I can’t believe I only found out about National Doughnut Day just last year! I was researching holidays and national days for a series of seasonal data collection and graphing resources. When I discovered National Doughnut Day, which occurs on the first Friday in June, I just knew I had to create a resource for this day!
2. Bake (Yes, bake!) Healthier Doughnuts
Although I have many years of baking experience, I had never fried or baked doughnuts before. I found this recipe for Baked Blueberry Doughnuts at weelicious. If you make muffins from scratch, you can make these, too! You will need a donut pan. I typically use at least 50% whole grains in baked goods but find 100% is sometimes too dense, so I substituted 1/4 cup of flour with unbleached. I also used buttermilk powder and mixed it by hand instead of using a mixer. It’s easy to overfill the sections in the donut pan but best if you don’t! If you absolutely must have a sugary confection, add a little (lemon) glaze on top.
If these aren’t a healthy enough version for you, try the donut sandwich at Super Healthy Kids!
3. Learn About the History of Doughnuts and National Doughnut Day
4. Read a Book About Doughnuts
5. Create a Donut Craft