National Doughtnut Day is coming up on June 5th. Let’s celebrate.
These Cinnamon Chile de Arbol Donut Holes are inspired by my latest donut obsession in San Diego, Nomad Donuts. If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of donut photos that feature their tasty creations. Nomad regularly serves flavored donut holes, and my favorite is their cinnamon chile de arbol variety. So much so, that I decided to recreate them at home. After several wonderful rounds of recipe testing, I finally landed on a method that may just be tastier than the original
This recipe starts with a simple mix of freshly ground, toasted chiles de arbol, ground cinnamon and sugar. A topping for the fried donut holes that’s got the recognizable warmth of cinnamon sugar paired with the exciting spark of dried chile. Toasting the chiles before grinding provides another layer of flavor that works well with the cinnamon. This spice-flecked topping is tossed with the freshly fried donut holes, creating a lip-tingling treat perfect for breakfast or dessert. Continue reading for the recipe plus ideas for a National Doughnut Day party!