Breakfast Dessert Paleo Recipes

Maple Bacon Donuts

Maple bacon donuts, I love you. I love you so much, I wrote you a haiku:

“I really know now
that I can’t live without you
I think this is love”

While my poetry skills speak for themselves, I have a couple other things I need to say about these donuts. First of all, they’re gluten-free, dairy-free, AND paleo. Say what?! Yeah, you heard me.

Secondly, if you don’t have a donut pan, just make muffins. They’ll taste the same, and look a little different. Embrace your individuality.

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time:  30 min
Total Time:  45 min

Donut pan
Frying pan
Mixing bowls
Rubber spatula

For the donuts
8 slices bacon
2 tbsp coconut sugar
1 ¾ cups almond flour
2 tbsp coconut flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp kosher salt
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
4 eggs
½ cup maple syrup
¼ cup avocado oil or melted coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
For the glaze
½ cup melted coconut butter
2 tbsp milk (I used oat)
¼ cup maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350℉, grease a donut pan.
  2. Dice bacon & cook in a pan over medium heat. About 3/4 of the way through, remove 1/2 of the bacon & set aside. Cook remaining bacon until crispy, then remove to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb grease. Chop into small pieces.
  3. Wipe grease out of pan & add back the bacon you saved, along with coconut sugar. Cook over medium heat until bacon becomes caramelized. Remove to a plate lined with parchment paper (NOT a paper towel). Let cool, chop into pieces & set aside.
  4. In a bowl, combine flours, baking soda, salt & cinnamon.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, maple syrup, oil & vanilla.
  6. Combine wet & dry ingredients, then fold in non-caramelized bacon.
  7. Carefully transfer batter to donut pan. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with just a few crumbs.
  8. Let cool in donut pan for 10 min, then transfer to cooling rack.
  9. To make glaze, warm maple syrup & milk. Soften coconut butter. It’s important everything is warm so the glaze stays nice and smooth & doesn’t seize up.
  10. Whisk together warmed glaze ingredients.
  11. Once donuts are cool, dip into glaze & top with caramelized bacon!

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