Maple Bacon Paleo Donuts


73 cal. / 8g carbs / 2g sugar / 3g Protein /4g Fat

Substitute Kitchen rating:                10/10

  • Low cost/reusable ingredients
  • Diet friendly
    •  *Dairy free, Gluten free, Paleo, Soy free
  • Time effective
    • Total time to make was 30 minutes

I love a good donut, especially one with bacon. It can be a real challenge to find quality paleo treats without the hefty price tag but these really hit all the marks. They had a great fluffy donut texture without being too dense. Honestly, I created  this recipe on a whim and I wasn’t sure they would work. Boy was I glad they did!


This is a really good Paleo flour blend (Not sponsored) that I have come across that is also low in sugar. I am a little on the fence with monk fruit though, I’m not a big fan of the aftertaste. If you have never had anything with monk fruit in it than I would suggest testing out this sugar substitute in a small packet before you buy a big bag! In this recipe though I didn’t even notice the aftertaste like I usually do. Ah, magic of maple and bacon.

You can get this brand at a lot of food stores. I’ve found it at Mariano’s, Whole Foods, and Harris Teeter to name a few. It’s cost effective and versatile for lazy Saturday mornings. I made this recipe on a Tuesday morning before work to give you some time context.


yield 8 donuts (I used a 12 x 8 in pan, cavity size 3.25 in)
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15-20 minutes (allow 5 minutes to cool)


  • 1 1/2 cups Paleo flour mix (I used BirchBenders)
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder


  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup or Honey (*FM use Brown rice syrup)
  • 2-3 pieces crushed bacon
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese (*DF use Kite Hill almond cream cheese)
  • 1 tbsp sugar substitute
  • 1 tsp bacon grease (Yum)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl and then mix in water.
  3. Grease donut pan and then pour in batter.
  4. Do not overfill the donut cavities because the batter will rise.
  5. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until they pass the tooth pick test.
  6. Let cool on a cooling rack then glaze and enjoy!!


 What says Saturday morning like a hot fresh donut?


These went pretty fast when I brought them into the office. I’ll admit I had one as well… or two. Let me know if you try the recipe. I hope you enjoy!