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These apple butter waffle donuts are the perfect sweet Easter brunch treat. Perfectly spiced apple butter waffles fried to donut perfection and dipped in a vanilla bean glaze. You’ll love these sweet little donut treats.

These apple butter waffle donuts are the perfect sweet Easter brunch treat. Perfectly spiced apple butter waffles fried to donut perfection and dipped in a vanilla bean glaze. You'll love these sweet little donut treats.

Ok, so just went and took a few of my favorite things and mashed them up! I mean, we all love waffles and we all love donuts so why not just throw them together and get a party started? Of course, since I’m working with Musselman’s this year I also decided to not just make them any old waffles NOPE they are apple butter waffles! Hello, delicious!

Now, I know there is this whole “donut or doughnut” controversy and honestly, I’m a donut girl. Maybe it’s a midwest thing but I just prefer it spelled that way. Even if it wrong or whatever else people try to tell me. I’m  wild card. You can’t hold me and my donut loving ways down. 

These apple butter waffle donuts are the perfect sweet Easter brunch treat. Perfectly spiced apple butter waffles fried to donut perfection and dipped in a vanilla bean glaze. You'll love these sweet little donut treats.

ANDDDDDDD since it’s almost Easter time I know all of you are freaking out about what to bring to Easter brunch. Well, I think apple butter waffle donuts is just what your brunch spread needs. These babies are perfectly spiced and packed with just the right amount of donut sweetness.

These apple butter waffle donuts are the perfect sweet Easter brunch treat. Perfectly spiced apple butter waffles fried to donut perfection and dipped in a vanilla bean glaze. You'll love these sweet little donut treats.

I used my Belgium waffle maker to make these waffles and it worked out perfectly. I made little mini waffles buy just added a spoonful of batter right into the middle of the waffle maker instead of filling it all the way up. BUT you don’t have to do that if you don’t want too. You can just make a normal waffle and break them into fours. It’s about the same thing. I just wanted to be all adorable for the post so I opted to make them mini.

It’s about the same thing. I just wanted to be all adorable for the post so I opted to make them mini.

These apple butter waffle donuts are the perfect sweet Easter brunch treat. Perfectly spiced apple butter waffles fried to donut perfection and dipped in a vanilla bean glaze. You'll love these sweet little donut treats.

Oh, and if the weather is nice I love frying my foods outside on my deck. It just helps with that gross frying smell, you know?

{Looking for even more donut recipes? Try my Peanut Butter and Jelly DoughnutsMaple Doughnut Breakfast SandwichVery Berry Baked DonutsBanana Cinnamon DonutsBrownie Donuts with Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting or my Chocolate Orange Baked Doughnuts}

 

apple butter waffle donuts glazed sitting on a drying rack

Apple Butter Waffle Donuts

Yield: 20 donuts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

These apple butter waffle donuts are the perfect sweet Easter brunch treat. Perfectly spiced apple butter waffles fried to donut perfection and dipped in a vanilla bean glaze. You’ll love these sweet little donut treats.

Ingredients

For waffles:

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup whole milk, more may be needed
  • 1/2 cup Musselman’s apple butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 large eggs

For donuts:

  • Vegetable oil

For glaze:

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your Belgian waffle maker.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl whisk together milk, apple butter, maple syrup, melted butter, and eggs.
  4. Pour the liquid into the flour mixture to stir to combine. If the mixture seems too thick thin out with more milk until you reach the desired consistency.
  5. There are two ways to make your waffles for your donuts - you can scoop a little bit of the mixture into the middle of the waffle make (not filling it completely) and make mini waffles OR you can fill it up to make a full-sized waffle and just break the waffle into 4 pieces along the division lines. The choice is up to you.
  6. Cook your waffles according to manufacturer directions and let cool. If you decide to make mini waffles remember they will cook a bit faster than full-size waffles.
  7. This recipe should make about 5 full-size waffles or about 20 mini waffles.
  8. After you have made all your waffles fill a high-sided pan with 3 inches vegetable oil.
  9. Bring the oil to 365 degrees F.
  10. Once the oil is hot add in about 4 waffles at a time and fries for about 5 seconds on each side just to help crisp them up and bring them to a dark golden brown color.
  11. Continue frying your waffles until they are all fried.
  12. In a large bowl whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla bean paste. The mixture will be thick but not as thick as frosting. If it appears too thick simply thin out with a bit more milk.
  13. Dip waffles into the glaze and let on a rimmed baking sheet to let the glaze harden.
  14. Serve the same day as making.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 152mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 3g

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Tuesday 10th of November 2020

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Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

Thursday 13th of April 2017

OMG my beloved apple butter! I must make this, and soon.

Cookin Canuck

Wednesday 12th of April 2017

Are they breakfast? Are they dessert? The best of both worlds! These would be such an awesome treat for Easter brunch.

Sandi G

Wednesday 12th of April 2017

Oh wow, these look so tempting. I love this idea for a treat.

Renee - Kudos Kitchen

Tuesday 11th of April 2017

You're like the perfect neighbor if you're outside frying foods on your deck. I'd be over at your house all the time in the summer! These are fantastic!

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