June 5th, this Friday, is national donut day here in the United States. To celebrate national donut day, Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme will be giving away one free donut per customer (while supplies last). Check with your local donut chain to see if they will be participating. Another way that you can celebrate is by making your own donuts.
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National Donut (or Doughnut) Day began in the 1930’s when young military doctor Morgan Pett brought 8 dozen donuts to a military base that he had recently been assigned to. One of the patients was very appreciative of this and joined Pett’s efforts to continue bringing donuts to every wounded soldier.
Eventually, the Salvation Army would also join in on the project.
I will confess that I’m actually not a huge fan of donuts.
I don’t mind glazed donut holes or Boston Creme donuts but for the most part I try to avoid them. My system just does not agree with them. So if I do celebrate this quirky day, it will be with a homemade donut so I can control what’s going in (and on) my treat.
Or maybe you missed out on the free donuts and you want to try making your own donuts at home.
For example, these delicious baked chocolate hazelnut donuts by I Love My Disorganized Life:
Or you can try this Easiest Donut Recipe Ever from Women Living Well
Looking for a gluten free option? Try this Gluten Free Donut recipe from Mess for Less
Or if you want a dairy free option, check out this Dairy Free Double Chocolate donut recipe from Frugal Family Home
Or maybe you want your donuts bite-sized. If that’s the case, try these 20 Minute Donut Holes from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
Another fun way to celebrate National Donut Day is by reading Homer Price by Robert McCloskey. One of my favorite parts of this book is Homer’s encounter with the donut making machine.
Will you be celebrating National Donut Day? Do you have a favorite type of donut?