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Maple-Bacon Doughnut Bites

While these delicious bite-size treats are ready in minutes, they’ll disappear in a flash. And don’t relegate the deep-fried goodness to the breakfast nook—I’ve never had anyone turn these down no matter the time of day. —Chelsea Turner, Lake Elsinore, CA
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 7 maple-flavored bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  • In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk egg, milk and melted butter until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
  • Heat oil to 350° in an electric skillet or deep fryer. Drop tablespoonfuls of batter, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry 3-4 minutes or until golden brown, turning often. Drain on paper towels.
  • In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar, maple syrup, milk and vanilla until smooth. Dip warm doughnuts into glaze; sprinkle tops with bacon.
Nutrition Facts
1 doughnut: 101 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 115mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • jenilovesdaisies
    Oct 2, 2017

    Made these tonight and they were delicious! I had no trouble at all with the batter.

  • erinshea1982
    Sep 14, 2016

    We really liked these! They were a wonderful salty sweet treat! My boys ate them up in no time! I did add about 1/4 cup extra flour to get them to hold together better.

  • rezacat
    Dec 20, 2013

    I made these for a secret Santa gift and they were gone in minutes! So quick, super easy (except for getting the batter to stay in ball shapes) and WAY DELICIOUS! Highly recommended! Bonus/Side Note - My house smelled like maple syrup, pancakes and bacon for about two days - it was magical! :0)