We’re going to let you in on a little secret: Friday June 6th is National Doughnut Day. It seems like Doughnut Day can go unnoticed until it rolls around. By the time you’re ready to help yourself to a free doughnut at your local Dunkin’ Donuts to celebrate, they’ve sold out, or the line is sixty people long. For future reference – if you’re interested in marking your calendar for next year…and the year after…and the year after – National Doughnut Day graces us with its tasty presence the first Friday in June.
Don’t feel like waiting in line to get your sweet treat on Friday? Don’t worry. We’re here to help.
Vanilla Bean Waffle Doughnut – via Sweet Treats
What better way to enjoy a doughnut than to combine it with another breakfast food? These cake doughnuts look gorgeous after being pressed on a waffle iron. What an easy way for those of us without a doughnut pan to satisfy our doughnut cravings!
Creme Filled Pumpkin Doughnut Holes via Hearts in My Oven
Pumpkin doughnut holes with maple glaze might not sound seasonally appropriate, but who’s going to say no to these perfect mouthfuls of spicy, nutty flavors, especially with their creme-filled centers? And if you’re anything like me, you’re always ready for a taste of autumn…
Fresh Blueberry Doughnuts via The Scrap Shoppe
You might try making a batch of muffins or some pancakes with fresh blueberries, but why not try out this recipe for blueberry doughnuts? These cake doughnuts feature pockets of fresh blueberries to keep each bite interesting.
Nutella Filled Doughnuts via Veggie Zest
I’m a sucker for any recipe that incorporates Nutella because I know it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. These little nuggets are light and tasty, especially with all hazelnut, chocolatey goodness on the inside.
Jelly Doughnuts via Deliciously Yum
Are you more traditional when it comes to your love for doughnuts? How can you go wrong with a good ol’ jelly doughnut? Try making them yourself with whatever jelly and topping suits your fancy.
Lemon Meringue Doughnuts via Bakepedia
Lemon meringue is not just for pies and tarts. These yeast-raised doughnuts are filled with lemon curd and topped with a swirl of meringue that you can toast under the broiler or with a propane torch. We like any excuse to pull out the propane torch. Also be sure to check out Dédé’s A Baker’s Field Guide to Doughnuts. Her fave are the Crème Brûlée Doughnuts.
Image: Dédé Wilson