A few years ago we read that eating doughnuts for breakfast on New Years brings good luck, so for the past couple of years my kids have made doughnuts for breakfast on New Years Day. I don’t know if it brings good luck for the whole year, but I certainly feel lucky to get delicious treats for breakfast to start the year! We used this recipe from King Arthur Flour this year. It’s very rich and chocolatey.
Well, it sure isn’t bad luck, right? What a fun tradition and they look delicious!
Exactly, homemade doughnuts for breakfast can only be a good thing, right?
Yummmmm! Oh man, these look really good!
Mmmm…these look delicious. Love the tradition!
I will have to try this trick next year. Your donuts look absolutely delicious!
Homemade donuts? Yes, please! Those look so yummy. My grandpa used to make amazing homemade donuts, but I’ve never been confident enough to try. Are they hard to make?
These doughnuts are baked rather than fried, so hardest part of making these ones is getting the dough into the donut pans (and that’s not too hard if you remember to use a piping bag, but we almost always forget). My husband makes delicious sopapillas for Christmas breakfast that are essentially a fried doughnut, those are also not too difficult, just time consuming. You should try it!
Edited to add, my 5 year old and 8 year old legitimately made these by themselves with the only adult supervision being for oven use, so don’t be too intimidated, you can do it!
Ah! I will have to get a donut pan, then. It is the frying part that feels intimidating. Thanks so much!
Yeah, I catch things on fire too often to want to fry anything myself (notice my husband is in charge of the fried sopapillas). Baked donuts for the win! Besides, cake doughnuts and old fashioned donuts are often baked and they are my favorite donuts.