I posted a picture of these last week on instagram and I got a few requests for a recipe. So here it is! I'm not a huge fan of sweets for breakfast (am I the only one?) but these make a perfect dessert. Elliott helped by taste testing and adding the sprinkles. They really are pretty easy to make and if you have a waffle iron, it sure beats using hot oil to make donuts. Essentially they are donut batter cooked on a waffle iron. I love cake donuts and these are pretty close without having them fried. The glaze is a vanilla bean glaze, but really you could add any flavor you want! Here's the recipe:
2 C flour
6 T melted butter
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 C sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 vanilla beans - cut and scraped
2/3 C buttermilk
Cream or milk - I used cream because, why not?
Ok, first, melt your butter. Not so much it boils, but enough it is almost all the way melted, then let it sit while you do some other stuff.
Next, whisk the flour and baking powder together in a bowl.
Whisk the sugar, salt, and melted butter together. Stir in one of the vanilla bean's contents, and eggs and mix that.
Next, combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients until the lumps are out.
Now it's time to cook them up! You can make them as big or as small as you like, but I suggest smaller and on the crispiest waffle setting.
When they are all made and cooling on a rack, make the glaze!
Mix some powdered sugar, the second vanilla bean contents and your cream or milk until you get the consistency you want. If you like it thicker, add more powdered sugar. If you want it thinner, add more cream. You get the idea.
Dip or drizzle on the glaze to each donut waffle and top them off with a few sprinkles. Then devour. Try your best to savor them, but no judgement if you can't.