Elvis Doughnut Hole Muffins + DF Alternative

mixtureI did originally have another post to post this week but I made these and I couldn’t wait another week to share these with you.

I do not know much about Elvis, truth be told. I may have heard his songs maybe once or twice, but I couldn’t tell you if it was him or not. There are only three things I know about Elvis.
1. Elvis is no longer with us
2. He used to say ” Thank you very much” in a certain tone of voice
3. He used to eat peanut butter sandwiches with bacon and banana

I don’t really care for his music much, let’s be honest, but what I can thank him for is this nutty, piggy totally bananas combination he came up with. What an awesome combination of sweet and salty, which if you haven’t already guessed I’m a huge fan. Salted caramel cupcakessalt (smoked bacon smelling kind of salt) sprinkled on cookies, salted caramel popcorn cake and a few other bits that haven’t even made it to the blog yet.

These doughnuts/donuts however you want to spell it are stupidly quick and easy. They are the cake doughnut kinds without having to use a special doughnut pan.

Banana chipBecause they are bite sized, there is no need to feel guilty about eating 4 or 5 or even 6 because they’re small and contain fruit so that means they count towards your five a day right?

And they have bacon, so you can totally have them for breakfast

Although bacon isn’t just for breakfast time.

Bacon bananaDid I mention that these are dipped in a brown butter, bacon fat, roasted banana maple glaze with just a smidge of peanut butter?
How could you forget that. Perfect little balls coated in heaps of flavour topped with a little shard of maple caramelised bacon. Yum Yum Yum!

Now you understand why it is very to easy eat 6 of these. Since these are baked, you’re sort of replacing a lot of oil with just a little but oh so flavoursome bacon dripping.

porkyYou’ve heard/seen me talk/write. Now go make these and then we can be best friends.

Makes 24 mini holes
For the doughnut holes…
85g butter, softened
70g sugar
1 egg
90ml buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
190g flour
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

For the maple bacon…
6 strips of streaky bacon
3 tbsp maple syrup
pinch of black pepper

For the glaze…
1 over ripe banana
230g icing sugar
50g butter
50ml maple syrup
1 tbsp bacon fat
1 tsp peanut butter
milk, optional

For the assembly…
24 doughnut holes
1 batch of maple glaze
Bacon strips cut into 4
Banana chips
Crushed peanuts

  • Grease a 24′ hole or 2  x 12′ hole mini muffin tin with melted butter and set aside
  • Cream the butter and sugar together, till pale and fluffy.
  • Add the remainder of the ingredients and mix till just combined.
  • Leave to rest in the fridge for 5 mins.
  • Preheat the oven to 170C. Stir the batter before scooping a tsp of the mixture into the muffin tin.
  • Bake for 14-17 mins rotating the pans halfway during cooking. The tops should be a pale golden colour and a skewer comes out clean.
  • For the bacon: Place the bacon on a tray. Brush on the maple syru
  • Sprinkle on some black pepper and bake at 190-200°C until caramelised.
  • Drain off the grease and reserve for glaze
  • Roast the banana at 190°C till the skins go black. When cool enough to handle peel and then puree.
  • Pass the puréed banana through a sieve.
  • Heat the butter till golden brown then add the peanut butter and stir to melt.
  • Gradually add all the wet ingredients.
  • Dip one of the holes in the glaze. It should give it a nice even visible coat. If it is too thin add more icing sugar, too thick add a tbsp of milk till right consistency.
  • For the assembly: Dip the doughnut holes in the warm glaze and place a cooling rack with a tray or plate underneath to catch the drips.
  • While the glaze is wet top with a strip of bacon, banana chips and peanuts or any combination of the 3.

Oh So Sweet Baker’s Notes

  • If you’re bacon doesn’t produce that much fat replace it with melted butter instead.
  • To make this dairy free, use dairy free margarine instead of butter and replace the egg with 1 mashed banana

Oh So Sweet Baker x

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