Bacon Donut

Doesn’t sound right? You’re limiting yourself. Lately I have been on this kick to incorporate savory and sweet recipes. While most people may frown at such a thought it really needs to be tried before passing judgement. Here is my latest foray into this ideal.

Muffins That Taste Like Donuts

Recipe courtesy of:


  • 1-¾ cup Flour
  • 1-½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • ⅓ cups Oil
  • ¾ cups White Sugar
  • 1 whole Egg
  • ¾ cups Milk
  • ¼ cups Butter
  • ⅓ cups White Sugar
  • My Addition
  • 2 Strips of Cooked Bacon (if you dare)

Preparation Instructions

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Combine oil, sugar, egg and milk. Add dry ingredients and stir only to combine.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a bowl. Combine the white sugar with the cinnamon in another bowl.

Shake muffins out while still hot. Dip muffins in butter, then into the sugar/cinnamon mix. Let cool.


This is an irresistible recipe. The batter is the easiest thing in the world and it bakes up beautifully, plus the topping is wonderfully sweet. The bacon was my addition and quite frankly could do without it. I think it does look pretty good though! It also adds a certain sense of mystery to them. I took these to a cookout and most people were apprehensive of the bacon and wondering what surprise awaited them inside. After I told them it was only a garnish they were more willing to dig in. Good thing too because they are awesome! The best advice with these is fold the dry ingredients into the wet, it will ensure you do not over mix. These are best described as a donuty consistency, very airy and soft, plus the sugar coating brings you back to the donut taste. I think I swooned on 3 myself, they aren’t very big so that’s how I rationalize having more than my share.

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