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French Palmiers {Elephant Ears}

French Palmiers also sometimes known as Elephant Ears are a quick and easy treat made with just three simple ingredients. Sweet, flaky, and elegant.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: elephant ears
Servings: 10
Calories: 181kcal


  • 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed but still chilled


  • Begin the recipe by preheating the oven to 400 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, stir together the 4 tablespoons of ground cinnamon and ½ cup granulated sugar until combined. Set aside.
  • Next, gently unfold the 1 sheet of puff pastry all the way and sprinkle the top with half of the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • Starting at the longest side, fold both sides of the puff pastry toward the center (closing the tri-fold into a bi-fold) and be sure to leave a space in the middle.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon and sugar mixture on the top and fold the left side over the right side to form a layered rectangle.
  • Cut the rectangle into about 10 to 12 even slices and place them cut side down onto the prepared parchment-lined baking sheet. Spacing 2 inches apart because these will rise while baking.
  • Bake until puffy and golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. Carefully remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for about 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a rack to cool completely. Enjoy!


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg