National Donut Day is on the first Friday of June each year, succeeding the Donut Day event created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the men and women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I.
Looking to score some donut deals on June 3 this year?
You can go to your local Krispy Kreme on National Donut Day and get any doughnut for free, no purchase necessary.
Dunkin’ Donuts is giving away a free donut of your choice with a purchase of any beverage at their various locations.
If there’s a LaMar’s in your area, you can get any donut free if you have your Golden Ticket, excluding specialty donuts.
You can head on over to Duck Donuts and get a FREE sugar donut for doing nothing more than walking in and asking for one.
At Shipley’s Do-Nuts, they’re offering one free glazed donut at participating locations in the south.
But if you’re looking to get creative and whip up some of your own donut creations, we have a variety of delicious suggestions.
In fact, sometimes you don’t even need a donut pan, so you really have no excuse. Whether it’s glazed or chocolate, baked or fried, vegan or covered with bacon — we have you covered (often times in sprinkles).
Chocolate Frosted Cake Donuts
It’s a classic you can recreate at home with simple ingredients you already have around the house.
They might not look as pretty, but…it’s a chocolate frosted cake donut.
Via: How Sweet Eats
“Dirt Bomb” Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins
This hybrid dessert is the real cinnamon sugar-coated deal, my friends. They’re little bombs of deliciousness.
Via: Bon Appetit
Old Fashioned Sour Cream Donuts
The little bit of nutmeg combined with the sour cream and sweet glaze makes these donuts taste just like the ones at your favorite bakery, if not better!
Via: Handle the Heat
Baked Salted Caramel Chocolate Donuts
Do you like chocolate covered pretzels? Yes. Caramel? Yes. Good, because these baked chocolate donuts are topped with a salted caramel glaze and sprinkled with chopped salty pretzel pieces.
Via: The Candid Appetite
Vanilla Cream Filled Donuts
A recipe for sweet, yeasted donuts that are tossed in sugar and filled with a light vanilla cream.
Via: Brown Eyed Baker