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Maple-Bacon Doughnuts

Maple-Bacon Doughnuts will become your favorite homemade baked donuts recipe. I can practically guarantee it. After all, baked doughnuts with bacon and real maple syrup? Heck to the yes!

Baked Maple-Bacon Doughnuts

Welcome to part TWO of the July Secret Subject Swap.

What is a Secret Subject Swap, you ask?  Well, it’s a challenge taken on by a group of bloggers who are willing to push the boundaries of their writing ability. Each participant in the swap sends in a subject idea and is then assigned someone else’s idea to write a post with. All of the bloggers divulge their Secret Subject on the same day and at the same time , along with a link to the blogger who provided their subject, and of course, publish their piece.

Secret Subject Swap

For part two of this month’s swap, 11 brave bloggers participated.

My subject came from Tracy at Crazy As Normal.  Aaaaaaand here it is:

I’m usually super pleasant and nice, but if  ______________ happens one more time, imma go crazy! 

My answer is:

I’m usually super pleasant and nice, but if  someone calls me a “spelling and grammar Nazi” one more time, I’ll go crazy!


Please use proper grammar

Doughnuts or Donuts?

Those of you who’ve been around my virtual kitchen for a while know that the use of proper spelling and grammar sits near and dear to my heart.  I’m not really sure why, but somewhere around the third grade, I began to love learning how to spell new words, and I especially enjoyed using those words.  Shortly thereafter, my mom taught me how to play Scrabble.  We played as often as possible and the more I played, the better my spelling became.  I’ve been hooked on using proper spelling and grammar ever since.  I can’t explain it, but I really enjoy editing other people’s work, too.  So much so that I’ve been known, on occasion, to POLITELY mention a misspell or improper grammar use to friends, family members, and even a certain nameless editor working for a small town newspaper.

Dear Mr. Nameless Editor,

I have no interest in attending “you’re” annual charity fundraiser.  I would be grateful if you’d please explain to me how you were able to achieve such a high level of success at your current place of employment without understanding proper use of vocabulary and sentence structure.  Rather than attending your fundraiser, I would prefer to attend your company’s holiday party, which I’ve been told, will allow me to consume as many free alcoholic beverages as my stomach can safely digest in one evening.


A Passionate Speller


proper grammar will get you a date

For the record, I don’t offer up corrections to be hateful or to bring about embarrassment to people that I care for, nor do I partake in the craft to make myself look awesome (as has been suggested by a couple of former acquaintances). I assure you that I do NOT do it to be name called a Nazi. defines a “Nazi” as:

“A member of the National Socialist German Workers’ party of Germany, which in 1933, under Adolf Hitler, seized political control of the country, suppressing all opposition and establishing a dictatorship over all cultural, economic, and political activities of the people, and promulgated belief in the supremacy of Hitler as Führer, aggressive anti-Semitism, the natural supremacy of the German people, and the establishment of Germany by superior force as a dominant world power. The party was officially abolished in 1945 at the conclusion of World War II.”


“( often lowercase ) a person elsewhere who holds similar views.”

That being said, there is one final definition listed.  I presume that this may be why I’ve been compared with such a gross, disgusting, evil dictator like Adolph Hitler:

“Sometimes offensive. ( often lowercase ) a person who is fanatically dedicated to or seeks to control a specified activity, practice, etc.: a jazz nazi who disdains other forms of music; tobacco nazis trying to ban smoking.”

To all of you name calling meanies, allow me to set the record straight.

1.  I correct because I care.  My personal mission is to improve my life and/or the lives of those around me.  It’s as simple as that.  I think it’s wonderful for our brains to continually learn new things.  That fact aside, if you write on a blog, you owe it to your audience to show that you have enough self respect and education to use a spell check program before you hit that  “publish” button.

2.  I’m not fanatically dedicated to correct spelling and grammar, I’m just passionate about it, and if I were fanatical, then I would be considered a nazi… not a Nazi.  If you must put a label to this passion of mine, I prefer that you call me a member of the Spelling & Grammar Police Force.  After all, the fine men and women in blue exist to serve and protect their fellow man… as do I.

3. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but name calling will cause me to go crazy.

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Being the “cop” that I am, I suddenly have a craving for donuts.  Specifically, maple bacon donuts.

WAIT!  WAIT!   WAIT!!   I just can’t leave you the recipe for these goodies without first correcting my OWN spelling error.

While Americans do spell the word donuts,  D-O-N-U-T-S, the correct spelling is actually D-O-U-G-H-N-U-T-S.
Don’t believe me?  Check it out here!

I suppose it really doesn’t matter to me how you spell the word, as long as you’re going to make the maple-bacon donuts recipe and then EAT those baked doughnuts!


Maple Bacon Doughnuts from @itsyummi / It's Yummilicious


Maple Bacon Doughnuts Recipe

Baked Maple-Bacon Doughnuts

Maple Bacon Doughnuts and a Secret Subject Swap

Mini-sized baked cupcakes, infused with pure maple syrup, then topped with maple drizzle and pieces of bacon. The perfect breakfast treat!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 3
Calories 1705 kcal


  • 12.6 ounces (3 cups) all-purpose or cake flour
  • 3.8 ounces (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 3.8 ounces (1/2 cup) brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) salted butter melted and cooled
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon maple or vanilla extract
  • Glaze
  • 1- 1/2 cups confectioner's (powdered) sugar
  • 4 ounces (1/2 liquid cup) pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple or vanilla extract
  • 6 slices bacon crisply cooked & crumbled


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly spray wells of a mini doughnut pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, melted butter, maple syrup, and maple extract until foamy.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until completely combined.
  • Carefully fill wells of doughnut pans about half full with batter.
  • Bake 8 - 10 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and cool in pans for 5 minutes before inverting onto wire racks to cool completely.

For the glaze

  • Whisk together powdered sugar, maple syrup, and maple extract.
  • Dip tops of each doughnut into glaze; lift, allowing excess glaze to drip off.
  • While glaze is still wet, sprinkle with crumbled bacon.


Slightly adapted from Jo and Sue


Calories: 1705kcalCarbohydrates: 269gProtein: 26gFat: 60gSaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 283mgSodium: 1526mgFiber: 2gSugar: 170g
Tried this recipe? Mention @itsyummi or tag #itsyummirecipe!


Here are links to all of the sites featuring Secret Subject Swap posts. So sit back, grab a cup of your favorite beverage, a couple of bite-sized maple bacon doughnuts and check them all out.

Baking In A Tornado


Black Sheep Mom

Raising Reagan

A Working Mom’s “Whoas”

Indian American Mom

Patience Juice

Home on Deranged

Just a Little Nutty

One last thing…  If you’re a bacon lover, or even a bacon liker, I’ve got some great news for you.  August 28th is Bacon Day, and to celebrate, I’ve joined several other bloggers in the creation of Bacon Month 2013!

Beginning August 3rd, and running all month long, I’ll be blogging recipes with bacon, more bacon, and nothing but bacon!  If you have a favorite bacon recipe that you’d like to see me make, please feel free to leave me a comment here, or click the “Contact Me” button at the top of this blog!


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  2. I’ve always been fascinated with grammar too! It all started in third grade when we were forced to do grammar exercises every morning. I was really great at it 😀 Love these maple bacon donuts! Er doughnuts. You better send me some so I can learn my lesson from my spelling mistake.

  3. Holy YUM. I love the combination of maple and bacon. And, haha – I am quite a spelling and grammar “cop” myself but I take full license to start sentences with “and” or “but” on my blog {or just now}. It’s mine. I can if I want to. 😉

    Thanks so much for sharing this at our “Best Of The Weekend” party! I have pinned this to our party board and to another big board as well. We hope to see you again when the party kicks off Friday eve at 8PM EST.
    Have a great week!

    1. hehehe… I love it, Claire! Indeed, it is your blog, and as such, you can choose to use whichever voice and level of grammar that suits your sweet heart! I’m just glad that you stopped by 🙂

  4. #1. Welcome to the Secret Subject Swaps! I hope you had fun participating. I loved your post.
    #2. You are definitely not alone in your passion for correct grammar and spelling. I share that with you, though sometimes I can get a bit OCD about it so I purposely try to loosen my own standards. Though = tho, because = cuz, but you will NOT find me switching their, there and they’re!!
    #3. Don’t be bothered by people that want to pick apart your post and try to say that you are wrong for describing something that drives you crazy. That’s what the prompt was asking and you did an excellent job with it!
    #4. Please participate in the swap again; you’ve gained at least one new follower 🙂

    1. Thank you for the warm welcome, Kristi, and the support of my post as well.
      I do realize that I’m a bit tightly wound when it comes to spelling & grammar, but the way I see it, there are much worse things I could be “nit picky” about! 🙂

  5. That text message is hysterical. I am one of those that definitely prefers proper spelling and grammar.
    I loved your take on the prompt. 🙂

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  6. I ain’t gonna not sound smart when I tells y’all, “We gotta get me some clothes”.

    Ok, I just gave myself a HUGE headache! What I really wanted to say is this:
    “GRAMMAR is the difference between knowing YOUR sh!t and knowing YOU’RE sh!t” wink,wink

    Love from another Secret Swapper!

  7. I LOVE it and give you complete permission to messge me if you see spelling errors in my posts. Please and thank you in advance. As for proper grammar, I find I like to write in a conversational manner and that sometimes means incomplete or run-on sentences…..which is pretty much what it’s like to have a conversation with me (see there I go). And I do start sentences with and 🙂 And I do love maple bacon doughnuts and anyone who provides a recipe for them.

    1. Ahhhh… The refreshing news that I’m not the only one who takes a simple sentence and runs with it far into the woods and then finds an open field to plant it in! 🙂 I love you bunches, Libby!

  8. That was a great blog post! It really amazes me how many times words are spelled wrong or the wrong word is used on all of those cute/funny pictures. It just makes me want to go in and correct them!

  9. You say to speak our mind but if what we say is offensive you will delete it. Well, I do think your tone is a bit offensive. You’ve never made a mistake? Or I should say ‘You’se never made a mistake?’ just to drive you crazy. If you are the grammar police as you say, can I assume you find it important to notify those in error of their ways?

    I do that too…but I make sure it’s behind the scenes; if you are publicly making notification then that is a bit Nazi of you and highly offensive.

    Oh, by the way, since we’re on the topic of correct and appropriate? Did you know that software today knows to put that extra space after a period and that your/you’re/youse continued habit of adding that space puts far too much room after a period. I didn’t think so but I do find that funny. See how imperfect we all are…why don’t you join the club?

    You can delete me now.

    1. I appreciate your comment and viewpoint, Virginia.

      First, it seems as though you’ve misunderstood what I said. I didn’t say that I would delete offensive comments. I said that I’d delete hateful comments. In my opinion, there’s a big difference between them.

      As I stated in the blog post, this topic is one that I’m passionate about (not fanatical) and I’ve NEVER corrected errors publicly, nor have I done so to point fingers at others.
      I’ve always approached the person in an email, in person, or in some other discreet way.

      Lastly, I’m as far from perfect as a person can come. That’s exactly why I bash myself often when I make errors, and why I corrected my own typo in the blog post (doughnuts vs. donuts)
      Oh, and thank you for bringing the end of sentence spacing issue to my attention. I honestly had no idea that extra spaces are automatically being added to the end of my sentences. It’s good to know! We all learn something new every day.

  10. So calling you the Grammar Po Po or the Grammar Fuzz or the Grammar Heat would also be okay, right? I have to leave your site immediately though and go recheck my post for any grammatical errors before you make it over there. I’m a wee-bit afraid now. 😉

    1. Grammar Fuzz sounds like something I’d find between my toes after a sweaty workout. Po Po… umm… let’s not go there. Grammar Heat, though? You BETCHA! I’m one hot, sexy, grammar correcting mama! 😉

      Fear not the “and”, Tracy. I have much worse pet peeves. “loosing” instead of “losing” is like nails on a chalk board

  11. You had me at bacon. And as one spelling and grammar cop to another, I’ll be proud to partake in those DOUGHNUTS!

    Yes, I started a sentence with “and” it seems some grammar rules are fluid and I’m told that’s now allowed. If I heard wrong, I now know I can count on you to tell me . . . with love.

    So you’ve done a Swap. You did an amazing job with your prompt and incorporated a delicious recipe into your post. I hope you’re as happy as I am!

    1. Thank GOD you were able to fight all of the incoming traffic headed into my server, to reach me with a positive comment! I can only imagine how depressed I’m going to be by the end of the day. Because you are now my friend through the thick and thin of blogging, we’d best start eating this cheesecake immediately. It’s great comfort food.

      1. I never started sentences with “and” or “but” until another blogger sent me a link to a few articles stating that it’s now OK. Apparently rules of grammar are fluid. Who knew?

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