Today we thought we would try a different DIY dog treat! Today, we are making Pumpkin Apple Dog Doughnuts ! Our dogs adored these treats, and we hope yours does too! Here is all you will need to make the treats!
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 3/4 cup pure pumpkin
- 1/4 cup coconut milk, unsweetened and plain
- 1/4 cup chicken broth (or just plain water)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. You will need a medium bowl, and a large bowl. Place all of the dry ingredients (flour, flax, cinnamon), in the medium bowl, and whisk them together. Set that bowl aside, and in the large bowl combine all of the wet ingredients. If you did not beat your eggs before hand, place them in the bowl first, beat them, and then add the applesauce, pumpkin, coconut milk, and chicken broth. Once your wet ingredients are all mixed, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet. Once the batter is all mixed up, you can either spoon it into the trays, use a pastry bag, or use a ziplock bag that you cut a hole in, which is what we did. If you are using a silicone pan, you do not need to spray it before use, but if you are using a metal pan, I would advise spraying with a non stick coating. Bake your Doggy Donuts for around 12 - 13 minutes in the oven. These are supposed to be a soft treat, so when they are done they will be slightly soft. Let cool completely before frosting.
The frosting on these donuts is optional, and there are various ways to do it. We used three methods. First we melted some carob chips and added a splash of water to make it a bit runny and dunked the donuts. Second ones we used Fido's Frosting, the Royal Icing kind. This frosting makes more of a glaze coating, and does not actually harden. Third ones we used white chocolate melting discs (contain no actual cocoa!), melted the discs, and frosted the donuts!
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* Please note that I'm neither a vet nor an animal nutritionist, so it's advisable to consult with your own authority when trying new foods, and also to ensure that your dog's home cooked diet is balanced & includes all of the nutrients that are necessary for your dog's health.