Bacon makes everything better, including these yummy gluten free maple donuts with bacon! If you love maple bacon, these baked gluten free donuts should go on your must-try list!
If you love donuts as much as we do, you will want to try all of my delicious gluten free donut recipes!
Ever since I tried Psycho Donuts gluten free maple bacon donuts I have been obsessed with bacon and maple.
This gluten free maple donut recipe is my attempt to recreate these amazing donuts for my family.
Our family fell in love with these donut shop donuts, but the sugar rush after eating just one regular sized donut was enough to make us all bounce off the walls. My kids thought I was nuts when I decided to add bacon to their donuts today. I guess it does sound a bit odd, but I can’t resist bacon! These gluten free maple donuts didn’t last long and they disappeared really quickly.
I decided to try to remake these maple donuts to be a little healthier by making them dairy-free, adding almond flour for protein, and using coconut sugar to make the donut part lower glycemic.
There is only so much you can do when you add a frosting drizzle, but the donut underneath it all is much healthier 🙂
What gluten free flour did I use for this recipe?
Pamela’s Pancake mix was the perfect gluten free flour blend in this recipe because I still had several bags sitting here after ordering them in bulk from Amazon a few weeks ago. This mix is a bit lighter than most and I also like that this mix already has some almond flour mixed in for extra protein.
And a bonus, homemade maple glaze. You will love this easy maple glaze for donuts because it has just two ingredients and really brings out the maple flavor with the bacon.
Is bacon gluten free?
The short answer is yes, but I will always tell you to read the label!! I often find gluten hidden in the strangest things. For this recipe, I used Trader Joe’s pre-cooked bacon, but feel free to use any cooked bacon!
I really love my Babycakes Donut Maker. It is so easy to use and even easier to clean. I find I use it a couple of times a month because my kids really love donuts. You can also make these donuts in a donut pan. (Note, Babycakes has changed the design of their donut maker and the new one is square-shaped.
Another reason I love this gluten free baked donuts recipe is because the donuts are baked and not fried. This takes out so many calories!!”
Can you bake these donuts in the oven?
You can also bake these donuts in a donut pan. (If you use a donut pan, you may consider spraying coconut oil in the pan so the edges get a little crispy like a fried donut.)
This is what the gluten free maple donut batter looks like before cooking the donuts. It is a little thick, but the mini donuts are still light and fluffy!
Your doughnuts will look golden when they are all finished. Use the special fork that comes with the donut maker to remove the donuts. These gluten free donuts are hot!
TIP: place wax paper under the rack before you pour on the maple glaze. It will save you a lot of clean up! Add the chopped bacon and allow the glaze to harden.
- Gluten free flour
- Almond Flour
- coconut sugar
- almond milk
- coconut oil
- powdered sugar
- maple syrup
More Delicious Gluten Free Donut Recipes to Try:
- Paleo Apple Cinnamon Donuts
- Dairy-Free Gluten Free Lemon Donuts
- Gluten Free Vanilla Pudding Donuts
- Gluten Free Chunky Monkey Donuts
- 1 1/2 cups Pamela's Products Ultimate Baking Pancake Mix
- 1/2 cup Anthony's Almonds Blanched Almond Flour
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Dash of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons grade B maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon warm water
- 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped up into small pieces
- Plug in Babycakes Mini Donut Maker to preheat.
- Mix all dry ingredients including coconut sugar in a large mixing bowl. Whisk to blend.
- In a small bowl, add all wet ingredients and mix.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix to blend.
- Open the donut maker and lightly spray with coconut oil.
- Using a spoon, spoon batter into each donut section (see photo below.)
- Cook for 3-4 minutes until the mini donuts are golden.
- Remove donuts onto cooling rack and continue to make donuts until you run out of batter.
- In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar, maple syrup, and water.
- Stir until blended.
- Drizzle glaze onto each donut.
- Sprinkle tops with chopped bacon.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 26mg Sodium: 187mg Carbohydrates: 23g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 16g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g