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.
I’m trying to make this low carb or keto, any ideas?
We don’t bake low carb or keto recipes, so I can’t say for sure!
The family eats these pretty fast!
To those without unsalted butter on hand, just reduce the salt from 3/4 to 1/2t
Making it 1/3 whole wheat pastry flour is fine too!
Also, I am not a big fan of extra dishes so I first melt the butter in the microwave in the mixing bowl and then mix from there, adding the baking powder with the flour, If you add the milk by weight (4oz), another dish saved!
My sister and her husband make maple syrup so this is a marvelous recipe to have on hand!
Thanks for sharing! So glad you enjoyed this recipe 🙂
Love the concept but had a hard time convincing my family that it wasn’t a waffle. But that’s my problem (giggle), I loved it. I made a couple of modifications. I Used 1/8 tsp of nutmeg and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and I also added 2 tablespoons Of maple syrup to the batter.
It was my first time to make a liege waffle using a square Krups waffle maker and it was a success. My daughter ate 3 waffles immediately.
This was yummy. Kinda like a combo of a pancake and a doughnut. The glaze! Now that was divine! I will def make that again! I can use the gaze for a lot of stuff
wish you had printable recipes
Very easy and delicious !!
Wow, this is Amazing, i love maple glaze, thank to share this recipe.
Thanks Tessa! I made these this morning with a couple tweaks, because I prefer yeast donuts: 1) I added Yeast:
I warmed the milk and added 2 TBS. of the sugar, 1 TSP. Regular dry yeast, and 1/2 cup of the flour. I let it proof in a warm oven for 10 minutes, then mixed in the rest of the ingredients, and let it rise 15 more minutes. Then I made them per your instructions.
2) Glaze: I skipped the maple and added more sugar to the glaze.
Could you please make clear how much 1 cup powdered sugar is?
Wow they just look great!! Just wondering can we preserve the glaze and how long it can be kept?
Please share some other glaze recipe also!
Thank you Tessa!
just saw these from your website, was intrigued by the photo! Love the idea of even going another direction and using these as a base for breakfast sausage as you suggest! Also love that this is a doughnut base, thank you for this recipe!
Oh my goodness These are going to a hit here These are my husband and sons favorite things all in one!! Maple Waffles and Doughnuts Guess I know what’s for breakfast tomorrow!!
Yay!! Hope they enjoy xo
Made the waffle donuts – they came out well except were very dry and the glaze did not set – followed the recipe – what did I do wrong.
Would like to make them again as they are a nice size – please advice.
Sorry but I’m not a fan. Probably just me, and I didn’t see how they were like doughnuts. Would have preferred them to be a bit lighter, what could I add/ take away?
Haven’t made them but …. it’s all about the cooking method.
Waffle makers weren’t designed to make doughnuts … or items with a soft exterior, given that they compress the batter until it is crisp.. Speaking of which … you cant expect a batter to make a doughnut in a waffle maker.
You need to make dough that rises … with yeast … and zap them with 350 degree deep fat frying. There are no substitutes; only wannabes.
Thank you for sharing. These will go perfect with coffee!!!
Hi! Can you make the batter the night before and cook it in the morning?
AMAZING! These look so fun and tasty! I’m adding this to our menu for next week. And I’ve pinned as well!
I made these today and made them Gluten Free by substituting 1 1/2 cups Pamela’s Ultimate Baking & Pancake Wheat-Free and Gluten-Free mix for the all-purpose flour. They were fabulous!
What a unique idea, they would be fun for the kids on Saturday morning or over spring break. Nice job Tessa!
These were so good!! Love the nutmeg flavor, and the glaze was heaven!!!
These look great! Can you make these on a Belgian waffle maker? Also, how do you think they would be if made the night before for a work breakfast? Thanks.
Yep! I mentioned it in the post but these should work in any waffle iron, you just may need to adjust the amount of batter and cooking times slightly. I would wait to glaze them until the morning if you’re going to make the night before.
These doughnut waffles are so adorable! I am going to have to make these for my kids! They will love them!
What a great idea, Tessa! Maple is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of fall.
That glaze!! I seriously love all things maple so this is perfect!
These look awesome, I cannot wait to make them. Thanks for sharing!
These are so cute! I love waffles and I especially love all things in mini form! It just tastes better that way!
These are fabulous! Your recipes are always so creative.
Thank you so much! <3
This is brilliant and I’m totally craving that maple glaze!
Thanks Gaby! I love me some maple glaze.
Oh wow, these are so fun! And I’ve been so into maple glazes lately… Just can’t go wrong with these!
Thanks Julie… maple glaze goes good on just about anything doesn’t it?!
Wow. They look fab! What a genius idea.
Happy Wednesday Tessa!
You should have seen my eyes when I read the title of this…they popped right out of my head! I love waffles, donuts and all things mini…these may be my new favorite breakfast! Pinning 🙂
Hahaha! Too bad we aren’t neighbors 😉