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Maple Bacon Donuts – Mini Donut Recipe

Everyone here gets so excited when I out the mini donut maker. Who doesn’t love mini donuts that you can either pop into your mouth or eat like a two-bite brownie? I used to make cupcakes just like these which is where the inspiration for these maple bacon donuts came from. While I wouldn’t call them breakfast food even though they have bacon, they are a great dessert with delicious bacon topping.

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You can add bacon to just about anything and this family is going to show up and enjoy every bite of it. Bacon for breakfast, lunch, and supper, please. Who would think to add bacon to dessert too? This donut maker recipe is one you are going to have to make for your family and friends.

If you are looking for a mini donut maker there are a few popular choices. I have my Bella Cucina mini donut maker which I had bought years ago at Walmart. That’s where all these mini donut recipes started. But there are also some great options on Amazon.

What you need:

Donut Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup milk – I use almond milk

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 3 cup icing (powdered) sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • bacon – use maple bacon for even more pop!

How to Make Maple Bacon Donuts

Start by creaming together the eggs and sugar. Add in the melted butter and mix well. Add baking powder, and spices – nutmeg, cinnamon, and of course vanilla extract.

maple bacon mini donuts

Mix in the flour and milk alternating between the two to make mixing easier. We are currently without a stand mixer and I’m telling you, I missed it while I was mixing this donut batter!

This batter is too thick for my batter dispenser so I used a Ziploc to pipe it into my mini donut maker molds. Now, I have made mini donuts so many times. This time with the camera posed and ready to take pictures, the batter flowed a little too freely and coated my countertop. Yes. That was fun.

maple bacon mini donuts

While your maple bacon mini donuts are baking you need to start making some icing. And you need to fry up some bacon! I used bacon bits because then the work of chopping up the bacon is already done for me.

maple bacon mini donuts

Let your mini donuts and bacon bits cool down before you start dipping them into the frosting so that it doesn’t just runoff. Give it a minute to set and then add some chopped-up bacon onto your mini donuts.

maple bacon mini donuts

How do you like your mini donuts? All chocolate? Vanilla? Maple dip like my husband? While I normally am all about chocolate, these maple bacon donuts might just be my favorite now.

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Maple Bacon Donuts - Mini Donut Recipe

Yield: 65
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Who doesn't love mini donuts that you can either pop into your mouth? These Maple Bacon Donuts might be the perfect brunch mini donut recipe.

Ingredients

Donut Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup milk - I use almond milk

Frosting Ingredients

  • 3 cup icing (powdered) sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • bacon - use maple bacon for even more pop!

Instructions

    1. Start by creaming together the eggs and sugar. Add in the melted butter and mix well. Add baking powder and spices.
    2. Mix in the flour and milk alternating between the two to make mixing easier. Start filling mini donut molds in your method of choice - recommend piping bag method.
    3. While your maple bacon mini donuts are baking you need to start making some icing. And you need to fry up some bacon! I used bacon bits because then the work of chopping up the bacon is already done for me.
    4. Let your mini donuts and bacon bits cool down before you start dipping them into the frosting so that it doesn't just runoff.
    5. Give it a minute to set and then add some chopped-up bacon onto your mini donuts.

How to Use A Mini Donut Maker:

In case you just got your mini donut maker and you are looking to see exactly how to it, this post is for you: How to Use a Mini Donut Maker. I show you how I do it easily with a Ziploc bag.

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