Oh yes I did! You thought it would never happen. It did! Don’t wait, just bake!
If you’re not paleo, a gluten-free maple and bacon donut might seem a bit bizarre. Just think of it this way: pancakes, maple syrup and bacon. All breakfast flavors you love, right? Well here they are together in one glorious glazed donut!
But here’s the deal. We’re not allowed to have a lot of sweets on the paleo plan. That’s just how it goes. But if you’re like me and my hubby, we’ve stuck pretty close to the paleo rulebook for awhile – going on 8 months now. We believe we’re entitled to a little treat every now and then. If you think you deserve a reward too – something you’ll really love and don’t have to feel too guilty about – well congratulations, you’ve earned this.
Or maybe you’re not paleo at all, and just want to enjoy treats that are gluten-free and contain no processed sugars. Well congrats to you too, you’ve hit the jackpot with this recipe!
Obviously, this is not breakfast people. It’s a dessert. Enjoy a nutritious breakfast, and have one of these savory treats on the side.
So here’s a little backstory on the donuts… I lived in the Northwest for a long time. If you’re a northwesterner too, you’ve probably heard of VooDoo Doughnuts in Portland, Oregon. They serve crazy, awesome donuts!
In fact they’re so good, the minute they open the doors to their hole-in-the-wall on 3rd Avenue, a line forms around the block.
One of their bestsellers is a maple bar with bacon. Seriously? What could be better than that?
So that’s where I got my inspiration. I wanted to make a paleo version of VooDoo’s popular treat. I admit I stepped outside the box with this one. I can honestly say, I love it.
What’s special about these donuts? There are actually little bits of bacon inside the donut. You take a bite, taste the sweet cake along with a little salty-smokey flavor from the bacon.
And if that wasn’t enough, I used a little more bacon as sprinkles on top the sweet maple glaze! Boom!
There you have it! The perfect paleo maple bacon donut…completely gluten and refined sugar free!
That’s it. I have nothing left to say. I’ll let the donuts speak for themselves.
Make them. Eat them.
You’re welcome. :)