Monday, January 30, 2017

Easy Homemade Dog Donuts Your Pup Will Go Crazy For

No pup can resist these dog donuts with yogurt frosting and bacon sprinkles!

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"If you give a dog a donut, he'll ask for some apple juice to go with it..."

So begins the adventure in If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff. We are big fans of this series that began with If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, which is this week's pick for the Virtual Book Club for Kids.

When I spotted If You Give a Dog a Donut in my boys' preschool library I knew they would love it even more as our family includes two dogs. And after we read it, the boys were dying to know what would happen if we gave our dogs a donut. But of course, you don't want to give a dog a sugary human donut, so we made some easy homemade dog donuts just for them.

So what does happen when you give a dog a donut? Ours gobbled these up and begged for more! Fortunately, they are super easy and fun to make with the kids, so I'm sure we'll be doing it again soon. Here's the how to.

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Easy Homemade Dog Donuts

These dog donuts use just a few ingredients that you probably have on hand. It's the perfect recipe to give kids practice in the kitchen! My 4 year olds did a great job helping me measure the ingredients, dump them in the bowl, and mix. You can even let them mix with their hands for a wonderful sensory experience.

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup Oats
  • 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 Eggs
For the topping:
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Bacon Bits


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients (except yogurt and bacon bits). You can mix with a spoon or use your hands (super fun for kids!). Mix until a dough forms.

Use your hands to press the dough into the donut pan. Fill each donut cavity and press firmly to ensure everything sticks together (it won't rise, so you should make sure each space is tightly packed).

Bake in your preheated oven at 375 degrees for approximately 14 mins or until cooked completely.

Allow to cool, then carefully remove the donuts from the pan. Now you're ready to decorate them!

Set out a small bowl of plan Greek yogurt and another of bacon bits. Dip each donut carefully in the yogurt, then sprinkle with bacon bits.

Place your finished donuts in the freezer for a few moments to harden the yogurt. My dogs like to eat them straight from the freezer, but you can also store in the refrigerator. Just keep in mind that the yogurt may get a little sticky.

Serve to your dogs as a treat! Both of mine couldn't wait to try them and they were not disappointed.

So what really happens when you give a dog a donut? They probably won't ask for apple juice, but they will ask for seconds!

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More Baking Activities for Kids

Check out the rest of these Laura Numeroff inspired activities, and join the Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids of Facebook for even more book fun!

Cookie Themed Alphabet Letters Activity (J Daniel Four's Mom)

Sidewalk Chalk Alphabet Cookie Game (The Educators' Spin on It)

Cookie Sight Words (Teach Beside Me)

If You Bake a Cookie Story Time (My Storytime Corner)

Visual Recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies (Inspiration Laboratories)

Fine Motor Cookie Craft (Books and Giggles)

Felt Cookie Busy Bag (Views From a Step Stool)



  1. What a fun idea to let the kids help make treats for the dogs!

  2. This is such great Idea I am son going to make this for my two Dogs.

    1. Sorry for my Grammar I mean't to say so instead of son.

  3. I made these and to the touch they crumble. Did I over bake them?

    1. Possibly, or you may need a little more moisture. Try adding 1 more egg to see if that helps!

  4. I have never been able to get my babies to eat plain greek yogurt, I mean its sour so why would they? Does it have to be plain?

    1. You can substitute for regular yogurt or a flavor that your dog likes, just make sure that it doesn't contain any harmful ingredients like artificial sweeteners. Hope that helps!

  5. I agree Laura, i just read an article on being careful what you should avoid feeding your dog


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