Baked Maple Bacon Donuts have been on my blog bucket list for a few months. Salty, Smoky bacon mixed with sweet maple syrup is a warm and flavorful combination that so many of us crave. Whenever I eat any kind of sweet breakfast like waffles or pancakes, I drench each fluffy bite in pure maple syrup then pierce on a bunch of bacon for a perfect bite of bliss. These baked maple bacon donuts combine all that flavor into a handheld treat.
These baked maple bacon donuts are indeed smoky and sweet with bacon pieces throughout the donut and a maple glaze smothered in top then finished with more chopped bacon. All they’re missing is all that oil, fat, and grease that comes with most donuts since they are baked instead of fried. This yields a cakier, fluffier, and lighter donut that still has all the flavor and satisfaction you want from a donut.
These are a fun and scrumptious treat for any day of the week! With all the warmth and maple, These would also be great for thanksgiving or Christmas morning. Or any day of the year, because maple and bacon are just right together!
The dough for these bacon maple donuts is studded with cooked bacon and sweetened with dark brown sugar and a touch of maple extract.
Make 5 strips of thick applewood bacon and allow to cool. You will be crumbling up a couple of the pieces then chopping up the rest to garnish the baked maple bacon donuts.
To make the dough just combine your dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk the oil with the egg and maple extract. Note that you can substitute the maple extract for vanilla extract. Add in your milk.
Then add your wet ingredients into the dry and stir to combine. Fold in the bacon.
Take a piping bag and fill it. Then cut the tip and pipe into a lightly greased donut pan.
Bake them for about 10 minutes.
Maple Sugar Glaze
Meanwhile, in a bowl that is sized for dipping the baked maple bacon donuts, whisk powdered sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and touch of salt. It will be thick, so if you prefer a thinner glaze that looks like a sheen on the donuts, add a tablespoon of milk.
Once the baked bacon maple donuts have cooled for 10 minutes dip them into the glaze and let them sit on a rack. Sprinkle on the crumbled bacon.
What crazy donut consumption comes after that is your yummy little secret!
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Baked Maple Bacon Donuts
These baked maple bacon donuts are indeed smoky and sweet with bacon pieces throughout the donut and a maple glaze smothered in top then finished with more chopped bacon.
- 1 1/3 cup AP Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
- 1/4 teaspoon maple extract or use 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 strips cooked bacon crumbled
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspooons milk
- pinch salt
- 3 strips bacon chopped
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Note that this recipe makes 8 donuts or about 36 donut holes
Cook bacon and set aside.
Grease donut pan (s)
1. In a large bowl, combine all of your wet ingredients. Then add in your flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
(You can premix the dry ingredients beforehand or throw caution to the donut wind and make this a one bowl dish!)
2. Fold in crumbled bacon.
3. Fill a piping bag. Cut the tip. Then pipe out donuts.
4. Bake for approx 10-12 minutes. Insert toothpick to check.
5. Allow to cool while you make maple icing.
Mix up all of your ingredients, except bacon, with a whisk.
Then dip donuts into the icing. Set onto a cooling rack with parchment underneath to catch the icing drippings.
Sprinkle with chopped bacon.
Special Equipment For These Baked Maple Bacon Donuts
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