Monday, February 24, 2014

Homemade Dog Treats

It is difficult for me to go a day without baking something, especially this time of year when we're inside quite often and keeping the thermostat turned down is a lovely excuse for turning on the oven. And I thought it should be made public that I bake for our animals (except the cat, Lucy, who is a butterball and needs no extra calories). Dog treats are a great baking activity for kids - it doesn't matter if the ingredients are out of whack, everything is edible (minus raw eggs), and they can be rolled, cut, carved into any shape. Go spoil your mutt - these treats are so good that Charlie is yet to have actually chewed one. Wait. Charlie doesn't chew any of her food. But I still believe that she finds these to be top-notch.

Homemade Dog Treats
adapted from A Kitchen Muse
  • 2 1/2 C whole wheat flour (I can't remember, but I think we did 1 1/2 C organic whole wheat pastry flour and 1 C organic oats)
  • 2 backyard eggs
  • 1 C organic canned sweet potato
  • 2 T organic peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt (can omit if your PB already has salt in it)
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    • Mix wet ingredients; add dry
    • Roll out (using flour if sticky), cut into fun shapes, and bake for approximately 40 minutes (more or less depending on size)
    • Spoil your dog... and everyone else's! This made a big batch - we shared them with at least 3 other puppy families and they lasted about 3 weeks. We also baked half of the dough and refrigerated the rest for a few days before baking the other half. 

1 comment:

  1. I love my dogs and treat them like they're our children… so why not make them homemade all natural dog treats?! These are so easy you'll be making your dog yummy treats in no time! See more at homemade dog treats