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Pumpkin Cake Donuts with Maple Bacon Glaze

When it comes to Pumpkin Cake Donuts with Maple Bacon Glaze, I think decadent is exactly the right word.

I’ve never met a person who doesn’t like a good donut, the issue is that most donuts just aren’t that nutrient dense. A great sugar rush but not super filling, I know they trigger my over eating tendencies, so I decided to develop a donut that was a bit more nutritious, and filling! They’re also dairy and grain free, that’s just the icing on the… donut!

I’m all about no fuss, easy food. When developing this donut I decided to throw all of the ingredients inside of my blender to see what would happen. The results were a delicious light, cakey donut consistency. Winner, winner!

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If you do not have a donut pan you can make these into a pancake batter instead. I do this when I don’t feel like turning the oven on but am in the mood for this Autumn-spiced treat. You can also bake them in a muffin tin! There are so many ways to enjoy this yummy recipe!

I hope your family enjoys these just as much as mine does.

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4.50 from 2 votes

Pumpkin Cake Donuts with Maple Bacon Glaze

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  • cooking spray
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup 100% pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup super fine almond flour, packed tightly
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon flax meal
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

Maple Bacon Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 strips cooked bacon, crumbled


  • Preheat an oven to 350°F. Grease a donut pan with cooking spray, set aside. 
  • Add the eggs, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, water, avocado oil, vanilla, almond flour, coconut flour, flax meal, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and sea salt to a large bowl and use a hand or a stand mixer to combine all the ingredients until smooth. 
  • Transfer the batter to a piping bag with a large tip or a sandwich bag and cut the tip off the bottom. Carefully pipe the batter into the donut pan until the cups are 3/4th's of the way full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center, comes out clean. 
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • When the donuts are finished let them cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan. Dip the tops in the glaze and sprinkle with bacon. 
Servings: 9
Author: Brittany Williams


  1. Do you have a brand preference on those flours? I see the Wellbees that you link to is actually more expensive than the Bob’s or the Anthony’s, so I am curious if there is a reason that’s the one you chose. Thanks!

    1. Wellbees is my favorite, Amazon is continually changing the prices, they’re usually the cheapest but sometimes Anthony’s drops their price.:) Any almond flour will do!

  2. Can you make these as muffins, or mini muffins instead of donuts? Curious if there are any other options if I don’t have a donut pan

  3. Can I use my food processor for your blender recioes if I don’t have room for a high speed blender in my tiny, tiny kitchen? Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe! We love it!! I have a quick question, do you have any other recipes for donuts with different flavors (chocolate, vanilla, etc.)? My kids were asking. Thank you! Have a great day!

    1. Awww I am so happy to hear that you all enjoyed this recipe so much, unfortunately it is the only donut recipe I currently have.

  5. 4 stars
    These were really good for a grain free donut. The bacon glaze really made it. I think it needs to be a tad more sweeter and cinnamon tasting – but that can easily be tweaked. 🙂

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