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Every Day is National Doughnut Day with These CBC Recipes

Terrible news, everyone: National Doughnut Day - a 75-year-old tradition which promises every man, woman and overweight child a free fried pastry of their choice - is not celebrated in Canada.

It's only an American holiday, though its ability to trend highly on the interwebs today might suggest otherwise.

(As would these Tim Horton's vouchers, which are, sadly, only honoured Stateside.)

But that's cool.

You want doughnuts, Canada?

We'll give you doughnuts!

Not literally, of course.

(We're not sending you coupons, either.)

But look! So many doughnuts, all better than anything you could get for free at an American coffee franchise, can be found in the CBC kitchens.

Check out these recipes from CBC's best chefs, perfect for marking this day of days in a manner more festive than queueing at your local Timmy's (as you do every afternoon that isn't an American holiday).

Bite-Size Cake Doughnuts!
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-- Best Recipes Ever

Made from dollops of Best Recipes Ever's "Tested Till Perfect" cake batter, these doughnut holes are lightly spiced with nutmeg for a sweetly simple treat.

(Learn how to make them at Best Recipes Ever.)

Maple-Glazed Doughnuts!
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-- In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita

Doughnut Day might be all-American, but these treats from In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita taste like Canada. Get ultra-patriotic by sprinkling maple sugar - or crumbled bacon - on top of these maple syrup-glazed desserts.

(Get the recipe at In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita.)

Loukoumades!
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-- Steven and Chris

Canadians are proud to live in a multicultural country, a place where all cultures -- and their doughnuts -- are celebrated. Even Tim Horton's can't create something as delicious as loukoumades, Greek doughnuts dripping with honey and seasoned with cinnamon and cloves. Steven and Chris got chef Joshna to share her favourite take on this gooey delight.

(Get the recipe at Steven and Chris.)

The Priestley!
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-- Q

It's the most Canadian doughnut of all, or at least the most famous. To enjoy one, ask a friendly Tim Horton's employee to smash a Timbit inside a Strawberry Vanilla. Or, just do it yourself.

(For a how-to video featuring Jason Priestley himself, visit CBC's Q.)

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