Baked Maple Bacon Donuts! These are the donuts people have been talking about for ages. In fact, a buddy of mine asked me to join her at the Glazed Donut Cafe here in L.A.. I said I would once I realized they have a Brown Butter Maple Bacon Donut. I haven’t had a chance to get there yet, but let me tell you something…these bad boys will hold me until I do.
I have to admit, I was skeptical at first. I mean, I love me some bacon and I’ll never say “no” to a donut, but a baked maple bacon donut? I wasn’t too sure. It’s like putting two things together that have no business merging. Let me put it to you like this: cheeseburgers are fantastic and ice cream is to die for, but do you really want two scoops of meat-filled Rocky Road? I didn’t think so.
On the other hand, what have I got to lose? Worst comes to worst, I’m left with a pile of crispy bacon and six maple glazed donuts.
I think I’ll be alright.
Recipe for Baked Maple Glazed Donuts
Recipe for Cinnamon Donuts slightly adapted from Buns In My Oven
Recipe for Maple Glaze
3/4 c powdered sugar
1 T milk or water
1 T maple syrup
Put powdered sugar in a small bowl. Add maple syrup and milk and whisk to combine. Dip donuts in glaze or spoon over the top. Top donuts with crumbled or chopped bacon. Enjoy!
- 1 c flour
- ¼ c plus 2 T white sugar
- 1 t baking powder
- ¼ t ground nutmeg
- ¼ t ground cinnamon
- ½ t salt
- ¼ c plus 2 T buttermilk
- 1 egg, beaten
- ½ t vanilla
- 1½ t butter, melted
- 4-5 strips of bacon, cooked
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- Lightly grease donut pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.
- In a small bowl, stir together the buttermilk, egg, vanilla, and butter.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir with a wooden spoon until fully incorporated.
- Fill the donut pan and bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through.
- Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
- Glaze and top with crumbled or chopped bacon.