Aren’t these miniature Doughnut Waffles with Maple Glaze the cutest? They kind of look like snowflakes, no?
They’re so adorable AND delicious, they’re crunchy on the outside and soft inside. It’s basically an old-fashioned doughnut recipe turned into waffle batter and cooked in a waffle iron. Topped with maple glaze and it’s seriously the perfect breakfast treat. They would make perfect buns for breakfast sausage patty sandwiches, or even fried chicken sliders if you’re feeling indulgent! The batter whips up in a breeze, you’ll spend the most time babysitting the waffles at the waffle iron. Because they are miniature sized, they take a more time to use up all the batter. I find them to be just perfect and adorable at this two-bite size, but feel free to add more batter to make full-sized waffles. Just add on a couple minutes of cooking time.
I just love desserts that are a fun and surprising combination of traditions or flavors and that’s just what these Doughnut Waffles with Maple Glaze are. I think you’re going to love this recipe! It would be a fun one to make with the whole family. By the way, if you want more maple flavor (closer to what you’d find on a doughnut from the local shop), add a dash of maple extract to taste to the glaze. I didn’t call for it in the recipe because I know most of us don’t have that on hand. Also, I made these in my Chef’s Choice Square Waffle Iron but the recipe should work with any waffle iron (even Belgian), just adjust the cooking time and amount of batter according to the size of the waffle cavity.
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Taste: The hint of sweet maple with the signature nutmeg doughnut flavor is perfection.
Texture: Crunchy on the outside, a little fluffy inside, and coated with a thick, smooth glaze.
Ease: Super easy, just plan to spend a bit of time with the waffle iron.
Appearance: These are so ridiculously fun and cute.
Pros: Adorable combination of two breakfast indulgences with a hint of fall flavors.
Would I make this again? Absolutely.
How to make Doughnut Waffles with Maple Glaze
Yield: about 20 doughnut waffles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
For the doughnut waffles:
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon fine salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk (any kind)
1 1/2 cups (6.75 ounces or 191 grams) all-purpose flour
For the maple glaze:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 cup powdered sugar
8 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
To make the doughnut waffles:
In a large bowl, whisk the sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg together. Add the egg and yolk, melted butter, and milk until combined. Stir in the flour until combined. The batter will be thick.
Preheat your waffle iron. Place a tablespoon of batter in each waffle cavity and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack and repeat for the remaining batter.
To make the glaze:
In a small bowl whisk together all the glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle or dunk the doughnut waffles into the glaze. Let sit until the glaze is set. Doughnut waffles are best served the day they are made.
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