Waffle Doughnuts with Chocolate or Vanilla Doughnut Glaze

By / Photography By Kathryn Brass-Piper | January 01, 2015


Preheat a waffle iron to the highest setting.

In a small bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, sea salt, and nutmeg. Add melted butter, and then stir in honey, egg, and vanilla extract until combined. Whisk in the buttermilk. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir until combined and smooth.

Scoop the batter onto the hot waffle iron (about 1/8–1/4 cup per doughnut) and cook according to the waffle maker’s instructions.

Allow doughnuts to cool slightly on a rack, then dust with confectioners’ sugar, or dip in glaze

In large bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until combined. Add the cocoa to make a chocolate glaze. Dunk one side of the waffle doughnuts into the glaze and top with sprinkles, if desired.

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Waffle Doughnuts
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
Chocolate or Vanilla Doughnut Glaze
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa (for chocolate glaze)
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