Donut Chips

Donut Chips // Glazed & Confused

Aaaaaand to continue the theme of totally unhealthy and absurd desserts!  Yeah, I'm not stopping with chicken and waffles. I'm going straight up Paula Deen-style this week, minus the absurd amounts of butter. 

I've found myself sucked into the YouTube vortex way too often lately. Considering that all of my homework is done on the computer, procrastination is my absolute worst enemy. I can't even begin to count the amount of times I find myself sneaking in a study break and ending up far too deep into the vortex, usually watching some strange airplane crash documentary, this really creepy video of some Asian woman making cookies (seriously, what is going on in this video), or an episode of Telefrancais, despite the fact that the only words I know in French are food items. (If you have a favorite video I need to see immediately, throw it in the comments below!) 

Donut Chips // Glazed & Confused

Though YouTube is generally my procrastination tool of choice, there's also a huge food community that I'm way too obsessed with. There are SO many great accounts with a wealth of inspiration! I kiiinda want to start making baking vlogs; maybe one day! In the meantime, check out my favorite users: Sorted Food, Donal Skehan, Dulce Delight, Cupcake Jemma, and PopSugar Food

These donut chips come straight from the beautiful minds over at PopSugar Food. Think of these bad boys as America's version of the true Belgian Liege sugar waffles. Sure, a waffle is not a donut, but both have a sweet, yeasted dough base, so I think we can call them distant cousins. After a dusting of cinnamon sugar and a quick grill on the panini press, the glaze begins to caramelize into a crispy burnt sugar, just like the chunky Belgian pearl sugar in a liege waffle.

Donut Chips // Glazed & Confused
Donut Chips // Glazed & Confused

Seriously, these are the bomb and they couldn't be any simpler! Three steps and you're done. I used traditional glazed donuts to make these donut chips, but donut holes or any other flavored glazed yeasted donut should work. (Just make sure to stay away from cake donuts; I tried a few, but the crumb yielded a wonky texture.) The possibilities with these are endless. I covered them in Nutella and jam, but I'm already envisioning how great these would be with a giant scoop of ice cream. 

Donut Chips // Glazed & Confused

Donut Chips 

  • one dozen glazed donuts
  • cinnamon sugar

Heat your panini press to 400F. 

Slice donuts in half, then coat in cinnamon sugar. Grill the donuts for about 30 seconds, until grill marks are present and the glaze begins to caramelize. Remove from the oven and let cool. The chips will crisp up as they cool. 

Serve with anything and everything, but I loved them slathered in Nutella and jam. 


fat tuesdays: district donuts

Fat Tuesdays has risen from the dead! If you needed a refresher, Fat Tuesdays is a series I began during Mardi Gras to showcase some of the sweetest treats New Orleans has to offer. Or maybe I created it to excuse myself from eating too much sugar? Anyways...

This weekend, I FINALLY took an extra special trip to District Donuts, arguably New Orleans' latest sweet hotspot and one of the most exciting new additions to the city's sugar scene. I've been following District online for months and find myself salivating each morning when they Instagram their daily donut creations. I have even tasted two of their donuts outside of the store, but I refuse to count that as the official popping of my District cherry. 

I'm honestly embarrassed that it's taken this long to visit. Even Miley Cyrus went there before me! With that said, my first instinct was to order one of everything. I mean, hey, why not go all out? This was a momentous occasion! 

Five minutes later, I had two giant boxes of donuts in my hand. From there, it was off to the nearest booth to brace myself for what was about to come. I slowly peeled back the tape shielding me from my sweet nirvana. There they were, the circles of fried dough I had been lusting over for months. Time to dig in.

Clockwise from the top: Salted Caramel, Lucky Charms, Vietnamese Iced Coffee, Glazed, Brown Butter Pistachio, Coconut Cream.

Clockwise from the top: Salted Caramel, Lucky Charms, Vietnamese Iced Coffee, Glazed, Brown Butter Pistachio, Coconut Cream.

Glazed - So simple and delicious. One of my favorites solely for the reason that I could taste how good the actual donut was itself. 

Lucky Charms - Super super sweet — rot your teeth sweet!

Maple Bacon - I'm well over the whole bacon thing, but the maple glaze on this one made it one of my favorites! 

Salted Caramel - Salty salted caramel over a circle of fried dough. No brainer. Delicious. 

Brown Butter Pistachio - Hands down the best. Damn. 

Coconut Cream - I don't like cream donuts at all, but this one changed my mind. Perfectly balanced flavor. Not too coconut(ty?) if you're one of those people that hates coconut. 

Vietnamese Iced Coffee - Coffee is not my thing at all. My friend Ashley disagrees. 

Wedding Cake - Save this one for last. All of the glaze put my in almond extract heaven. 

District's donut selection changes daily, giving me the perfect excuse to go back and absurd amount of times in the near future. In addition to donuts, District offers up signature sliders, lots of beer, super tempting waffle fries, and Dole Whip. DOLE. WHIP. If y'all didn't know, Dole Whip is one of my favorite desserts ever. Call me basic, but I just love me some pineapple soft serve. The realization that I can now readily satisfy my Dole Whip cravings without a trip to Disney World or the Dole Plantation in Hawaii was a truly momentous occasion.

Go here. Immediately

District Donuts is located in the Lower Garden District at 2209 Magazine St.