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National Donut Day 2015 Roundup

Today is National Donut Day!!

I know that is exciting news.  So when you grab your cup of coffee, or tea, or milk (or whatever your favorite morning beverage is), pair it with a donut today.  Donuts are a classic breakfast treat.  Something quick and fast, that you can eat without a knife and fork.  These little sugar concoctions can be very addictive.  I used to work next to a Shipley’s Donuts shop, and frequented the place at least three times per week.

Here are a few recipes that you may want to try in the kitchen yourself in celebration.

Homemade Glazed Donut

courtesy of thepioneerwoman.com
courtesy of thepioneerwoman.com

This is a classic.  Almost everyone enjoys a glazed donut.  This particular recipe is from Ree, the Pioneer Woman, so I’m sure it’s delicious.

Boston Cream Donuts

courtesy of shugarysweets.com
courtesy of shugarysweets.com

Filled donuts are very popular.  And this one has a vanilla pudding filling with a chocolate glaze.

Skinny Vanilla Bean Donut

courtesy of theskinnyfork.com
courtesy of theskinnyfork.com

Some people prefer cake donuts.  And this one uses a vanilla bean paste for that nice vanilla flavor.

Triple Coconut Donut

courtesy of tablefortwoblog.com
courtesy of tablefortwoblog.com

Those who know me well, know that they had me at ‘coconut’.  This recipe uses coconut milk, coconut extract and toasted, shredded coconut.  Divine!

But if you’re not feeling up to making them yourself, you can visit one of these donut shops.  They are offering free donuts today.

What is your favorite donut or donut shop?