Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Grrreat Homemade (Allergy Free) Dog Treats


Grrreat Homemade (Allergy Free) Dog Treats


Just like us, our furry friends love to have treats. Whether they beg, are being treated, or just so darn cute we love to shower them with a little extra love. But we are also concerned about what we are feeding them too. Most store bought treats are loaded with not so good for them ingredients that can not only make our dogs sick, but also not so good in the long run as well. This recipe shows you how to not only make a homemade dog treat, but also a feel good treat you will be happy to feed to mans best friend. These treats are full of great feel good ingredients that pups will love to eat and you will enjoy giving them. Between the flax, gluten & corn free, and vegan ingredients, you will wonder why you didn't start making them sooner. Your dog will be wagging his/her tail for days and waiting to get one of these feel good goodies. Store in an air tight container or baggies and also great for freezing for later use. Great on there own or served in a doggie sundae on those especially hot days. Did I mention you could eat them too? ...Yeah, careful your dog may not approve. Enjoy, they are GRRR-EAT!


Grrreat Homemade (Allergy Free) Dog Treats

Ingredients

-1/2 cup vegan milk (almond milk was used in these) 
-1 cups water
-1/2 cup vegetable oil
-2 teaspoons The Vegg + 1/2 cup hot water (optional)
-4 tablespoons peanut butter (I used dried peanut butter) 
-1/2 to 1 cup mashed ripe banana
-2 Tablespoons ground flax seed
-2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
-2 1/2 cups gluten-free all purpose flour, plus additional flour for rolling
-1/2 teaspoon xantham gum powder
-1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
-1/2 cups rolled oats


Optional Add-Ins to the Treats

-Shredded Carrots
-1 cup vegan chicken or beef broth (instead of the water), do not add additional salt if using this
-Prepared Pureed Pumpkin 
-Applesauce or shredded apple
-Fresh or Dried Parsley or dog safe herbs

Directions

Heat oven to 400 Degrees

Mix water, vegan milk, oil, The Veggs, peanut butter powder, and banana with a wire whisk or in a stand mixer.


Add in your nutritional yeast (if using) and flax seed powder. 



Mix your dry goods and gradually add the flours and oats. 



Take the dough and place on a floured surface. Flour the top of the dough.

Gently knead, adding more flour as necessary to form a pliable dough (Add as needed). Roll out to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness (depending on size preference). 


Cut into shapes using bone cookie cutters. Repeat until all the dough is used.


Place on an lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, depending on thickness of biscuits . 


Once the baking time is up, turn off your oven and leave the treats in the oven for 20 minutes, this will allow the treats to crisp up. Once 20 minutes are up, remove from the oven and baking sheet. Cool completely on wax paper, heat-proof surface, or wire rack before serving to your dog. Store in a air tight container or bag in a cool dry place. Serve them as is to your lovable companion or make doggie safe "sundaes" with them as a treat. Enjoy, they are Grrreat! 


-Amy