Hybrid Pastries Have Evolved Beyond the Cronut

Photograph by Jeff Elkins

Cinnascone: Cinnamon Bun + Scone

Photograph by Jeff Elkins

A Cinnabon-size knob of buttermilk dough laced with cinnamon and sugar, at Buttercream Bakeshop (1250 Ninth St., NW).

Doughnut Muffin: Doughnut + Muffin

doughnut muffin
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A baked cinnamon confection dusted with crunchy cinnamon and sugar, at Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St., NW).

Everything Croissant: Everything Bagel + Croissant

everything croissant
Photograph by Jeff Elkins

A buttery swirl with poppy seeds, garlic, onion, and salt, at Junction Bakery & Bistro (1508 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria).

Cruffin: Croissant + Muffin

Photograph by Jeff Elkins

A Friday-only croissant roll-up stuffed with praline pastry cream, at Bayou Bakery (1515 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington; 901 Pennsylvania Ave., SE).

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.