Next time you’re in the baking mood, whip up a quick batch of healthy homemade dog treats for your pooch!
You know those pathetic people who talk about their dogs all the time…..that’s us. If you know my family you know we are HUGE dog lovers……well, animals lover really. I’m pretty certain I have lived my entire life with a dog in the house and in the 27 years I’ve been married, we have always had more than one dog. I don’t know how they do it, but without ever speaking a word they wiggle their way into our hearts. With out a doubt, I believe they make our lives fuller and richer.
This past week we had to say goodbye to Pepper. Our hearts were heavy, we knew the time was coming, she was about 14 years old. We rescued and fell in love her over 12 years ago. No matter how prepared you are, you’re never really ready for the final goodbye. We miss her so much…….as do Cullen and Callye.
As strange as it feels, it was also a time of celebration………it was Callye’s third birthday, and Allison wanted to make homemade dog treats (yes we celebrate dog birthdays. pathetic family; see above). Pepper never wanted to be the center of attention, she would have totally been ok with Callye taking the spotlight.
Allison and Callye are quite the pair. I’m not sure who is going to have a harder time when she leaves to college next year. This little video I made of the two of them playing in the snow a few weeks ago, sums up their relationship perfectly.
The four-legged friends in our lives aren’t necessarily looking for the sweets that we indulge for birthdays and holidays, but their taste buds will thank you for these tail wagging good, Peanut Butter and Coconut Dog Biscuits. Homemade dog biscuits are probably both cheaper and healthier than a lot that you’ll find in stores.
*before making homemade treats for your pet, you might want to talk with your vet about allergies and check this list of foods that are hazardous to dogs.
Any time I’m in the kitchen these two are always underfoot, staring at me with those big eyes hoping I’ll share a few bites. I think they were pretty happy to find out this time the treats were for the birthday girl and her brother.
You can cut them any shape, your dogs wont care! I already had a bone shaped cookie cutter, then we made a few X’s and heart O’s for our Valentine’s Day pooches!
I’m willing to bet your canine companions will love these biscuits as much as Callye and Cullen did!
Are you a dog lover? if so, I’d love to hear about your dogs in the comments!
- 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
- 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.
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Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats - Whole Foods Market
Apple Cheddar Dog Biscuits – Martha Stewart
Homemade Dog Treats – Add a Pinch
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