Maple bacon donuts make breakfast infinitely better. Fluffy maple donuts are topped with sweet maple glaze and crispy bacon for an unforgettable treat.
My name is Amanda, and I am a certified donut-holic. (Hi, Amanda!) When I was pregnant with my daughter, I would crave donuts every single day.
The last post I made here was for Honey Buns, which is another donut. Yes, it’s safe to say I am in love with donuts.
For me, one of the biggest appeals of having a donut is that it can pass as both breakfast and dessert. This means I can have it multiple times a day and no one will think twice about it.
I am also in love with breakfast. It’s the main reason I wake up in the morning. So making this sweet and salty breakfast maple bacon donut was inevitable. It’s everything good about breakfast and donuts wrapped into one delicious bite.
Unlike the honey buns, these are baked, which makes them easier to make, but you do need a donut pan. Luckily, you can easily get a donut pan at a lot of stores, or you can order one online.
If you absolutely cannot get a donut pan for whatever reason, you can turn these into muffins using a regular or mini muffin pan. Please keep in mind that the baking times will be different.
When in doubt, insert a toothpick in the middle. The toothpick will come out clean, or with a couple of crumbs clinging to it when the donuts are finished baking.
You need to use real maple in these maple bacon donuts, especially in the batter. There is no way around that. You can get away with using the other pancake syrup in the glaze if you need.
When shopping for real maple syrup, disregard the grade, as it doesn’t have any meaning to the quality and taste of the syrup. Instead look at the color. You want to use a very dark amber.