I’m sure you’ve spent days, perhaps even weeks, anticipating National Donut Day, a day that gives Americans another excuse to eat deep-fried dough. The Salvation Army celebrated the first donut day in 1938 to honor the women who served donuts to servicemen in WWI, so now the first Friday in June marks a day to pay tribute to our donut-serving veterans. Whether it’s jelly-filled or sprinkle-topped, a donut in hand is a delicious and patriotic breakfast.
Maybe you’ll celebrate by grabbing a free donut from a mediocre chain, or maybe you’ll stand in a long line for the fashionable cronut (they’re probably sold out by now, sorry). But perhaps you could celebrate by making your own beloved, sugar-dusted treats, because what’s not to love about fried dough served piping hot and fresh? This slippery slope (I’m on) is sure to lead to a day of donut indulgences and doughy discoveries.
However you choose to celebrate, here are our top donut recipes for a hole lot of inspiration (donut pun shamelessly intended):