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Bacon Honey-Glazed Donuts

Donuts with bacon bits, drizzled with honey, on a wire rack and black plates, with a Nate's honey bottle on the side.
Slow weekend mornings just got a lot sweeter with these insanely delicious homemade donuts. Sweetened naturally with honey and drizzled with an irresistible bacon honey glaze, they are impossible to put down (and you don’t have to).

Yield 12 Donuts
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Total Time 45 Minutes



  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup Nate’s 100% Pure Honey
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Vegetable spray
  • Special equipment: Donut baking pan

Bacon Honey-Glaze

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Heat oven to 350°F.  In a blender, combine the egg, buttermilk, applesauce, cinnamon and honey, and pulse until well mixed. Add the flour, baking powder and baking soda, and blend on low until completely mixed, pausing to scrape down the blender.

Coat the donut baking pan very well with vegetable spray, then pour the donut mixture into the mold. Wipe clear the center where the hole is, and bake for 20 minutes.

Bacon Honey-Glaze

Meanwhile, make the Bacon Honey Glaze. Bake or fry the bacon until crispy, and drain off fat. Chop fine. In a medium saucepan, simmer the honey on medium heat for 5 minutes.

When the donuts are baked, use a wooden spoon or chopstick to gently pull the donuts out of the mold. Very carefully dip the donuts in the warm honey, place on a wire cookie rack and sprinkle with chopped bacon. Repeat with the remaining donuts, and allow to cool slightly before serving.

Helpful hint: Place parchment paper under the cookie rack to make clean up easier.

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