Why Doughnuts Are the Sneakiest Breakfast Item of All Time

I don't know if you are aware that doughnuts are actually secret sugary geniuses. Eggs, oatmeal, doughnuts –– all are totally acceptable form of breakfast for many people. But don't be fooled! The doughnut you're eating is really just a sneakier form of cake, filled with sugar and covered with even more sugar (glaze + frosting + sprinkles).

Can you imagine ordering a slice of cake for breakfast? The stares! The horror! It's totally not socially acceptable. If you order a couple doughnuts, on the other hand, nobody would think twice.

This is not to say, of course, that doughnuts aren't the best thing ever. In fact, if anything, their ability to defy our social breakfast barriers makes them even tastier. It's just important to remember, however, that eating a slice of cake before noon really isn't much worse.

Cake or Doughnuts? Pick Your Poison.



And while you're at it, you may as well make your own sprinkles...

(Image credits: Nealey Dozier; Sara Kate Gillingham)

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Ariel is the Engagement Editor for The Kitchn, where she writes fun things and manages social media. She is a graduate of the International Culinary Center in New York. She lives in Brooklyn.