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Maple Bacon Donuts

Easy Maple Bacon Donuts (No Yeast!)

5 from 1 vote
Canned biscuits act as makeshift donuts to support a thick maple glaze and bacon "sprinkles".
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 donuts


Glaze Ingredients

  • ¾ cup Grade A medium amber maple syrup
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • ½ 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



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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Use a small round cookie cutter or biscuit cutter to cut a hole in the center of each biscuit. Set aside the centers you removed.
  • 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.
  • Place donuts on wire racks to cool completely. You'll want to place parchment paper or paper towels underneath the racks to catch any drippings.
  • Place one side of each donut into the glaze and place back on cooling rack to set.
  • Immediately sprinkle pieces of bacon over the glaze and leave them to set.
  • 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.


Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 668mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 362IU | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Donuts
Cuisine American
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