This post is sponsored by National Mango Board.
These mango croffles put a tropical twist the latest viral recipe sensation. They’re super easy to make and they taste amazing! All you need is 10 minutes, a waffle press, fresh croissants, fresh mangos, and powdered sugar.
What are Croffles?
Croffles are the latest viral internet recipe sensation – that are actually super easy to make!
They’re basically croissants that are crisped up inside a waffle press and then topped with a variety of sweet dessert inspired toppings.
The waffle press compacts the buttery layers of the croissant and creates the most beautiful crispy buttery flaky pastry.
Most of the time, they’re topped with a sweet glaze and fresh fruit.
And since mangos are my family’s favorite fruit, we decided to use them for a tropical twist!
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Fresh Mangos – Fresh, juicy mangos are the star of this recipe! This superfruit is flavorful and nutritious and perfectly sweet!
- Powdered Sugar – Using a high quality powdered sugar is important because they’re not all created equal! The better the powdered sugar, the tastier the glaze!
- Croissants – I like using medium sized croissants because I can fit 2 perfectly on the waffle press at once. If you’re using large croissants, just make sure to press them one at a time.
- Mint – this is just for garnish and totally optional.
How to make Mango Croffles
Making Mango Croffles is super easy!
To start, heat up your waffle press. Add two medium sized croissants, and close. Press down to smush them and toast for 1-2 minutes or until golden.
While the croissants are toasting, make the mango glaze.
Add the fruit from 2 mangos to a blender with a tablespoon of water and blend until smooth. If it’s still too thick, you can add a little more water. You want the consistency to be smooth and slightly thick but still liquidity – check the video if you’re unsure about the consistency.
Now stir that pureed mango together the powdered sugar.
Once the glaze is silky and smooth, set aside.
When the croissants are toasted, plate them and add a drizzle with the mango glaze.
Top each croffle with fresh diced mango and a sprig of mint for color.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
Are Mangos good for you?
Mangos are a totally healthy superfruit!
Just one serving of mango has vitamins, minerals, polyphenols and dietary fiber! Here are some of my favorite facts about mangos!
- Mangos are an excellent source of vitamin C. One serving gives you 50% of your daily value! This plays an important role in immune function and skin health.
- They are also a good source of folate, which provides you with 15% of your daily value! Folate helps the body make red blood cells and DNA.
- One serving of mango gives you 8% daily value of vitamin A which helps maintain healthy skin and eye health.
How to Cut a Mango
Once you know how to cut a mango, it’s quite easy!
First you’ll want to hold the mango upright and use a sharp knife to cut down about ½ inch from the middle seed (or pit).
I recommend doing this along the longer sides to avoid the seed most easily.
Once the "cheeks" are cut off, hold one of them in the palm of your hand.
Take a knife and very carefully score the fruit in perpendicular lines – making sure to not poke through the mangos’ outer skin.
Then flip the cheeks inside out.
Use a knife to cut the fruit off into small pieces.
How to Pick Ripe Mangos
Here are a few of my favorite helpful tricks and tips for picking the perfect mango!
- Surprisingly, color doesn’t have anything to do with a mango's ripeness!
- Instead, pick up the mango and give it a gentle squeeze. A perfectly ripe mango gives in a bit when pressed. They should be slightly soft but not mushy -- Firm but not rock hard!
- Once ripe, mangos will continue to ripen at room temperature, becoming sweeter and softer over several days.
- If you’re not going to use a ripe mango right away, stick it in the fridge. This will slow down the ripening process which can help them last up to 5 days this way!
- And if you need them riper faster, place them in a paper bag and fold over the sides for at least 24 hours.
- For meal prep purposes, I recommend cutting, peeling or cubing ripe mango and storing them in an airtight container in the fridge for several days... or up to 6 months in the freezer. Personally, I find that I make healthier choices for snacks if I have fresh mangos cut up like this!
What to pair with Mango Croffles
I think these Mango Croffles are perfect for a sweet breakfast or an easy dessert!
If I were making them for breakfast, I would pair them with this Breakfast Bacon Naan Sandwich and these Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes.
When it comes to dessert, they would be delicious after a big bowl of Singapore Street Noodles or Some Hibachi Chicken.
If you want more tasty mango ideas, try this Mango Sticky Pie or these tasty Mango Kimchi Hot Dogs.
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RECIPE: Mango Croffles
- 4 medium sized fresh croissants
- 4 fresh mangos cut into small cubes, divided
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 4 sprigs fresh mint **optional**
- Heat up a waffle press and add two medium sized croissants. Close it and press down. Let the croissants toast in the press for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown.
- While it’s toasting, make the mango puree. Add the meat from 2 mangos and a tablespoon of water to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. If it’s still too thick, add another tablespoon of water. You want the consistency to be smooth yet still slightly thick and liquidy.
- Now stir together 3 tablespoon of the pureed mango and powdered sugar until smooth and silky. Set aside.
- Once the croffles are toasted, plate them and drizzle with a spoonful of mango glaze.
- Top each croissant with a generous pile of fresh mango cubes and a sprig of mint.Serve immediately and enjoy!