There are some holidays that I care more about than others. Toward the top of my list are Halloween, Christmas, and of course NATIONAL DONUT DAY!
Tomorrow is the Big Day, with bakeries and grocery stores across the country offering up cheap or free donuts in celebration. Now, I’m a sucker for just about any donut, especially a free donut, but as with so many other things, store-bought is absolutely no comparison to the homemade variety! So for those of you who want to get super serious about your Donut Day celebration, here are five drool-inducing recipes for you to try!
Oreo Overload Donuts
Should you ever find yourself in an argument over which is better – cookies or donuts – this fab recipe from The First Year might be the common ground you need to call a truce. You can’t go wrong with the best of both worlds! [go to the recipe]
Baked Buttermilk Donuts with Fresh Strawberry Glaze
Is it just a coincidence that National Donut Day falls right at the height of strawberry season? Okay, it probably actually is a coincidence, but still… In another yummy mashup, this recipe from The Cafe Sucre Farine uses fresh berries in a glaze to make the donuts both yummy and gorgeous! [go to the recipe]
Dulche de Leche Churro Donuts
Continuing the food mashup theme, this recipe from Oh, Sweet Basil takes the flavors of a traditional churro and injects them with a dose of yummy, oozy, caramel-y filling. Just when you thought that curros couldn’t get any more addictive… [go to the recipe]
Pineapple Upside-Down Donuts
Okay, okay, maybe you’ve figured it out by now. While I love all donuts, I’m especially fond of the ones that are influenced by other delicious dishes. Dishes like, for instance, pineapple upside-down cake (a classic!) which can be translated to a donut version with a recipe from Baker by Nature. Yes, please! [go to the recipe]
And one more fruity donut for good measure. (The fruit content totally makes them health food, right??) Learn how to make your own banana fritters with a recipe from OMG Chocolate Desserts. There is actually no chocolate in the recipe itself, but with bananas and chocolate playing so nicely together, I’m betting a dip or a drizzle would be the perfect finishing touch! [go to the recipe]