For Weekend Brunch
Doughnuts in the morning? (Yes, that seems pretty standard...) So try these little maple bacon delights for something different!
If you're hosting a brunch or having friends over for coffee, try this: Bake a batch of miniature doughnuts and create a set of small breakfast sandwiches by stacking one on top of each small pancake. Drizzle with maple syrup and top with crispy bits of bacon.
For Game Night
Whether it's basketball, baseball, golf, or football -- how about making sports ball doughnut pops? Using the same doughnut holes recipe, add a lollipop stick, coat in melting chocolate, and pipe frosting to make miniature basketballs (or any other ball sport you choose).
For a Kid's Birthday Party
Tired of milk and cookies? Surprise them with this treat instead: Cookies-n-cream doughnuts are paired with a tall glass of cold milk. To make the doughnuts, use this chocolate cake recipe and bake in a doughnut pan. Top with frosting and crushed up Oreos. (And don't be surprised when the kids ask for seconds!)
For a Tropical Luau
If you're looking for a fun theme, a summery luau party is always a blast! For a dessert idea, serve a platter of cake doughnuts, each one coated in vanilla-citrus glaze and decorated with a green stem (cut from construction paper) to look like a palm-sized pineapple. Aloha, indeed.
For Movie Night
Let's end with one of my favorite evening activities: movie night with popcorn, of course! Well, what about popcorn doughnuts? That's right: Make doughnut holes and glaze them with a salted butter frosting. These bite-sized crowd-pleasers are easy to make in a big batch.
All of these treats are so creative, quick, and easy to make that you might end up having doughnuts every night! (In my world, that's a good thing.)