Maple bacon donuts – these delicious sweet and savory donuts are so easy to make and ready in under thirty minutes!
I’m not sure what it is about fall, but somehow whenever the leaves start changing, it feels like it’s time to make donuts! There’s nothing better than snuggling up with a cup of hot chocolate and a tasty donut on a cold fall day.
I recently moved to Portland, which has a pretty amazing donut scene, and I’ve been enjoying all the different flavors I’ve found here, from Oreos and Captain Crunch to Meyer lemon curd and passion fruit. My all-time favorite donut flavor, though, is maple bacon. I absolutely love the combination of savory and sweet!
These homemade maple bacon donuts taste just like the ones from the donut shop, and they are super simple to make and ready in a snap!
These Maple Bacon Donuts are so easy to make!
The key to making super quick donuts is to use refrigerated biscuit dough! Just use a small cookie cutter or apple corer to cut out the middle of each biscuit, and they’re ready to be fried. (If you have a little extra time and would prefer to make the dough yourself, I have a great homemade donut recipe here!)
From there, you’ll fry the donuts in oil until they’re golden brown on both sides. It’s important to keep the oil right around 350, so the donuts cook through instead of burning on the outside and being doughy on the inside.
Watch them closely, and turn them when they get to that perfect golden brown color!
After all the donuts have cooked, let them drain and cool on some paper towels. While they’re cooling, you’ll whip up a quick and delicious maple glaze and get your bacon ready for topping.
These donuts are the perfect balance of savory and sweet, and so addictingly delicious! They’re soft on the inside, and just slightly chewy on the outside. The sweet maple glaze and crisp bacon on top make them an extra special treat the whole family will love!
Maple Bacon Donuts
- 6 cups canola or vegetable oil
- 16.3 oz refrigerator biscuits (1 package, makes 8 donuts)
- 3 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon maple extract
- 1-2 tablespoons half and half or milk
- 4 slices bacon cooked and chopped
- Heat the oil in a heavy pot over medium high heat, until the oil reaches 350 (I like to use a candy thermometer for accuracy).
- While the oil is heating, cut a hole in the center of each biscuit using a small round cookie cutter or an apple corer. Save the center pieces for making donut holes.
- Add the biscuits to the hot oil, 2-3 at a time. Cook 2-3 minutes, or until browned, then flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Remove carefully from the oil and place on paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining biscuits and centers.
- Allow the donuts to cool for 10-15 minutes, or until they are cool enough to handle. While the donuts are cooling, whisk together the butter, powdered sugar, maple extract, and enough half and half to make a smooth and runny glaze.
- Dip the donuts into the glaze, then sprinkle with bacon pieces. Enjoy!
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