New Healthy Dog Treats!

Our dog Sitka is 4 now and we really want him to live forever and ever, or at least as long as we are lucky enough to have him to spoil and love! It’s super tempting to grab those easy, super stinky dog treats that all dogs adore from the store, but our Sitka loves homemade treats even more!oatflour

I use quick oats and process them down to a flour for pup treats…

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Same with organic cheerio type cereal…

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As well as organic rice cereal! These have a consistency of panko bread crumbs. Just wait, you’ll get it in a sec.

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These peanut butter balls are no-bakes and so freaking easy and just 4 ingredients! Here’s the recipe:

No-Bake Peanut Butter Ball Pup Treats

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups rolled oats, processed into medium coarse thickness (not fine)
  • 1 cup fresh peanut butter, non-salted (I use organic, non-salted fresh peanut butter)
  • 1/2 cup water  (you can sub out the water for milk or broth if you’d like)
  • 1 4oz pouch of baby food fruit, such as apples & oats

Hand mix or food process all of the ingredients in a bowl until it looks like this gooey mess:

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Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out mixture and hand roll.

Roll the formed balls in processed oats.

It’s that easy! I store these in an airtight container in the fridge, which can last in there for up to a week, but they never last that long! 🙂

Blueberry Chia Pup Treats

Seriously, Jon even tried these and said they were bomb! (Sitka agreed!) You don’t need to worry about using chia seeds for these- they’re vet approved! Chia seeds even help with dogs shiny coats- just make sure you soak them first!

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Ingredients:

1 4oz pouch of baby food fruit or veggies

1/4 cup of frozen blueberries, processed or chopped

1 cup brown rice flour

1/2 cup powdered cherrios

1/2 powdered rice cereal

2 tsp soaked chia seeds

1 large egg, beaten

1 tbsp honey

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I just throw blueberries into my food processor and use them this way!

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I wasn’t kidding about the baby food! It’s awesome! I make veggie treats with them too!

Instructions:

I put everything into my food processor and pulse until its all combined. Depending on the type of baby food you use, etc. you may need to add a little more of the dry ingredients to get a wet dough, but something that you can roll out and cut with a cookie cutter. I added about 1/4 of powdered cherrios today to get the right consistency.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15 mins. They will be a little soft still, but firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack after a few minutes.

You can store these in your fridge for up to a week!

Enjoy!

-Mia

 

Sweet Potato & Mashed Pea Pup Treats

It’s super easy to make homemade dog treats with a crazy variety of ingredients. It’s important to know what ingredients are on the ok list for dogs and what are no ok and why.

I make so many different types for our pup, but here’s the recipe for this particular variety:

1 cooked and mashed sweet potato (skinned)

1 cup of cooked peas, mashed

1/2 c dried milk

2 cups brown rice flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill)

1/4 c chopped bacon

1-2 tsp reserved bacon grease

1 tsp coconut oil

1 egg

Brown rice flour for rolling

Add all ingredients together and mix well. Shape into disc form and roll out on brown rice flour. Cut with desired shape and place on lined cookie sheet.

Bake for 15 mins at 350 degrees. You’re looking for a crisp texture so make sure they’re cooked all the way through!

Humidity can play a factor in this recipe. If you see a drier dough, add a little extra coconut oil. If it’s too wet, add in a little extra brown rice flour.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Mia

Peanut Butter & Bacon Dog Treats

Our dog Sitka has been with us for about 2 1/2 years. We adopted him from a local shelter the day after he was brought in. He is such a wonderful guy, so full of love and snuggles. Sitka is a Husky/Shepherd/Lab mix and we wouldn’t change a single thing about him! 🙂 He is addicted to treats…he will shake, high five, double shake, walk on 2 feet, spin 360 degrees and lay down for treats. We don’t like to give him store-bought treats because they aren’t good for him, so I try to keep the cookie jar full and Sitka happy.

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This recipe is so easy, it’s not really a recipe. Hehe. You just place all ingredients in the bowl and mix it up. No fancy schmancy wet ingredients into the dry ingredients nonsense. 🙂dt2

Your dough will look like this when it’s ready. Don’t look for a perfect dough like pie crust or human cookie dough. This has so much peanut butter in it, that all will be perfect. Trust me. dt3

See! Told you! You also don’t need to flour underneath. It’s not a sticky dough.

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I cut the shapes pretty uniform in size for easy fitting into his cookie jar.

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Super cute!

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These bake up so fast! Just 10 mins in the oven and 10 minutes to cool and your pup will be in heaven. (And healthy-ish!)

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They fit perfectly in the cookie jar. This recipe makes about 3 dozen treats. Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (255g) natural creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) nonfat milk
  • 1 large egg (or 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce)
  • 2 cups (244g) whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup (30g) quick oats
  • 1 tbsp reserved bacon grease, kept in fridge until use

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix everything together. The dough is extremely thick and heavy
  3. Using a floured rolling pin, cut into shapes using cookie cutters or a knife. Arrange on the baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until very lightly browned on the bottom.
  4. Allow to cool completely before serving to your pup. Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  5. Make ahead/freezing: Since the pups can’t eat the whole batch in a week, I usually freeze them. Sitka loves them right out of the freezer too! The treats freeze well up to 2 months.

I hope your dog enjoys them as much as this guy does!

Happy baking!

-Mia