Real Deal Waffle Donuts

 Waffle Donuts that require no yeast and are ready in 15 minutes or less. Glazed or dunked in chocolate… you choose!

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Hello Everyone!

I just realized that Wednesday is October 1st. I had to take a second look at my calendar because in my mind it was still September 20th or something like that. This month has flown by. Boom. Over. Maybe I was so surprised because we were blessed with amazing weather these last couple of days. 3 days of 80-degree weather in a row is almost too good to be true. It felt like summer was back in full swing and I loved it.

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And the only thing that could put me into an even better mood, was a fresh Waffle Donut in my hand. 15 minutes later I was dunking my first one into luscious chocolate and felt sooo many happy feelings all at the same time.

Sprinkles were inevitable, of course. Waffle Donuts or “Wonuts” are a thing, you guys. And you should definitely make them.

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In case you aren’t familiar with Waffle Donuts, let me explain. It’s really super simple. I adjusted my go-to baked donut recipe (so we wouldn’t have to deal with yeast) and poured the batter into my Belgian waffle maker. It’s pretty much the same thing as making regular waffles, but the outcome is so different. I may never make regular waffles again.

I mean, can you blame me? Who would opt for plain waffles when you can have wonuts?!

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I was skeptical at first. I did not believe that I would actually be reminded of a donut when enjoying one of these. But after I took my first bite, I thought to myself these are the real deal. They tasted so much like my beloved cake donuts and I preceded to eat three before I was able to do anything else.

After preparing the batter, all you have to do is wait for precisely 3 minutes before you also can devour a fresh, hot and utterly scrumptious waffle donut.

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I whipped up a traditional donut glaze. You know the one that “cracks” when you take a bite and is iconic for a glazed donut. The second one isn’t really a glaze. It’s straight up chocolate, friends. I was feeling it and simply couldn’t stop thinking about a chocolate dunked wonut. Best decision ever. By far.

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I also wanted to mention that these freeze beautifully. Just in case you need an even quicker breakfast, you can have homemade wonuts at your finger tips. I wouldn’t recommend dunking them in the glaze or chocolate before freezing though, unless you like cold waffles and don’t plan on reheating them. Otherwise, you’d end up with a big mess ;).

It almost takes no time to prepare the glazes with which you can slather the reheated waffle donuts. You could also treat them like regular waffles and enjoy them with syrup, add some chocolate chips, fruit, or anything you like to the batter. But you probably already figured that out… the opportunities are endless.

Alright, I’ll stop rambling now. Have a fantastic week!

Real Deal Waffle Donuts
Yields 12
Waffle Donuts are the best, fastest and easiest way to enjoy donuts and waffles at the same time. One of the best breakfast treats I've ever had!
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For the Waffle Donuts
  1. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  4. 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  5. 2 large eggs
  6. 1 tablespoon canola oil
  7. 3/4 cup milk
  8. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Traditional Glaze
  1. 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  2. 2 tablespoons milk
  3. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. sprinkles, optional
For the Chocolate Glaze
  1. 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  2. 1 teaspoon shortening
  3. sprinkles, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat your waffle maker.
  2. 1. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. 2. In the bowl of your stand mixer cream together sugar, eggs, and oil. Add milk and vanilla extract.
  4. 3. Once wet ingredients are combined, slowly add dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated (batter should be the same consistency as a regular waffle batter).
  5. 4. Slightly spray your waffle maker with nonstick spray. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into the middle of your waffle cavity* and wait for 3 minutes. Remove waffle and repeat with remaining batter.
  6. 5. Meanwhile, whisk together the ingredients for the traditional glaze and heat for 30 seconds in the microwave. Dip as many waffles as desired into the glaze. Sprinkle with sprinkles.
  7. In another bowl, melt chocolate and shortening and stir until smooth. Dip desired amount of waffles into the chocolate and add sprinkles. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Donut Waffles are best when eaten immediately, but can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 weeks.
  2. *I used a Belgian Waffle Maker, which yields 1 waffle that consists of 4 pieces, which is why I poured the batter into the middle of the waffle cavity and was able to use 1/4 cup batter. They are miniature Belgian waffles. If you don't have a Belgian waffle maker, you can use a regular waffle maker and pour batter into each individual cavity. You do need to reduce the amount of batter per waffle donut, probably to 2-3 tablespoons and check them after 2 1/2 minutes. You'll probably end up with about 16 instead of 12 waffle donuts total.
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  1. I love these waffle donuts, Kathi! What a fun twist on a waffle. I’ve seen this recipe floating around on pinterest before, and I’m always amazed at how beautiful these turn out. I’m loving your chocolate glazed ones with sprinkles!

  2. WOW! These look amazing! I am pretty sure my nephew and I NEED to make these together next time he is over, and I will definitely be his favorite aunt then! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. WOW! I’d take a whole dozen of these beauties ๐Ÿ™‚ They look so amazing, and I’m right there with you…where did September go?

  4. “Donut Waffles are best when eaten immediately but…” Well OKAY, twist my arm! ๐Ÿ™‚ But seriously, how sexy are these photos? Do you talk about your camera & stuff somewhere on this blog? Because inquiring minds want to know. Obviously you are super talented, that’s probably most of it. I always leave your blog posts salivating! Having to-die-for recipes doesn’t hurt, either. Pinned, obviously. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Meggan! You always make me smile ;). No, I haven’t written anything about my photography stuff yet, but I have been wanting to do so since forever. I can email you some details if you like – let me know! And thank you so much for sharing my recipes as well – it means the world to me!!

  5. Your beautiful photos are INSANE! I am loving these gorgeous chocolate coated sprinkle covered donut waffles. I NEED to get a waffle maker!!!

  6. These waffle donuts look like the best thing ever! I love that you combined two of my favorite guilty breakfast foods! Drooling over all that amazing glaze and pretty sprinkles – pinned!

  7. If I had these for breakfast, would you judge me? Because dang do they look good!

  8. These are so darn cute and inventive! Perfection!!

  9. This concept is epic! I love it. The weather was lovely but it looks like fall is here to stay in Minnesota!

  10. Totally pinning and making. My kids are gonna go crazy for these!

  11. Um, this sounds ridiculously good Kathi! I love this!

  12. A wonut!!?!? Kathi these look incredible! I love the suggestion about freezing them, because what a decadent on-the-go breakfast to enjoy during the week! Seriously gorgeous photos, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Pinning!

  13. These look amazing! I need to buy a waffle iron!

  14. Wonuts and glaze–UGH, could you be any more fabulous, Kathi? I absolutely love it. They should rewrite that scene from Shrek where Donkey makes waffles, because seriously–wonuts, girl!

  15. Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!!

  16. These look so delicious!! I am totally going to make them. We are donut and waffle fanatics at my house. Also, you are adorable and I am so glad I just found your blog!

  17. This looks INCREDIBLE!!!! I need to make these!

  18. Heather in Upland says:

    I’m so trying these.

    For the Chocolate Glaze, it reads:

    1/2 semisweet chocolate chips

    Is that a half cup of semisweet chocolate chips? See, I’m actually reading the recipe so you KNOW I’m going to make them.

    PS, I need these wonuts with hot cocoa and cold weather – like, NOW! It’s 97 degrees here today!

  19. Would the batter for these “wonuts” work as pancakes? (I don’t have a waffle maker)

    Thanks!

  20. How I have not heard about wonuts before?? These sound amazing! I don’t know which one to try first! I bet they would be great with coffee!

    • I hadn’t heard of them either until a couple of days ago, but I’m so glad I did. And yes, they taste great with coffee. Thank you, Alex!

  21. This looks absolutely amazing! On my to do list. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Seriously, Kathi! Are you kidding me?! This is genius and I’m in love with you for it! I’m with you. I CAN’T believe it’s the first of October. Nuts! These waffle donuts make me so happy though, and I’m pretty sure I need to make them first thing tomorrow morning. Pinned! <3

  23. You didn’t specify how to melt the chocolate! Put it in a bowl with the shortening and microwave it?

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