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7 Ways to Celebrate National Donut Day

I need dangerously little persuasion to eat a doughnut. If you know anything about me, my love for doughnuts is obviously one of the first things you think about. Therefore, it seems only natural that you should trust me to come up with 7 amazing ways to celebrate National Donut Day on June 3. I’m a subject matter expert. Additionally, because I’m grammar anal and need to preface this, I’m using both traditional spellings for donuts or doughnuts in this blog post. It’s fine.

1. Get Free Donuts (and eat them)

Duh. There are a bunch of national donut chains offering up the goods for free on June 3. Krispy Kreme, Dunkin Donuts, Entenman’s – free, free and free. For a full list, check out this link: Here Are All the Places You Can Get Free Doughnuts on National Doughnut Day

2. Get Free Donuts in Chicago (and eat them)

Yes, I live in Chicago, therefore I rarely eat Dunkin Donuts. I save myself for the good stuff, in order of holiness, Glazed & Infused, Stan’s and Do-Rite. If you’re a Chicagoan, check out all the places you can get a free doughnut from Time-Out: 9 Donut Day Freebies and Specials in Chicago

3. Look at Donuts on Instagram

Perhaps you’re on a diet, er, lifestyle change and don’t want to physically eat a donut. Why not stare longingly at your Instagram feed tomorrow as everyone else eats a donut? Yeah, that should be good times. Food & Wine Magazine put together a list of the best doughnut shops on Instagram, so if you want to ogle some donuts, that should be a good place to start. Need another? How about this one (from Glazed & Infused):

4. Make Doughnuts

The only thing more rewarding than buying a donut in a coffee shop is making a donut from scratch. Ok, I’d never really make a donut from scratch, but it seems like it could be true. Why don’t you try your hand at making these Orange Cardamom Doughnuts with Cranberry Glaze?

Orange Cardamom Doughnuts with Cranberry Glaze

5. Make a Recipe with Doughnuts

As wonderful as they are on their own, doughnuts don’t have to be a standalone experience.  They can be made into something else delicious entirely! For instance, what about this Cherry Cakeughnut, aka Day-Old-Doughnut Coffee Cake from Make it Like a Man:

Cherry Cakeunaught

Or how about this crazy amazing-looking Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding from Spicy Southern Kitchen:

Doughnut Bread Pudding

6. Draw on your Doughnuts

Inspired by Doodles Doughnuts in Chicago, why not grab some icing and go to town? I recently made a Doodle Doughnut for my 35th birthday (#halfwayto70), and it’s super fun and super tasty.

7. Wear Doughnut Clothing

My roommate, who clearly knows of my donut obsession, bought me this fantastic piece of wearable art for Christmas:

doughnut wearable

There are so many other doughnut fashion statements to be made, like this beautiful tank:

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And this stylish t-shirt:

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If all else fails, just dress up your dog like a donut:

Dog Donut

8. Bonus!

Just eat a damn doughnut. Treat yo’ self.

 

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Remember just the other day when I told you I have an obsession with doughnuts? Yep, still going strong, and I’m just so unbelievably excited to tell you about this crazy amazing invention from Jeff over at Make it Like a Man…which is how I make most things anyway. But, back to the exciting parts – IT’S A CAKE….MADE OUT OF DOUGHNUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let me be clear. IT’S A CAKE….MADE OUT OF DOUGHNUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When my mind is blown like this, it’s really hard to blog. So why don’t I just regale you with the pictures and ingredients, and be sure to pop on over and say “omg, thank you so much” to Jeff for coming up with A CAKE….MADE OUT OF DOUGHNUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cherry Cakeunaught

Cherry Cakeughnut, aka Day-Old-Doughnut Coffee Cake

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 large, day-old doughnuts
  • 1 yellow cake mix (which may require additional ingredients, such as eggs and oil)
  • 1-2 cups chocolate chips and/or chopped nuts, optionally
  • 2 Tbs sugar
  • 2 sixteen-oz cans pie filling, any flavor

Yep, yep, praise be to Jeff for the one, the only CAKE….MADE OUT OF DOUGHNUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Visit him at Make it Like a Man for the full recipe. 

Donake Original Cakeunaught

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Uh, I don’t know if you know this, but I’m obsessed with doughnuts. I was going to add “slightly” as a qualifier, but I’d never lie to my loyal 5-6 blog readers (hi, again, Mom!). It’s a full-on fixation…and I live around the corner from my all-time favorite – Glazed & Infused, and Stan’s is a very close runner-up. It’s trouble, is what it is.

Well, today, Lindsey from Butter & Type (mmmm, butter), is bringing us these super amazing, super awesome-looking Orange Cardamom holiday doughnuts. And…this is meant to be the best of compliments – don’t they kind of remind you a bit of Homer Simpson doughnuts?

Cardamom always make me think of my Mom, and not just because it’s the last three letters of the word, but because she loves the stuff. I couldn’t tell you specifically at the moment what cardamom tastes like, but she’s always going to this fantastic bakery in Bishop Hill (side note, I’d like to quit my day job and just make soap and sell it in Bishop Hill. No, I don’t know anything about making soap) and buying cardamom rusks, which have to be the world’s worst baked good – stale bread, YUM!

Sure to taste WAY better than stale bread, try these doughnuts!

 

Orange Cardamom Doughnuts with Cranberry Glaze

Orange Cardamom Doughnuts with Cranberry Glaze

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