Maple Doughnut Breakfast Sandwich

This maple doughnut breakfast sandwich is over the top and totally delicious!

Maple Doughnut Breakfast Sandwich by Nutmeg Nanny

Ok, I get it. This is one of those recipes that probably never needed to be made. Totally over the top but totally insanely delicious at the same time. This recipe came about when I rolled my doughnuts too thin and after they were fried I realized they just wouldn’t work for my original thought (which was tres leche cake doughnut btw) so instead of remaking them I decided to try and make it work. 

So I googled around to find ways to use my crispy doughnut rounds. At first I thought of doing some sort of doughnut frosting fondue but then I stumbled upon an article talking about the glazed donut breakfast sandwich from Dunkin Donuts. Now I’m not sure that this sandwich is still in existence but from what I read it was lacking in the flavor department.

Maple Doughnut Breakfast Sandwich by Nutmeg Nanny

So I threw caution to the wind and decided I would make myself a breakfast sandwich. A totally over the top sweet, crunchy and savory breakfast sandwich. Because I’m slightly OCD I used a biscuit cutter to size the egg and cheese. However, if your a normal human being I think just adding a someone close sized egg and cheese would work too. I also threw on bacon because bacon is amazing and I love it.

I also frosted the doughnuts on the inside so your hands stay clean while you’re inhaling this baby. For that first picture I maaaaaay have drizzled on a little more glaze than necessary. But is there really anything wrong with MORE maple glaze?

Maple Doughnut Breakfast Sandwich by Nutmeg Nanny


Maple Doughnut Breakfast Sandwich


For doughnuts:
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1-3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
1/2 cup whole milk

For glaze:
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon maple extract
1/2-3/4 cup powdered sugar

For sandwich:
Fried egg
Crispy bacon
Sliced cheese


For doughnuts and sandwich:
In a large mixing bowl whisk together shortening, sugar and egg yolk, set aside.

In a medium sized bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, kosher salt and apple pie spice.

Alternately add flour and milk mixture to the shortening/sugar/yolk mixture. Mix together until the dough is combined. It will be pretty sticky.

Flour your hands and a clean surface (or large wooden cutting board) Bring the dough to the floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes. If the dough starts to stick to the kneading surface simply add more flour. Scrape up stuck dough with a bench knife/dough scraper.

One dough is smooth roll it out until it's 1/4 inch thick. Cut out doughnuts with a 3 inch doughnut cutter.

Once the doughnuts are ready start preparing the oil. Let the oil reach 365 degrees and start frying your doughnuts. Carefully place one doughnut in the hot oil and cook until underside is golden brown, flip and cook till the other side is browned.

Remove fried doughnut form the oil and place onto a paper towel lined plate.

Continue frying until all doughnuts are cooked. Remember to monitor your oil heat so that the doughnuts to not burn. Fry up holes at the end. (I tossed mine in a sugar cinnamon mixture)

Once all the doughnuts have been cooked dip their bottom in the maple glaze.

Prepare a fried egg and bacon. Lay a doughnut out (icing side up) and top with fried egg, bacon and cheese. Pop the sandwich under the broiler to melt the cheese. Top with another doughnut (icing side down) and devour.

For glaze:
Mix together until thick and just slightly runny. If it's too thin add more powdered sugar if it's too thick add a drop of milk.

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32 Responses to “Maple Doughnut Breakfast Sandwich”

  1. #
    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche — January 17, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Oh my WHAT. These look kind of amazing!

  2. #
    kita — January 17, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Look at you, you rockin goddess of doughnuts. Love this one! Right up my ally.

  3. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — January 17, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Woah girl. These look ridiculous. I LOVE that first shot!!

  4. #
    Shashi @ — January 17, 2014 at 8:47 am

    This rendezvous of savory and sweet looks too good to hold back from licking the screen!

  5. #
    Cassie — January 17, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Holy goodness, I don’t even know what to say about this! These are incredible, Brandy! I love maple doughnuts and to create a breakfast sandwich out of them is pure genius!

  6. #
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — January 17, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Oh no, this breakfast sandwich absolutely needed to happen!!! We just didn’t know it needed to happen til now.

  7. #
    Katrina @ WVS — January 17, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Say whaaaaat!? You are a girl after my own heart! Love this!

  8. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — January 17, 2014 at 10:41 am

    What the what?! I want to jump inside of my computer.

  9. #
    Sommer @ASpicyPerspective — January 17, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Wow..doughnut sandwich! Love this! It is a good thing I can not reach into my computer to grab one of these babies!

  10. #
    Happy Valley Chow — January 17, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    You know when I read the title I knew I was going to regret clicking on the link….holy drool! That looks incredible. Feel free to stop by my link party today, #OmNomNomFriday, and share your fantastic creations! Have a great weekend :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  11. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — January 17, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I’m so freaking in love with this! Love love love the flavors and whole idea!

  12. #
    Shawn @ IWYD — January 17, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Wow, that is definitely an intense breakfast sandwich! I bet it tasted AMAZING!!

  13. #
    Joanne — January 17, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    These might not have NEEDED to be done…but I sure am glad you did it! Over the top awesome.

  14. #
    Alaina {Fabtastic Eats} — January 17, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    HOLY CRAP. I just want to lick that dripping glaze and bite into these..ahh I love sweet and savory combos! so perfect!

  15. #
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — January 18, 2014 at 10:38 am

    No THIS is how you end Doughnut Week. These look incredible.

  16. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — January 19, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Ohhhh mama!! You just know how to make me drool!!

  17. #
    grace — January 20, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    how delightfully indulgent. :)

  18. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — January 21, 2014 at 1:03 am

    Are you even kidding me right now?!

  19. #
    Samantha — January 22, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Brilliant. You’re just brilliant.

  20. #
    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — January 23, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    $%@&!!!! That was my first thought. Hot damn, I need one of these indulgent sandwiches in my life!

  21. #
    Shikha @ Shikha la mode — January 23, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so might as well go out! Did you use a wok-like pan to fry the dough ?

    • nutmegnanny replied: — January 23rd, 2014 @ 4:35 pm

      Hi Shikha! I used a medium sized pot for my frying. It worked out well and heated up pretty quickly. I hope you give them a try!

  22. #
    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — February 7, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Scandelous! I want to stuff my face with this sandwich. Maybe even ten of these sandwiches.


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