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Maple Bacon Doughnut Muffins



A sweet, salty and salty doughnut muffins with uncured bacon, maple, brown sugar and browned butter doughnut muffin topped with maple glaze and even more bacon.
Since Halloween is over and it's not yet Christmas time, for me, kids will be out of school really soon. For November and December I have decided to make breakfast recipes.
This recipe as you can tell from the title has to be one of my favorites. In a way it is like a pancakes, bacon and maple syrup that you would eat for breakfast but less messy.
These doughnut muffins are also like one of my favorite doughnuts that you can get, Maple Bars, and I have seen that they add bacon on top.  Who doesn't like bacon?
The sweetness from the maple, brown sugar, the glaze and the nuttiness of the browned butter then add bacon. It is like a party in your mouth.

Recipes you may like:
Browned Butter Maple Coffee Cake
Maple Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars
Soft-Bake Speculoos Cookies


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Maple Bacon Doughnut Muffins 

Time-
Prep: 30 minutes
Baking: 25 to 30 minutes
Cooling: 1 1/2 hours


Ingredients

Maple Bacon Doughnut Muffins
4 1/2 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 cups Granulated Cane Sugar
1/2 cups Dark Brown Sugar
1 1/2 cups Unsalted Butter, browned and cooled
2/3 cup Canola Oil, any unflavored oil
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup Lukewarm Milk
1/2 lb Thick Cut Bacon
2 Tablespoons Baking Powder
1 1/2 teaspoons Fine Sea Salt
1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup Maple Syrup
2 Tablespoon  Pure Maple Extract

Maple Glaze
3 cups Confectioners' Sugar
1/3 cup Maple Syrup
1/4 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
1 teaspoon Pure Maple Extract
4 to 5 Tablespoons Milk
2 to 3 strips Thick Cut Bacon, for topping

 1. In a medium sauce pan, bring butter to a medium simmer for about 10 minutes. Do not whisk, just move the pan around. It will become nutty in fragrance and a medium brown in color. Remove from the heat and let it cool for 10 minutes.  Pour in through a mesh strainer into a large bowl. Let it sit at room temperature until it solidify, maybe an hour. It depends on the temperature of your kitchen.
2. Brown the bacon and cool for 20 minutes. Its okay if the bacon is still warm when you fold it in.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover two to three muffins tins with cupcake liners. Set aside.
4. In a medium size bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and sea salt. Set aside. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar to the cooled browned butter and cream together for 2 to 3 minutes until creamy. Scrap the sides of the bowl. Add in oil, vanilla extract, maple extract and eggs one at a time.
5. Beat that mixture until the eggs are well incorporated. Scrap the sides. Alternate flour mixture and warmed milk, starting with the flour then milk. Reserve a couple of tablespoons of the flour mixture for the bacon.
6. Add bacon and rest of the flour then fold. Fill 3/4 of the cups. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean. You may need to cover if the tops begin to brown too fast. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes then transfer to a wired rack to cool completely.
7. For Maple Glaze: whisk together confectioners' sugar, maple syrup, milk and fine sea salt until thick. Dip cooled muffins into the glaze and sprinkle the rest of the bacon on top of the wet glaze. Let the glaze set for 30 minutes to 1 hour, depends on the temperature of your kitchen. Store in a cool area.
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Comments

  1. Two requirements to be my friend:
    1)like dogs
    2)think maple bars are the highest form of doughnut.

    I bet your house smelled amazing!

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  2. These sound delicious.! I love maple and bacon. I love your blog layout.

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  3. omg these look so delicious! I love anything with bacon!

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  4. That looks like a interesting recipe to try. Definitely something I would consider serving at the next holiday gathering. The mixture of bacon and doughnuts is definitely unique

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  5. I order maple bacon donuts whenever I see them. Big fan of the sweet and savory dishes, never thought of making it into a muffin :) I'll have to show this to my wife!

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  6. You know I love maple syrup on bacon, but I have never had it in a pastry. Gotta try this!

    Kasey Ma
    thestylewright.com

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  7. These look amazing! Donut muffins are always so moist and yummy :)

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  8. I need to give these a try!

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  9. I didn't notice until I got to the end of your post that I was drooling looking at all these photos and reading the recipe! Wow!

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  10. YUM! I am definitely going to give these a try, they look delicious!

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  11. Every time I see your recipes, my mouth literally starts to water! These look SO GOOD!!!

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  12. I used to think that maple, bacon and anything sweet like a doughnut or muffin would not taste good at all. I was very wrong. Delicious!

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  13. This recipe looks really good, and I would love to try some of these muffins one day. Honestly, I have never had bacon in muffins before, but I am sure it would taste pretty good with the maple syrup and other delectable ingredients!

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  14. Yum! I was skeptical about having doughnut muffins, but this really does sound amazing! I need to try this out this weekend! :) Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe!

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  15. I had seen the pictures on your instagram and instantly fell in love with these muffins! I love baked foods!

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  16. Ooo...these maple bacon doughnut muffins are calling my name! They look super scrumptious. A fabulous recipe for the fall season.

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  17. I love the fact that you are focusing on breakfast recipes right now! These bacon doughnut muffins sound amazing!

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  18. these sound like the epitome of fall flavor - how delicious and savory!

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  19. The title alone had my mouth watering! Reading the post only made it worse (and that's alot coming from me). I usually don't do sweet and savory together, but this changes my mind a bit.

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  20. These donut muffins sound amazing! I pretty much love anything maple bacon and I cannot wait to make some. Thanks for the recipe!

    Lisa

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  21. OMG! These muffins look absolutely delicious! I am definitely going to make this recipe for the upcoming holidays!

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  22. These sound so decadent and insanely good! Izzy x www.IsabellaDavid.com

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  23. Oh my wow.... these look and sound absolutely amazing! What a fab recipe!
    I don't eat meat myself, but my husband has a huge appetite for bacon and all things sweet. So I might have to make these for him!

    Laura ☆ www.laurahasablog.co.uk

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  24. These look delicious. I will have to give this recipe a try :)

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  25. I don't think there is a more classic flavor combination than maple and bacon! I've seen it on doughnuts but wouldn't have thought about putting it into a muffin! What a great idea!

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  26. Oh my gosh these sound so delish..I want to make them now.... such a unique recipe for cupcakes.. YUM!

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  27. I have never heard of bacon doughnut muffins before. I bet my husband would like these.

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  28. Oh yum. Bacon on top sounds so good! Perfect addition to having sweet and savory tasty muffin in your mouth!

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  29. YUM!! These look so delicious! I love the maple and bacon combo. So unique to put them in cupcakes!

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  30. Wow these look so delicious! A perfect combination of sweet and savoury!

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  31. OMG! The title alone had me salivating :). Looks so yummy I want to snatch it through my screen!

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  32. Wow! My husband would absolutely love these! :)

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  33. Ive been seeing bacon in totally unexpected places. I don't eat bacon but i know so many that love it.

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  34. while we do not eat meat, these muffins are totally droolworthy :) and i might try to make them minus the bacon..
    and your yummy posts inspired me to nominate you for the blogger recognition award on my most recent post - https://www.ladyinreadwrites.com/blogger-recognition-award/

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  35. You had me at bacon! I can't wait to try these out this weekend! My family woul dlove these during the holidays!

    xoxo,

    Berniedette | PetiteAndToned.com

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  36. Love this combo of flavors, will definitely give this recipe a try!

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  37. Maple and Bacon are such a good combination!

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  38. Girl, these look amazing! And that’s just the right amount of bacon on top for me. My husband would love these too.

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  39. You had me at bacon!!! And with a doughnut...WOW! These look amazing. I can't imagine how good they taste.

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  40. Somehow, eating a maple bacon Muffin sounds just a little more "healthy" than eating a maple bacon Donut, so I am all for these!

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  41. These maple bacon muffins look like a great treat! I know some people who would love to get their hands on some of these muffins.

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  42. This is alll my favorite things combined into one! Bacon, doughnuts AND muffins? I need that!

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  43. Love the idea that it has all the breakfast flavors in a single bite - now I can satisfy my cravings in an easy way

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  44. All my favorite breakfast items packed into a little package... yes, please! I love the sweet and salty combination of maple with bacon. Honestly, I usually dip my bacon in maple syrup. So this sounds right up my alley!

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  45. This looks absolutely delicious! Plus I love bacon!! Thanks for sharing this recipe

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