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Apple Doughnuts with Maple Glaze and Bacon

Apple Doughnuts with Maple Glaze and Bacon


  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 3 3/4 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 C sugar
  • 1 Tbs baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs + 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 C sour cream
  • 3/4 C plain applesauce
  • 3 Tbs unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Maple glaze:

  • 1/4 C maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • milk


  1. preheat oil in a large dutch oven to 375 f.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice & salt.
  3. In another large bowl, whisk together eggs + yolk, sour cream, applesauce, melted butter & vanilla extract until smooth. add the wet ingredients to the dry & thoroughly mix together using a wooden spoon. the dough will be very sticky.
  4. Dust your work surface & hands with flour. using your hands, pat out dough to 1/2" thickness. dip a 3" round cutter in flour & cut out doughnuts. cut out center of doughnuts with a 3/4" cutter. gather scrap & re-roll. continue cutting out doughnuts.
  5. Fry doughnuts in hot oil until golden brown & crisp, approximately 1 minute per side. drain on a wire rack over baking sheet to cool.
  6. Once cool, dip tops of doughnuts into the maple glaze {recipe follows} & top with bacon crumbles.
Maple Glaze
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together syrup & powdered sugar until smooth.
  2. Add enough milk to thin the glaze to the consistency you like!
    {just know, if you make it too thin, it'll slide right off the doughnut! you can always thicken it by adding more powdered sugar.}
Source: Recipe from Kristin @ DelightfullyDowling
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

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