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The Bacon donut is a flavorful and delicious way to start the morning on the right foot.
When it comes to breakfast ideas, I’m always looking for sweet treats (think waffles; French toasts and pancakes). But when it comes to this holiday season of gatherings and out of town guests, I want to amp up my breakfast game, after all, a lot of people are going to be enjoying what I cook so I want it to be as delicious as it can be. The usual? Donuts!
Donuts are super easy to make while looking super elevated. They are also incredibly customizable. You can have one donut base and then play a lot with the toppings and glazes and overall just let your cravings guide you. Try one of these Amazing Deep Fried Recipes.
What is a Bacon Donut?
Simply put, a doughnut or donut is a type of fried dough confection or dessert food.
The maple bacon donut is a breakfast or dessert food that has become popular. It is distinct because of the prominent bacon and maple syrup–flavored glaze used for toppings. The bacon donut has been described as tasting like a “camping breakfast” (Pancakes with maple syrup, breakfast sausage links, and strips of bacon) all in one convenient item. (Source)
My all time favorite, however, are these bacon donuts. They are jam packed with flavor. Yes, it’s like a little flavorful explosion with every bite. And they are also a crowd favorite. My family loves and raves about them and everyone that tries them asks for the recipe. So needless to say this one is a keeper and I was dying to share it with you.
Every Good Bacon Donut Starts With Good…Bacon
For me, the secret to making an incredibly good bacon donut is in the bacon. The bacon should be crispy and crunchy. Soft and undercooked bacon doesn’t have space in here. Crunchy bits, however, are the total way to go, because not only do they add flavor but they also add texture which plays a huge role.
The other thing is the glaze, go big with it because it makes a world of difference. The sweetness of the glaze is what balances of the saltiness of the bacon are what plays up this donut so much.
Once they are done you can eat them as is or spread them with a bit of peanut butter and a couple of banana coins to give them the Elvis treatments.
Bacon Donut Recipe
Ingredients Needed for This Bacon Donut Recipe
For the Glaze
2 Cups confectioner’s sugar
2 Tbsps milk
Tools I Use When Making This Bacon Donut Recipe
I use this donut pan for baking. These are my favorite mixing bowls and whisk. Knives like these are great for chopping bacon. See what else we are loving in this Ultimate Kitchen Tool and Equipment Guide.
Instructions for Making Bacon Donuts
Preheat oven to 350F.
In the microwave place the milk for 40 seconds and pour in a bowl.
Beat in the butter, sugar, eggs (one at a time), orange zest, and vanilla.
Gradually and while whisking, add the flour, cornstarch, yeast, and salt. Mix until no lumps are left, and the batter thickens.
In another bowl stir the sugar and milk until well combined.
Pour the batter into the donut pan and place in the oven.
Bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until well done.
Meanwhile, chop the bacon and take a skillet over low heat until crispy. Set aside
Once the donuts are done, remove from the oven and set aside to cool down.
Garnish with the glaze and the bacon.
Serve and enjoy.
- 1 ½ Cups flour
- 2 Tbsps cornstarch
- ½ Cup sugar
- ? oz active dry yeast
- Pinch of salt
- 1 Tsp orange zest
- 1 Cup milk
- ¼ Cup butter
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tsp vanilla extract
- 4 Bacon strips
- For the Glaze
- 2 Cups confectioner’s sugar
- 2 Tbsps milk
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Prepare a donut pan with non-stick spray.
- In the microwave place the milk for 40 seconds and pour in a bowl.
- Beat in the butter, sugar, eggs (one at a time), orange zest, and vanilla.
- Gradually and while whisking, add the flour, cornstarch, yeast, and salt. Mix until no lumps are left and the batter thickens.
- In another bowl stir the sugar and milk until well combined.
- Pour the batter into the donut pan and place in the oven.
- Bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until well done.
- Meanwhile, chop the bacon and take a skillet over low heat until crispy. Set aside.
- Once the donuts are done, remove from the oven and set aside to cool down.
- Garnish with the glaze and the bacon.
- Serve and enjoy.
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