Three things: #1 ~ it’s #nationaldoughnut day…#2 ~ we love bacon & #3…maple goes soooo well with BACON! But actually there’s a 4th thing…Otto’s Cassava Flour!! And that a wrap…happy Friday everyone!
maple bacon donuts
a tasty duo of maple & bacon wrapped up into mini paleo bite of happiness
- 1 c Otto’s cassava flour
- 1 t baking powder
- ¼ t salt
- ¼ c grass-fed butter (room temp)
- 2 T coconut sugar
- ¼ c maple syrup (room temp)
- ¾ c full fat coconut milk (room temp)
- ½ t vanilla
- 1 egg (room temp)
- 3 T bacon fat, if necessary
- 3-4 pieces of bacon, chopped up (roughly ⅓ c or more if you like.)
- 6 T unsweetened almond butter (room temp)
- 3 T maple syrup (room temp)
- 2 T full fat coconut milk (room temp) – optional
- more chopped bacon!
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the cassava flour, baking powder and salt – set aside.
- In a separate bowl, add softened butter & coconut sugar and mix until fluffy with an electric mixer.
- Add maple syrup, coconut milk, vanilla & egg to butter mixture and mix till well combined.
- Now, depending on your doughnut maker or baking tray, your mixture may be too thick…this is where the bacon fat comes in handy, add a tablespoon at a time until you reach the right consistency for your machine or doughnut tray. We needed all 3 T’s – lucky us!
- Toss in chopped bacon & stir well to incorporate.
- Fill doughnut machine* or fill doughnut tray for your oven and cook according to manufacturer directions. Our Baby Cakes mini doughnut maker took about 4-5 minutes. Make sure they’re nice and brown before removing!
- Remove from maker or oven and let cool on a baking rack.
- While donuts are cooling, mix together topping ingredients (except for bacon) and stir until very smooth. Having all the ingredients room temperature will help this process. Add the coconut milk if you want to dip the tops in this or omit if you want to spread it up on top…your choice, but we like to dip. Sprinkle bacon up on top…and you now have a special treat!
- We were able to make about 15-16 mini doughnuts – but to be truthful we can’t be completely sure because we kept sampling them before we got a solid count! *to fill our’s, we put the batter in a clear plastic bag and snip off the tip of one corner (make sure it’s big enough to let your bacon pieces out!) and carefully fill when the machine is good and hot.