Blood Orange Wonuts

These blood orange waffle donuts are to die for. They’re fresh, fruity, and well worth the effort.

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which is nothing special to Grandpa and I anymore. We have been married for 69 years, have had 7 kids and many, many grandkids. We were recently talking about all of our great grandkids and you know what that man said to me? He said, “Oh you sex maniac, bragging about the big mess you caused,” the nerve of him. I could have slapped him. But, it is almost Valentine’s Day, so I’ll make him some donuts instead.

These donuts are started in the waffle maker to give them their shape, and finished in a hot pot of oil, then dipped in a blood orange frosting. They are the perfect V-Day treat.

Blood Orange Wonuts

Recipe by Grandma
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  • 1 1/2 cups flour

  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil

  • 3/4 cup milk

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

  • Zest of 1 blood orange

  • Glaze
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

  • 4 tbsp blood orange juice

Let’s Get Started

  • Preheat and lightly grease your Waffleye Waffle Maker. Heat about 3 inches of oil in a pan with the desired temperature of 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer, or with an electric hand mixer, cream together sugar, eggs, and oil. Add in milk and vanilla.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until fully combined. Add in orange zest.
  • Pour about 1/2 cup batter into the center of your Waffleye Waffle Maker. This amount of batter will make a small donut waffle. Cook for about 1 1/2 minutes, until just firm enough to remove from waffle maker. Set on a wire rack until all donut waffles are ready to fry.
  • Meanwhile, make the glaze. Mix powdered sugar and blood orange juice and whisk until smooth.
  • Once wonuts are ready to fry, place in 350 degree oil and cook for 30 seconds on each side, or until golden brown.
  • Let wonuts cool slightly before dipping into glaze. Top with sprinkles and enjoy!


  • In order to make this recipe gluten free, sub flour for cassava flour and reduce to 1 1/4 cup. Increase avocado oil to 3 tbsp. You can also substitute sugar and milk for alternatives.

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