and Options


  • Substitute the pecans for walnuts if you prefer.
  • Skip the glaze and top with a simple sprinkle of powdered sugar.
  • Not crazy about pumpkin? There are so many options for cruffin flavors! Substitute the pumpkin mixture with softened butter, cinnamon, and nuts; or make a fruit-filled cruffin with your favorite fruit preserves! Peach, pineapple, blackberry, and even orange marmalade are fantastic options.
  • Skip the pumpkin mixture and make plain cruffins filled with softened butter and cinnamon sugar. Or drizzle with caramel sauce and sprinkle on a few chocolate chips.
  • Make cream cheese-filled cruffins or perhaps caramel cruffins would be more to your taste. Use your imagination to come up with a flavor your family will love.
Finished cruffins stacked on a serving plate.

🍽 How to Serve


Pumpkin Spice Cruffins are wonderful with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and they make a great breakfast, snack, or dessert. Serve them plain, with a dollop of whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel sauce, or a little sweetened cream cheese.

🍚 Storage Information


Store completely cooled cruffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Warm in the microwave for a few seconds before serving. May be frozen for up to 2 months.

❓ Questions About Cruffins


What does a cruffin taste like?

Cruffins are crispy on the outside, soft and delicious on the inside and taste like everything you love about muffins, cinnamon rolls, and croissants all rolled into one!

What’s the difference between cronuts and cruffins?

Cronuts are filled and fried before being topped with sugar or other toppings. Cruffins are filled and baked like a muffin before toppings are added.

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Finished cruffins stacked on a serving plate.

Easy Pumpkin Spice Cruffins

Make these Easy Pumpkin Spice Cruffins filled with pumpkin puree and spices for a breakfast treat that will please your whole family!
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Course: Breakfast, Desserts, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 24 ounces Hawaiian crescent rolls (3 tubes)
  • Flour for rolling dough
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • cup butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

For the Glaze:

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk or half and half

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray the muffin pan cups with non-stick spray. Set aside for now.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, melted butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and allspice. Stir until well mixed.
  • Lightly sprinkle a countertop or wooden cutting board with flour. Open one can of crescent roll dough and place it on the countertop. Press the seams of the dough together.
  • Use a floured rolling pin to lightly roll the dough into a thin rectangle.
  • Spread 1/3 of the pumpkin puree mixture over the crescent roll dough
  • Working from the long side, roll the dough up to create a log.
  • Cut the rolled log of dough in half crosswise giving you two shorter logs. Cut each of the short logs lengthwise in half creating four total long strips of dough.
  • Roll each strip as you would a cinnamon roll, with the layered side out.
  • Place each roll in a sprayed muffin pan.
  • Repeat with the two remaining packages of crescent roll dough. You will have 12 rolls when finished.
  • In a small bowl, combine the remaining brown sugar and chopped pecans. Evenly distribute the mixture over the top of the cruffins.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until done.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • In a small bowl whisk together powdered sugar and milk.
  • Drizzle glaze over cruffins and serve.

Notes

  • Hawaiian crescent rolls are a slightly sweeter version of standard crescent rolls. If they’re not available in your area, plain crescent rolls work fine.
  • Make certain you purchase plain pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie mix.
  • Store completely cooled cruffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Warm in the microwave for a few seconds before serving. May be frozen for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1756IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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