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.
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.
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.
The Breville waffle maker is amazing. You simply put the dough in the middle like shown below and close the lid.
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!
Make sure you try those mini donuts this weekend and let me know what you think!
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Mini Waffle Donuts
- 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.
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.