Berry Wonuts with Lemon Glaze

Homemade waffles, bursting with blueberries and strawberries that are deep fried and coated in a sweet lemon glaze. A fun treat for breakfast, brunch or dessert!

Deep fried berry waffles coated in a sweet lemon glaze. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Mother’s Day is but days away, do you have plans made? Cards purchased or drawn and signed? Homemade is always best and that goes for just about everything… from the sweet cards children make to the food made with love, whether it be for breakfast, brunch or even a sweet dessert any time of day!

You’ve probably heard about all of the new donut creations out there, from the cragel to the doughscuit, croisbun and even the cronut. But have you heard about the latest craze, the wonut? I’m not sure what’s next after this, but I sure was pleasantly surprised by the flavor of the wonut and how fun it was to make.

Deep fried berry waffles coated in a sweet lemon glaze. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

It takes more work than your average waffle, but no more work than your standard donut (or doughnut). In this case, instead of shaping dough, you’re cooking a waffle and then removing the center. Pretty easy and if you like waffles… and of course donuts, then this creation is for you!

A waffle bursting with fresh blueberries and strawberries that is then deep fried to a perfect golden shade and coated in a sweet lemon glaze, using McCormick’s pure lemon extract. It couldn’t be more fun and it’s something you’ve definitely got to try!

Treat Mom to something extra special this year that she’ll never forget!

Deep fried berry waffles coated in a sweet lemon glaze. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: Serves 8

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes, plus

Total Time: 30-40 minutes

Berry Wonuts with Lemon Glaze

Homemade waffles, bursting with blueberries and strawberries that are deep fried and coated in a sweet lemon glaze. A fun treat for breakfast, brunch or dessert!

Ingredients:

2C waffle mix
1/2C blueberries, fresh
1/2C strawberries, fresh
2C powdered sugar
1 tsp McCormick lemon extract
4 Tbsp water
Vegetable oil for frying

Directions:

Preheat waffle iron.

In a medium bowl, prepare waffle mix as directed. Remove stems from strawberries and discard. Chop strawberries into ½-inch pieces. Add strawberries and blueberries to waffle batter, stirring gently with a rubber spatula.

Lightly spray waffle iron with baking spray. Evenly spread batter to just cover waffle iron. Do not overfill. Cook until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining batter.

Using a sharp knife or cookie cutter, carefully remove the center of each waffle.

Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer. Alternately, add 3-4 inches of vegetable oil to a large stockpot. Heat oil to 350°F.

Fry one waffle at a time, cooking for 1 minute on each side or until deep golden. Drain on paper towels.

In a medium bowl, beat together powdered sugar, lemon extract and water. Mix until smooth, adding additional water as needed for thin icing consistency.

Dip cooled waffles in icing. Drain on a wire rack over a large baking sheet.

Enjoy immediately.

*Your favorite homemade waffle recipe may be used in place of box mix, cook as usual.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by McCormick. As always, all thoughts and opinions are completely my own.
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50 Responses to “Berry Wonuts with Lemon Glaze”

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — May 7, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Ha, I haven’t heard of the wonut yet! But it does look SO good and so clever. Awesome idea!

    • Rachel — May 7th, 2014 @ 4:21 pm

      Thanks Amy!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — May 7, 2014 at 9:01 am

    you just became my hero!!

    • Rachel — May 7th, 2014 @ 4:21 pm

      haha! Thanks Steph :)

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — May 7, 2014 at 9:09 am

    I really want one… still! ;)

    • Rachel — May 7th, 2014 @ 4:21 pm

      Come on over! :)

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — May 7, 2014 at 9:38 am

    wonuts – this is something new, i wonder if breakfast places offer these options…

    • Rachel — May 7th, 2014 @ 4:21 pm

      I’ve heard that you can find them out at shops, but where… I’m not sure.

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — May 7, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Where has this been all my life! This is incredible! Brilliant idea!

    • Rachel — May 7th, 2014 @ 4:22 pm

      Thanks Jennifer!

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    Karly — May 7, 2014 at 10:44 am

    My mind is blown.

    • Rachel — May 7th, 2014 @ 4:22 pm

      Haha! Thanks Karly :)

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — May 7, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Ha, too funny! What will be next? These are gorgeous wonuts – I know this is a combo I’d go crazy for :)

    • Rachel — May 7th, 2014 @ 4:22 pm

      Thanks so much Anna :)

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    Matt Robinson — May 7, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    I am obsessed with these wonuts today, can’t get over them. Maybe because I haven’t had breakfast yet but I seriously need to make these. Thanks!

    • Rachel — May 7th, 2014 @ 4:22 pm

      Blog surfing on an empty stomach is always a bad idea ;)

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments — May 7, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Waffles are always my choice for a leisure breakfast at home. These look fabulous! Maybe if I hint loud enough I’ll get these in bed on Sunday. ;)
    Have a beautiful Wednesday Rachel!

    • Rachel — May 7th, 2014 @ 4:23 pm

      You definitely need to hint big time :)

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    Samina | The Cupcake Confession — May 7, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    This is such a FUN idea!!!!!!!!! I’ve been hearing so much about Wonuts!!! And your recipe has convinced me to give these a try!!!!!! :)

    • Rachel — May 7th, 2014 @ 4:23 pm

      Thanks Samina!

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    Ilona @ Ilona's Passion — May 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    This waffles are amazing, they look very delicious! Beautiful pictures!

    • Rachel — May 7th, 2014 @ 4:23 pm

      Thanks so much! :)

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — May 7, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    These are at the top of my must-try list, Rachel. It’s my breakfast dream come true!

    • Rachel — May 7th, 2014 @ 4:24 pm

      Thanks Sally! I hope you enjoy them! :)

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    Cassie — May 7, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Haha, wonut? That is a new one for me. Love it! Your photos look stunning, Rachel!

    • Rachel — May 8th, 2014 @ 7:30 am

      Thanks so much Cassie :)

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — May 7, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Well I hadn’t heard of the wonut until now and I’m totally digging it! Who wouldn’t want a fried waffle, especially a berry lemon one!

    • Rachel — May 8th, 2014 @ 7:30 am

      Exactly! And thank you :)

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — May 7, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    What a sweet breakfast treat! Love that lemon glaze!

    • Rachel — May 8th, 2014 @ 7:30 am

      Thanks Pamela!

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    Baby June — May 7, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    For some reason I think all of my woes would disappear if I had one of these. :) And maybe a latte.

    • Rachel — May 8th, 2014 @ 7:29 am

      A latte with a wonut sounds fantastic :)

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    Stephanie — May 8, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Wonuts!! I love this!

    • Rachel — May 8th, 2014 @ 7:29 am

      Thanks Stephanie! :)

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    Chichi — May 8, 2014 at 4:29 am

    This looks absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to try it

    • Rachel — May 8th, 2014 @ 7:28 am

      Thanks Chichi!

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    Chloe @ foodlikecake — May 8, 2014 at 6:28 am

    These look SO cool! I love donuts and I love waffles- together? Perfection!!

    • Rachel — May 8th, 2014 @ 7:28 am

      Thanks Chloe!

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    dina — May 8, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    wow this looks amazing!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — May 9, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Haha, I seriously love the name of these. Not gonna lie, ‘wonut’ reminds me of ‘wookie’ but not that they look alike in any way though ;) you should make your kids and hubs make this and a bunch of other stuff for you on Mother’s Day! lol

    • Rachel — May 9th, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

      lol that’s a strange thing to think of… wookie.

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — May 9, 2014 at 9:39 am

    This is seriously the coolest thing ever!!! Love love love it!!!

    • Rachel — May 9th, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

      Thanks Jocelyn!

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    Kristen — May 9, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Oh my goodness, those are awesome and you are totally awesome for making them. I must have some WONUTS! The name alone just makes me smile. My husband and boys would love this for breakfast.

    • Rachel — May 10th, 2014 @ 7:30 am

      Thanks Kristen! Maybe a treat for your guys on Father’s day? :)

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    Rachel Cooks — May 12, 2014 at 8:33 am

    These are so fun!

    • Rachel — May 13th, 2014 @ 7:17 am

      Thanks Rachel! :)

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — May 14, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Two of my favorite things combined. Life just got awesome!

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    Trevor aka The Burger Nerd — May 30, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Looks like I’m a little late to the comment party but wow, very cool dish. This is the first I’ve heard of the wonut (though I’m sure it won’t be the last) and I have to say it looks pretty darn tooting delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    • Rachel — May 31st, 2014 @ 10:50 am

      Thanks Trevor!

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