Dogs are man’s best friend and deserve to be spoiled every once in a while. Why not bake them a delicious treat made with love?
Here are three homemade treats your dog will love:
- Pumpkin and peanut butter treats
Ingredients for dog biscuits: 1 cup pumpkin; 1/2 cup peanut butter; 2 eggs; 1/4 cup oil; 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour; 1 teaspoon baking soda.
Ingredients for glaze:2 tablespoons bacon grease or coconut oil; 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Combine pumpkin, peanut butter, eggs, and oil in a bowl. Add in baking soda and whole wheat flour. Stir until a stiff dough forms. Knead dough or mix just until flour is incorporated.
Roll out dough with a rolling pin and use a cookie cutter to cut out dog bone shapes, or just bake into little circles like cookies. Bake for 15 minutes.
Whisk the bacon grease and peanut butter until very smooth. Drizzle over the treats and cool till glaze hardens (it does best in the fridge or freezer).
Recipe credit: https://pinchofyum.com/
2. Dog Donuts
Ingredients for the donut: 1 cup flour; 1 cup oats; 1/3 cup coconut oil; 1/2 cup peanut butter; 2 eggs.
Ingredients for the topping: Greek yogurt and bacon bits.
Preheat your oven to 190 degrees. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients (except yogurt and bacon bits) and mix until a dough forms.
Use your hands to press the dough into the donut pan. Fill each donut cavity and press firmly to ensure everything sticks together (it won’t rise, so you should make sure each space is tightly packed).
Bake in your preheated oven at 190 degrees for approximately 14 mins or until cooked completely.
Allow to cool, then carefully remove the donuts from the pan.
Set out a small bowl of plain Greek yogurt and another of bacon bits. Dip each donut carefully in the yogurt, then sprinkle with bacon bits.
Place your finished donuts in the freezer for a few moments to harden the yogurt.
Recipe credit: https://www.sunnydayfamily.com/
3.Watermelon Dog Treats
Ingredients: 2 cups pureed seedless watermelon; 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt; 1 tbsp chopped parsley.
Insert a small piece of parsley into the bottom of the mold then add a thin layer of plain Greek yogurt. Freeze for one hour. Next, fill the remaining mold with watermelon puree. Freeze overnight or at least 4 hours.
Keep frozen until ready to serve.
Recipe credit: https://barkandbiscuits.com/