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Maple Bacon Doughnut



Making your own homemade doughnuts can seem like a daunting task. You have to activate the yeast, wait for the dough to rise, struggle to form the round shape, and then worry about cooking the doughnuts properly in the hot oil. This recipe is infinitely easier and the easiest way to make doughnuts at homeā€”all you need is a can of refrigerated biscuits. Simply pop open the can of biscuits and poke a hole in the center with your finger, gently stretching the dough into a circle, and you're done. The doughnuts are all uniform in size and ready to fry in just minutes.


  • 8 strips bacon
  • 1 (16.3-ounce) can refrigerated biscuits
  • Canola oil or vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons milk, or as needed


  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Fry the bacon in a large skillet until crisp.
  3. Drain on a paper-towel-lined plate and crumble when cool enough to handle. Set aside.
  4. Pop open the container of refrigerated biscuits. For each biscuit, poke a hole in the center using your finger and gently stretch to form a ring. Make the holes slightly larger than what seems necessary, because the hole will puff up and close slightly as the doughnuts fry.
  5. In a large cast-iron skillet, heavy-bottomed, deep pan, or electric skillet, add enough oil to fry the doughnuts. Heat the oil to 375 F, and fry the doughnuts in batches for 2 to 3 minutes per side until golden brown.
  6. Drain doughnuts on paper-towel-lined plates to cool.
  7. In a medium bowl, whisk together the confectioners' sugar, maple syrup, and 1 tablespoon of the milk. Add the other tablespoon or more milk as needed to achieve a glaze consistency.
  8. Dip each donut in the glaze and place on a wire rack.
  9. Immediately sprinkle each doughnut with the crisped and crumbled bacon so the bacon sticks to the glaze.
  10. Serve and enjoy.