Blood Orange and Vanilla Waffle Donuts

Blood Orange and Vanilla Waffle Donuts // Dula Notes

It’s just the best coincidence that blood oranges are in season during Valentine’s Day so I can make things pink. One year I made Blood Orange Heart Scones and those are pretty great, but these waffle donuts are my favorite thing right now. They come together quickly and the recipe makes a small batch of 5 to keep your waffle donut crush in check. I wanted to make another batch as soon as I had my last bite, though.

Blood Orange and Vanilla Waffle Donuts // Dula Notes

Aren’t blood oranges the dreamiest? Sigh. I should have a poster-sized picture of them above my bed.

Blood Orange and Vanilla Waffle Donuts // Dula Notes

Isn’t everything better in waffle form? I mean Leslie Knope thinks so and so do I. Now I’ve shown you how to make tasty waffles, waffle donuts and waffle eggs benedict making your waffle iron an essential kitchen tool. You’re welcome.

When you’re done glazing your donuts, you’ll have a little extra, but don’t throw it out. Save it in a little jar and I’ll post a bonus recipe soon for using it up.

Blood Orange and Vanilla Waffle Donuts // Dula Notes

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  1. Nicole, you are a genius! And Leslie Knope would totally approve. I once went to a Mardi Gras celebration in Belgium solely because you got to throw bushels of blood oranges all day long. Such a beautiful fruit 🙂

  2. literally the only thing stopping me from making these RIGHT NOW is that I do not have blood oranges on hand. Why don’t I have blood oranges on hand? I cannot wait to try these.

    • I’m so happy with how they turned out. I need to stop myself from wanting to make them every single morning for breakfast until blood oranges leave for the season. I think baby needs these 🙂

    • That’s what I love about this recipe, Grace. Pantry staples plus a blood orange is all you need! Thanks for coming by for a closer look 🙂

  3. You’ve done it! I’ve been contemplating getting a waffle maker (will crowd my tiny playhouse-size kitchen), but now I know I must so I can make these lovelies!

    • My day is made, Korey! You won’t regret having one and I saved you from having to buy a donut pan, right? 🙂

    • Thanks, Autumn! And I know these have been made successfully by subbing in 1 cup of gluten-free flour, too, so let me know how it goes!

    • Hi Beth! I’ve only tried them with my belgian waffle maker with the deep grooves, but give it a try with yours! Cook until your waffle donuts are golden brown and let me know how it goes 🙂

    • Hi Amanda! I’ve never used blood orange syrup before, but if the syrup is already rather sweet, it might be too sweet combined with the powdered sugar. Citrus glazes work best because there’s a balance of the tart and tangy with the sweetness from the powdered sugar. You might want to try lemon juice plus a touch of your blood orange syrup to make it pink?

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