National Donut Day

National Donut Day

National Donut Day

The first Friday in June is also known as National Donut Day! This national day was established by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served donuts to hungry American soldiers during World War I — even more of a reason to love donuts!

To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to try a recipe I found online for homemade donut holes. I know they will never compare to my favorite, Krispy Kreme donuts, but it’s worth a try!

Ingredients You Need:

— All-purpose flour

— Baking powder

— Salt

— Buttermilk

— Granulated sugar

— Melted butter

— Vegetable oil

How to Make the Donut Holes:

— Preheat oil in a pot over medium heat.

— Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl whisk together buttermilk and melted butter.

— Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined.

— Gently roll the dough into bite-sized balls.

— Carefully place dough balls into the oil and fry until golden brown on both sides.

— Once the donut holes are brown, transfer them to a paper towel to drain and then roll in sugar, glaze, chocolate, or any of your favorite toppings!

If you don’t feel like making your own variation of donuts to celebrate, keep your eyes peeled for specials at your area donut shop!