These Keto maple donuts with bacon are just the right balance of sweet and savory! Pillowy soft donuts topped with a sticky-sweet maple glaze and finished with crispy pieces of rich, fatty bacon… how do you beat that?
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Keto Maple Donuts With Bacon
Breakfast is such a versatile meal. For me, lunch and dinner always tend to be on the savory side — otherwise, I just feel like I’m eating dessert.
But breakfast? The options are endless! You can go super sweet with cinnamon rolls and chocolate chip pancakes, or keep it savory with a sausage breakfast bake and spicy deviled eggs. The choice is yours.
...but what about those mornings when you don’t want to choose? What about when you’re craving sweet and savory?
My friends, allow me to introduce you to your new favorite breakfast: Keto maple donuts with bacon. Yes, they are every bit as incredible as they sound.
Pillowy soft donuts topped with a sticky-sweet maple glaze and finished with crispy pieces of rich, fatty bacon… how do you beat that?
It’s like bringing together everything you love about donuts, pancakes or waffles (which, let’s face it, are really just a vehicle for maple syrup) and… well… bacon.
It’s the reigning champions of breakfast food combined into one perfect ring of deliciousness.
And it can be ready in about 35 minutes. So, really, what are we waiting for? Let’s bake some Keto maple bacon donuts!
Do Kind Of Donut Pan Works Best?
If you ask me, a good donut mold pan is essential for making the best donuts!
I’ve used both standard donut pans and silicone molds. Either one works well, but I personally prefer silicone molds. It’s just so much easier to get the donuts out once they’ve baked.
If you use a regular donut pan, just be sure to grease it REALLY well to avoid any sticking that could ruin your beautiful pastry.
What Kind Of Bacon Should You Use?
Repeat after me: all bacon is beautiful bacon.
Okay, to be fair, the healthiest bacon is going to be no-sugar-added and nitrate-free. But those brands can also be on the pricier side. So I say just go ahead and grab whatever suits you best.
Next, let’s think about flavor. Of course, something like maple bacon is going to really compliment the maple flavor of the donuts. But, on the other hand, that usually means more added sugar.
So ditch the extra sugar and just make a batch of my Keto maple bacon instead! I highly recommend taste-testing some before you add it to the donuts. You know, for science.
Or, if you want to keep your bacon perfectly savory, I recommend my perfectly baked bacon. If you’ve never baked bacon before, get ready for the most fool-proof, least-messy way to cook this glorious food.
Of course, if you happen to have pre-made bacon crumbles, you can always use those. They’re so convenient!
At the end of the day, don’t stress yourself out too much about what bacon you choose. Because, like I said before, all bacon is beautiful bacon.
Especially when it’s on top of a donut.
Do Keto Maple Bacon Donuts Need To Be Refrigerated?
Yes, you definitely want to store your donuts in the refrigerator!
If they stay at room temperature for too long, the glaze will start to melt off of the donuts. Plus, you don’t want to keep bacon sitting on the counter for more than a few hours.
I recommend placing the donuts in an airtight container and storing them in the fridge for about 4 days.
How To Make Keto Maple Donuts With Bacon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine the ingredients for the donuts.
Beat on high until a smooth batter has formed, then pour the batter into the sections of a well-greased donut pan or silicone mold.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until browned and cooked through, then remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
While the donuts are cooling, place the brown sugar replacement and bacon pieces in a skillet over low heat on the stove. Stir until the sugar is melted, then remove from heat and set aside.
Whisk together the ingredients for the glaze, and dip the top of each donut into it.
Sprinkle the donuts with the sugared bacon, and serve.
Other Breakfast Options From The Keto Option That You Might Like
- 1 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1/4 cup low carb powdered sweetener
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoons butter, unsalted and melted
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- 2-3 tablespoons low carb powdered sweetener
- 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
- 2-3 tablespoons chopped bacon pieces
- 1 tablespoon low carb brown sweetener
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the ingredients for the donuts, and beat on high until a smooth batter has formed.
- Fill the sections of a well greased donut pan with the batter, and bake for 15-20 minutes until browned and cooked through.
- While the donuts are cooking, place the brown sugar replacement and bacon pieces in a skillet over low heat on the stove and stir until the sugar is melted, remove from the heat and save for later.
- Let the donuts cool completely.
- Whisk together the ingredients for the glaze, and dip the top of each donut into it.
- Sprinkle the donuts with the sugared bacon, and serve.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 1gNet Carbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!
Trina Krug is a Holistic Nutritionist, Integrative Health Coach and host of the Carbless Conversations Podcast. With a Master’s Degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, her single mission in life is to facilitate self-healing in herself and those around her through awareness, lifestyle shifts and low-carb eating. As a current Doctor of Science student, she continues her studies in functional nutrition.