Better than Bacon?…

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Imagine for a moment your ideal indulgent breakfast...

Does it include bacon? How about a gooey maple or chocolate glazed donut?...

Because we have National Donut Day (this Friday!!) on the mind - ours did, and it is from that kind of blissful daydream whence came the idea for our glorious creation - the Salted Maple Bacon Donut!! A clever melding of salty and sweet and smokey and, frankly - straight up deliciousness.

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And as though our dreams could not get sweeter - thanks to USA Pan Commercial Bakeware and their 6 Donut Pan - that donut is baked and that Salty Bacon Flavor is courtesy of J&D's Low Sodium, All Natural, Vegan and Kosher Applewood Bacon Flavored Seasoning! So go ahead - wake up and indulge in a healthful breakfast!

And since it's June and we know that dads like bacon, that dads like donuts, and that dads LOVE it when their kiddos make them breakfast in bed for Father's Day- *wink wink* - we're claiming a win, and we're willing to share the glory.

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Baked Cake Donuts

recipe adapted from USA Pan:

2 C all purpose flour

3/4 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

3/4  c milk

2 eggs, beaten

1 tsp Blue Cattle Truck Mexican Vanilla

1 tbs shortening

*If you REALLY love bacon, you could add some fine crumbles to the batter, or sprinkle them on the glaze for a flashy flare. And if you double love Maple, you could substitute Mapeline for the Vanilla.*

Bacon

Maple Glaze

1 C powdered sugar

2 Tbs hot water

1/2 tsp Mapleine

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly spray donut pan with Vegaline Spray.

In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk, eggs, vanilla and shortening until well blended.

Using a tall glass, drape a disposable piping bag fitted with a large tip on the inside of the glass and roll edges back over the lip. Fill bag with donut batter, unroll top, twist and squeeze to move batter into piping tip. Pipe enough batter into each donut cup to fill approx 3/4 full.

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Bake 8-10 mins in preheated oven, until donuts spring back when touched. Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan.

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For the glaze: In a small bowl, whisk powdered sugar, water and mapline until all sugar clumps are dissolved.

Dip warm donuts in the glaze and sprinkle with Bacon Salt flavor of choice! (for an extra crunch - add a dash of Demerara sugar to the top while glaze is still soft).

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