It's National Doughnut Day! So Go Ahead: Make One of These Amazing Doughnut Recipes

National Doughnut Day is the perfect excuse (not that you need one) to make homemade doughnuts

It's National Doughnut Day, and while you can get your sugar fix with a free doughnut today (woot woot!), we think the holiday deserves a double celebration with some DIY treats, too. (C'mon, aren't homemade doughnuts worth the effort? We think so!) Check out these five doughnut recipes -- from gluten-free to bacon -- that are guaranteed to please any doughnut lover.

Strawberry Doughnuts

Strawberry Doughnuts

Stetted.com

This lighter take on the classic doughnut uses whole wheat flour and fresh fruit, so you don't have to feel as guilty about indulging. A perfect summer breakfast!

Get the recipe for Strawberry Doughnuts

Bacon Doughnuts

Bacon Doughnuts

How to cook like a top chef/Chronicle Books, 2010.

Bacon has been added to chocolate bars, cupcakes, ice cream -- so why not put it in a doughnut? We think bacon is amazing in pretty much everything, but it really shines in this sweet and salty creation from a Top Chef: Season 6 contestant.

Get the recipe for Bacon Doughnuts

Gluten-free Banana Doughnuts

Gluten-free Banana Doughnuts

Silvana Nardone

National Doughnut Day doesn't discriminate -- no gluten, no problem! With three bananas in the batter and a scrumptious frosting made with fresh lemon juice, you'll want to eat these even if you're not g-free.

Get the recipe for Gluten-free Banana Doughnuts

Ricotta Drop Doughnuts with Fresh Cherry Sauce

Ricotta Drop Doughnuts with Fresh Cherry Sauce

Lara Ferroni

These light and fluffy doughnuts are paired perfectly with a fresh cherry sauce. The best part? They're bite-sized, so you can go back for seconds (or thirds)!

Get the recipe for Ricotta Drop Doughnuts with Fresh Cherry Sauce

Glazed Chocolate Doughnut Cake

Glazed Chocolate Doughnut Cake

David Bowers

Everyone loves the cake-style doughnut, so why not make a doughnut-style cake? This sweet and crumbly glazed confection is perfect if you're baking for a crowd or taking a treat to work. Or, you know, just planning on eating it yourself.

Get the recipe for Glazed Chocolate Doughnut Cake

Grace Elkus is a contributing writer for iVillage. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest and Google +.

 

 

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