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.


Maple Bacon Donuts

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword: dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo
Servings: 12


  • Donut pan
  • Frying pan
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350℉, grease a donut pan.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In a bowl, combine flours, baking soda, salt & cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, maple syrup, oil & vanilla.
  • Combine wet & dry ingredients, then fold in non-caramelized bacon.
  • Carefully transfer batter to donut pan. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with just a few crumbs.
  • Let cool in donut pan for 10 min, then transfer to cooling rack.
  • 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.
  • Whisk together warmed glaze ingredients.
  • Once donuts are cool, dip into glaze & top with caramelized bacon!

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