Monday, 14 January 2013

Easy Dog Treat Recipe

Dear Pet People,

One of the great things about cooking for my dog, is that he LOVES everything I make! The same cannot be said for the rest of my family...

I have been cooking Harry's meals for the last year and a half due to his ongoing issues with liver disease.  I recently started making some of his treats as well and want to share with you a basic dog treat recipe. This is a compilation/adaption of a few recipes I found online.

Add in some extra tasty ingredients to take these treats from basic to gourmet!

Basic Dog Treats

Basic Ingredients:

2 cups brown rice flour
3/4 cups quick whole grain oats
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs

Add Ins (choose one or more of the following):

1/4 cup unsweetened peanut butter
1/4 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup diced cranberries, blueberries or other firm fruit


1. Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a medium bowl whisk water, oil and eggs. Add any 'wet' Add Ins, if using.

3. In a large bowl stir together the brown rice flour and oats.  Make a well in the center of this mixture and add in the wet ingredients.

4. Sir well and when the mixture resembles cookie dough (you may need to add a little more water) fold in the diced fruit, if using. Mix until combined.

5. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and form into a ball.  Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough until it's about 1/3 of an inch thick.  Cut out shapes and place on the cookie tray.

6. Bake treats for 17-20 minutes.

7. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

I made Harry's treats today using unsweetened dried cranberries.  He loves them, of course!

Harry gives this recipe 9 paws out of 10!

Enjoy your pets,