When you can’t decide between savory and sweet, choose baked Maple Bacon Donuts! Because everything is better with a little bacon.

When you can't decide between savory and sweet, choose baked Maple Bacon Donuts! Because everything is better with a little bacon.

I am a brunch person. I heart brunch. Pancakes, sausages, waffles, eggs benny, french toast, quiche, pastries… I love them all. And I love everything that has to do with brunch. You wake up, you’re tired (/hungover) from the night before, and you just want to lay in bed. But you get yourself up, get dressed, and get out of the house.

You walk slowly. The morning air begins to wake you up. Once at your destination, you smell coffee in the air. You perk up more.

Sniff– is that pancakes you smell? You’re getting excited now. Your belly begins to rumble. And minutes later, you have a Nova Scotia smoked salmon eggs benedict in front of your face, with a short stack of blueberry pancakes to its left.

Yeah, I think I’m a little obsessed. 

When you can't decide between savory and sweet, choose baked Maple Bacon Donuts! Because everything is better with a little bacon.

The worst part about brunch? Deciding between savory and sweet. Normally my solution is simply to order both, but sometimes, you just wish you could have it all in one.

Enter Maple Bacon Donuts. Baked Maple Bacon Donuts (read: healthy. Lol.).

Like, crispy smoked bacon tucked inside fluffy donuts topped with a sinful maple glaze and more bacon. Are you sold yet?

When you can't decide between savory and sweet, choose baked Maple Bacon Donuts! Because everything is better with a little bacon.

 

But in all seriousness, I don’t even like bacon and I loved these.

Confession: I just stood up and went to the fridge to see if I had more of these donuts. Because just writing about them made me hungry.

Well, I guess that’s a good thing.

5.0 from 4 reviews
Maple Bacon Donuts
 
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Serves: 8 donuts
Ingredients
For the donuts
  • 1½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 strips well-cooked bacon, chopped finely into bits (about ⅓ cup)
  • donut pan
For the glaze
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • ¼ teaspoon maple extract
  • 1⅓- 1½ cup powdered sugar (begin with 1⅓ cups and use more as needed)
  • 2 strips well-cooked bacon, cut into small pieces for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a standard sized donut pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk egg, vegetable oil, buttermilk, and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, whisking to combine. Fold in bacon bits. Mixture will be slightly lumpy and thick.
  3. Spoon batter into a large ziplock bag and cut a ½ inch hole in one corner, creating a makeshift piping bag. Pipe the dough into the donut molds, filling ¾ of the way to the top of the molds. Bake for 10 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the donut comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before frosting.
  4. To make the glaze, combine all ingredients in a small bowl, whisking until smooth. The consistency should be thick but still thin enough to form ribbons when you scoop it from the bowl and back down. If it's too thin, add more powdered sugar. Too thick? Add more milk. Dip each donut into the glaze and garnish with bacon.

 

34 comments

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I’m TOTALLY sold. I’m not big on donuts, but BACON donuts? Hold on while I shove my face full. My best friend will also love these – gonna have to make him a batch!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You totally should! And I approve the shoving in the face!

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Oh I just love these *healthy* donuts you’ve made here. You are my hero. And brunch totally reigns supreme. Why anyone would put food in their mouths before 10am on a Saturday or Sunday is beyond me. XO

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Yeahhhh, you got it! That’s why we’re friends 🙂

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You come up with the best donut creations, Sarah! I love these maple bacon ones! Such a fantastic flavor. Do you deliver? 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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If I did you’d be first on my list, lady!

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Sarah, I am having company for the weekend and these are definitely on the menu! Great flavors!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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So excited to see what you think! Thanks, Mary Ann!

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Bacon donuts?! I need these in my life right now. They look divine Sarah!

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Fact: If a food item has a fried version and a baked version and you opt to bake it, it is officially healthy. Healthy makes it even more delicious. So I will happily enjoy at least a half dozen of these health-ified donuts! 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You speak my language. A half dozen donuts for you!

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Agh donuts are truly my weakness…and that whole can’t decide between sweet and savory at brunch is totally me! Love these maple bacon donuts! Pinned!

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Your pictures are so freaking pretty!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You’re too nice, Medha! Thank you!

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These look beautiful! Love the savory & sweet combo! Pinned of course!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Ain’t nothing better than savory and sweet!

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I love your photography, and bacon. These look amazing!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks so much, Cheryl!

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You are amazing for making these! I’ve actually never had a bacon donut (I can’t believe it either) but now I am tempted to make some! These look SO mouthwateringly good!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Giiirl, you just have to!

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I think we might be tied for brunch queen. I adore it. And I am completely sold on these donuts. Like seriously wow!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks, Jocelyn! And I’m fine tying as queen 🙂

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Mmm maple bacon doughnuts, that combination just sounds amazing, and they even look SO delicious too!! Pinned 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks for pinning, Christina!

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What I’m taking away from this post: You don’t like bacon. It’s ok, I still like you but just because you made freaking amazing donuts here. 😉

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I love that there’s bacon in AND on the donuts. Genius!

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Wow this is beautiful. It’s funny because I was just browsing your site thinking about how amazing bacon donuts would be then BAM bacon donuts appear. This is fate and I can’t wait to make these

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Does anyone know if the Maple Extract is absolutely necessary? and if the Syrup is enough? where i am it is hard to find any maple extract

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hi Danny! The extract isn’t necessary, but it gives a nice kick to the glaze. Without it it tastes more like a traditional sugar glaze. You can find maple extract in any grocery store in the baking aisle!

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These doughnuts look amazing! can’t wait to try them out.

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This recipe was perfect! I recently fell in love with the maple bacon donuts from Great Maple in San Diego (the best!) and these helped satisfy my cravings over here in NYC. I will definitely be making batches of these for the winter!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Omg I’m so glad you enjoyed them so much! Thanks for sharing Marie!

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