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Baked Maple Bacon Mini Donuts

Baked Maple Bacon Mini Donuts
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The following recipe and photography were provided by local blogger Abby Thome of The Thome Home.

Baked, fluffy and cake-like, these donuts offer the perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors!

Let’s be honest, even if we can’t explain it, maple and bacon just go together, espcailly when served atop a perfet golden donut!

Making donuts at home is actually incredibly easy, especially when you ditch the messy fryer and bake them in the oven.

Satisfy your sweet tooth and savory cravings with these simple baked donuts!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These donuts are baked instead of fried, which allows for less mess and a healthier baked treat!
  • Heinen’s bacon is CARE Certified, meaning it comes from trusted family farms that uphold Heinen’s strict standards for product quality and animal welfare.
  • Heinen’s pure organic maple syrup is premium, clean and available in delicious flavors, like cinnamon vanilla!

Baked Maple Bacon Mini Donuts

Baked Maple Bacon Mini Donuts


For the Donuts

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. Heinen’s cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 stick Heinen’s unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup Heinen's sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Heinen’s cinnamon vanilla pure organic maple syrup
  • 2 Heinen's cage free eggs
  • 1 Heinen's cage free egg yolk
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk

For the Maple Glaze

  • 1 cup Heinen’s organic powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Heinen’s cinnamon vanilla pure organic maple syrup
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Heinen’s heavy whipping cream

For the Topping

  • 10 slices Heinen’s CARE Certified bacon, cooked and chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a mini donut pan with butter.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl with a mixer, combine the butter, sugar, maple syrup, eggs and buttermilk until smooth.
  5. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and stir until a smooth batter forms and all of the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  6. To pipe the donut batter into the donut pan, place a gallon-size Ziploc bag into a tall drinking glass, folding the zippered top over the edge to create an open pocket.
  7. Pour the donut batter into the Ziploc bag, squeeze out any excess air and zip closed.
  8. Pipe the donut batter into the greased donut pan, 3/4 of the way full.
  9. Tap the pan on counter to release any air bubbles in the batter.
  10. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.
  11. Invert the pan onto a cooling rack and tap out the donuts.
  12. Let the donuts cool completely before glazing.
  13. For the glaze, simply whisk together the ingredients until smooth and shiny.  If the glaze is too think, simply add an extra tsp. of heavy cream.
  14. Drizzle the glaze over the donuts and top with the cooked bacon.

Maple Bacon Glazed donuts

Heinen's Grocery Store

By Heinen's Grocery Store

In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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