Bacon & Biscoff Topped Donut Muffins

I was watching House Hunters a few days ago, and the couple buying the home stopped at a coffee shop and indulged in what appeared to be donuts topped with bacon! Immediately, my taste buds went into a watering frenzy and I had to have me some donuts topped with bacon. I decided to head to the kitchen last night to see what I could come up with using my favorite donut muffin recipe from King Arthur Flour. I usually create a glaze using confectioner’s sugar, but since I didn’t have any, I decided to pull out the Biscoff spread.

“What is Biscoff spread?”, you may ask. It’s an all natural vegan spread made out of the little Delta airline cookies. It’s a creamy, rich, deliciousness (available in creamy and crunchy) that tastes just like the delectable cookies. It’s used on breakfast breads in Europe, but since it’s so rich and sweet, there’s just no way we could eat it on a regular basis. So I only pull it out when we want a special treat… like donuts topped with bacon and Biscoff.

The recipe.

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Bacon & Biscoff Topped Donut Muffins
Serves: 18 Muffins
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2-3 slices of crunchy bacon, crumbled
  • Biscoff Creamy Spread
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly grease a standard muffin tin. Or line with paper or silicone muffin cups, and grease the cups with non-stick vegetable oil spray.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream together the butter, vegetable oil, and sugars until smooth.
  3. Add the eggs, beat to combine.
  4. Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla.
  5. Stir the flour into the butter mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour and making sure everything is thoroughly combined.
  6. Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared pan, filling the cups nearly full.
  7. Bake the muffins for 15 to 17 minutes, or until they're a pale golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle of one of the center muffins comes out clean.
  8. Cook and crumble bacon while muffins are baking.
  9. Remove the muffins from the oven, and let them cool for a couple of minutes, or until you can handle them. While they're cooling, melt Biscoff Spread for the glaze (this is easily done in the microwave).
  10. Dip muffins in Biscoff and sprinkle bacon crumbles on top. Place muffins in freezer for a few minutes to solidify Biscoff glaze.
  11. Serve warm, or cool on a rack. Wrap airtight and store leftovers in the refrigerator.
Notes
Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour

 

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You’re welcome :-).

Let me know if you’ve tried Biscoff Spread and how you like it. If you’re looking to try some, it’s sold in Walmart stores between the peanut butter and Nutella (which I have yet to try).

I am a member of the Walmart Moms program. Walmart is compensating me for sharing my experience with Biscoff Spread. My participation is voluntary and all words and opinions are always my own. Read my full disclosure policy here.

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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.

16 Comments

  • Reply November 11, 2013

    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm

    Definitely pinning these, I am OBSESSED with biscoff cookies! I love trader joe’s speculoos. Did you ever have them? Yummmmmm! Beautiful too! Then BACON totally over the top- just how I like it!

    • Reply November 18, 2013

      Sheena

      Thanks! Never had speculoos, but heard it’s SO yummy!

  • Reply May 7, 2012

    Natalie J Vandenberghe

    Thank you for posting a recipe that calls for two of my favorite ingredients: bacon & Biscoff–what could be better?!?

  • Reply April 21, 2012

    Amy @ MahliMoo

    Oh wow! A combination I have never thought to try but love the sound of it.

    Once I figure out the Australian alternatives I will be giving these a try.

    I would love it if you swung by my totally pinworthy linky and linked these up!.

    • Reply April 21, 2012

      Sheena

      I linked up! I hope you can find Biscoff spread or similar!

  • Reply April 21, 2012

    Coffee Lovin' Mom

    Goodness that sounds and looks delicious! I would like to tell you I tried this on one of my trips to Europe..I will be looking for it now. I just tried Nutella about a month ago and had to give it up after finishing the jar by myself in less than a week. It’s pretty dangerous but you really should try it!

  • Reply April 20, 2012

    Ronni

    You need to try Nutella. It’s soooooo good.

    And those muffins sound good. I wonder if that sauce is sold elsewhere? I won’t set food in a Walmart.

    There is a bakery/cafe here called Bleeding Heart that sells a donut breakfast sandwich and this post totally has me craving one.

    • Reply April 20, 2012

      Ronni

      And cripe. “Food” was supposed to be “foot.”

      • Reply April 20, 2012

        Sheena

        You can try World Market, Fresh Market, Meijer, Dierbergs, Jewel-Osco, and Kroger :-).

    • Reply April 21, 2012

      Coffee Lovin' Mom

      You live by Bleeding Heart? I’ve always wanted to go there…

      • Reply April 22, 2012

        Ronni

        Oh yeah, we live really close to the cafe. It’s soooo good. I really will need one of those donut breakfast sandwiches before long. Wonder if I can talk my husband into going tomorrow morning….

  • Reply April 20, 2012

    Courtney

    Death by deliciousness

    • Reply April 20, 2012

      Sheena

      Hahaha!

  • Reply April 20, 2012

    Jenn @ Frugal Upstate

    Those sound evil-y good!

    • Reply April 20, 2012

      Sheena

      Oh, they are! I figured I may as well go all out with the biscoff being so rich and sweet.

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