Dog Treats for Xmas



Healthy Apple bars

Ingredients

½ cup unsweetened applesauce

¼ cup honey

1 egg

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 apple, chopped, skin and core removed

½ tsp baking powder

½ cup unsalted peanuts, chopped

Method

Mix the ingredients in a bowl.

Grease the baking pan thoroughly.

Line the pan with an 8 by 8 by 2-inch wax paper.

Spread the mixture evenly in the pan.

Bake at 325 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.

Take it out when the edges turn brown.

Allow it to cool down and turn it on wire rack.

Remove the wax paper and cut into bars.

Yield: 22 bars

Note: Use only if your dog is non-reactive to gluten. For a gluten-free version, use ragi or millet aata in place of wheat and oat flour.


Peanut butter carob dog biscuits

Ingredients

6 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce

¼ cup honey

½ cup of vegetable oil

½ cup all-natural peanut butter, no sugar or salt added

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 ½ cups oat flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

½ cup carob chips or powder (available on Amazon under ‘pet products’)

2 eggs

1 Tbsp ground cinnamon

2 tsp baking soda

Method

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.

Make 1-inch balls of the dough with your hands.

Place them 3 inches apart on a baking sheet.

Flatten each ball with a fork.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

The cookies should be firm to the touch.

Take them out and allow them to harden for 1-2 hours.

Yield: 55 cookies

Note

Use only if your dog is non-reactive to gluten. For a gluten-free version, use ragi or millet aata in place of wheat and oat flour.

Apple Sesame Biscotti

Ingredients

2 Oats Flour

2 cups whole wheat flour

¼ cup honey

1 Tbsp baking powder

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 eggs

½ cup water

¼ cup sesame seeds

Method

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.

Knead the dough until firm.

Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.

Roll one portion to form a rectangle on the baking sheet using a rolling pin.

Repeat with the other portion.

Both the portions should fit on the same baking sheet.

Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.

Cookies are done when a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Remove and cut into 1- by 3- inch slices.

Bake the cookie slices at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.

Turn them over, and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Turn the oven off.

Leave the biscotti to harden for 1 to 2 hours.

Yield: 70 biscotti

Peanut butter cookies

Ingredients

2 cups flour

½ cup peanut butter

2 eggs

¼ cup water

Method

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.

Roll out the dough and cut it into your favourite shape.

Place them on the baking sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes.

Take them out and allow them to cool down.

Yield: 36 cookies

Note: Use only if your dog is non-reactive to gluten. For a gluten-free version, use ragi or millet aata.

Pumpkin carrot dog food

Ingredients

¾ cup canned pumpkin

1 egg, slightly beaten

¼ cup shredded carrots

1 cup whole wheat flour

Method

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.

Make small balls of the dough and place on the baking sheet.

Flatten the balls with a fork.

Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Allow them to cool down for 1-2 hours.

Yield: 36 treats

Note: Use only if your dog is non-reactive to gluten. For a gluten-free version, use ragi or millet aata.

Cranberry dog biscuits

Ingredients

2 eggs

1 ½ cups almond flour

1 Tbsp coconut oil

3-4 Tbsp coconut flour

½ cup dried cranberries

Method

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Beat the eggs and set aside.

Mix almond flour, oil and cranberries in a bowl.

Add the eggs and knead the dough with your hands.

Add the coconut flour 1 Tbsp at a time till the dough is easy to roll out.

Roll out the dough and cut the treats using cookie cutters.

Line the baking sheet with a parchment paper.

Place the cookies and bake for 15-20 minutes until crisp.

Apple oatmeal cookies

Ingredients

1 cup oatmeal

½ cup cinnamon apple sauce

1 large egg

Method

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.

Roll the dough into mini balls.

Place the balls on the baking sheet and flatten them with a spoon.

Bake for 22 minutes.

The cookies will be done if they easily slide off the tray.

Allow them to cool.

Banana oat cookies

Ingredients

1 cup oat or rice flour

2 ripe bananas, mashed

¼ cup unsweetened peanut butter

Method

Preheat oven to 325 F.

Mix the mashed bananas and peanut butter.

Add the flour one half at a time and mix properly.

Use your hands to form a solid ball of dough.

Roll out the dough and cut it into any shape you like.

Place the cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Use a fork to poke 4 holes in the centre of each, to let steam escape.

Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow them to cool.

Note: Use only if your dog is non-reactive to gluten. For a gluten-free version, use ragi or millet aata.


Ginger apple dog biscuit

Ingredients

1 cup brown rice flour

½ cup apple, finely diced

⅔ cup Greek yoghurt (plain)

½ tsp ginger (finely minced)

1 Tbsp coconut oil

Method

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.

Use your hands to knead a firm dough.

Roll the dough using a rolling pin.

Cut into desired shapes.

Place them on a baking sheet.

Bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown.

Allow them to cool.

Note: Use only if your dog is non-reactive to gluten. For a gluten-free version, use ragi or millet aata.

Banana cinnamon dog treats

Ingredients

1 egg

¾ cup unsalted almond butter

⅓ banana (mashed)

1 tsp ground cinnamon

Method

Pre-heat oven to 350 F.

Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.

The batter consistency should be very thick, unlike normal treat dough.

Make small balls of the dough and place them on the sheet.

Bake for 5 minutes.

Turn the cookies over and bake for 5 more minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool.

Sweet potato dog food

Ingredients

1 sweet potato

1 Tbsp coconut oil (melted)

A pinch of turmeric

A pinch of cinnamon

Method

Preheat oven to 425 F.

Peel the sweet potato and cut into long fry-shaped pieces.

Coat with oil and spices.

Place the fries on a baking sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes.

Turn them over and bake for another 10-15 minutes.

Let it cool down.

Peanut butter oat cookies

Ingredients

2 cups whole-wheat flour

1 cup rolled oats

⅓ cup unsweetened peanut butter

1 ¼ cups hot water

Method

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Stir the peanut butter and water.

Start kneading the dough.

Sprinkle a bit more flour if the dough is too sticky.

Roll it out on a floured surface with a rolling pin.

Cut into shapes using cookie cutters.

Grease the cookie sheet.

Place the cookies on the sheet and bake for 40 minutes.

Allow it to cool.

Note: Use only if your dog is non-reactive to gluten. For a gluten-free version, use ragi or millet aata.

These healthy dog foods will not only fit into the spirit of Christmas but will also bring your pet dog and you closer when you bake these healthy snacks together. Not only tasty, but these dog foods are also super healthy. A Merry Christmas to you and your pooch from the Doggilciouus family!

127 views