The food world is pretty keen on mashups these days and so are we. Move over cronuts, because the wonut is here! As you might have guessed, a wonut is a waffle/donut hybrid and it is pretty amazing.
Previously, I had only tried plain waffle donuts with regular glaze, but I heard other people were getting crazy and making boston cream wonuts…apple fritter wonuts…and I knew I wanted to get crazy too!
I chose Apple Fritter since it is my favorite donut. If you don’t want to go to the trouble to fry them or you just have extra batter left over, they are excellent as just regular waffles as well.
Apple Fritter Waffle Donuts Recipe
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups chopped apples, peels removed (for me this was one large apple, probably two medium)
- Oil for frying
- 1½ cups powdered sugar
- ¼ cup whole milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
- In a separate bow,l whisk together the buttermilk, butter, eggs, and vanilla. Add liquids to the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Add the chopped apples and mix only until incorporated.
- Preheat your waffle iron and cook waffles according to manufacturer's instructions. Let cool and cut into segments.
- Now, preheat your deep fryer.
- I fried two sections of the waffle at a time. You want to fry them until they are golden brown, about one minute per side. Remove donuts with tongs or a slotted spoon and let drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
- For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Dip the hot doughnuts into the glaze and let sit on a wire rack for 20 minutes before serving.