Here’s my latest canine culinary creation. It’s based off of a recipe in the book Barker’s Grub, but I made some changes to it and cut the recipe in half. My doggies love it. Enjoy!
3 Cups of Whole Wheat Flour
5 Cups of Steel Cut Oatmeal
1 Tsp Baking Powder
3 Tbl Honey
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
2/3 Cup Peanut Butter
1 1/2 Cup Apple Sauce
1 Cup Banana (mashed)
2 Tbls Vegetable Oil (I prefer olive oil)
1 Cup Water (room temperature is best)
Preheat oven to 350.
In large bowl, mix dry ingredients together. Slowly add in wet ingredients and continue to mix well. I find it’s easier to get my hands dirty and mix it all up with my hands. Once all ingredients are well blended and batter is smooth, roll the cookie dough flat on a lightly floured surface. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut out any shape or size you desire. Place cookies on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown.
If you don’t want to roll out the dough, you can do drop cookies instead. Simply put a spoonful of dough on a greased cookie sheet and press down with a fork or spook to flatten down to 1/2 inch circular cookies.
Cool and serve.
Suggestion size differs based on the size of your dog. Please remember that these are treats and are not meant to be used as dog food to replace a full meal.
Those of you who have been following me on twitter or chatting it up with us on facebook know that I’ve made the switch from commercial pet food to healthy homecooked meals. My dogs are very grateful for this change, and they prove this to me as they wag their tail when I prepare their food, and smile at me after licking their plates clean.
Today, I found a recipe for some Pumpkin Muffins for dogs. I changed the recipe a little and my dogs loved them! I even have the pictures to prove it.
2 1/2 cups of water
1/2 cup pureed pumpkin (you can used can if fresh is not available)
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup egg beater or one real egg
4 cups of whole wheat flour
1 tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice seasoning (you can also use cinnamon or nutmeg instead)
1/4 cup of oats (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix water, pumpkin, vanilla and egg together.
Gradually mix in flour, baking powder and spice until well blended.
Spoon batter into greased muffin tin. Fill each cup completely.
Sprinkle top with oats.
Bake at 350 for an hour and 30 minutes.
Cool completely and serve.
Store for up to one week in an air tight container or zip lock bag.
So here’s something I cooked up yesterday in my crock pot. I was coming down with a cold and started throwing things together. Surprisingly, it came out pretty dang good and even my pups got a little bit of it. Since this recipe is dog friendly, I thought I’d share it here. There’s no reason why we can’t enjoy a good, home cooked meal with our friendly canines, right?
You will need:
6 chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces (5 oz each)
3/4 cup shredded carrots
2 cartons of chicken broth
2 cups of water
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 cups brown rice (uncooked)
Put it all in a crock pot and let it cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
When I poured a bowl for myself, I seasoned mine with Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herbs and that was very yummy. For the dogs, I left there’s plain.
All the ingredients are dog friendly. Feel free to improvise and add what you want, but if you’re going to give some to your dog, remember to stay away from onions and other things that could be hazardous to his health.