As I enjoyed a delicious doughnut for breakfast this morning, I thought "When did doughnuts become breakfast food?" They really seem like they are more along the lines of dessert, like cake or cookies, being a pastry and all.
(Although, I have been known to eat a slice of cake or handfull(s) of cookies for breakfast as well. Always with a glass of milk, though - that makes it healthy, right?)
So I was feeling all guilty for eating a doughnut as my morning nutrition when there were perfectly good wholesome and healthy bagels sitting right next to them. Hard, spongy, tough bagels next to soft, sweet, melt-in-your-mouth doughnuts.
But then I went a-Googling and found this quote from Doughnuts: A Definitive History, By Mr Breakfast:
"Pay no mind to the fact that a bagel with cream cheese has over 450 calories; the doughnut was called out time and time again for it's average 300 calories per cake."
Doughnuts. It's what's for breakfast.