National donut Day and Homemade Donut Recipe

Celebrate the joyous occasion of National Donut Day!

Each year, on the first Friday of June, donut enthusiasts come together to commemorate a delectable and heavenly treat that holds a special place in their hearts.

This year, save the date for Friday, June 2nd, as people across America indulge in the delightful tradition of National Donut Day 2023.

Get ready for the exciting offerings on National Donut Day 2023:

Dunkin' and Krispy Kreme, in keeping with the time-honored tradition, will be giving away free donuts throughout the day. Dunkin' patrons can enjoy a complimentary classic donut with the purchase of any drink, while Krispy Kreme offers a free donut without any purchase necessary. Additionally, Krispy Kreme entices customers with the opportunity to grab a dozen original glazed donuts for just $2 when purchasing any dozen.

Keep an eye out for 7-Eleven, as they may offer a tempting buy-one-get-one-free deal exclusively for reward members. Duck Donuts, a growing national chain, will also join in the festivities by offering free cinnamon sugar donuts to their customers on National Donut Day 2023. Furthermore, Stop & Shop and Walmart are expected to partake in the sweet one-day celebration, offering special deals on glazed donuts.

Fascinating National Donut Day trivia:

- Entenmann's remains the largest donut-maker in the United States, producing over 40 million boxes annually. Their rich frosted chocolate donut has been the best-selling donut since its introduction in 1972.

- The donut's origins can be traced back to the 18th century Dutch colonial days when New Yorkers enjoyed a fried treat similar to today's donut.

- The Salvation Army instituted the very first National Donut Day to honor the "donut Lassies" who provided American soldiers in Europe with donuts during World War I. It's intriguing to consider whether the humble donut played a role in boosting morale and potentially aiding in victory.

Ways to celebrate National Donut Day:

Apart from the enticing offers provided by national donut chains like Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme, you can celebrate National Donut Day in various other ways. Whether it's a classic glazed, powdered, chocolate, or plain donut, the choice is yours. For an extra festive touch, add some sprinkles or indulge in a morale-boosting Boston Creme donut.

If you prefer to stay at home, the possibilities for homemade donut creations are endless. Let your imagination run wild! For those who appreciate the classics, here's a basic donut recipe that you can personalize to your liking. (Please note: You will need a donut cutter and a deep fat fryer to get started.)

Homemade Donut Recipe:


- 2 cups flour

- 1/2 cup sugar

- 1 teaspoon salt

- 1 tablespoon baking powder

- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

- 1/2 cup milk

- 1 beaten egg

- 1 quart oil for frying


1. Heat the oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

3. Add the melted butter and mix until the dry ingredients become crumbly.

4. Stir in the milk and beaten egg.

5. Flour your hands and knead the dough until it becomes firm and smooth.

6. Place the dough on a floured board and flatten it to a thickness of 3/8inch.

7. Dust the donut cutter with flour and press it into the dough.

8. Carefully drop the donuts into the hot oil and fry for approximately 1 minute on each side or until they turn golden brown.

9. Drain the donuts on paper towels.

Helpful tip: For a quick and easy topping, add granulated or powdered sugar to a brown paper bag. Put the donuts in the bag, close it, and give it a good shake until the donuts are thoroughly coated.

Enjoy National Donut Day and savor the delightful goodness of these beloved treats!

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