A sure way to be everyone’s favorite person in the office is to bring in a dozen donuts. Nothing instantly improves a Monday like biting into a sweet, warm breakfast treat like a donut. However, if you really want to make an impression, do something even more special. Instead of simply driving through the local donut joint, take a look at these donut recipes below and cook up something a little more heartfelt for friends, loved ones or even those co-workers we mentioned earlier.
If you don’t want to risk too much with your first batch, try making these classic, sour cream donuts. These babies are what we have to thank for our modern day addiction to donuts, because these are the traditional, cake-style donuts where it all began. And since this recipe calls for sour cream, it’s going to be hard to find a moister cake. In fact, making these donuts is a lot like making small cakes. You will, of course, need a pot with oil ready to fry these treats. Since this recipe is yeast-free, you’ll be enjoying these a lot quicker than if you use some other recipes.
If your favorite breakfast food is French toast, but you still want to celebrate National Donut Day, why not combine both foods into one with this French toast donut recipe. Although this may sound like a complicated endeavor, don’t be intimidated. Simply grab your donut baking pan (the bigger, the better) and pour the cake mixture right in. The added goodie with these sweet treats is the crunchy streusel that is sprinkled on top before popping the pan into the oven. Drizzled with a maple glaze, you won’t care if you’re eating French toast or a donut; you’ll be too busy enjoying it.
If you’re not a fan of donuts with fillings like me, don’t shy away from this recipe just yet. This isn’t your average jelly or custard-filled donut because this version is filled with peanut butter cream! These don’t look like the easiest donuts to make, but come on, it’s for the special people in your life, put in the extra effort. After frying the donuts, you’ll need to wait for them to cool just a bit before poking a hole in them and squeezing in the delicious filling, which is made from good stuff like heavy cream, sugar, and, of course, peanut butter! The most important thing to remember when making these treats is not to forget the finishing touch: drizzled chocolate.
You’re not going to find a green tea donut at many local shops, so if you don’t mind a lot of “Where did you get these??” questions, make these for a knock their socks off moment. The cake batter is no different than your typical recipe, but the real star is the glaze, which, fittingly, is a vibrant shade of green. The glaze consists of water, green tea powder and powdered sugar. Wait for the donuts to cool before giving them a bath in this delicious, sweet, beautiful glaze.