Healthy and Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Donuts Recipe

In 1938, the Salvation Army designated the first Friday of every June as National Donut Day, a day to celebrate and remember the Salvation Army Lassies (the women who served donuts to WW1 soldiers) and a day to raise money and awareness for the Army’s social service programs throughout the Great Depression. Today, more than 80 years later, National Donut Day has grown into a way for bakeries and donut shops alike to treat customers to a complimentary donut. But who says your four-legged friend can’t get in on the fun all year long?

Hunter requested a special share of this healthy and easy homemade peanut butter dog donuts recipe, which if it sounds familiar, is inspired by Duke’s doggie donuts recipe from The Secret Life of Pets 2. Bake up a batch and bring to your session for the most delicious good-boy reward.

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Donuts

Made with healthy and easy-to-find ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen, like peanut butter, oats, eggs, and Greek yogurt, this tail-wagging treat is packed with protein, healthy fat, and flavor. Hunter gives it two paws up! This recipe makes six dog donuts, which he says taste much better than the ones in his ZippyPaws Burrow Coffee and Donutz toy.

Siberian retriever with dog donuts toy from ZippyPaws

Fetch the Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup xylitol-free peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Pet-safe olive oil cooking spray
  • Fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • Stewart Pro-Treats Bacon Pop-Its

In addition to these ingredients, you will also need a donut pan and a cooling rack. (I recommend this Gezan three-pack non-stick silicone donut baking pan.)

Drool-worthy Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Spray donut pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, oats, xylitol-free peanut butter, coconut oil, and eggs and mix thoroughly.
  4. Evenly distribute the donut mix among the donut pan.
  5. Let your dog lick the spoon.
  6. Bake for 14-16 minutes while your furry friend sits in front of the oven and impatiently awaits the beep of the oven timer.
  7. Remove each donut and transfer to the cooling rack.
  8. Once cool, dip one side of each donut into Greek yogurt and top with small pieces of Stewart Pro-Treats Bacon Pop-Its.

Planning to give this recipe a try? Post your pup enjoying these healthy and easy homemade dog donuts on Instagram and “donut” forget to tag me (@barkngoldphotography)! (C’mon…you know I had to “sprinkle” some puns in here somehow.)


This post is a part of the Content Marketing for Pet Photographers blog circle. To see what the next pawesome photographer is sharing for the weekly theme, “My Dog’s Favorite Treat Recipe,” check out Pawtraits by Nicole, photographing pets in and around Las Vegas, Nevada. Continue to click the link at the end of each post in the blog circle until you eventually find your way back here.

12 thoughts on “Healthy and Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Donuts Recipe

    • Bark & Gold Photography says:

      With a Heinz 57 that’s mixed with Labrador, the drool dominates when there’s food around!

    • Bark & Gold Photography says:

      I know, isn’t the resemblance crazy?! I pretend they’re somehow related…distant cousins perhaps?

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