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Air Fryer Croissants/ Crescent Rolls

Indulge in buttery, flaky perfection with these quick and easy air fryer croissants, featuring a luscious Nutella filling. They are simple to prepare (using pre-made dough) and cook in a matter of minutes. Simple, delicious and ready in no time.

Air fryer croissants filled with nutella.

I absolutely love this recipe! It’s become my go-to when I want something fancy without all the work. Using pre-made dough and my air fryer, they are super easy to whip up. The Nutella filling is my favorite – but you can easily customize them by adding sweet or savory fillings, like cinnamon sugar or ham and cheese.

What do you need?

  • Refrigerated crescent roll dough: One can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Jus-Rol Croissant dough, or any other preferred brand will work.
  • Filling: Nutella/ chocolate spread and chocolate chips, or see below for more ideas.
  • Butter: You can brush the cooked crescent rolls with melted butter for a light glaze.

Other filling ideas:

  • Cinnamon sugar: Sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar over the dough before rolling, or mix softened butter, sugar, and cinnamon to create a delicious paste to spread on the dough.
  • Cheese: Choose your favorite cheese, such as cheddar, mozzarella, or Swiss
  • Cheese and ham: Deli slices of ham are an excellent addition to any cheesy crescent roll, creating that perfect balance of savory flavors.

Let’s make these croissants in the air fryer!

1

Preheat.

Preheat the air fryer to 160°C/ 320°F. Preheating is important for this recipe because the air frying time is relatively short, so you want it to be up to temperature when you put the croissants in.

If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat mode, just set it to air fry for 3-4 minutes.

2

Prepare.

First, unroll the dough and separate it along the perforations. Spread Nutella down the length of the dough, and add a few chocolate chips to the top portion.

Crescent roll dought with nutella and chocolate chips.

Starting at the wide end of each triangle, roll the dough up toward the point.

Rolled crescent rolls dough.

3

Pop them in the air fryer.

Place the crescent rolls in the air fryer basket. Ensuring they aren’t touching and will have space to expand during cooking. Note: if food tends to stick to your air fryer you can spritz the basket with olive oil before you put them in, or use an air fryer liner.

Uncooked crescent roll in air fryer basket.

4

Air fry croissants.

Set the crescent rolls to air fryer for around 6-8 minutes. Depending on your specific air fryer model, you may need to adjust the time slightly. It’s important to keep an eye on the rolls and check them periodically to prevent overcooking.

Air fryer croissants filled with nutella.

Air Fryer Filled Croissants

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Indulge in buttery, flaky perfection with these quick and easy crescent rolls, featuring a luscious Nutella filling.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Serves8

Ingredients

  • 1 can refrigerated croissant dough/ crescent roll dough
  • 4 tablespoons Nutella
  • 4 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (melted, optional)

Directions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 175°C/ 350°F
  • Roll out croissant dough on a lightly floured surface, and separate into individual triangles.
  • Spread Nutella down the length of the dough and add a few chocolate chips to the top portion.
  • Starting with the wide end, roll the dough into shape.
  • Place croissants in air fryer [Note 1], ensuring enough space between them to expand. Cook in batches if necessary.
  • Air fry for 6-8 mins, until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Optional: Brush lightly with melted butter after cooking to add a light glaze.
  • Optional: Add extra Nutella to a piping bag, and pipe over the croissants to serve.

Notes

  1. You can spritz the tray of the air fryer with olive oil spray first, or use an air fryer liner.

Nutrition information is an estimate and provided for informational purposes only.

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