Tasty Treats for your Four-legged Friend;)

Hi friends! Do YOU have a special pup in your life? I do! I’ve talked about him a few times here on the blog, his name is Cuddles. I love him oodles, and what better way to show your furry friends that you love them than some Homemade Dog Treats?

Cuddles loves to eat,His favorites by far are tomatoes and strawberries, and the smell of popcorn drives him wild. I thought it would be fun to indulge him with Homemade Dog Biscuits. To say that he loves the treats would be an understatement.Homemade-Dog-Treats

Treats are a fun way to reward your dog for a job well done or just to provide a little snack. Unlike crunchy dog biscuits. You can purchase  treats at your local pet store, but these can be expensive. The other option is to make your own at home with just a little effort and much less money.There is no need to buy store bought treats when you can nourish your furry family right from your kitchen at home.

I’ve done our fair share of mixing things up with his treats, but there are some really amazing ideas I’ve found from friends on the web that we also want to give a try! Here is a list of a few safe ,healthy and fabulous Homemade Dog Treats  I’ve found…:

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1.Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits recipe at TidyMom.netPeanut Butter & Coconut Dog Biscuits

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 15-20 medium size cookies

Ingredients

1 cup Almond Flour
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup oat meal
1/4 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup peanut butter (natural or organic)
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon applesauce
Instructions

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients with a wooden spoon.
Add remaining ingredients and mix well until combined.
Knead dough into a ball.
On a well floured piece of waxed paper, pat dough ball out until flat, then place another piece of wax paper on top of dough and roll out to 1/4-1/2 inch thick.
Use a cookie cutter or glass to cut out treats, place on unlined baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.

Want to make a batch for your special pup?

2.Bacon Dog Biscuits

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1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup skim milk powder

1/3 cup bacon drippings

1 large egg

1 cup cold water

Combine both flours and milk powder in large bowl.  Drizzle with fat.  Add egg and cold water.  Mix well to form dough {if the dough is too sticky, add flour until it reaches a suitable consistency for rolling}.  Turn out onto a lightly floured surface.  Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness.  Cut with bone-shaped cookie cutters.  Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 60 minutes.  Makes about 3 dozen cookies, depending on the size of the cookie cutter.

Package them in a bag with some cute ribbon and be prepared for a whole lot of dog appreciation!

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3.Super Simple Dog Treat
Ingredients:
2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup low-fat milk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk. Add wet mixture to dry, and mix well.

Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness and cut out shapes. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on a rack and store in an airtight container.

4.Paw-Print Dog Treat

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INGREDIENTS

2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup brewer’s yeast
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2 cups homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Combine flour, wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Place canola oil in a large bowl. Add flour mixture to oil in 3 additions, alternating with 1 cup stock; mix until combined.

Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for 2 minutes (dough will be sticky). Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out rounds using a 2-inch fluted cutter (bakedeco.com). Transfer to baking sheets. Make an indentation toward the bottom of 1 circle using your thumb, then press dough to make an arch of 4 small circles on top of the thumbprint using the tip of your pinky. Repeat with remaining rounds. Freeze for 15 minutes. Bake for 20 minutes, rotating sheets and lightly brushing with remaining 1/2 cup chicken stock halfway through. Turn oven off, and let stand in oven for 40 minutes.

5.Homemade Dog Biscuits

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YIELD: Makes about 1 dozen.
Ingredients:
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup oats
1/2 cup flaxseed
1/2 to 1 cups beef broth
1/4 cup peanut butter
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, oats and flaxseed. Mix in 1/2 cup beef broth and peanut butter. Mix well, adding additional beef broth if necessary to bring the mixture together to a thick dough. Form into a ball and turn out on a lightly floured surface. Roll to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut out to desired shape. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown, flipping halfway. Cool completely, then keep in an airtight container for about one week.

Whoa that’s quite a list, don’t you think? And some great variety to offer your little pooch

I hope you’ll give this super simple dog treat recipes a try. Your fur babies will thank you for it, and you’ll feel good about giving it to them since you know exactly what they’re getting!

Ok that’s it for today! Go forth and make homemade dog treats! let me know which ones are your favorite and do share your fur baby’s photographs with us !

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Bone appétit!<3

Talk to you soon friends, take care of yourself and ofcourse your four-legged companions;)!

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