Bacon Cinnamon Doughnut

Friday, February 21, 2014

As a girl who grew up in the Carolinas, the birthplace of Krispy Kreme, I'm a full believer in the wonder that is the glazed doughnut.  If y'all are familiar with the company then you know all about the Hot N' Fresh sign.  This is a beacon to Krispy Kreme lovers everywhere letting us know that the best doughnut in the universe is at the peak of perfection and ready to enjoy.  Unfortunately the delicious glazed doughnut doesn't fall in line with my healthy eating plan, so I've had to deny myself its splendor.  As a side effect Bubba has been denied as well.  To make it up to him I thought I would try out some baked doughnut recipes.  Being winter I naturally gravitate to sugar and spice, but I love a little salt with my sweet and thought savory bacon would be a great contrast.  Bubba loves them.  They will never replace that simple fried and glazed doughnut we love so much, but these are delicious and a little better for you.

These doughnuts are a great treat for your morning meal or an on the go snack.

Bacon Cinnamon Doughnuts
Makes: 12 doughnuts


Doughnut Batter

1/4 cup butter - room temperature
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs - room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup milk
Shortening - to grease pan


1/4 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners' sugar


5 strips of cooked bacon - crumbled



Lightly grease two doughnut pans.  Be sure to completely cover the inner well with a light coating of shortening.

Preheat oven to 425°

In bowl of a standing mixer (or large bowl if using a hand mixer) cream butter, sugars and vegetable oil on medium speed.  Add eggs and blend in one at a time.  Add vanilla and mix until combined.

In a separate bowl mix flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and spices.  Use a fork to mix the dry ingredients together.

With your mixer on a low-medium speed add 1/4 of the dry ingredients to the bowl.  Once it starts to blend add 1/4 of the milk to the bowl.  Stop occasionally to scrape the sides down.  Repeat this until all dry ingredients and milk have been added.  Mix for one more minute to make sure batter is smooth.

Using a spoon fill the doughnut wells 2/3 of the way full.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Allow to cool in the pan for 5 - 7 minutes before turning onto rack to cool


Combine milk and vanilla in a medium size bowl.  Whisk until combined.  Slowly sift confectioners' sugar into the bowl constantly whisking to keep the mixture smooth.  

Lay doughnut in bowl to coat and then place on cooling rack.  *NOTE* Be sure to have paper towels or parchment paper under your cooling rack to catch glaze drippings.  If not you'll have a sticky mess!

Sprinkle tops of doughnuts with bacon crumbles before glaze begins to harden.

This recipe adapted from: King Arthur


  1. ooooohhhhh my goodness! can i please reach through the screen and grab one for breakfast? these look so unbelievable!

  2. This has that salty sweet thang going on here! Yum! I need to get a donuts pan.Thanks for sharing at My Favorite Things that I co host. Drop by anytime. Theresa @DearCreatives

  3. Wow! Fantastic! Found you on Sewlicious Home Decor.

  4. These look delicious, I'd love to have one! Thank you for sharing it with us...Pinned to the party board! :) Marti

  5. Oh I miss Krispy Kreme. There was one right off campus in college...very good for late night drunken munchies. I'm a fan of just about anything with bacon so these look very tempting. Delicious.

  6. You had me at bacon. <3

  7. My husband would LOVE these donuts! OMG my mouth is watering. Thanks for sharing- following you on facebook and google+!


  8. SERIOUSLY!? Bacon on a donut? I didn't know donuts could get any better! My little man is going to go bonkers when we have these!

  9. Mouth watering and Delicious! I need to try this at home!

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  10. Oh my, two of my favorite things, bacon and cinnamon! Not to mention doughnuts! Yum, these look so delicious. Thank you for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week's issue.

  11. These look and sound amazing. BTW I'm a Carolina girl myself! Hope that you are having a fabulous Sunday.

  12. Looks delicious! Wow bacon does go with everything ;)

    I featured your project here:

    Thank you again for sharing and linking up!



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