Food Trends: Meet the Wonut

First came the cronut. Now, meet the waffle donut, aka the wonut! These not so-ordinary waffles are deep-fried in vegetable shortening and dipped in sugar, marshmallow, maple, or chocolate glazes. Add toppings like sprinkles, granola, or chocolate shavings, and there you have it: a wonut!

This new donut hybrid is a delicious creation from Chicago's Waffles Café. Waffles Café crafts their wonuts from a thicker version of their signature waffle batter. Red velvet, vanilla and chocolate batter get poured into the iron press and cooked to the perfect crunchy-on-outside-fluffy-on-the-inside texture. Next, the wonuts are dipped and fried in vegetable shortening, then covered in gobs of marshmallow, glaze, and sprinkles.

For the consumer who wants to be healthy and eat a wonut too, there's also a whole wheat variety as well as gluten-free and vegan versions. Other flavours include green tea, red velvet, peppered bacon, chocolate turtle, Mexican chocolate, and many more.

Up for the challenge? Good Housekeeping has published a Wonut Recipe... so make your own!

What do you think of this new food hybrid?

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