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22 Crescent Roll Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast is one of our favorite meals. If you’re like us, you also have breakfast for dinner on a regular basis. And one of the best parts of breakfast is the doughy goodness of biscuits, muffins, toast, and other breads we consume. We also like to make crescent roll breakfast recipes. Using canned crescent roll dough, we can make a variety of fast, easy, and delectable breakfast dishes.

Crescent rolls for breakfast? Yes! They are soft and fluffy, and Pillsbury even sells crescent roll dough sheets if you prefer not to use the perforated triangle dough sheets. Crescent roll dough is perfect for making stuffed crescent rolls, breakfast casseroles, muffins, pockets, rings, souffles, and even waffles!

Crescent Roll Breakfast Recipes

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Types of Crescent Roll Dough

When you think of crescent roll dough, you might think of the Pillsbury cans in the refrigerated section at your grocery store. Understandably so. If you have a large grocery store, you may be surprised to find that there are many different brands and flavors of crescent roll dough.

Pillsbury sells the following types of crescent roll dough:

  • Original Crescent Rolls
  • Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls
  • Butter Flake Crescent Rolls
  • Honey Butter Crescent Rolls
  • Original Crescent Rounds
  • Original Crescent Dough Sheets
  • Big & Buttery Crescent Rolls
  • Grands! Original Crescent Rolls
  • Sweet Hawaiian Crescent Rolls

Some of the Pillsbury products are vegan, if that is something you’re looking for. If so, you can pick up Original Pillsbury Crescent Rolls to avoid any animal derived products.

If you need gluten free dough, Pillsbury does not have any options currently available. Instead, try Mom’s Place Gluten-Free Crescent Rolls. These are made with white rice flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, organic evaporated cane sugar, salt, xanthan gum, and yeast. All you need to do is add milk, butter, and an egg white.

Crescent roll dough is also available from other brands including Immaculate Baking Company, Annie’s Organic, and many major grocery store brands.

Crescent Roll Breakfast Tips

One thing you can do with crescent roll dough, is make personal grab and go breakfasts. Roll out the dough, add a mound of bacon, eggs, and cheese, seal it up like a hot pocket, and bake until golden brown. Once the pockets have cooled, pop them in a Ziploc or Tupperware and throw them in the fridge. Make a batch of these on Sunday, and your family can grab one in the morning, zap it in the microwave to warm it up, and they’re on their way. Easy peasy.

Another quick grab and go breakfast is pigs in a blanket with a morning twist — instead of hot dogs, wrap your crescent roll around a piece of sausage.

Want something sweet to dip in your coffee? Roll your crescents according to package directions, or make them into twists and cover them in cinnamon and sugar before baking.

Make breakfast fun for the kids by rolling the dough out flat and using cookie cutters to cut festive shapes out of the dough. Bake them plain, then top them with peanut butter and jelly or jam, fresh fruit, cream cheese, icing, or any other fun toppings you like. You can even make your shapes into your own variation of avocado toast.

You can make crescent rolls in the air fryer! Just spray the bottom of the air fryer basket with cooking spray, roll your crescents, and air fry 4 rolls (per 6-quart air fryer) at a time at 300 degrees. You do not need to preheat the air fryer! Cook for five minutes, turn them over with tongs, then cook an additional four minutes, or just until golden brown and the inside is cooked through.

Ready to get started making breakfast with crescent roll dough? Check out this list of crescent roll breakfast recipes to try.

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22 Crescent Roll Breakfast Recipes

These crescent roll breakfast recipes are so simple, you can be enjoying them by the time you're finished with your first cup of coffee! We've included recipes that can be used for both a weekday breakfast or a leisurely brunch with friends.

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