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Maple bacon glazed donuts

  • Author: Mila Clarke Buckley
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 donuts 1x


Maple bacon donuts are the bomb. They’re low carb, and delicious! 



For the donuts

  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons of Truvia Natural Sweetener (you can add more or less depending on your tastes)
  • 1 tablespoon psyllium husk ground
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup grass-fed butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

For the glaze

  • 1/8 cup choczero maple pecan syrup
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sweetener (like swerve)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 slices of chopped bacon
  • 1 tablespoon of reserved bacon grease


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Spray your donut pan with non-stick spray.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, psyllium husk, salt and xanthan gum. Set aside. 
  4. On Medium high heat, warm up water, butter and granulated sweetener in a heavy bottom pot until it just begins to simmer. Turn the heat off  and add in the dry ingredient mixture, mixing with a wooden spoon, or spatula to incorporate. Continue to cook and stir until the dough looks smooth and the ingredients are well incorporated. 
  5. Put the dough ball back in the bowl and let it cool. It dough should still be warm. Use an instant-read thermometer to measure the temp — it should be below 120°F.
  6. Add in one egg at a time, mixing with an electric mixer at medium/high speed until fully incorporated. If you’re using a stand mixer, you can turn it up to 6, and use your paddle attachment. Be sure to mix the dough for 2 minutes after adding in the last egg. The mixtue will be a light, playdoh-like consistency.
  7. Mix in vanilla extract.
  8. Mix in the baking powder
  9. Allow the dough to rest until it comes to room temperature (about 15-20 minutes). This will help them stay fluffy.
  10. Spoon dough into a piping bag or plastic bag (no tip). Pipe out dough onto your greased donut pan
  11. Bake for 15 minutes at 425°F
  12. Lower temperature to 350°F bake for 4-5  minutes until they look golden brown on the top. Take them out. 
  13. Allow the donuts to rest in for 10 minutes before removing them from the pan. 
  14. Dip the tops in the maple bacon glaze, and sprinkle bacon bits on top. 
  15. Enjoy!


The style of making this dough mimics choux pastry, which uses steam to puff the pastry. Since keto ingredients are notoriously difficult to make rise, this method helps create a light and fluffy pastry. 

Choux pastry is finicky, so follow the instructions exactly to get the best rise.

Adjust the sweetness however you feel works best for you. I personally don’t like my desserts to be sticky sweet, so it’s ok to add more sweetness if you can tolerate it. 

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: donut, maple bacon donut, glazed donut, keto glazed donut

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