Loaded Maple Bacon Donut Fries

Loaded maple bacon donut fries are the breakfast indulgence you didn’t know you needed. This sweet, savory treat will make you feel a little bit naughty- like you are sneaking dessert before breakfast! It’s easy to make and even easier to enjoy!

loaded maple bacon donut fries served on a white platter

I love making special occasion splurge breakfasts- especially to say goodbye to summer before the sons head back to school and we had back to the land of premade breakfasts or for the holidays when I want something extra special. 

Really, any time is a good time to make these donut fries because they are so extra!

Do-nuty. Sweet. Rich. Loaded with crunchy bacon bits.

And aside from being a drool inducing, jaw dropping breakfast treat, they are so easy to make!

No fancy donut pan needed.

Just 5 minutes and a few ingredients and you are on your way to absolute breakfast heaven, my friends.

loaded maple bacon donut fries served on a white platter

Ingredients

To make these you need:

  • Canola oil– You need canola or another light, neutral oil to fry the biscuit dough in.
  • Bacon– Make sure to cook it crisp and crumble it. You can do this ahead of time.
  • Buttermilk biscuits– Get the large 48 ounce can found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store.
  • Powdered sugar– Will sweeten the glaze. Make sure you sift it first.
  • Unsalted butter– Brown the butter by cooking it over medium low heat until the butter is a light brown color and has a nutty smell.
  • Maple syrup– Use real maple syrup and not artificial syrup for best flavor.
  • Milk– will thin the glaze.
  • Hot Fudge sauce or chocolate syrup– For drizzling over the donuts

a wooden spoon shown on a white platter holding a serving of loaded donut fries

How to Make

Let’s break this down into a few main steps:

  • Making the donut fries
  • Preparing the glaze
  • Assembling the finished fries

loaded maple bacon donut fries served on a white platter

Making the Donut Fries

To make the donut fries, start by heating two inches of canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat to 350 degrees.

Use a candy thermometer to monitor the temp. 

While the oil heats, remove the biscuits from container and press them into flattened, wider circles.

Then cut them into strips lengthwise.

Now, using your hands, roll each cutting into a long string, about the thickness of a pencil.

Cut the string in half if it gets too long.

When the dough is rolled and the oil is ready, slowly drop the biscuits strings into the oil.

Let them cook for about 15-20 seconds on each side until the dough has turned a golden brown.

Then, use a pair of tongs to remove the ‘donut’ from the skillet and set on some paper towels to drain off the excess oil.

When finished you are finished deep frying the biscuits, leave your candy thermometer in the oil until it is completely cooled.

When cooled it will be safe to dispose of the oil.

loaded maple bacon donut fries served on a white platter

How to Make The Glaze

To make the maple glaze, start by sifting the powdered sugar.

This will make the glaze nice and smooth. Set it aside.

Then, melt the butter in a small pot.

Once melted, stir continuously until it turns a golden brown.

Immediately remove the pot from heat once it turns golden brown.

Now, pour the browned butter, maple syrup, and milk over the sifted powdered sugar and vigorously whisk it all together until it’s smooth.

To Assemble

Now it’s time together to put together this breakfast indulgence.

If using Hot Fudge sauce, heat it briefly in the microwave to make it easier to drizzle over the fries. 

Now put a bottom layer of doughnut fries on a plate and drizzle maple glaze and chocolate syrup over-top of them.

Sprinkle with some of the crumbled bacon.

Repeat for as many layers as you desire and enjoy.

loaded maple bacon donut fries served on a white platter

Storing leftovers

There likely won’t be leftovers but if there are, you can store them covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Reheat in a warm oven until they are warmed through.

Tips and Tricks

  • Use a candy thermometer to get the oil to the right temperature.
  • Make sure to let the oil cool all the way prior to disposing it.
  • To make the maple glaze, sifting the sugar isn’t absolutely necessary but it will make the glaze extra smooth.

Other Maple Bacon Treats You’ll Love

These Loaded maple bacon donut fries are the indulgence you didn’t know you needed.

You and your family will love this extra special sweet and savory treat.

Looking for other maple bacon treats?

Try these: 

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loaded maple bacon donut fries served on a white platter

Loaded Maple Bacon Donut Fries

Loaded maple bacon donut fries are the breakfast indulgence you didn't know you needed. This sweet, savory treat will make you feel a little bit naughty- like you are sneaking dessert before breakfast! It's easy to make and even easier to enjoy!
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 110kcal

Ingredients

For The Donut Fries

  • canola oil for frying
  • 6-8 strips of bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1 large 48 oz can of buttermilk refrigerated biscuits

For The Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter browned
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Hot Fudge sauce or chocolate syrup, for drizzling

Instructions

To Make The Donut Fries

  • In a medium sized skillet, heat two inches of vegetable oil, over medium heat, to 350 degrees You can use a candy thermometer to monitor the temp. Turn your heat down slightly to prevent the oil from getting too hot.
  • Remove biscuits from container, press into flattened, wider circles and cut into strips lengthwise.  Now, using your hands, roll each cutting into a long string, about the thickness of a pencil. Cut in half if necessary.
  • Once the oil is ready, slowly drop biscuits into oil. Let them cook for about 15-20 seconds on each side until the dough has turned a golden brown.
  • Using a pair of tongs, remove the ‘donut’ from the skillet and set on some paper towels to drain off the excess oil.
  • When finished deep frying, leave your candy thermometer in the oil until it is completely cooled. When cooled it will be safe to dispose of the oil.

To Make The Glaze

  • Sift the powdered sugar (this will ensure a smoother glaze). It’s recommended, but not absolutely necessary. Set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a small pot. Once melted, stir continuously until it turns a golden brown. Immediately remove the pot from heat.
  • Pour the browned butter, maple syrup, and milk over the sifted powdered sugar.
  • Vigorously, whisk until smooth.
  • For a thicker glaze, add only 1 tablespoon of milk instead of two. Or add additional powdered sugar. To make glaze thinner, add additional milk.
  • If using Hot Fudge sauce, heat it briefly in the microwave to make it easier to drizzle over the fries.

To Assemble

  • To assemble the fries, put a bottom layer of doughnut fries on a plate and drizzle maple glaze and chocolate syrup over-top of them. Sprinkle with some of the crumbled bacon. Repeat for as many layers, and/or plates as you want to make.

Notes

  • Use a candy thermometer to get the oil to the right temperature.
  • Make sure to let the oil cool all the way prior to disposing it.
  • To make the maple glaze, sifting the sugar isn't absolutely necessary but it will make the glaze extra smooth.

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

recipe adapted from Beyond Frosting

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