Maple Bacon Donuts

I can’t make donuts and leave off my favorite!  I know I’m on a maple bacon kick, but I can’t help it, it is seriously SO good!  I honestly did NOT expect to like the maple bacon craze, but I has me, completely!

Homemade maple and bacon donuts are delicious and easy to make

For me the key is the Candied Bacon, I haven’t liked it with just plain bacon.  Which is probably for the best, it makes it take longer so I don’t make them as often as I crave them…  I think if making the candied bacon went faster I might just eat these every day!


Start out by using this homemade donut dough recipe.


When it says to roll the dough out to 1/2 an inch roll it out to 1/4 of an inch instead.  And rather than using a donut cutter use a round cookie cutter or a glass.  I went with 3 1/2 inch circles.


Next brush milk over half of the circles. Then add the chopped candied bacon.

Then place the other half of the circles on top, press down and pinching the edges around the circle. This will spread out the circles a bit.


Then take the same cutter or glass and recut the donut, this will totally seal the edges so you won’t have to worry about the insides coming out when your frying the donuts!

Now go back to the instructions, let them proof and then fry them.


Now your ready for the glaze, pour it into a wide bowl. Press the donut into the glaze, twist, then life and let it drip off.  And while the glaze is still warm cover the top with more chopped candied bacon.

Maple Glaze

Maple Glaze


  • 1 1/2 C powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1-2 Tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Maple Extract


  1. Mix the powdered sugar, maple syrup, 1 Tbsp milk and the mapaline. Stir with a whisk or fork until smooth, add more milk if the the glaze is too thick 1/2 Tbs at a time
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And there you have it! Warm, deliciousness that you will be SO glad you made! No seriously, make this before you make anything else.

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