Gluten-Free Bacon-Covered Maple Donuts

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There is a donut shop in my hometown, Portland Oregon, called Voodoo Donuts. They are famous for their outragous concoctions of donuts. Their selection includes Trix donuts, Cocoa Puffs donuts, and gummy bear donuts, but they are most famous for their bacon-covered maple bar.

Gluten-Free Bacon-Covered Maple Donuts
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My husband and I frequented Voodoo on rare occasions, because the line of people is usually wrapped around the block, at both locations. But on the occasions when we made it through the door...ahhh. Spectacular. *This was before my celiac diagnosis* I, myself, have never tried the bacon maple bar, but my husband loved them and asked me to make a batch so I decided if I make them, they must be gluten-free! I despise rolling out dough, so I opted for the much easier donut in the donut pan. 

I knew someone out there had to have made these. I found so many recipes but none were gluten-free, so here is an adapted version from a compilation of recipes found. 
Yield: 1 dozen 
Donut Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk (I used 2%)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
Maple-Frosting Ingredients: Adapted from TLC cooking
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp Pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp milk (I opted to increase milk, and leave out the butter)
Donut Instructions:
  • Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until done, then place on paper towels to absorb grease. Once cool, crumble bacon and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Spray donut pan with nonstick spray.
  • Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Add the milk, egg, vanilla, and melted butter. Mix until well blended.
  • Pour the batter into a large Ziplock bag. Snip off a corner of the bag and pipe the batter evenly into a 6-well donut pan (you will have enough batter for 1 dozen, so set bag aside with spout side up).
  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan 3 minutes, then transfer to wire rack.

  • Frosting Instructions:

  • Combine the confectioners' sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, and milk together until well combined.
  • Dip the top of the cooled donuts in the frosting then return to the wire rack to set. Place bacon crumbles on top.

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