Maple Bacon Apple Cider Donuts

Maple Bacon Apple Cider Donuts


  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup 
  • vegetable oil for frying 

Sugar Coating:

  • 1 cup sugar mixed with 1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon 


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk (more if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 

Bacon topping:

  • 1/2 lb Pederson's Farms bacon of your choice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
(Cook 1/2 lb bacon and when it's almost done to your liking, add 1/4 cup maple syrup. Stir often and pour over donuts while still hot)


  1. Boil 3 cups apple cider on high, stirring often until it reduces to about 1 cup
  2. Mix flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl. 
  3. In a separate bowl, mix butter, egg, syrup, and cooled apple cider. 
  4. Add liquid mixture into large bowl with dry ingredients and mix until combined (do not over mix)
  5. Rest in the refrigerator or an hour 
  6. Preheat vegetable oil to 375 degrees 
  7. After an hour, shape into donuts or roll into 1.5 inch donut holes 
  8. Slowly lower into oil and fry for about 2-3 minutes, until golden
  9. Roll hot donuts into sugar coating and top with icing and bacon topping 
  10. Serve warm! Enjoy!

Meet the recipe creator, Brittany Scott! 

Closeup of Brittany Scott smiling at the camera.

Hi! I'm Brittany aka the_salted_bite! I'm a clinician social worker and mom by day and an avid barbecuer by night! This was such a fun recipe to create being able to incorporate the flavors of bacon into traditional holiday flavors. The bacon and apple pair so well together. With a crispy outside and warm, moist on the inside, they definitely didn't last long!