You don't have to go to Chicago to get your wonut fix. You can easily make them right at home.
I have a confession to make. You ready?
Frying. It’s my jam. I love to fry food and I love to eat fried food.
Soooo, I fried some waffles. I mean, what? There is totally and completely nothing at all wrong with that. In fact, fried waffles are taking the world by storm.
You’ve heard of the wonut, right? Well, that’s pretty much just a fried waffle topped with all kinds of delicious donut-y things.
You guys want these in your face, don’t you?
First we whip up some easy peasy waffle batter. I used Bisquick and followed the directions on the box. I also made a version using half Bisquick and half dry yellow cake mix. The cake ones were tasty just plain, but I found them too sweet with a bunch of sugary toppings.
Next you just make your waffles according to your waffle iron’s directions. Plop the cooked waffles right on a wire rack to chill for a bit. As soon as you can touch them without burning your fingers, start cutting out the donut hole. I used a knife to cut out the center square. They’re so cute I could barely stand it!
Meanwhile, heat up a pot of oil.
Fry your waffles. The waffles are already cooked, so we’re just crisping them up. They’ll only need about 30 seconds per side.
Drain your wonuts on a paper towel-lined plate until cool enough to handle.
Aaaaaand, start drizzling on all manner of toppings.
To make a traditional donut glaze, whisk together some milk and powdered sugar. Easy as pie.
Dunk your wonuts right in the glaze to coat and then sprinkle them with ... well, sprinkles.
Chocolate hazelnut spread was a favorite choice amongst my kids. Especially because I topped it with crushed pretzels. Sweet and salty is the way to go!
You can’t beat a classic. Chocolate frosting + sprinkles wins at life every time.
Grab a box of cereal. Frost your donut with Betty Crocker Fluffy White Frosting. Sprinkle on some Fruity Cheerios.
It’s not a donut until you’ve slathered it with peanut butter and added some Cocoa Puffs for a chocolatey crunch.
Chocolate frosting and a drizzle of caramel ice cream topping makes me pretty happy. Sprinkle on some salt if you’re feeling crazy.
My personal favorite was the cookie butter. I love cookie butter and it’s the perfect compliment to a wonut. Truth.
Go forth and fry your waffles! Then top them with every ridiculous thing you can think of.