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Maple Glazed Donuts with Bacon Sprinkles

  • Author: Leslie Kiszka
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutess
  • Total Time: 6 hours 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 donuts 1x


Canned biscuits act as makeshift donuts to support a thick maple glaze and bacon “sprinkles”.



Glaze Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Grade A medium amber maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 slices of thick cut bacon, baked until crispy, then crumbled

Donuts Ingredients

  • Oil for frying (I use sunflower oil)
  • 8 large biscuits (preferably a 16.3oz can Grands! Homestyle Buttermilk)



  1. In a small saucepan on low heat, whisk together maple syrup and butter until melted.
  2. Remove from heat and powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Whisk until completely combined.
  3. Set aside so that it will thicken as it cools.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and prepare baking sheet (that has a lip) with aluminum foil. Place bacon on prepared sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Carefully flip each piece and bake for another 10 minutes or until crispy.
  2. Remove from baking sheet and place on plate covered in several paper towels to soak up the grease. Once cooled, crumble or dice bacon into small pieces.
  3. Use a small round cookie cutter to cut a hole in the center of each biscuit. Set aside the centers you removed.
  4. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over high heat. Using tongs, carefully set each donut (and donut hole!) in the hot oil for a few seconds until golden brown, then flip and brown the other side as well.
  5. Place donuts on wire racks (aff link) to cool completely. You’ll want to place parchment paper or paper towels underneath the racks to catch any drippings.
  6. Place one side of each donut into the glaze and place back on cooling rack to set.
  7. Immediately sprinkle pieces of bacon over the glaze and leave them to set.
  8. Serve and enjoy!


  • Should be eaten the same day and they get more dense and somewhat soggy the next day.
  • Instead of dipping donuts in glaze, you could also place glaze in a pastry bag and drizzle it on top.
  • Category: Donuts
  • Method: Fry and Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: maple bacon donuts, maple donuts

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