Easy Air Fryer Dog Donuts

Last Updated on June 30, 2021

Easy Air Fryer Dog Donuts

Wait. What? Dog Donuts? Gotta be some kind of corn dog or something, right? Nope! A dog donut for Fido. Who loves to spoil their dogs? These Easy Air Fryer Dog Donuts contain safe ingredients for the extra member of your family and dogs love treats! 

Easy Air Fryer Dog Treats

Easy Air Fryer Dog Treats

I’ll be the first to admit that I love spoiling our dogs. And why not? They spend all day working hard and playing on the homestead. They’re never selfish with their affection. They deserve something special, too. 

I love making these easy dog treats because I have everything I need in my pantry. When I don’t have to run to the store, I’m a happy camper! 

Saving money and not having to make special trips to the store is the whole reason we started our garden, also! 

Since this recipe calls for peanut butter and applesauce, you can rest easy knowing that not only are these ingredients safe, but your dog is going to LOVE these treats! And just because they’re donuts doesn’t mean that the dogs have to eat them for breakfast! They can have them anytime you want to give them! 

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Can you use crunchy peanut butter?

Sure! You can use any type of peanut butter that you want. Creamy, crunchy, natural, you name it. As long as you use it, your dog is going to be very happy. 

Are you ready to find out how to make these simple dog donuts? Just follow the list of easy ingredients and directions below.

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Ingredients needed to make Easy Air Fryer Dog Donuts

Before we get to the ingredients, it’s okay to taste test the treats. Everyone I know (myself included) has tried these treats. The great thing about this is their homemade treats and you have full control of the ingredients. Your secret is safe with me if you decide to try a few. 

 

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For the Frosting:

How to Make Dog Treats in the Air Fryer 

Grab a large bowl, then combine peanut butter, applesauce, and 2 eggs. You need to whisk until smooth.

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Note: If your peanut butter is sticky and hard, just zap it in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds until it is soft and fluid.

dog treats recipe

Now add the whole wheat flour and oats. Then mix well until it comes together into a stiff dough.

dog treats recipe

Then roll out the dough into a ½ inch thick circle. You will want to use a well-floured 3.5-inch doughnut cutter, cut out as many donuts as you can. Collect the scraps and knead them again. Roll it out and cut as many donuts as you can. Your furry friend will thank you for not missing a drop of dough. 

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Just keep on repeating the process until all the dough is used up. We got 8, 3.5-inches donuts from our mix.

After you’re done with cutting all your donuts out then you will place the donuts in the air fryer basket in a single layer.

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Set your Air fryer to 340F for 10 minutes. Let it rest in the basket for 5 minutes before removing them.

Rinse and Repeat with the remaining donuts.

Then let the donuts cool completely on a cooling rack before frosting them.

For the Frosting

Grab your greek yogurt and spread a thick layer (about 2 tablespoons) on the cooled donuts.

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Then sprinkle a tablespoon of bacon bits on the donuts. NOTE: This step is optional if you don’t feed your best friends pork. We have one dog that cannot have pork so we don’t add the bacon to his. 

dog treats recipe

IF you have any donuts left, you can store the donuts in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 days.

dog treats recipe

Do you really have to store these dog treats in the fridge?

You do! This is because of the ingredients added to this recipe. Make certain that you have them in a container with a lid to keep out the air.

You might also want to label them just in case someone in the family sees these treats and wants to eat them as a snack. They’re not harmful, obviously, so no worries there—but your canines will be sad. 

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Variations to this dog donut recipe

You can alter this as long as you use ingredients that are safe for the dog. I’ve made these and left off the bacon and the dogs still didn’t waste time inhaling them. 

These treats are a great way to train your dogs and teach them new tricks, too. I’ve also made these to celebrate my dogs’ birthdays and made them as Christmas treats. Mostly, I make them just because I love them and they are very spoiled. 😉 

dog treats recipe

Can you put these in the freezer?

If you want to save a few for later, you can pop them in the freezer. I would just freeze the bases and then put on the cream cheese and bacon once they’re thawed and ready to eat.

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Have so much fun making these treats for your dog! They’re going to be so grateful for you! You can use these for so many fun ideas to spoil your doggies! And why not? They’re literally man’s best friend! 

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dog treats recipe

Easy Air Fryer Dog Donuts

Yield: 8

Your pups are going to love these delicious treats!

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups of Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1½ cups of Old-Fashioned Oats
  • 1 cup of Peanut Butter
  • ½ cup of Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 2 large Eggs

For the Frosting

  • 1 cup of Greek Yogurt
  • ½ cup of Bacon Bits

Instructions

In a large bowl combine peanut butter, applesauce and 2 eggs. Whisk until smooth. If the peanut butter is sticky and hard, zap it in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds till it soft and fluid.

Add the whole wheat flour and oats. Mix well till it comes together into a stiff dough.

Roll out the dough into a ½ inch thick circle. Using a well-floured 3.5-inch doughnut cutter cut out as many donuts as you can. Collect the scraps and knead it again and roll it out and cut as many donuts as you can. Keep repeating the process till all the dough is used up. We got 8, 3.5-inches donuts.

Place the donuts in the air fryer basket in a single layer.

Air fry at 340F for 10 minutes. Let it rest in the basket for 5 minutes, before removing them.

Repeat with the remaining donuts.

Let the donuts cool completely on a cooling rack before frosting them.

For the Frosting

Spread a thick layer of Greek yogurt (about 2 tablespoons) on the cooled donuts.

Sprinkle a tablespoon of bacon bits on the donuts.

Store the donuts in an air tight container for the refrigerator for 10 to 15 days.

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