Maple Bacon Biscuits w/Maple Glaze

in Biscuits, Breakfast

Hi! I have biscuits this morning…with bacon…and some sort of glaze situation! Can we talk?

Since I’ve lured you with the smell of sizzling salty bacon, I’d like to share three incredibly significant boring things that happened to me yesterday:

1. Two five-year-old girls (separately) complimented my new leopard ankle boots. I think this might mean I’m a trendsetter. OR it just means that these little girls want shoes that look like their fav stuffed animal. Either way, I’ll take it.

2. I had TWO dinners. Yes, last night I sat down to a 7-course tasting menu to only then find out that was the appetizer. Hello!!! Amazing!! I’ll tell you all about it on Monday, but in case you’re even nosier than me, keep up with my Sonoma food and wine thrills on FB & Twitter.

P.S. If you’re lucky, I might post a pic of me voming on the scheduled helicopter ride. (Can we say….schmexy!!!)

3. I packed a few biscuits in my bag to the airport. And since I’m a loser and always try and get away with bringing stuff I shouldn’t (read: hair spray), I always have to show the security dude the guts of my suitcase. It always feels violating. Always.

Is he judging my folding techniques? Are my bras and underwearz gonna fall out onto the floor for the world to see? Terrible! Embarrassing! Also, kinda gross. Seriously. That floor’s disgusting.

Anywhatever…as he was rummaging through my things, he came across a Ziploc of two of these bacon biscuits that I packed for myself. He asked me about them, I explained, he freaked, I offered him one, he declined…something about terrorists. I dunno. Kinda sad that he can’t even accept a biscuit, right?! Geez.

Or maybe he just used that as an excuse. Probably because he didn’t want to admit that taking food from a stranger–and one who folds clothes like a 10-year-old boy–is a really bad idea. Whatever the case, he missed out.

These biscuits are flaky, salty (obvi), buttery and the maple glaze situation gives just the perfect amount of sweetness. Helllloooo breakfast!

I wish that security dude could’ve tried one; I bet if he did, he would’ve let me keep my can of Elnett. #ugh

In other news: I’m totally obsessed with painting my nails with gradient sparkily nail polish. I’m sure this isn’t a total shocker, but just wanted to let you know in case you were wondering.

Love you, per usual.


Maple Bacon Biscuits with Maple Glaze

Yields 8 biscuits

Print this recipe!

5-6 slices of bacon
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks of very cold butter (or 6 ounces), cubed
1/2 cup cold and shaken buttermilk
1 large egg
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 egg, beaten with a tablespoon of milk or water (egg wash)

Maple Glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

Cook up the bacon! To cook bacon you have two options: fry or bake. I prefer the baking technique. To bake, preheat the oven to 400F, line a baking sheet with parchment. Next, place the bacon side-by-side and stick it in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until crispy. Drain the bacon on paper towels to expel excess grease. Chop it up into about 1/2-inch pieces, let cool and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Working quickly, add the cubed butter and break it up with your hands until all of the butter is broken into bits and resembles small peas.

In a measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Add the buttermilk mixture, maple syrup and chopped bacon to the flour mixture. Mix until barely combined. Lightly dust your kitchen counter with flour and dump the dough onto it. Knead a few times (maybe 4 or 5) until the dough comes together. Press or gently roll the dough into a 1-inch thickness. Cut out biscuits using a 2-inch cutter and place on lined baking sheet. Re-roll dough scraps to get a few more biscuits. Brush the tops of the biscuits with egg wash and bake in oven for 15-20 minutes, or until tall and golden brown.

For the maple glaze, add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and mix until completely combined. Serve biscuits warm with glaze poured atop.

{ 47 comments… read them below or add one }

Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen September 23, 2011 at 8:04 am

Umm, what was that security guard thinking not taking one of these? They look amazing. I know we’re taught as children not to accept food from strangers, but I would totally make an exception for these.


Mira September 23, 2011 at 10:48 am

Look devine.. yum


Katrina September 23, 2011 at 10:53 am

What a scrumptious looking biscuit! Yum!


Alex September 23, 2011 at 11:46 am

YUM…..bacon is so good! Especially with maple! how could the security guard pass these up…..


Sue/the view from great island September 23, 2011 at 12:07 pm

It’s so much fun to come across something new, and in this case, something new that appeals to me on so many levels. Biscuits, check. Bacon, check. Maple glaze, check check check. They’re like a cross between a hearty breakfast and my favorite maple scone. Great recipe!


DessertForTwo September 23, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Girl, you just know how to make a darn good breakfast! And the guy who declined that biscuits should seek professional help. I’d bend the rules for a biscuit!

Hope you’re having a blast in Sonoma!! I saw Jess (how sweet) Wednesday night and I wish I was with y’all! :(


Jennifer @ Raisin Questions September 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm

That must have been the hardest day on the job EVER for that security guard. haha. :) Thanks for the tips on baking bacon… how easy!


Rachael September 23, 2011 at 1:31 pm

These look great!
I have a question tho…I am an anti-rolling pin kind of gal(this is important)..but my biscuits are n-e-v-e-r fluffy! What is up with that?


Adrianna September 24, 2011 at 6:52 am

Hmm…that’s strange. I’d say maybe check your baking powder and baking soda? Sometimes those two things are expired and that can affect them.


Bev Weidner September 23, 2011 at 1:41 pm

I’ll be there in 20.


The Blue-Eyed Bakers September 23, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Er yeah you’ve pretty much combined our favorite food groups here – bacon, carbs & sugar. They look pretty much like the best thing we’ve ever seen.


MollyL September 23, 2011 at 3:59 pm

YUM! The food this week has been great. Lots of new stuff for me to try.

My girls and I love sparkly nail polish, and I’m way older than you but I still like it. And my girls would probably have wanted your boots because they would be cool. :-)

Enjoy your Sonoma stay.


Adrianna September 24, 2011 at 6:55 am

Ha! Thanks, Molly!


Carissa September 23, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Love your nails so much!! And I, too, wish the security guy could’ve tried a biscuit. It’s really sad that we all have to worry about terrorists.


yummy supper September 23, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Adriana, Your free-wheeling use of bacon in your recipes is a thing of beauty!! If I had been that security guard I would have broken the rules for a little bacon biscuit;) Live a little!


Sarah September 23, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Stupid security guy! This looks yummy as always. Love your posts!!!


Malia September 23, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Love the nail polish:)


Katie September 23, 2011 at 5:21 pm

I think I have everything I need to make these this weekend! They look amazing!


Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray September 23, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Have you tried out this new crackle nail polish stuff? You paint your nails with one color and then put a crackle layer on top…and then it like recedes in places so it looks like your nails are crackly in two colors. It’s weird and awesome and cool. Woo!


Adrianna September 24, 2011 at 6:55 am

I haven’t! I’ve been meaning to but am stuck on the sparkily stuff!


Lauren September 23, 2011 at 5:51 pm

These look fab! I just had my first experience with the maple-bacon combo baked good last weekend with maple bacon waffles! LOVE! I will be trying your biscuits soon, too! Thanks for sharing!


New York Diaries September 23, 2011 at 6:24 pm

These have FALL written all over them. So rich and yummy, not quite sure if I could handle eating an entire one by myself!


Kierston September 23, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Ummmmm that security guard was seriously missing out…can’t wait to make these this weekend! I’ve been needing an excuse to add more bacon in my life 😉


TheFromagette September 23, 2011 at 7:32 pm

If I didn’t have 3 weeks to fit into jeans that are 2 sizes too small for a party in Napa…I’d be all over these!!!


Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen September 23, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Mmm….maple and bacon. These biscuits look ah-mazing!! Bacon makes everything better!!


Stacey! September 23, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Lady! Your nails always look so awesome! You rock.


France September 24, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Maple and bacon go together like apples and pie. Can’t go wrong with that flavor combo!


Holly Henderson September 24, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Have you/your blog/your life been optioned into a show/movie/book dealy yet? Cuz if not, I’m predicting it. You’re totally cute!


Beverly {Flamingo Toes} September 24, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Wanted to let you know I made these this morning and they were a huge hit!! The recipe was perfect and they tasted A.Ma.Zing! Even hubby – who doesn’t like sweet things – said they were great.
Thanks for a new favorite!!


Anna September 25, 2011 at 5:46 am

You are amazingly entertaining Adrianna! Love the recipe too…I bet the security guard is full of regrets…By the way, do you mind posting the leopard boots too? 😉


Adrianna October 2, 2011 at 6:04 pm

I’ll see what I can do!


Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen September 25, 2011 at 12:48 pm

What an interesting interesting character you have. You’re the 1st person i’ve known who’d offer those scary big airport guys one of your biscuits. DARING! AWESOME! :)


Heather September 26, 2011 at 9:44 am

This recipe was destined to find me. 1) My favorite astronomically priced bacon is one sale this week. Check! Two pounds of it going into the freezer. 2) I’m two weeks away from visiting my mom in Maine & coming home with a trough of my favorite local maple syrup from there. 3) Noted that I shouldn’t put said bottles of maple syrup in my carry on. And if matters come to that, I will be burying my underwear. Because I concur, that floor, cringeworthy.

Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling


Heather September 26, 2011 at 9:46 am

Also, I love the gradient nail that you’re rocking. I just added another bottle of polish to my collection a few hours ago. One can never have too many choices.

Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling


Adrianna September 26, 2011 at 5:50 pm



d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo September 26, 2011 at 2:11 pm

AH I die – my favorite things ever, MAPLE AND BACON. Have to make this asap!!


Hannah September 26, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Hi Adrianna, I love your blog and these beauties look amazing! Can i check a UK/USA thing with you – are biscuits basically scones, or is there something different? To my British mind, biscuits are much thinner and crisper – closer to cookies. Just curious as I follow a lot of US food blogs and seen several ‘biscuit’ recipes around lately!


Adrianna September 26, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Hi Hannah! Biscuits and scones are definitely similar! Scones usually have a more crumbly, denser quality to them, while American biscuits tend to be fluffy and light. Also, most scones call for sugar and use cream, while biscuits typically don’t have sugar and tend to use milk or buttermilk. And of course, their shapes are different, as well as their accompaniments, i.e., biscuits with gravy and butter, scones with tea. Hope this helps!!


Becki's Whole Life September 27, 2011 at 1:45 am

Wow, this is a great recipe and the maple glaze on top sounds amazing! Love the sweet salty combo and I am a big time biscuit fan!


Nadette September 27, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Where do I start? First, um where are the pics of the booties? I’m rather obsessed with footwear of the boot pursausion. and then lets talk about the biscuits…which look uh-may-zing.


Christina September 28, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Omg !!!! I love your recipes ! Fabulous blog ! xo


Katherine Martinelli September 30, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Oh me oh my oh yes! I want these and want them now :-)


Sharon October 3, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Found this link via the kitchn…I’ve been driving 10 miles each way and paying $3.50 apiece for the Maple Bacon Biscuits from a local cult bakery. Thanks to you, and the money this recipe is going to save me, I can honestly tell my husband I found a (legitimate) way to earn money on the Internet.


Runningfromtheruns February 17, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I have to say, these are absolutely, positively, beyond fabulous. I have made them several times now. They are my husband’s number one baked good request. Thanks so much and love your blog!


Raquel July 13, 2012 at 6:46 am

I made these last night and they are amazing!!!! I brought them to work today to share with some of my coworkers and they now think I’m a rockstar. :-) Thanks for the recipe!


Adrianna July 13, 2012 at 12:10 pm



carrie November 17, 2012 at 7:34 am

Just made these this morning (without the glaze) – so good! The maple didn’t really come through in the biscuit but I’m sure it would’ve been great with the glaze. I just forgot until we sat down to eat… fun recipe! thanks for sharing!


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