Bacon Maple Doughnuts recipe

Preparation Time: 30 minutes | Cooking Time: 15 minutes

A yummy twist on the classic doughnut, in this recipe, bacon, maple syrup and cinnamon are added to a doughnut batter, then fried until crisp and sprinkled with extra bacon and maple syrup to serve.


  • 500g plain flour
  • 175g buttermilk
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 50ml maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g bacon, smoked
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  • 4 tbsp. butter, melted
  • Oil, for frying


  1. Dice the bacon and fry for 2-3 minutes or until golden and crisp. Remove from the pan, drain on kitchen paper and leave to cool.

  2. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and bicarb. In another bowl, whisk the buttermilk, sugar, syrup and eggs until smooth. Whisk the wet mix into the dry mix until you have a smooth dough. Fold in the butter and half the fried bacon.

  3. Dust the work top with a little extra flour. Roll the dough out to 1cm thick and use a 6cm pastry cutter to cut out circles, with a smaller cutter to create a hole in the centre of each doughnut.

  4. Heat oil in a frying pan over a medium temperature until a piece of dough dropped in turns golden brown but not burnt. Carefully place in the doughnuts and fry for 1-2 minutes on either side or until golden brown and crisp. To serve, sprinkle with bacon and drizzle with additional maple syrup.

You could make a maple icing if you like - use a little butter, icing sugar and maple syrup and beat together until you get the right consistency. Recipe serves 8.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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