The only way that you can be sure that you know the exact ingredients in your dog's food or treats is by making them yourself. It takes time and research in order to make nutritionally balanced meals that will meet all of your dog's unique needs. These donuts for dogs will add some extra nutrients to your pup's diet without having to change his regular food.
Feeding a homemade dog food diet isn't as easy as most owners think. There is a lot of precise research that goes into creating just the right recipes for your dog. And, you have to update your pet's diet depending on his stage of life, activity level and current health condition.
Switching to homemade dog treats will save you time and money, plus you won't have to worry about any artificial ingredients. Did you know that hundreds of pet food products are recalled every year? Many of these products are treats that are recalled for contamination issues or due to harmful ingredients.
Homemade Donuts for Dogs Recipe
By making your own dog treats at home, you can ensure your dog’s health and safety. These homemade donuts for dogs are adorable and would make a great gift. You can also serve them as a tempting treat for your own pup.Print
Recipe: Homemade Donuts for Dogs
These donuts for dogs are made with peanut butter. Peanut butter is a favorite flavor for many dogs. Not only is peanut butter a great source of protein, it also has Vitamin B and E, niacin, heart healthy fats and many other nutrients that your dog's body needs.
Just be careful that the peanut butter you purchase does not contain xylitol – it can be toxic to canines.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minuttes
- Total Time: 25 minute
- Yield: 12 donuts 1x
- Category: Biscuit Treats
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Dog Treats
Donuts for Dogs
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup oats
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- plain yogurt
- bacon bits
Preheat your oven to 375˚ F.
Combine the flour, oats, coconut oil, peanut butter and eggs in a large mixing bowl. The dough will become stiff, so I use my hands to knead it until all of the ingredients are well blended.
If you have a donut pan, that will be the easiest way to make these treats. If not, you can just roll them out and put them on a well greased cookie sheet, like I did.
Bake these donuts for dogs for about 15 minutes. Once finished, allow them to cool completely before frosting. Sprinkle the bacon bits on top for added decoration. If you're looking to cut some calories, you can skip the topping.
- Serving Size: 1 donut
- Calories: 190 calories
- Sugar: 1.2 g
- Sodium: 60 mg
- Fat: 12.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 14.8 g
- Fiber: 1.6 g
- Protein: 5.6 g
- Cholesterol: 27 mg
As you can see, these dog treats are very high in calories. You can break them into smaller pieces to cut down on the calorie count. It's important that you feed these treats sparingly – 1 per day at most – to ensure that you're not adding too many unnecessary calories to your pet's diet.
How to store: Store leftover treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 12-14 days. Remember that these dog treats do not have the preservatives that store bought products do. They will not last as long. If you'd like, you can freeze these treats in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
For More Information
We publish many homemade dog food and treats recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you're new to home cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.