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Friday Feast: Bacon Donuts

Friday Feast: Bacon Donuts

It’s National Donut Day! My first thought – bacon. Does your face cringe reading that or do you know what I’m talking about?

That’s right, bacon donuts! If you’ve never experienced the sweet and crunchy treat, do yourself a favor and make it happen.

Participating donut shops are giving them out left and right for the holiday and if you love them as much as I do, then you’ll want to know how to make them for yourself.

Eat up, enjoy, and remember calories don’t count on holidays.

Donut Ingredients:
2 cups flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons maple syrup

Light Glaze Ingredients:
2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons water

Maple Glaze Ingredients:
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons water
6 tablespoons maple syrup
5 ounces bacon, cooked and cut into small pieces

1. Preheat the oven to 350° and spray two donut pans with non-stick spray.
2. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon together.
3. Add in buttermilk, eggs, butter, vanilla, and maple syrup. Stir until well combined.
4. Let fully cool and coat with light glaze if not eating immediately.
5. Right before serving, mix the maple glaze ingredients in a bowl and spread on the top of the donuts.
6. Top with bacon!

Recipe by Jessica DeMay of Jay’s BakingMeCrazy
Photo courtesy/ Center Cut Cook

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