I have been asked to jot down some of the recipes I use to make dog treats and other things we use for the dogs. Well here some are, But beware, I have made most of them so often that I, personally, don’t use the recipes anymore I just go from memory and what I have available (on hand) at the time. ******BE VERY CAREFUL IF USING PEANUT BUTTER THAT IT DOES NOT CONTAIN Xylitol IT CAN BE TOXIC TO DOGS!!!******
Grain Free Dog Treats Ingredients
1 1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup peanut butter or nut butter of choice, no added ingredients
4 organic eggs
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup + 2 tbsp sweet potato puree or pumpkin puree**
1/3 cup shredded carrots
2 tsp dried parsley
Preheat oven to 350°F
In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients and form dough into a ball
Roll out dough in between two sheets of parchment paper*
Gently use your desired cookie cutters to cut and lift cookies into ideal shape**
Transfer to a lined baking sheet
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cookies are hard
Let cool completely before serving
*If dough is dry, add an additional egg
**This recipe also works with unsweetened apple sauce
Easy Two-Ingredient Dog Treats Ingredients:
2 cups 100% organic whole wheat flour* (or wheat germ, spelt, rolled oats — or a mixture of these)
2 (4oz) jars of pureed baby food** – beef, blueberry, sweet potato, chicken, etc.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Mix ingredients together to form a stiff dough. If necessary, add extra flour or water as needed.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out evenly until it’s about 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shape or a pizza cutter to make cubes.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, place treats about 1/2 inch apart. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before storing in a paper bag (storing in an air-tight container will make them soft, but they’re still edible).
And that’s it! Consider getting creative and including tasty surprises like grated carrots or sweet potatoes, parsley, blueberries, bananas, etc. — whatever non-toxic fruits or veggies your dog likes. Also, this recipe makes a lot and lasts for a few weeks. If the amount is too much for your dog to consume within that time, consider halving the recipe or freezing the dough/treats for later! *A note on the flour: if you’d rather create a grain-free version, you can substitute the flours listed for bean flour (like chickpea flour/gram flour) or even buckwheat (which isn’t actually a grain and is gluten-free). Other options are quinoa flour, coconut flour, and even peanut flour — or a mixture of any of these! **A note on the baby food: Most baby foods do not contain these ingredients anyway, but it’s good to note that you should avoid using any that contain onions, grapes, or raisins.
PB &Ginger snaps
Ingredients 2 Cups Almond Flour 1/2 Cup Coconut Flour 1/2 – 3/4 Cup Natural Peanut Butter 3 Tablespoons Ground Ginger 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon 1/4 Cup Water Holiday Dog Treats – Directions Preheat oven to 325°F. 1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and form a ball with the dough. 2. Roll the dough out until flat and use a cookie cutter to cut out the individual treats. I didn’t have a miniature cookie cutter on hand, so I just used a jar cap as a makeshift cutter. Feel free to get creative! 3. Place your treats onto your baking tray and bake for 25 minutes. 4. Turn oven off after the 25 minutes are done and leave the treats in the oven for 45 more minutes, or until crisp. Handy Hints * Makes approximately 20-30 treats (dependent on cookie cutter size).
Basic Dog Treats
Ingredients 2 cups gluten free all-purpose flour from Trader Joe’s 8 ounces of pureed carrots, bananas, sweet potatoes, blueberries, etc. * A note on the ingredients. You can use any kind of flour, oats, wheat germ or mixture based on what you and your doggy like. Also, you can use any kind of grain free flour like chickpea, quinoa flour, coconut flour, and even peanut flour if your dog has a grain allergy. And for the flavor base, you can puree fresh ingredients or use baby food. Just make sure not to use anything with onions or garlic in it as such is toxic to dogs. Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 2. Mix together both ingredients to form a stiff dough. Add extra flour or water to adjust the consistency. 3. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick. I used a cute dog bone cookie cutter which I purchased from Michael’s craft supply, but you can hand shape yours or use a knife or pizza cutter if you don’t have a cookie cutter. 4. Place treats about 1/2 inch apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet. 5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Allow the treats to cool completely before serving or storing them. DO NOT store in an airtight container as the treats will get soft. Store them in a container with the lid slightly open or in a paper bag. These treats will last a few weeks, but you can freeze some of them if you know your pup won’t eat them in time
CHICKEN STRIP DOG TREATS – DIRECTIONS ***MY DOG”S FAVORITE***
(I USE A DEHYDRATOR AND SKIP THE BAKING) 1. Slice the fresh chicken breast in very thin strips (the thinner the better). 2. Cover a baking sheet with baking parchment and place the chicken strips on it. Put them into a cold oven and heat to 300 Grad F (150 C). Cook for 1 hour. 3. Reduce the temperature to 210F (100C) and crack the oven door open to allow the moisture to escape. Leave the chicken strips in the oven for another 1.5 – 2 hours then remove. 4. Allow the chicken strips to dry over night at room temperature. Store the chicken strips in a zip lock bag or similar and serve as required!
Cranberry Hearts Ingredients 2 Free Range Eggs 1 and 1/2 Cups Almond Flour 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil 3-4 Tablespoons of Coconut Flour 1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Beat 2 eggs and set aside.
Combine your almond flour, coconut oil and dried cranberries together in a bowl.
Once combined, pour in the eggs and mix together with your hands. The dough will be very wet.
Begin adding in your coconut flour one TBSP at a time, mixing in each one after added. You want to achieve a consistency that is easy to roll and not super sticky. This will require between 3-4 TBSP depending on your brand of flour and size of your eggs. The dough should easily form a ball.
Rollout your dough and cut out the treats using bite sized cookie cutters. Hearts are perfect for Valentine’s Day, I used this mini cutter. Tip: Sprinkle a little coconut flour on top of your dough to keep it from sticking to the cookie cutters.
Place your treats on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until crisp.
Makes approx. 20 treats (dependent on size of cutter). Let cool before giving to your pooch – Enjoy!
Sweet Potato Pretzel Dog Treats Recipe
YOU’LL NEED:200g Sweet Potato 1 and ¾ Cups Wholemeal (Whole Wheat) Flour 1 Tablespoon Flaxseed Meal 1 Free Range Egg (Beaten) TO MAKE sweet potato pretzel dog treats Preheat oven to 350 °F. Line a flat baking tray with baking paper. 1. Peel and dice sweet potato into cubes and bring to boil in saucepan of water. 2. Drain sweet potato and allow to cool. Puree in food processor. 3. Combine flour and flaxseed in a large bowl. 4. Beat egg and set aside a small amount (approx. 1 Tablespoon) for later. 5. Add sweet potato puree, and remaining beaten egg to dry ingredients. Mix with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a dough. 6. Take a bit sized piece of dough and roll into a 10 inch tube (about the thickness of a pencil). 7. Take each tube and make into a U shape, twist the ends together and fold back to form the Pretzel shape. Ensure the ends of the pretzel are tucked under and secured.
8. Place the pretzels onto the lined baking tray. Using pastry brush, brush the remaining beaten egg lightly on top of the pretzels. Place in the oven. 9. Bake Pretzels for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and serve.
Homemade Grain Free Dog Treats Ingredients
½ cup chicken or beef broth
½ cup fat or oil of choice (bacon fat, coconut oil, olive oil, etc.)
2 tablespoons flax seed meal (sometimes called ground flax or milled flax)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a small pot over medium heat, bring the chicken broth and fat/oil to a boil.
While that is coming to a boil, mix tapioca flour, coconut flour, sea salt, brewers yeast and flax meal in a medium bowl.
Once the broth/fat mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat and add to the flour bowl. Mix well.
On a piece of parchment paper, press out the dough into a ¼" thick rectangle. Either cut into squares with a pizza cutter or use cookie cutters in desired shape.
Bake for 15 minutes on a parchment lined cookie sheet. When the timer goes off, shut off the oven, crack the door and leave in the oven until cool (about 10-15 more minutes).
Grain Free Dog Treat Ingredient Benefits: Bone broth -Anti-inflammatory, good for skin health, joint pain and arthritis. Flaxseed Fights- inflammation, promotes silky coat and combats dry skin. Healthy Fats and Oils-(Use Animal Fats or Healthy Oils like coconut and olive oil) Soothes skin, promotes a shiny coat, helps brain function and metabolism. Nutritional Yeast -Filled with vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It’s an especially rich source of B Vitamins. Recommended as a nutritional supplement by holistic vets to keep fleas and mosquitoes at bay. It also helps proper food metabolism. Tapioca and Coconut flour Grain- Free flours that are easily digestible and allergy friendly. Add-In Ingredients for Specific Needs: Bad Breath? Add in 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley. Got gas or digestion troubles? Only use 1/4 cup fat or oil and add in 1/4 cup pureed fresh or canned pumpkin .Arthritis or joint pain? Add in 1 teaspoon ground turmeric.
PAW PROTECTOR WAX
3 ounces Beeswax 3 Tbsp. Coconut Oil 3 Tbsp. Calendula Oil 3 Tbsp. Avocado Oil Melt all together, stir well, put into any clean tin with a lid to let set. Use during the summer to keep pets paws from burning on hot concrete, use in the winter to keep pets paws from freezing/protect from ice melt or salt.
Second PAW PROTECTOR WAX
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil 2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil 1 Tbsp. Shea Butter (I get mine on amazon) 1 Tbsp. Bees wax (My local feed store AND bee keeper sell this) Melt all together, stir well, put into any clean tin with a lid to let set. Use during the summer to keep pets paws from burning on hot concrete, use in the winter to keep pets paws from freezing/protect from ice melt or salt.