Baking for my Buddies: A Duo of Dog Treats

20 Jun

It occurred to me recently that I don’t always bake for people, and some of you might have furry friends at home as well. I make a lot of different kinds of dog treats for Dioji and Zero, but I like these two recipes because all you need is a food processor to put the doughs together. No other mixing required, though you can certainly make them by hand if you do not have a food processor. It just takes a little elbow grease.

Apple and Carrot Dog Treats

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • ½ cup carrots, chopped
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together the apple and carrot until fine.

Add the egg and peanut butter and process until well combined.

Add the flour and oats and process until a soft dough is formed.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to ¼ in. thickness. Cut into desired shapes.

Bake for 10-15 minutes depending on size. The bottoms of the treats will be a light golden brown when finished. Cool completely on parchment paper or a wire rack.

 

Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup peanut butter

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together all ingredients until a soft dough forms.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to ¼ in. thickness. Cut into desired shapes.

Bake for 10-15 minutes depending on size. The bottoms of the treats will be a light golden brown when finished. Cool completely on parchment paper or a wire rack.

Healthy treats with simple ingredients for your pups, what could be better? Zero is obsessed with bananas, so he goes especially crazy for the second kind. Hope your dogs are just as excited to get these!

Ciao for now,

Neen

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