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Baked Maple Bacon Mini Donuts

The following recipe and photography were provided by local blogger Abby Thome of The Thome Home.

Baked, fluffy and cake-like donuts that are the perfect combination of sweet and salty.

No need for a fryer to make irresistibly light and fluffy donuts! This recipe is as simplistic as it is delicious and will surely become a household favorite.

With Father’s Day just around the bend, these mini donuts would make a delicious addition to any Father’s Day brunch or a special gift for Dad!

Maple Bacon Mini Donuts
Baked Maple Bacon Mini Donuts
Cook time:
10min
Prep time:
20min
Total time:
30min

Servings:
12

Ingredients

For the Donuts

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. Heinen’s cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 stick Heinen’s unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Heinen’s cinnamon vanilla pure organic maple syrup
  • 2 Heinen's cage free eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk

For the Maple Glaze

  • 1 cup Heinen’s organic confectioners sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Heinen’s cinnamon vanilla pure organic maple syrup
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Heinen’s heavy whipping cream

Topping

  • 10 slices Heinen’s CARE Certified bacon, cooked and chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a mini donut pan with butter.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl with a mixer, combine the butter, sugar, maple syrup, eggs and buttermilk until smooth.
  5. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and stir until a smooth batter forms and all of the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  6. To pipe the donut batter into the donut pan, place a gallon-size Ziploc bag into tall drinking glass, folding the zippered top over the edge to create an open pocket.
  7. Pour the donut batter into the Ziploc bag, squeeze out any excess air and zip closed.
  8. Pipe the donut batter into the greased donut pan, 3/4 of the way full.
  9. Tap pan on counter to release any air bubbles in batter.
  10. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.
  11. Invert the pan onto a cooling rack and tap out the donuts.
  12. Let the donuts cool completely before glazing.
  13. For the glaze, simply whisk together the ingredients until smooth and shiny.  If the glaze is too think, simply add a tsp. more heavy cream.
  14. Drizzle the glaze over the donuts and top with the cooked bacon.

Maple Bacon Glazed donuts

Products from the Recipe

Heinen's logo in black
By Heinen's Grocery Store
In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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