Things just got really trashy up in here. I feel like I should apologize. But see the thing is, I’m not sorry. One bite of these donuts and you will understand. They need the bacon. They are the bacon.
I’m not big on fad’s. I like to do my own thing and be my own person. So when bacon started showing up on cupcakes I said no. And I held firm.
But then, it spread, it spread to donuts. I lost my will power. I succumbed to the crispy, salty pork. Ohh and the browned butter, it’s still totally a thing, a very good thing.
These donuts make me want to sing “Ohh, that’s why I’m easy, I’m easy like Sunday morning.” We all need more Lionel Richie in our lives. We definitely could use more Sunday mornings in our lives. And we most certainly need more bacon topped donuts in our lives.
Plus these are really easy, so you can whip them up quickly on Sunday morning and then take it easy reading the paper while you sip your coffee and munch on a donut, a donut topped with candied bacon.
“Thats why I’m easy…. I’m easy like Sunday morning.”
Maple Banana Bacon Donuts (Baked)
Yield: 12-14 donuts
1 1/2 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
3/4 Cup Butter, browned method here
3 Bananas, mashed
1 1/2 Cups Confectioners Sugar
3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
2-3 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
Candied Bacon Topping:
3 Strips of Bacon
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
Preheat oven to 350.
Place bacon on a sheet of foil on a metal pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
Bake for 30 minutes or until browned nicely. Drain on paper towel and let cool to crisp.
Whisk together dry ingredients. Add eggs and browned butter. Then stir in banana. Scoop into spayed donut pan.
Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.
Mix confectioners sugar with the maple syrup. Add cream one table spoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
Dip donuts in maple glaze. Top with bits of bacon.