GBBO: Create a showstopper with this dog-friendly doughnut recipe

The Great British Bake Off is back tonight and have ensured our four-legged friends don’t miss out.

From Hollywood handshakes to stunning showstoppers, and soggy bottoms the nation can’t wait to get baking again. Whether they’re glazed, jam-filled, or piping hot at the funfair, we all love doughnuts. These deep-fried treats are best left to the humans – all that saturated fat and sugar (as delicious as it might be) means doughnuts don’t make a very dog-friendly snack.

The good news is: we don’t want our dogs to miss out on all the fun, and that’s where the delicious doggy doughnut recipe comes in.

These dog-friendly doughnuts will go down a storm with your (very trustworthy) taste testers. Using almond flour, eggs, a little coconut oil, and some xylitol-free peanut butter, this recipe is the perfect afternoon treat!

Dog-friendly doughnut recipe


4 large doughnuts – each doughnut is approximately 250kcal, so we’d recommend cutting them into smaller pieces to keep tummies trim!

What you’ll need

For the doughnuts:

  • 135g almond flour (you could also use coconut flour or wholemeal flour if your dog tolerates wheat)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 heaped tsp xylitol-free peanut butter

For the icing:

  • 2 tbsp coconut yoghurt (goat milk yoghurt or kefir is also fine)
  • 1 tsp cornflour

For the decoration:

  • Their favourite treats!


  • Bowl
  • Non-stick doughnut baking tray


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C
  2. Add the flour, egg, coconut oil, and peanut butter to a mixing bowl and stir until combined
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the yoghurt and cornflour until smooth
  4. Lightly grease your baking tray with coconut oil and fill with your mixture
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown
  6. Allow to cool, then remove the doughnuts from the tray
  7. Use your yoghurt icing to top the doughnuts and decorate with your dog’s favourite treats – we used our Hand-baked Duck Treats and Good Dog Treats!

Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 7 days – or freeze and use within 3 months.