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Happy National Donut Day!

The first Friday of June is National Donut Day! First commemorated by the Salvation Army as a way to honor women and to raise awareness for its services, National Donut Day is now a day for local donut shops to give away free donuts or coffee!

Photo By Mgmoscatello (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Here are some celebrations for National Donut Day: 

Krispie Kreme is giving away a free donut of any kind to every customer.  No purchase necessary. See more information here

Dunkin' Donuts is giving away a free donut with the purchase of any beverage. See details here. 

Duck Donuts is giving away a free sugar donut, but you need to get the coupon through their Facebook page.  For more information on this offer, click here.  If you have never had a Duck Donut you must eat one soon!  I am a fan of the original stores in the Outer Banks, but they have spread throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  You can go in and special order your donut made to your own specifications and then watch it being made.  There is nothing like ordering your own custom made donut and walking across the street to eat it on the beach! 

These are the donuts that I made last year.  They were delicious! You can access the recipe here.

Of course I had to try a new recipe this year.  

These are Cinnamon Sugar Donuts.  The original recipe came from Creations by Kara and was baked in a donut pan in the oven . I converted the instructions for a donut maker. 

Baked Cinnamon Donuts

Donut Ingredients
3/4 cup flour, sifted
2 TBSP cornstarch
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup buttermilk*
1 egg
1 TSP butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla

Topping Ingredients
3- 4 TBSP butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon 

Donut Instructions
1. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. 
2. In a larger bowl, stir the buttermilk, egg, butter and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and stir till just combined. 
3. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for pre-heating and preparation of the donut maker.  I sprayed mine with a non-stick spray, but you can also brush the surface with vegetable or canola oil.  
4.  Using a pastry bag or a gallon size plastic bag with the corner cut off, squeeze the batter into the donut maker. 
5.  Bake donuts for 3-5 minutes being careful not to overcook.  Remove from donut maker and place on a cooling rack.  

Topping Instructions
1.  Mix the sugar and cinnamon together.  
2. While the donuts are still warm, brush all sides of each donut with the melted butter, then roll each of them in the sugar/cinnamon mixture until well coated.  

*If you do not have buttermilk, pour 2 3/4 tspns lemon juice or vinegar (I use vinegar) into a glass measuring cup.  Add milk to equal 3/4 cup and stir.  Allow to stand 5 to 10 minutes.  

For instructions for using a donut baking pan, click here

For this recipe click here

Perfect for a cool summer morning on the deck with a cup of iced coffee! 

I hope that you get to enjoy a delicious donut today- free or homemade!

Thanks for stopping by today! 


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