Mini Waffle Donuts

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stack of Mini Waffle Donuts on white plate
Mini Waffle Donuts

These Mini Waffle Donuts happened because I have mini doughnuts on my mind today, truth be told, because I was thinking of making mini doughnut muffins as I was driving home from dropping the kids off from school. This is what -30 weather does to me, I start thinking of glorious, homey, delicious things to bake. Straight to mini waffle donuts.

Mini Waffle Donuts topped with combined white sugar and cinnamon

Actually to be perfectly honest, these are not waffles but actual donuts.I took a simple cake doughnut recipe and slightly altered it to make the dough work for cooking in a waffle maker.

These are quite seriously donuts, with a cinnamon sugar coating to top it all off.

close up stack of Mini Waffle Donuts in white plate

You can vary the size as you wish, I found a medium size to be perfect. You don’t want to make them square, else they lose the fun look that they have and then simply resemble waffles.

Just take a moment to absorb this photo. You might now understand why I am so darn excited to share this recipe with you.

Mini Waffle Donuts in the middle of white plate

The Breville waffle maker is amazing. You simply put the dough in the middle like shown below and close the lid.

doughs of Mini Waffle Donuts in Breville waffle maker

After the three minutes are up you lift the lid to see this golden brown beauty within. It may look like a waffle but it is cakey like a doughnut inside, very thick and dense. Remember, these are cake donuts so we are not getting a yeast doughnut result either!

A little side note: 5-10 seconds in the microwave reheats these up perfectly and you’d never know they weren’t fresh!

golden brown Mini Waffle Donuts in Breville waffle maker

Make sure you try those mini donuts this weekend and let me know what you think!




Cake doughnuts done in the waffle maker then dipped in a cinnamon sugar coating. Absolutely amazing!#waffles #dougnuts #donuts

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Mini Waffle Donuts

Mini doughnut waffles made in your waffle iron, easy, cute and delicious! These are cake doughnuts and the best waffles ever!
5 from 41 votes
Mini Waffle Donuts topped with combined white sugar and cinnamon
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
15 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 cups flour

For the topping:

  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter


  • In a large bowl mix the sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. 
  • Add the eggs, milk and melted butter. Beat well.
  • Stir in the 3 cups of flour, mixing well until it's thoroughly combined. You are going to have thick, sticky batter. 
  • Preheat your waffle griddle. 
  • Place the batter in the middle of each waffle part (some waffle makers will have 2 or 4). You can do large or small doughnuts. 
  • Cook for 3 minutes until golden brown. 
  • Remove the doughnuts from the waffle iron and place on a cooling rack. 
  • Combine the white sugar and cinnamon for the topping. 
  • Dip the waffle in butter, shake off, then dip into the cinnamon sugar mixture. 
  • Set back onto the rack and continue with the other doughnuts until finished. A little side note: 5-10 seconds in the microwave reheats these up perfectly and you'd never know they weren't fresh! 
  • Store (as if you are going to have any left) in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 278kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 44mg, Sodium: 285mg, Potassium: 179mg, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 320IU, Calcium: 85mg, Iron: 1.3mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Gene says

    I”v e had to learn cook for myself for over 40 years and leaned a few things to make food for myself without being a chef -like cook and adapting receipes to suit myself.
    I used everything in this receipe but measured in a general way to reduce it to half. Used my floour sifter to top it with powdered sugar and the results satisfied me.
    I have doughnut pans , but this was a quick way without heating up an overn, rolling out dough, cutting them, baking 10 minutes or so etc.
    I suppose one could make slices of bread in it also with l a ittle experiment. and other baked foods.
    I used my Oster round waffle maker, spooed about a talespoon in each cavity and got about 15 , pieces. A little softer texture than a regular doughnut, but I liked them.

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