Maple Bacon Muffin Tops
Mmmmmmmm. Maple Buttercream and Bacon.
I think I could stop there. That’s really about all I can say to accurately describe this flavor combo. So. Good.
Ideally, I’d like to eat my Maple + Bacon on top of something deep fried. But frying is an awful lot of effort, and I’m living by short cuts these days. So I did a little digging (not that you really need to do much on Pinterest), and found a baked donut muffin recipe.
You can definitely bake these in a standard muffin tin, but I baked mine in a Whoopie Pie pan (aka Muffin Top Pan). I thought it might make them a little more Donut-like :)
When you pick these up out of the pan, they feel really dense. And you’re thinking, there’s no way this is even going to come close to comparing to a real donut. But they’ll pleasantly surprise you! While there’s definitely an absences of “airy” that you’d get from frying, they are very fluffy and soft.
And, seriously, this Maple Buttercream is out of this world. You’re going to love it!
Donut Recipe Source: Just Baked