Fun facts and easy recipes for a more appetizing National Donut Day

Did you know that 2013 marks the 75th year of celebrating National Donut Day? This little holiday began in 1938 when a fundraiser was held to honor the women from the Salvation Army who mothered deployed soldiers and served them this tasty treat in social centers called “huts” during World War I (1917).

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Who doesn’t like donuts? They are one of the easiest pastries to make and are available in a variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes. From the basic donut to one with filling, glaze, and sprinkles, donuts are an absolute treat for lovers of sweets!


Commercial donuts, however, are full of sugar and may lead to unwanted sugar rush and the inevitable sugar crash. Instead of just purchasing your usual sugar-filled donut, try out a few easy donut recipes in your own kitchen.