Maple Bacon Donuts (Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo)



You guys, I bought a donut pan!

I found it at T.J. Maxx for like five bucks, so it basically jumped in my cart and wouldn’t take no for an answer. Now we can have donuts together every day!


I want to know who came up with the maple bacon combo first. I would like to shake that person’s hand. And then give them a hug that lasts too long and gets awkward. Because I love bacon and maple syrup together- it’s the work of a genius.


Maple bacon. Get on the bandwagon, friends!

As most of my treats have been lately, these are grain-free, gluten-free and paleo (as long as you use the appropriate sweeteners). These types of treats are probably supposed to be occasional.. but I ate two of them in one day. Just keepin’ it real for you. They’re good!


Are you guys enjoying the new recipes lately or did you prefer the old ones? I want to keep bringing you recipes that you would actually like to make some time. Can I get a little feedback? Be honest if you don’t like all the paleo stuff, but be kind. ๐Ÿ™‚


These pictures keep making me lose my train of thought.. gah, these donuts were good! I love bacon and maple syrup and butter. The end.


5.0 from 4 reviews

Maple Bacon Donuts (Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo)

Recipe type: Breakfast, Baked Goods, Dessert
Serves: 6

  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup unrefined sugar (I used date sugar, you could try coconut sugar or maple sugar as well.)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon maple extract
  • 2 tablespoons applesauce
  • ½ cup coconut milk or cow’s milk
  • 6 tablespoons grass-fed butter (such as Kerrygold) at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon maple extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon (or more if you like)
  • 3-4 pieces of bacon, cooked

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a donut pan with butter or cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the coconut flour, baking soda and unrefined sugar. Make sure there are no lumps (break the lumps up with your fingers if you need to).
  3. In another bowl, whisk eggs, maple syrup, maple extract, applesauce and milk. Add to the coconut flour mixture and mix until thick and smooth.
  4. Spoon the batter into a piping bag and pipe the batter into the donut pan (You can spoon it in, but it will be messy- the piping bag makes it really easy to fill the pan). Bake the donuts for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack.
  5. While the donuts are cooling, make the maple buttercream. In a stand mixer, combine the butter, maple syrup, maple extract and cinnamon until well combined. When the donuts are completely cool, spread on the buttercream and top with bacon. Keep in an airtight container- the donuts are best eaten within a day or two.

15 Responses to “Maple Bacon Donuts (Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo)”
  1. Lindsey says:

    These look intriguingly delicious. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am in love with your food photography. Makes me want to get in the kitchen right now!

  2. jessica lynn says:

    Those look delicious and I love the XOXO you made with themโ€”very cute! I can’t remember the last time I had a donut!

    Soooo I like the new recipes, but it only stinks a little bit since we don’t have the ingredients out here. They have white, wheat, and occasionally Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour and that’s it. They have coconut oil, but it’s about three times as much as it is in the states and they’re typically always out of it. Silly commissary! But, I’m in a unique situation and I’m sure your other readers don’t have that issue.

    • Natalie says:

      It’s probably not that rare- you can get almond and coconut flour at Kroger in WR but I think that’s it. And it’s the tiny Bob’s Red Mill bags.. pretty expensive. That’s why I buy online. It’s a catch22 though because you don’t want to buy a big bag of it only to find you don’t like using it! That’s why it took me so long to actually start baking this way. I’ll let you try some out when you come home, as I’m 100% sure we’ll see each other. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Lori says:

    My family has been going through a lot of diet changes as we try to find something that works for my husband’s digestive issues. Your varied recipes have been a saving grace for me! My favorites are things that are naturally egg/dairy/gluten/name-that-ingredient free. I love that I never find a recipe for “GF/DF/EF Cheesecake” that calls for cream cheese substitute, sour cream substitute, egg substitute, and gf flour substitute. Real food is the way to go, and I know I can find it here. Its definitely a new niche market for your blog, but its a wonderful one if you ask me!

  4. Trina says:

    I absolutely LOVE your blog! I’ve been cooking Paleo with my family for about three years now and fell head over heels for your recipes. Since I tend to be more of an online cookbook type of person your site/blog/fb page are a dream come true. I will be trying out this recipe and and the Sunrise Breakfast Hash on my fiance. Feedback to come! Thank you for such a cheery attitude and healthy meal options!

  5. Shawnte says:

    This is such food porn…I want to shake hands as well with who ever came up with bacon goodness butter and maple!! I am totally making these!! Love your site I am new to Paleo and have never felt better it’s been a month and no turning back! I love these recipes Thank You! I love to experiment with food and I love your blog!!

  6. Amanda Adams says:

    Where do you find maple extract??

  7. My wonderful lady made this for me yesterday and it was the best ever!!! I’m such a sucker for maple bars and have been saddened that I can’t have them anymore, but low and behold, she not only brought back the maple donuts but way better than store bought, even the famous Voodoo Donuts where we live. Thank you for the recipe.

  8. Jenny says:

    This looks like a great recipe! Is there any way to sub for the eggs and the butter? I love eggs and butter but am avoiding them for awhile to help heal a leaky gut! Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

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