Preheat waffle maker,
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt
In a separate medium size bowl, combine buttermilk, melted butter, eggs and vanilla. Beat with a fork until well-incorporated.
Stir wet ingredients into the dry. Mix until fully incorporated.
Fold in chopped apple until evenly distributed.
Use batter to make waffles, according to manufacturer instructions.
Move waffles to a cooling rack. Once cool, use a knife to cut diagonally or the shape you desire.
Heat your oil of choice in a deep fryer, deep skillet or wok to 350 F.
Fry two sections, or the number you can easily fit into the oil vessel of choice, until golden brown, about 1 to 2 mins on each side.
Remove to paper towels to drain and then to cooling rack.
Whisk together the Glaze ingredients and pour into a shallow dish, like a pie pan or the like.
Dip "donuts" into the glaze so that all sides are coated. Move back to cooling rack to drip and set up.
Wait, if you can, about 20 minutes before serving.