Maple Bacon Donuts

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  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 donuts
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 donuts


For the donuts

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 strips well-cooked bacon, chopped finely into bits (about 1/3 cup)
  • donut pan

For the glaze

  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 1/31 1/2 cup powdered sugar (begin with 1 1/3 cups and use more as needed)
  • 2 strips well-cooked bacon, cut into small pieces for garnish


  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 1/2 inch hole in one corner, creating a makeshift piping bag. Pipe the dough into the donut molds, filling 3/4 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.