Baked Donuts with Maple Frosting and Bacon Crumbles

We have a very famous Donut shop here in Portland called Voodoo Donuts and they are known for their bacon topped maple bars.  I have never tried their donuts, not because I haven’t wanted to, but because there is always a line around the block to get inside.  My kids asked me to make donuts for them last weekend so I decided to make them with maple frosting.  My husband was willing to try his donuts topped with bacon but my children opted for their bacon on the side.  I took a bite of one of my husband’s donuts and nearly swooned. I loved the combination of the sweet donut with maple frosting and the crispy/salty bacon on top.  YUM!

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Coat the donut baking tray with cooking spray.

Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until done.  Remove the bacon and place on a paper towel to drain the grease.  Chop into crumbles; set aside.

Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Add the buttermilk, egg, vanilla, and melted butter. Mix until well combined.  Transfer the batter into a large zip lock bag. Snip off a corner of the bag and pipe the batter evenly into a 6 cup donut pan.

Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until the dough is set and springy (they won’t be golden brown). Let them sit for 1-2 minutes then place the donuts on a baking rack to cool a bit.

Meanwhile make the glaze. Combine the powdered sugar, maple extract, cinnamon, maple syrup (optional), and milk together until well combined.

Place some wax paper under the wire rack. Dip the top of the cooled donuts in the glaze then return to the wire rack to allow the glaze to set. Sprinkle the top with bacon crumbles. Enjoy.

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Baked Donuts with Maple Frosting and Bacon Crumbles

Yield: 6 donuts

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 10 min.

Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients:

Donuts:

1 cup of flour
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp buttermilk
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp butter, melted

Maple-Cinnamon Glaze:

1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
1/2 tsp maple extract
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp maple syrup (optional)
2 tbsp milk

Directions:

Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until done. Remove the bacon and place on a paper towel to drain the grease. Chop into crumbles; set aside.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Coat the donut baking tray with cooking spray.

Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Add the buttermilk, egg, vanilla, and melted butter. Mix until well combined.

Transfer the batter into a large zip lock bag. Snip off a corner of the bag and pipe the batter evenly into a 6 cup donut pan.

Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until the dough is set and springy (they won't be golden brown). Let them sit for 1-2 minutes then place the donuts on a baking rack to cool a bit.

Meanwhile make the glaze. Combine the powdered sugar, maple extract, cinnamon, maple syrup (optional), and milk together until well combined.

Place some wax paper under the wire rack. Dip the top of the cooled donuts in the glaze then return to the wire rack to allow the glaze to set. Sprinkle the top with bacon crumbles. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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34 Responses to “Baked Donuts with Maple Frosting and Bacon Crumbles”

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    Mellissa — August 16, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

    Is it bad that my hubby and I have contemplated making a trip from where we live (by San Francisco) to Portland just to get donuts at Voodoo? I love maple bacon cupcakes, so I’m sure these donuts are fantastic! And baked, so even better!!! Love all your recipes. I’ve made so many of them and all of them have been superb!

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    Kris — August 16, 2012 @ 10:44 pm

    No way!!!! I have GOT to try this. Wow! Maple is my favorite donut. I always get a maple bar!!!!
    I know I would love this. But it might be a big mistake!!!!! I might love it too much!!!
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — August 16, 2012 @ 11:27 pm

    Oh man, I would do anything to have some of these donuts for breakfast tomorrow! It’s so incredibly sinful!

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    Muna Kenny — August 17, 2012 @ 1:04 am

    I’ve never had bacon on donuts before, I’m willing to try now! These donuts look so good, I would love to surprise my family by baking some.

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    Carmen Rosa — August 17, 2012 @ 1:22 am

    Good morning Pam, These look amazing! This is the kind of donut I could not resist! You have the best recipes!

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    wholesale food suppliers — August 17, 2012 @ 3:31 am

    This is a really helpful blog. You have some great ideas.

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    Jenn's Food Journey — August 17, 2012 @ 5:17 am

    I’ve seen Voodoo Donuts on a lot of food shows… and I’ve seen the lines… I wouldn’t brave them either – especially when you can make them at home. And I don’t care what anyone says… bacon really does make everything better!!

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    Lia — August 17, 2012 @ 5:31 am

    OMG Pam,
    They look like heaven and with the addition of the bacon, they are a real and naughty temptation!!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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    Betty — August 17, 2012 @ 5:35 am

    Cant wait to try these out! I love the adventurous challenege!!!

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    Martha — August 17, 2012 @ 6:13 am

    I’ve never tried any baked goods with bacon but the flavor combo sounds good. Just kida hard to get used to the idea I guess :) Thanks for trying it and sharing! :)

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    simmy — August 17, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    so delicious!!!

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    teresa — August 17, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    i actually thought of voodoo donuts when i saw these, they look so good!

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — August 17, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

    Is there any better combination in the world than maple syrup and bacon? I know two kids who are going to be very happy with these on their next visit to my house!

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    Megan — August 17, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

    I’m one of those crazy people who stood in that line wrapped around Voodoo Donuts in Portland. Yes, it took an hour to get to the counter but that maple bacon donut was by far the best donut I’ve ever had in my life. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    Words Of Deliciousness — August 17, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

    This sounds like a delicious combination. I love maple frosted donuts, the salty bacon on top would taste so good with the sweetness of the frosting.

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    Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy — August 17, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    wow! those look so delicious they should be illegal! :)

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    Melis — August 17, 2012 @ 8:59 pm

    Pam! they look amazing. I had maple bacon donuts at my wedding and they were wonderful but I don’t have anywhere to get them near me. now i can try making them :)
    also, i moved my blog! check it out please!

    Sometimes Almost Always

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    Larry — August 18, 2012 @ 6:29 am

    I gained 3# just looking at this yummy treat – bacon makes all things better

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — August 18, 2012 @ 7:43 am

    o boy these donuts look to die for! The bacon topping is a genius idea.

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    Joanne — August 18, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

    I’ve actually heard of voodoo and the donuts! They’d make me almost want to eat bacon :)

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    grace — August 18, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

    i haven’t eaten a donut in years, but when i break that fast, this is exactly the flavor i want. brilliant!

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    Real Food Runner — August 18, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

    Yum!

    I’m hosting a giveaway – would love for you to enter!

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com/2012/08/cheribundi-tart-cherry-juice-review.html

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    Mary — August 19, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    Way to go, stopping at just a bite! These donuts would certainly be my downfall. They sound incredible.

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    Sues — August 19, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    I’ve had maple bacon doughnuts on my mind so much lately and this is the second time I’ve seen them this morning. I think it’s a sign!! I need to make them ASAP! Yours look SO delicious!

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    Kerstin — August 19, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    You haven’t been to Voodoo Donuts?!? You must go – there is a line for a reason – it’s amazing! I totally wish we had one here in Boston.

    The maple bacon donuts were my hubby’s favorite from Voodoo so I might have to try making these!

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    Chris — August 19, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-4P1WPE-Qg

    That’s all.

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    Peggy Recker — August 19, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

    Those sound very good and different.

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    Pat — August 19, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    Pam,
    You have to go to the Voodoo Doughnuts on the east side. We would be happy to take you and the gang sometime. Always looking for another reason to hit up Voodoo. It’s definitely an experience.
    Anyways this one looks like a winner — as always– especially since it is baked and not fried.
    Love it,
    Pat

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    Pat — August 19, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

    Check out their world record box of doughnuts video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwOQazV9TZk&feature=plcp

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    Kim in MD — August 20, 2012 @ 4:51 am

    Oh my gosh…these doughnuts are drool worthy, Pam! :-)

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    Michaelene — June 6, 2013 @ 3:17 pm

    Do you think these would work in a Baby Cakes donut maker?

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    • Pam replied: — June 7th, 2013 @ 8:11 am

      I am sure it would work just fine. Let me know how they turn out.

      Pam

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