One Sweet Holiday

Did you know that today is National Doughnut Day? It’s true! Now, I am not one to get overly excited about holidays but when a doughnut is involved, count me in! To celebrate properly, Tim and I woke up extra early and headed over to  Acme Donuts (yes, that’s how they spell doughnut) in SE Portland. We had never been before and I had a special coupon so it was the perfect opportunity to try their vegan specialties.

When we arrived a great majority of the doughnut cases were empty. But, when I inquired about the vegan doughnuts, we were shown an abundance of choices! I had the woman choose a dozen for us since we like to take risks.

Looks yummy, right? I can assure you that these doughnuts are definitely outstanding. In our box: chocolate glazed, ginger (we think?), PB&J, maple bars, frosted jam-filled, vanilla with sprinkles, apple pie, and coffee (mocha maybe?). Here are some reasons why I like Acme Donuts:

(1) A dozen doughnuts means 13 (and only costs $10.75, and I had a $10 coupon!!)!
(2) The staff is SUPER friendly and helpful.
(3) Vegan doughnuts cost the same price as conventional doughnuts (while I love VooDoo Doughnuts in Portland, they charge more for vegan doughnuts and that bothers me. I don’t understand why the word vegan is an excuse to jack up prices.
(4) The doughnut fillings and frosting are homemade! Acme doesn’t use buckets of mass-produced weird stuff. Plus, they don’t use artificial flavorings or trans-fats.

Regarding my last point, when I bit into the PB&J doughnut, I was delighted! The raspberry jam filling was so fresh, fruity, and not overly sweetened. The peanut butter glaze was, well, peanutty! These are doughnuts I can definitely appreciate. They are light and fluffy too. I actually had to wrap some up and put them in the freezer because I feared we would eat all 13. I’m trying to make National Doughnut Day last through the weekend!

Since you can’t enjoy these with me (unless you come and visit!), how about making your own? Here are two recipes to get you started:

Cherry Doughnuts!

Choconut Doughnuts!

Are you celebrating National Doughnut Day? Tell me about your most favorite doughnut ever!