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Maple Bacon Doughnut Muffins

Maple Bacon Doughnut Muffins via @DomesticFits

After months of waiting, my book is finally available on Amazon. Which is equal parts thrilling and terrifying. I still have momentary panics that everyone will hate it, more of my previously mentioned Too Hard On Myself situation. In spite of the fleeting dread, I’m so grateful that I had this opportunity to work with a publisher that really believes in me and what I’m doing on The Beeroness.


The book is released on October 18th, just in time to make a fantastic holiday gift for the those hard to buy for beer lovers. Or for guys, they’re hard to shop for. But "here’s some beer, and a cookbook about beer!" isn’t so bad.

So to celebrate what has been firmly designated a "guys" cookbook (although I disagree, I might as well just go with it) I made some delicious cupcakes with "manly" ingredients. Although bacon is gender neutral, if you don’t agree just try and take a girls bacon and see how that goes for you.

Maple Bacon Doughnut Muffins via @DomesticFits

Maple Bacon Doughnut Muffins

Yield: 18 muffins


For the Muffins:

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cups all pupose flour
  • 2/3 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk

For the Bacon:

  • 5 strips bacon
  • ¼ cup real maple syrup

For the Frosting:

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup real maple syrup
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • ½ tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer add the butter, oil, and both kinds of sugar, beat on high until well combined,
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla, mix on high until light and fluffy, scraping the bottom of the bowl to insure that it’s well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl stir together the baking powder, salt, and both kinds of flour.
  5. Alternating between the dry ingredients and the buttermilk, add a bit at a time to the stand mixer until all is combined.
  6. Line the wells of a muffin tin with muffin papers. Add batter to prepared muffin tins, about 2/3’s full (a standard ice cream scoop works to add the right amount to each well).
  7. Bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes or until the tops spring back when gently touched.
  8. Place the bacon a wire rack set over a rimmed backing sheet.
  9. Drizzle each slice with maple syrup, use a pastry brush to evenly coat both sides.
  10. Bake the bacon at 400 for 15 minutes. Using a pair of tongs, flip each piece. Bake until is dark pink, about 15 more minutes (bacon will not crisp until it has cooled). Allow to cool, then chop.
  11. In the bowl of a stand mixer add the maple syrup and softened butter, beat on high until well combined. Add the confectioners sugar and salt, slowly build up speed to high speed, beat until smooth.
  12. Pipe icing onto cooled muffins, top with chopped bacon.


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Averie @ Averie Cooks July 19, 2013 um 4:12 am

I made some little donut muffins a month or so ago, not with cake flour though (or bacon) but I’d love to compare the texture with the cake flour vs. without. And that frosting with maple syrup in it…nice!

And the ad i am seeing in your sidebar and the footer right now is from the Westin, Grand Cayman, Seven Mile Beach. I have actually been there, and it’s breathtaking. And these ads really make me want to go back. 🙂


cassie July 19, 2013 um 5:54 am

I love this so, so much! And I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of your book. Just cannot wait!


Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet July 19, 2013 um 6:05 am

So exciting!! Can’t wait to get your cookbook, Jackie! I just know it will be a huge success! And these doughnut muffins – well, I am a fan 🙂


Tieghan July 19, 2013 um 6:25 am

I promise you, no one in their right mind will hate your book. Everyone is going to love it and I cannot wait to get my little paws on it!! So excited!!
Also pretty excited about these "man" doughnut muffins!! Maple bacon? Ah…. yes, please!!


Bree {Skinny Mommy} July 19, 2013 um 10:22 am

I can’t wait to see the book!


Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious July 19, 2013 um 11:00 am

Oh Jackie, I am SO excited for you. Will you sign my book?

And dude, these doughnut muffins – holy crap. I’m coming over for breakfast.


Lynna July 19, 2013 um 11:18 am

Congrats on your book! I`m positive people will love your book. 🙂 These donut muffins look wonderful.


Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. July 19, 2013 um 8:20 pm

I can’t wait to get your book!

And these muffins? I can’t wait to make these either! Would it be bad if I ate like 6 for breakfast?!


Des @ Life’s Ambrosia July 19, 2013 um 10:41 pm

How many of these do you think I could eat in one sitting? I’m thinking 12. I’ll probably eat them all while I’m reading your BOOK. SO EXCITED FOR YOU. Off to pre-order 🙂


Laura Dembowski July 20, 2013 um 9:20 am

So cool that you wrote a cookbook! These muffins look equally as cool! Yay for maple bacon desserts 🙂


Christin@SpicySuthernKitchen July 20, 2013 um 11:09 am

Doughnuts look delicious and congratulations on the cookbook! I can’t even imagine how much hard work that must have been!


Jessie {Life As A Strawberry} July 20, 2013 um 7:42 pm

I’m drooling over these muffins. Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland does a bacon maple bar – it’s a classic and these make me think of it and home. Congratulations on the book!! I can’t wait to read it slash give it to everyone I know for Christmas. (Bam! Shopping = done. And in JULY! How awesome).


ashley – baker by nature July 21, 2013 um 9:00 am

Anyone who would hate your book is a dumbass. Yep… I went there. And I am ALL over these cupcakes!!! They look ah-mazing!!!!


Melissa July 21, 2013 um 9:06 am

You had me at Maple, Bacon, Doughnut, Muffins.


addie | culicurious July 21, 2013 um 5:25 pm

yay, congrats on the cookbook finally being available on pre-release! I’m definitely getting one of those. And I disagree as well – this can be a girl’s cookbook. But I guess it’ll "sell more" if billed as a guy’s book, eh? 😉

PS – these muffins look great! Love the touch with the drooped icing. Decadent!


Maggie July 23, 2013 um 10:56 am

Love, love, love the cover of the book! I am ordering at least 2 copies-one for me and one for my friend who loves your stuff.


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