Sweet potato dog treats!

I tried out the other recipe for dog treats! They came out pretty well this time over last. The original recipe calls for egg. My dog is allergic to egg. Every time he eats egg he ends up throwing up for a few hours. I read where you can substitute egg for apple sauce, bananas, yogurt, and a few others! I used apple sauce. I thought that it would go nicely with the sweet potato. My dog loves both sweet potato and apples! The treats are a nice texture I think, a long with the cheese ones I tried the other day. The apple sauce made them a little soft however I think they work for dogs because they are only a little soft on the inside. Nobody wants to eat a hard and brittle treat! The last picture is  of the finished treat.

1 cup of canned sweet potato

1 3/4 cup of wheat flour

1 beaten egg ( or 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce)

Roll dough out and use a cookie cutter for 1/4 inch thick treats. Bake at 350 for 20 – 25 minutes (mine took a little longer).

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Recipe from : http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/homemade-dog-treats/

Egg Substitute Options : http://www.dogtreatkitchen.com/dog-treat-recipe-without-eggs.html

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Trying homemade dog treats!

I tried making my own dog treats for the first time yesterday! They are so simple to make and came out really well. I didn’t use a full 1/4 cup of vegetable oil and had to add a lot more water to get a consistency to roll out. That might be because I didn’t add it slowly! 🙂 It’s up to your dog if they are able to handle dairy! My dog loves cheese and it doesn’t seem to upset his stomach. Next time I’m going to use a smaller cookie cutter and make them a little thinner but they came out pretty well for the first time! You might want to refrigerate them because of the cheese. I’m about to try sweet potato and apple sauce dog treats. Tried them yesterday but they didn’t turn out so well.

1 1/2 cup flour

1 1/4 cup of grated cheddar cheese

1/4 cup vegetable oil

4 tablespoons of water

Mix the ingredients and slowly add water. When you can roll the dough into a ball roll it out and use your cookie cutters! Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Makes up to 30 biscuits. ( If I made them smaller it would have! )

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Recipe from : http://www.all-natural-dog-treat.com/cheesedogtreats.html

Tasty Dog Treats!

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Frozen Peanut Butter Yogurt Dog Treats

The perfect snack to cool your pet down after a vigorous play session

Ingredients
• 32 ounces vanilla yogurt
• 1 cup peanut butter

Directions
1. Melt the peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl
2. Combine the yogurt and melted peanut butter
3. Pour the mixture into cupcake papers
4. Place in the freezer

You could even add some mushed up banana!

Healthy Pumpkin Balls

This snack is not only delicious but is also filled with fiber, vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium, and iron.

Ingredients

• 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
• 4 tbsp molasses
• 4 tbsp water
• 2 tbsp vegetable oil
• 2 cups whole wheat flour
• ¼ tsp baking soda
• ¼ tsp baking powder
• 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix pumpkin, molasses, vegetable oil, and water together in a bowl
3. Add the whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon to the mixture and stir until dough softens
4. Scoop out small spoonfuls of dough and roll into balls on your hands (wet hands work best)
5. Set the balls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and flatten with a fork
6. Bake approximately 25 minutes until dough is hardened

Both of these recipes are made without eggs! My dog is allergic to them and I know many others can be. Try to stick to treats will the bare, yet tasty, essentials!

These recipes come from Nicole Pajer from http://www.cesarsway.com/dogcare/nutrition/Recipe-Ideas-for-Quick-and-Healthy-Homemade-Dog-Treats#link2 .