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Today is National Doughnut Day

Why not make your own doughnuts today instead of buying into the consumer gimmick?

Doughnuts come in all sizes, shapes and flavors. They can be fried or baked. You can make them very fancy using your expensive doughnut pan, or make them like your grandma did... simple, quick and with a rustic touch.

Here's a few recipes for quick & easy doughnuts to make with your children today. They will have a ball making them.

Tube Biscuit Doughnuts
Remove from tube.
Pat each biscuit out just a bit.
Using a cap from 2ltr bottle of pop; cut a hole in the center.
Heat oil in a deep fryer, a Fry Daddy, or a skillet until a drop of water sizzles in the pan.
Using a fork, carefully lower each doughnut into hot grease. Be sure to do the donut "holes" also. When they are golden brown, turn and brown on the other side.
Drain on a paper towel for a couple minutes.
You can shake them gently in a brown paper bag with about 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. OR you can mix up powdered sugar, milk and vanilla to glaze them. Try even spreading your childs favorite jelly/jam on them.

Dipped Bread Doughnuts
Mix up 1 cup of pancake mix per directions.
Take 3 slices of bread and remove crust. Cut from corner to corner, making 4 triangles.
Dip each triangle in pancake batter and then fry in oil until golden brown. Drain.
Sift powder sugar over top.
Spread with jam/jelly is also yummy.
Best eaten warm.

You can also make doughnuts from cake mix, pancake mix, and of course from scratch.
Happy Doughnut Day!


  1. I love those biscuit donuts and I haven't made them in forever. Maybe it's time to give them another try.

  2. My mom used to make home made donuts. I love them! Might have to try.

  3. I've never been brave enough to try making doughnuts, but after reading this - I'm going to have to try it! They look divine and sounds easy eanough to make - Thank you!

  4. We love homemade doughnuts at home! One great trick is to cut the hole in the in the biscuits donuts and let them sit at room temp. for about 10 minutes before you put them in the oil. They will come out tasting like yummy yeast doughnuts!