National Donut Day

Graylin Bee
By Graylin Bee Latest Reply 2012-06-07 13:22:03 -0500
Started 2012-06-01 14:51:31 -0500

First thing I heard on the radio when I woke up was it's National Donut Day. Of course the power of suggestion was too much for my sleep fogged mind. Husband obeidiently went out and fetched me a donut from the nearby Donut Shoppe.
1 1/2 hours later BG is 132. 2 hrs 148. 2 1/2 hrs 147 3 hrs 148
Maybe resistence would not have been futile if I had made Almond Flour Waffles 2 days ago. But I was just too lazy to make them then.
Now if only husband would have been as lazy as me today. He never would have gone to the Donut Shoppe before rushing off to work. And I am too lazy to walk down the street 2/10ths of a mile to the donuts. I'm too busy storing up my energy to walk 2/10ths of a mile to work. tonight. At least the miles of walking I do at work will burn off a few of the calories from the Donut Day indulgence.

76 replies

troublemaker27 2012-06-04 16:25:47 -0500 Report

i feel so sad that i can't eat donuts anymore i might as well be dead

pixsidust 2012-06-06 12:11:37 -0500 Report

Go to our recipe section…there is hope!
Almond flour lets you make many things.
I love the no bake aspect!


By Avera Submitted at June 20, 2009 Views 2,381 Comments 5 Likes 4

1 tablespoon butter

3 tablespoons heavy cream

2 teaspoons cocoa

Liquid Splenda equal to 2/3 cup sugar

1 tablespoon natural peanut butter

2 tablespoons oats

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut *

1/4 cup almond flour, 1 ounce

1/4 teaspoon vanilla


Bring the butter, Splenda, cream and cocoa to a boil in a very small pot; boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in the peanut butter until well blended, then stir in the remaining ingredients. Drop onto wax paper (mixture will be crumbly so you may need to shape them with your fingers); chill or freeze until firm.

troublemaker27 2012-06-06 14:49:33 -0500 Report

hey there well that's nice of you.
i'm taking good care of myself now.
i will miss eating donuts but that's life are bagels good to eat when you're a diabetic?
anymore receipes to share with me?
i'm dying to know thanks stay off the sugar we don't want code blue

jigsaw 2012-06-05 06:42:25 -0500 Report

Throw in the elimination of a hot fudge sunday with moocho whip cream, and ya might as well commit suicide!

Type1Lou 2012-06-04 15:21:19 -0500 Report

I can't remember the last time I ate a donut but, man oh man, did I love them…especially the chocolate covered raised ones. YUMMM! My ex-husband and I (before I was diagnosed with diabetes) would buy a dozen donuts on Sunday morning and that would be our breakfast. He passed away last year…don't know if he'd changed his eating habits in the intervening 30+ years…the marketing and ad people will promote anything!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-04 16:20:46 -0500 Report

Gotta love marketing. In college I placed 3rd in Western Regional Ad Design. Wonderful ad. Unfortunately it was for a place that went out of business before the ink was barely dry on the newspaper. They had a little problem with food poisoning.
I know I'm sounding like a broken record here, but…
Have you tried baking with almond flour or almond meal. I am working on some recipes when time and energy anad motivation converge. Made a Brownie during Christmas baking freenzy that was almost right on. Just needed a bit of a chocolate boost. They tasted so good I could not believe they were not bad for me. Just lacked a little more WOW factor.
The Shortbread was good, just very crumbly. A chocolate Drop cookie was so-so. Lemon Snow Bars were a horrible disaster and 2 other experiments were even worse. All in all it was a fun playing in the kitchen day.

Type1Lou 2012-06-04 17:09:22 -0500 Report

I haven't given almond flour a try but it makes sense that it would reduce the carb content of baked goods. I find it easier not to bake anymore, that way, I'm not tempted to eat baked goods.

Nana_anna 2012-06-04 14:07:15 -0500 Report

Sounds good, but can't take a chance. Sugar's all ready up. Even though they have plain, which I cannot stand! Lol! Love the long johns, all creamy and chocalate!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-04 16:09:13 -0500 Report

Maybe you should try making an almond flour version. Inpired by old biker's chocolate cookie confession, my experiment yesterday was chocolate almond flour waffles. Recipe still needs some tweeking. But it tasted as good as a box mix cakish waffle. Needed a touch more flavor, I forgot to add the vanilla. Used unsweetened applesauce for the sweet part. Didn't calculate the carb/protein/fat etc yet.
Had a couple for lunch. Then took two to work for my 2:30 AM supper break.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-06-02 17:22:20 -0500 Report

Maybe you should have walked together to get it, eat it there and enjoy the walk back, good for both of you:) I'm thinking he must have wanted a donut to justify getting you one, haha

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-04 16:30:44 -0500 Report

Finallly asked him yesterday what one he had. "None". However he did buy a couple of their pigs in blankets.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-02 17:55:32 -0500 Report

Time was short, he had a bunch of things to do before work. But I was mainly being very, very lazy.
I haven't asked what one he took to work. Most likely it was huge and jelly filled.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-06-02 16:50:53 -0500 Report

What!!!! I missed National Donut Day??? I could have had a 7-11 cake donut with my coffee this morning. I find they don't mess with my blood sugar as long as I move around before lunch.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-06-02 17:19:41 -0500 Report

There was a survey as to the most liked donut on the internet, glazed won!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-06-02 17:42:04 -0500 Report

I use to enjoy a warm fresh Krispy Kreme Glazed donut.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-06-03 14:27:38 -0500 Report

We used to live about 5 min from a Krispy Kreme for about 10 yrs and never went there? I did eat a glazed that a co-worker brought in though. Don't like store bought krispy krems, yuk!!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-02 17:50:00 -0500 Report

There used to be a local place in Denver called The Dutch Boy. They knew how to make a Glazed Donut. The Cake Lady would take us on the trek across the metro area every so often when she got the craving.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-06-02 18:00:14 -0500 Report

Graylin now I want a donut, a buffalo burger with a fired pickle. Gonna have to get the whip out and beat down the cravings :>)

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-02 18:08:10 -0500 Report

Me too, I have a couple of eggs sitting on the counter. Almond flour near by and just need to get off of DC and make a batch of something healthy and very tasty.
That's all that will keep me from making a detour on the way home from work in the morning. I would just need to turn to the left instead of the right after I cross the street to get home.
Maybe I need a carb avoidance guide/herding dog.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-06-02 17:53:24 -0500 Report

Ok time to stop this…now I want a donut. A nice warm glazed one with a glass of ice cold chocolate milk…Yummmmm

jayabee52 2012-06-03 18:44:40 -0500 Report

well redflower, you missed the day! Now you're gonna have to wait another year till it rolls around again LoL!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-03 14:04:29 -0500 Report

Misery loves company. But I hope your will power is stronger than mine was, I'd feel bad if I was responsible for leading you to a live of bad eating.

old biker
old biker 2012-06-03 14:13:21 -0500 Report

Just between you and me. I cheated last night with 2 small choclate filled cookies..It was the first time in months and they tasted sooo good

JSJB 2012-06-05 05:00:05 -0500 Report

Tripple chocolate, chocolate donut-chocolate filled cream and chocolate icing. Can not resist them and I do dip them in milk Mmmmmmmmmm

techguy87114 2012-06-01 23:21:52 -0500 Report

I can understand your position. Donuts were all over my office this morning! I didn't have one as I had something else to fend off the craving. I think if you only had 1 and it's not an all the the thing it's okay.

You deserve to indulge once in a while.

What flavor donut did you get, do you have a specific favorite ?



Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-02 14:37:21 -0500 Report

I was so good the day before when facing the monthly staff meeting birthday cake. Saved my piece to reward hubby for dealing with the laundromat while I was enduring the staff meeting. Giving up that piece of grocery store bakery cake wasn't really a sacrifice though.
I wanted an old fashioned plain donut. Those were sold out. Hubby bought a plain cake donut as its substitute. Pretty good, but not as good. The old fashioned donut must have a slightly different dough, I get a lower shorter spike, the 3 times I have indulged in the last year. I wish I had paid closer attention to what the different batters and doughs were years and years ago when I worked at a bakery at the sales counter.

jayabee52 2012-06-01 22:34:21 -0500 Report

You don't have enough problems with the "cake lady" that you have to have hubby get a donut for you?

Well I hope you enjoyed it! LoL!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-02 18:00:13 -0500 Report

As to The Cake Lady issues… She is the one who hooked me onto glazed donuts. Pre D I did nationwide searches for the best one. None could even touch her favorite place's version. If they were still open she would be tempting me with them along with her cakes. Tha woman has never met a carb she didn't like. Unless it was combined with Blue Cheese.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-02 14:27:32 -0500 Report

Unfortunately I did enjoy the whole thing. Otherwise only 1 bite for me and hubby woud have eaten the remains and no hours long spike.

jigsaw 2012-06-01 16:31:17 -0500 Report

Darn, I haven't had a donut in twenty years! I know, I know, sounds like I'm bragging, but believe me i have slipped a few other things down the hatch. I just close my eyes and scoff it up before I have time to asses the situation!!! Very, very rarely do I do such terrible things however, the big D reminds me of my no, nos!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-02 14:25:15 -0500 Report

In my brain fog I rationalized it is a doNUT, there should be some good in it.

jigsaw 2012-06-02 14:49:10 -0500 Report

I think if you eat the exact center of a donut, your bg will remain normal. Unfortunately, it tastes like air, but you will eliminate the brain fog!!!

jigsaw 2012-06-05 06:39:25 -0500 Report

I have terrible aim also! I usually miss the entire center, and eat the surrounding contents ! Then I'm left holding the air !!!

Nick1962 2012-06-01 16:02:30 -0500 Report

It's the extra "p" and "e" in the word shoppe that did it. Everyone knows there's more carbs and sugar in a "shoppe" than just a plain "shop".

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-06-02 17:58:47 -0500 Report

Too funny. I thought if you broke it into small pieces it would get rid of the carbs. Sort of like chocolate, freeze it and it kills the calories and the sugar.

Nick1962 2012-06-02 18:03:24 -0500 Report

Yes definately! The broken cookie theory! Once broken, the carbs all leak out!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-02 18:15:42 -0500 Report

You guys are so helpful. Tonight at work I will not ignore the plate of cookies on the counter right next to the freezer full of ice cream.
I will crumble up all the cookies, smush them into the ice cream. then at break time I will enjoy a very low carb feast. I am so looking forwrd to work tonight.
Heck I may have to check out the other three ice cream freezers and cookie laden counters throughout the building.
Just one question if I inhale while crumbling cookies does it matter?

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-02 18:23:29 -0500 Report

Have the gloves. But does the mask need to be a gasmask, or will just the standard issue mask we have at work for flu and cold season be up to the job?

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-02 14:21:51 -0500 Report

Is the carb value multiplier based on Scrabble letter values?

Nick1962 2012-06-02 15:11:12 -0500 Report

I think so! Amazing how that works huh? i think thats how they determined what numbers to put on the tiles.