As I sit on my front porch I see nothing but rain drops…so I’m going inside to bake some treats. People food for dogs…yep. I have some healthy dog-treat recipes for you.
Since many dog treats are inferior, and it continues to rain every day in the mid-west, I’ve been baking my own dog treats. I’ll share two recipes with you…my Sheltie gobbles both of them. Our little Riley doesn’t like the ultra healthy carrot bites. She’s more of a junk-food-snack-food type dog. Do all rescue dogs prefer people food? Maybe because they survived by eating table scraps? However, she does enjoy the Snicker-Poos listed below.
1 ½ cups oat flour
1 ½ cups rice (or rye) flour
2 t cinnamon
¼ cup honey (I used raw because our Sheltie has allergies and raw honey helps).
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup water
Preheat oven 375F. Combine all ingredients together and mix thoroughly in a large bowl. Spoon mixture out(use an ice cream scoop for consistency) and roll into balls, place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with wheat germ, then flatten with a fork, which will also add decorative lines. Cookies can be placed close together as they don’t expand. Bake 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely on a wire rack, then store at room temperature in a loosely covered container.
Canine Carrot Cookies (Katie Merwick recipe)
2 cups carrots—boiled and pureed
1 Tbsp minced garlic (this was very strong, next time I’m leaving it out)
2 Cups unbleached all purpose flour (or rice or rye flour)
1 cup rolled oats
¼ cup wheat germ
Combine carrots, eggs, and garlic. Mix until smooth. Add dry ingredients. Roll out on a heavily floured surface and cut into bars or desired shapes. Bake at 300 degrees for 45 minutes or to desired crunchiness. The centers will continue to harden as they cool.
Note: Brush with egg whites before baking for a glossy finish.
There you go. Please let me know what you think of the recipe.
Warning: The Snicker-Poos smell so good people might eat them if they are not labeled.
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