10.30.2014

Recipe: Waffle Donuts


I know that making donuts is a Halloween tradition in some families. It's something we've just done once ourselves, so it'd be a gross exaggeration to call it a tradition in our family. A bit too much sugar for one day in my book, but if your book says "make donuts on Halloween!" there's no judgment from here. I prefer baked donuts, frying things kind of grosses me out, oil splattering everywhere...but that's just me. And baked donuts take too long when I'm in a donut-y mood. This recipe is perfection, in my opinion, because there's no frying and no waiting for yeast-dough to raise. These "donuts" are definitely non-traditional, but they're adorable and even more importantly, delicious. Serve them with a glass of milk for a festive snack or a really naughty breakfast.

We have a Belgian (round) waffle-maker, but you can use whatever kind of waffle maker you have for these, they'll be tasty and adorable either way!

This recipe was somewhat adapted from delciouslyyum.com

Waffle Donut Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3/4 cup organic sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted 
  • 3/4 cup milk (we use whole)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
Glaze Ingredients
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk 
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted 
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, melted, for drizzle
Directions
  1. Preheat your waffle maker.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl whisk together all of the dry ingredients. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the tablespoon of butter. Stir in milk, vanilla and egg and beat well. Fold into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined-- make sure you don't over-mix it!
  3. Use a measuring cup to pour 1/4 cup batter into waffle maker at a time. Cook each one for about 3 minutes, or according to your waffle maker's directions. 
  4. Beat glaze ingredients well, and dip each waffle donut into the glaze. Allow to set for a few minutes and then drizzle with melted chocolate. Allow the glaze and chocolate drizzle to set for a few more minutes and enjoy. 
I love eating these while they're still warm, but if you have leftovers store them in the fridge in an airtight container. I think they're good cold too. Seriously, they're amazing, there really can't possibly be a wrong way to eat them. 

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