Happy National Donut Day!

That’s right, today is the day to celebrate all of your cream-filled, jelly filled, sprinkled, honey-dipped, and classic hole-in-the-middle dreams by partaking in our sweetest donut recipe delights…

1. Homemade Glazed Doughnuts

If you’re a classic, raised cake doughnut type of guy or gal, these homemade glazed pastries will have you dreaming of delicately fried dough, sweet glazed rings of love all day long. They taste just like the sweet, quality pastries Grandma used to make—not the over-produced, drive-through version.

Source: The Pioneer Woman

2. French Crullers

Ooo la la! There’s nothing like an airy French cruller paired with a steaming hot cup of coffee to start off your day. Especially when you have a choice between classic honey-brushed crullers and chocolate dipped pastries!

Source: LA Times

3. Walnut Glazed Doughnuts

Inspired by Dutch olykoeks (“oily cakes”) of the 1800’s, these fried pastry cakes are rolled in sweet maple glaze and topped with crunchy walnuts for a great old-fashioned snack that goes great with coffee, tea, or a tall glass of milk.

Source: Country Living

4. Jelly-Filled Doughnut Holes

Sweet on the outside with a surprise in the middle—you’d better make a big batch of these jelly-filled doughnut holes to satisfy everyone! These doughnut bites are freshly pan fried, plucked when golden brown with a spoon, and then rolled in granulated white sugar. I like to mix it up with strawberry, blueberry, and apricot jelly filling.

Source: BBC Good Food

5. Baked Funfetti Donuts

Life should be more fun—and the key to fun is more sprinkles, according to this rainbow-hued donut recipe. Baked in the oven this healthier cake donut recipe is delicately brushed with a glaze of milk, vanilla, and confectioner’s sugar, and then topped with an array of multi-colorful fun!

Source: Sally’s Baking Addiction

6. Samoa Donuts

For a healthier, gluten-free (and Paleo-friendly) donut that will help you live longer—yes, you read that correctly—these decadent Samoa donuts are made with all fresh (non-processed ingredients.  Each one is a concoction of almond flour, raw hone, coconut oil, real vanilla, fresh lemon juice, and whole eggs topped with a heavenly coconut caramel glaze!

Source: PaleOMG.com

7. Chocolate-Caramel Doughnut Holes

If you like the combination of chocolate and caramel in your pastries then this batch of Rolo-inspired doughnut holes will bring out your inner giddy child as you bite into the moist chocolate exterior to unveil the ooey-gooey caramel center.

Source: Martha Stewart

8. Molasses-Cinnamon Cake Doughnuts

What pairs great with a tall glass of milk? Why, one of these spicy-sweet molasses-cinnamon cake doughnuts. This non-greasy yet fried pastry is infused with freshly grated nutmeg, creamy buttermilk, black-strap molasses, and spicy cinnamon-sugar.

Source: Food and Wine

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Anna adores cooking, drinking wine, and listening to records, but she does a lot of yoga to balance things out ;) This explains the black bean brownie disaster of 2007 (don't bring that up). She's noshed in countries like Greece, Turkey, France, Ireland, Costa Rica, and numerous other weird, yummy places that will get her waxing all poetic about her favorite recipes.

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