This peanut butter dog treat recipe is made in the shape of donuts and decorated with carob icing. Our new puppy, Kili loves them! They are a special treat for her, and I’m happy giving them to her knowing that they’re made with all natural ingredients. They are even safe for humans to eat, so you can share a breakfast donut :)
Please meet the newest member of our family — Kili (pronounced like “kiwi”, but with an “l”), the Cavachon puppy.
Kili is a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise, and she is cuddly! I can’t get over how soft and fluffy she is – and she is always having a bad hair day since it sticks up in every which direction. I’m sure it doesn’t help, but every time she passes by me, I ruffle her hair around even more because it just seems right that her messy hair gets “poofed” up frequently.
But besides her unbelievable hair, she is such an awesome puppy because she’s fearless. I love her curious attitude that causes her to stick her head into the refrigerator every time I open it. And it makes me melt how she pokes around my kitchen cupboards, trying to open them with her nose.
The best part about having Kili around is that I have someone to eat breakfast with every morning now. While Jonathan takes the night shift, in case she has to wee in the dark hours of the night, I take the morning shift. Kili and I wake up at about 6 AM every morning, and for the next couple of hours, it’s our time to bond over breakfast.
Breakfast for Kili usually consists of kibble. She loves her kibble, and since she’s usually most focused in the morning (sleepy = not distracted by anything and everything), I feed her kibble by kibble while training her. The current repertoire consists of “sit,” “down,” “shake,” and “play dead”. For a 10-week old puppy, she is good!
But here, on this special occasion when Kili meets The Worktop, she’s eating Puppy Donuts – a Peanut Butter Dog Treat With Carob Icing!
This peanut butter dog treat recipe is made in the shape of donuts and decorated with carob icing. Everything in this peanut butter dog treat donut is safe for dogs. Be sure to use a natural peanut butter that has no added sugar or salt. And while chocolate is harmful to dogs, carob is safe for dogs to consume. It’s edible for people too, but I wouldn’t really recommend it, especially when you yourself can eat this Krispy Kreme Donut Copycat.
- 1 egg
- ½ cup skim milk
- ½ cup all-natural smooth peanut butter (unsalted)
- 1 cup (150g) whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ cup (40g) carob powder
- ¼ cup (60ml) water, boiling
- Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, beat the egg. Mix in the milk and peanut butter and beat until smooth. Using a fork, mix in the whole wheat flour and baking powder. On a flat surface, knead together until everything is well combined.
- Roll out or pat the dough on a flat surface until it is about ½ inch (1¼ cm) thick. Using a small round cookie cutter, cut the dough into as many circles as you can fit. Using a smaller circular cutter (I used the large end of a frosting tip), cut out smaller circles in the middle of each circle to create the donut. Set the cut donuts on the pan. Roll the scraps of dough together and repeat this step, until you have used up as much dough as you can.
- Bake for 20 minutes, until the donuts are dried and hard. Allow the donuts to cool.
- In a small bowl, add in the carob powder and the boiling water. Mix until a smooth paste forms. If the icing is too stiff, add in water ½ teaspoon at a time.
- Add the carob icing into a small icing squeeze bottle. Once the donuts have cooled, pipe the carob icing on top of the donuts. To keep the icing from cooling and hardening in the bottle, place it in a bowl of warm water when you are between donuts.