Healthy dog treats
Everyone in our home loves to snack, even our dog, Molly. We buy treats for her at the store, but sometimes we want to make a homemade dog treat too. We do not like Molly to have preservatives and additives in her food, so homemade treats allow you to control what she is eating. These healthy dog treats smelled amazing and shhhh tasted quite good. Yes, Molly’s Daddy ate a little piece and loved it. All of the ingredients are safe for dogs to eat and in no time you will have some homemade treats your dog will love.
The ingredients in these healthy dog treats are all found in your cabinet. We used organic ingredients when possible. The only thing you might need to buy is a dog bone shaped cookie cutter. I found this adorable set on Amazon, and it was only $4.12 for 4 pet themed cookie cutters, what a deal! We used our favorite peanut butter, Homeplate, but you can use any peanut butter without any additives. You also might need to find rice flour online. We did a lot of research and white flour and wheat flour are both not so easy for dogs to digest. Rice flour and oats are much better as the binders for these dog treats.
The dough came together very nicely. It was easiest for us to simply put the cookie cutter on the cookie sheet and then fill it with the dough. We pressed down on all sides and then the dog bone shaped cookie popped right out. Fill up your cookie sheet and then bake your treats. These treats smelled so good, like a scrumptious peanut butter cookie. Molly sat by the stove waiting for them to be ready.
Molly could barely wait for the treats to cool. She kept jumping up on the counter sniffing and trying to reach a treat. Molly rarely jumps on the counter, these treats just smelled THAT GOOD! Molly was rewarded with a few of these healthy dog treats and we promised her that we would share the recipe with all her dog friends.
These treats would make great gifts for when you go visiting friends and families for the holidays. Bag up a couple of homemade dog treats, tie them with a ribbon, and you will be your dog friend’s favorite guest.
Our friends at Rover.com are currently hosting the 12 Days of DIY Pet Gifts and asked us to share a DIY gift for your pet. The holidays are a time for family, inspiration, and creativity. If you are anything like the Dog People at Rover.com, you involve the family pet in all the festivities. We have worked with 12 DIY bloggers to bring you a different daily craft for the past 12 days. So deck the paws and countdown to a furry Christmas with us!
On the Ninth Day of DIY, your fur love did receive a Christmas Wreath Pull Toy. On the Tenth Day of DIY, your fur love will receive a Fleece Holiday Blanket (made by us).
- 1 and 1/2 cups rice flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare your baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients.
- Knead the dough. (If the dough is crumbly, you can add more coconut oil or water).
- Push the dough into your cookie cutters.
- You can also just make small ball cookies.
- Bake in preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Let cool and then serve to your dog.
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