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Gingerbread Maple Bacon Donuts

A warm gingerbread donut dipped in maple glaze and topped with candied bacon makes the perfect breakfast that everyone will enjoy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 donuts
Calories: 489kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbs molasses
  • 1/3 C milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbs butter melted


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3-4 slices bacon


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tbs heavy cream or milk


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • To make candied bacon dump brown sugar on plate and dredge each slices of bacon in sugar
  • Place on rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, flipping bacon half way through.
  • Once done, remove from baking sheet onto wired rack to cool and harden.
  • Once cool cut or break into piece .


  • Spray a donut pan with cooking spray.
  • In large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt and brown sugar. Set aside.
  • In another bowl mix together your egg, molasses, milk, vanilla and butter until well combined.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Put your donut batter into piping bag or zip lock bag with end cut off and pip into wells of donut pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until golden and toothpick comes out clean.
  • Turn out onto cooling wrack to cool.


  • In bowl combine all your glaze ingredients until combined.
  • Once donuts are cool, dip tops in glaze and immediately sprinkle with bacon.
  • If you are really feeling fiesty, before adding bacon dip tops in glaze again to get a thicker version, then top with bacon.


Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 364mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 73g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 2mg