It’s been a few months since wonuts, AKA waffle donuts burst onto the foodie scene. I did a post with a wonut recipe back at the very end of April right when I found out about the existence of wonuts. But, it wasn’t until recently that many of you found my wonut recipe on social media (especially Pinterest!).
I’m so grateful for the positive response the original post received from you all. I never thought the post would receive as many views as it did. I’ve been reading all the comments on the post and it wasn’t until a reader mentioned using a maple glaze on the wonuts that I really decided to put my maple bacon wonut idea into action.
The maple-bacon phenomenon is extremely popular throughout the donut industry, where many independent donut shops have some version of a maple bacon donut, each with a unique take on the flavor. Some versions have large strips of bacon merely resting on the donut while others are completely covered with bacon bits.
My take on the maple bacon donut is already different, seeing as it is a wonut. The sweet maple glaze and salty, savory bacon bits completely cover the top of the light, fluffy, and gently crispy wonut. Anyone can recreate these maple bacon wonuts at home with the use of a waffle iron.
Here’s how you make these sweet and savory wonuts!
- 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
- For the maple glaze:
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 4-8 strips of cooked bacon, crumbled
- Mix the sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl. Then add in the eggs, milk, and melted butter and mix.
- Add in the flour and mix until thoroughly combined. The batter will be thick and have a bit of a dough consistency. If it is too dough-like, feel free to add some more milk (tablespoon by tablespoon) until the consistency is easier to work with.
- On your waffle maker, add about a 1/2 cup of batter for each waffle.
- Cook for about 5-6 minutes and set aside on a plate or wire rack to cool down.
- To make the glaze, heat the maple syrup and unsalted butter on the stove on low heat. Stir until the butter has completely melted.
- Once the butter has completely melted, remove the glaze from the heat and stir in the powdered sugar. Taste the glaze to see if it is to your liking and adjust accordingly.
- Let the glaze cool down and harden a little bit (a solid layer will begin to form at the top of the saucepan) and pour over the waffles. You can also pour the glaze into a wide, shallow pan and dip the donuts
- Sprinkle the crumbled bacon bits on top of the waffles immediately.