Homemade Wonuts (Waffle Donuts)

Homemade Wonuts (Waffle Donuts)

This ain’t no health food! Obviously. You knew that. I don’t know why I felt the need to address it. It’s…the sass? Apologies.

Last week, I was introduced to Wonuts by the website I currently visit most, Buzzfeed. They’re the new pastry mashup (move over, cronuts) that I really wanted to get my hands on. They were created by a cafe in Chicago, and they are only available in Chicago.

But I don’t see myself visiting Chicago in the near future nor do I see myself putting up a strange request on Craigslist to have someone send me one of these delectable, godly treats. Because that’s just weird. But I DID think about it for a second, which probably shows you just how excited (and sort of desperate) I was to try a wonut.

I knew I’d love and appreciate the wonut. I love waffles and you guys already know I love donuts.

So I decided to make them at home. Well, I decided to make something like them because they aren’t deep-fried. They’re bad enough for you as it is, and it’s really tempting to eat the waffle even before pouring the glaze hence no deep frying.

Homemade Wonuts (Waffle Donuts)

Homemade Wonuts (Waffle Donuts) Recipe

Makes 6-8 Waffles. Slightly adapted from Mini Waffle Doughnuts at The Kitchen Magpie


For the waffles:

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 cups flour

Vanilla Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup dutch processed cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Homemade Wonuts (Waffle Donuts)


1. Mix the sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl. Then add in the eggs, milk, and melted butter and mix.

2. Add in the flour and mix until thoroughly combined. The batter will be thick and have a bit of a dough consistency.

3. On your waffle maker, add about a 1/3 cup of batter for each waffle mold. You may want to add a little more, but 1/2 cup is a little too much, add an amount somewhere in the middle.

4. Cook for about 5-6 minutes and set aside on a plate or wire rack to cool down.

5. Time to make the glaze! The ingredients listed to make the glaze cover about 3 waffles. Please adjust the proportions accordingly to how many waffles you are making and how many you want to glaze.

6. On low heat on the stove, simmer the ingredients together in a saucepan until there are no more clumps. Remove from heat and pour on waffle. You can also dip the waffles into the saucepan to glaze.

This can get messy. I set up a wire rack on top of wax paper on a baking sheet.

7. Add sprinkles or anything else you’d like before the glaze cools.

Homemade Wonuts (Waffle Donuts)Homemade Wonuts (Waffle Donuts)

And you’re done. I covered my waffles in rainbow sprinkles. Sweetness overload! Eat while the waffles are hot/warm for the best flavor and texture!

I just had a waffle with a scoop of ice cream. It was like a scoop of heaven.

If you plan to save some waffles, store in an airtight container. Heat up in the microwave for 15-20 seconds to soften them up again.

**UPDATE**: Check out the Maple Bacon version of these wonuts! 



  1. Holy moly! How did I not know these wear thing? You (and wonuts) are my new favorite thing!

  2. Gah! Those look amazing! I need a wonut in my life, that’s for sure :)

    • admin May 4, 2014

      Thanks, Denise! I think EVERYONE needs a wonut in their lives!

  3. Sandra April 30, 2014

    This is just wrong on all levels and I absolutely love it!!!!

    • admin May 4, 2014

      Thanks, Sandra!

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  5. Lisa @ Pebbles & Piggytails September 2, 2014

    Oh my heavens! Where have these been all my life!? I am so pinning this and making it this week. Thank you so much!

    • admin September 2, 2014

      That’s how I felt when I had my first wonut! Let me know how you like it!

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  7. Denise September 4, 2014

    Thanks! Just made them for the first day back to school! Yummy!

    Know what’s weird though? I got dizzy scrolling past your photos where the squares of the cooling rack were on the diagonal. :)

    • admin September 4, 2014

      What a fun back-to-school treat! I hope you enjoyed it!

  8. Letia September 14, 2014

    A follower pinned this. I was thinking of something inexpensive for bfast for my daughters slumber party. She wanted pancakes. Not with maple my darling! I thought donuts….this is perfect! I can get cheap flour from the local grain mill! Awesome!

  9. Christina September 21, 2014

    I think I will make these, but I am going to add some peanut butter or maple to the glaze..

    • admin September 22, 2014

      I think a maple glaze would be a great idea!

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  11. cynthia hule February 10, 2015

    I am so excited to try this recipe for valentine’s day!!
    What a great idea!!

    Thank you for being so clever, I love finding new ways to make waffles even more fun!

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    You can buy these Wonuts at Safeway stores in Oregon we have bought them multiple times they are with the regular doughnuts

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