Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Glazed Waffle Nuggets

Glazed Waffle Nuggets

So, my son has been on a Cinnamon Waffle Nugget kick since I made them last week. He makes me laugh because he'll finish his breakfast of a toasted garlic gluten free French roll (should I post that recipe...?) and turkey sausages and say, "Can you make some cinnamon waffles now?"
"You just ate breakfast."
"I know."
"You want another breakfast now?"
"No, the waffles are dessert."
"Ah. Breakfast dessert."
It's summer, so I don't mind making just about anything my kids ask for. It gives me something food-related to do.
Today we were at the grocery store, and I asked my son to return the basket while I paid for our few items. After returning the basket, which caused him to pass by the donut case, he said to me, "Mom, you should make some GLAZED waffle pieces instead of the cinnamon." The cashier thought it sounded like a fantastic idea, and so did I. "I know what I want to do today," I thought to myself.
The thing is, my son hasn't been able to eat glazed donuts in probably a year. I'm limiting his gluten. You may already know that from reading this blog, but the poor kid loves glazed donuts so much. We've tried the gf donuts in the freezer section--too dense and cakey. Max likes the light, tender Krispy Kreme glazed donuts. I even tried making some gluten free donuts here at home. No dice. Too dense.
So, I thought that maybe these would be a good substitute. Well, my son says they're good, but they're not a substitute. Oh well. He's been gobbling these down, so I know they're a general success. 
At any rate, I think they're great. They're buttery, soft, and sweet. A perfect breakfast dessert.

Glazed Waffle Nuggets

  • 4-5 cups waffles cut into bite size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons milk
In a large mixing bowl, mix the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. Whisk until smooth. Set aside.
In a large frying pan over medium heat, melt the butter and then add the waffle pieces. Stir/turn with a spatula until waffles are crisp and hot.
Pour hot waffle pieces into the bowl with the glaze and fold with a silicone spatula until pieces are evenly coated. 
Turn waffle nuggets out onto a plate, or serve up on individual plates or in small bowls.
Makes four-ish servings


  1. I can't wait to try this for my GF son. As a family we are GF every Tuesday. Yes, please post your GF French roll. I have been buying GF bread at $6 a loaf...ugh!

    1. Hi, Leslie! I think all of you will love these. The French roll recipe is already on here, but I've been making them a little bigger than described in the recipe, and we use them for sandwiches and toasty garlic rolls. I'll post the link on your fb page.

  2. Just stumbled upon this post and have to say, this is a genius idea. Love waffles and believe everything is made better with the addition of frosting/glaze. Really creative idea - thanks for sharing it!


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