I know that it’s summer, but I can’t seem to let go of the fall apple/cinnamon flavors. It’s one of my favorite flavor combos of all times. Since I love it so much, I figured my dogs would too. Turns out, I was right. They are going crazy over these all-natural apple cinnamon dog donut cookies (shaped like a donut with the consistency of a biscuit)!
You don’t need any fancy tools to make these homemade treats. I simply used a round cookie cutter to make the large circle and an olive oil/ vinegar bottle topper to make the little circle. Just find something that’s round in your kitchen and start cutting!
The cool thing about making these is you’ll get two sets of treats out of one batch. Along with the actual donut, you can use the extra dough to make munchkins!
In the top photo, you’ll notice I have iced my “donuts.” I used Greek yogurt and honey to make this icing. You certainly don’t need to add this layer, but it makes them look pretty, bumps up the nutritional value, and gives your pups an extra flavor to enjoy.
- - 3 cups whole wheat flour
- - 1½ cups oat flour
- - 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- - 1 medium or large apple (washed, peeled and grated)
- - 1 egg
- - 1 cup water
- - 2 heaping tbsp coconut oil
- - Plain Greek yogurt
- - Honey
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Add whole wheat flour, oat flour, and cinnamon to a large bowl and whisk together.
- In a smaller bowl beat egg, then add water, grated apple and coconut oil. Mix together.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together well.
- Knead dough ball with your hands for 3-5 minutes, until it is thoroughly combined.
- Roll dough ball flat to about ¼ inch thick and then cut out donut shapes. I used a round cookie cutter and for the donut hole I used a small bottle cap. Be creative!
- Place donuts and holes on baking sheets.
- Bake for 25 - 30 minutes in 350ºF oven.
- Mix plain Greek yogurt with some honey to create icing.
- Glaze donuts and freeze for 30 minutes to harden glaze.
- If you are adding icing, store treats in refrigerator for up to 5 days. Freeze after 5 days.
- *For softer donut remove from oven to let cool.
- *For harder donut let cool in oven.
- *Remember these are fresh baked and do not have preservatives so follow storage instructions.
- *STORAGE: Unfrosted - In airtight container in refrigerator for 1 week. Then in freezer for up to 3 months. Take out portions as you need them.