Make It Monday: Maple Bacon Donuts

I never anticipated meticulously sprinkling bacon onto donuts, but when your friends throw a Bacon Party, you have to do what you have to do.

So, from my table to yours, Maple Bacon donuts.

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This recipe calls for a donut pan, meaning no messy frying and a healthier donut. I absolutely adore the pan we have at home, and donuts always seem to be a hit. They’re fun, they’re unique, and there’s way more combinations than cookies or brownies.

This recipe originally comes from Center Cut Cook, with a few minor glaze tweaks from me.

Makes 12 donuts.

Donut Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons real maple syrup

Glaze Ingredients:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 4 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 5 strips of bacon

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  1. Set oven to 350º

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon.

  3. Add buttermilk, eggs, butter, vanilla and maple syrup

  4. Stir well.

  5. Scoop into greased donut pans

  6. Cook for 10 minutes

  7. Let cool before glazing

  8. For glaze, mix powdered sugar, water, and maple syrup in a bowl.

  9. Cut bacon into small pieces.

  10. Dip doughnuts in glaze, then sprinkle with bacon before the glaze hardens.

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Depending on how big your donuts are, or how much you like them glazed, you can adjust the glaze by adding more powdered sugar and flavoring. The original recipe called for 3 cups of powdered sugar, but I was able to glaze a dozen decently-sized donuts with just 2 cups.

Also note that these donuts turn out stickier than most because of the syrup in the glaze.

Enjoy!

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