National Doughnut Day encourages the indulgence of delicious donuts whether they are store bought or homemade. America loves doughnuts so much, in fact, this is just one of the two National Doughnut Days. The day is also observed on June 3.

Doughnuts are said to have first been introduced in the 1800s but there are several stories behind their history, National Calendar day reported. Some believe a 16-year-old named Hansen Gregory punched a hole in dough, later sharing the idea with his mother, while others believe that Dutch settlers introduced doughnuts to North America, like they introduced other desserts, including cobbler and cookies.

Doughnuts come in different shapes, sizes and flavors and should be enjoyed on National Doughnut Day. Below are five recipes to try while celebrating the 24 hours dedicated to fried dough.

1. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Copycat Recipe

Looking to indulge in some delicious Krispy Kreme Doughnuts but not interested in leaving the house? Get in the kitchen and whip up these tasty snacks that will satisfy you doughnut needs. Unless you are hosting guests you may want to scale back on the ingredients. The recipe featured can make 3 baker’s dozen of doughnuts. It's okay to indulge but 39 doughnuts is over doing it.

2. Homemade Funfetti Cake Donut

 

These cake donuts are a delicious spin on the classic treat. Although they are crispy on the outside that have a soft, moist center and are topped with sprinkles of your choice.

3. Tim Hortons' Canadian Maple Doughnut

If you do not have access to a Tim Horton’s, you can still chow down on a version of their Canadian maple doughnut. For the best results make sure you use a slotted spoon to add and remove the doughnuts from the frying oil.

4. Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Holes

This easy recipe is great if you are looking for something quick and delicious. Slightly crispy on the outside and coated with a yummy cinnamon sugar coating, it mimics the taste of a snickerdoodle. Depending on your appetite, this recipe can make 48 small doughnut holes or 24 large ones.

5. Jelly Doughnuts

Make these treats in advance by leaving the dough in the refrigerator overnight to rise. When you take them out and place them in the fryer the following day you should have light and fluffy doughnuts.