Do you know what tomorrow is?
Tomorrow is National Donut Day, the sweet little holiday that we look forward to every year (at least since it's been a thing ;)! This is how we celebrated last year, but this year, we decided to have some fun with homemade donuts. And boy, oh boy, we are so excited to share our recipe for Rainbow Dog Donuts with you. Here's how to make them...
Rainbow Dog Donuts
Yields approximately 8 donuts
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted (plus extra to grease donut pan)
1/4 cup milk
2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (plus extra to frost donuts)
Gallon size food storage bag
Heat your oven to 350 degrees (F). In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the egg, oil, milk and yogurt. Form a well in the bowl of dry ingredients and then add the wet ingredients and stir until the dough becomes thick and sticky.
With a utensil, draw an even "X" through the dough to divide it into fourths. Transfer each section to a separate small bowl and then tint each with a different hue of food coloring. The colors will stay true while baking, so tint your dough as muted or vibrant as you'd like. Then, transfer each colored section to a large plate -- arranging the dough to touch in a square with two colors in one row and the remaining two colors underneath. Next, open a gallon size food storage bag and press your finger into a corner. Then, press the corner of the bag into the center of the square of dough, pick up all of the dough and then reverse the bag to prepare to pipe the dough.
Grease your donut pan well with the extra coconut oil. (This seems to be the donut pan that everyone has.) Then, snip off the corner of the piping bag and pipe a thick ring of dough into each donut mold. Bake each batch for about 8-9 minutes; allow to cool and then transfer the donuts to a cooling rack. When the donuts are completely cool, frost with the extra Greek yogurt by dipping the tops of the donuts into a small bowl of yogurt.
For extra sweetness and to thicken the yogurt add a generous drizzle of honey.
You can also get creative with toppings -- crushed dog biscuits or diced or sliced fresh (dog-safe) fruit would also be pretty.
Sooo, Gill loved the donuts! He devoured his in a flash. Donut judge his love for sweets, he gets it from his mama ;)
I came out a little messy, but it was well worth it.
Pierogi was also a fan of the donuts, but as with most new treats, he took a moment to cautiously sniff out what was being presented.
Yum-o! Let us know if you give these donuts a try. We'd love to hear about your batch (and your pup)! Happy Donut Day!
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