Somewhat ironically, I began writing this post as I sat in a Tim Horton’s, home of the popular donut holes named “Timbits”, while I waited for my brakes to get fixed. Canadians seem to have an on-going love affair with these sugary little wonder balls.
While my doggie donuts aren’t laden with white sugar, they are most definitely meant for a special occasion. And the good news is that people love them as much as dogs do! You can leave them plain or roll them in cinnamon (cinnamon & sugar for people). You could also roll them in maple syrup & bacon, whatever works for your dog. Oh, the fun you can have with a donut hole
2 cups All Purpose flour
1 TBSP baking powder
1/2 cup of honey
2/3 cup of rice milk, silk coconut milk, or regular milk
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Dash of sea salt
Preheat oven to 350. In a mixing bowl, mix oil and honey. Beat in the egg. Add milk. Stir until combined.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt together. Add to wet ingredients – stir gently, just until combined (lumps are good!) Fill mini-muffin tins 2/3 full with the batter (2/3 makes the best balls shape) Bake for 12 minutes.
Option #1 – Leave plain.
Option #2 - Pour maple syrup into bowl. Roll donut holes in syrup and then sprinkle with bacon bits. Insert Lollipop sticks for people and thin stick chews for dogs – BONUS – the rawhide cleans their teeth!! Just make sure you hold it for your pet – my dogs would swallow the chew stick whole because they hoof things down in one bite. What, me chew?
Option #3 -(more donut-y looking ones for people or dogs livin’ on the edge)
“Maple Syrup Glaze”
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon maple syrup
1/2 cup milk/milk substitute
In a small bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar, maple syrup and milk; stir well. Add additional milk, if needed, to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over donuts.
Sprinkle with Bacon or leave plain.
Option #4 – roll the donuts in maple syrup first and then roll in cinnamon. (a half and half combo of cinnamon and sugar for people rocks).
I’m still working on a very ambitious (perhaps too ambitious???!) Fall dog treat extravaganza. Meanwhile, Happy Thanksgiving and a special shout out to my husband who has a birthday this weekend. You are loved.