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Discussion in 'Recipes and Cooking Tips' started by Michele, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    Soft Banana Strips

    1 egg
    1c fast-cook oats
    1/2 banana
    1/3c milk
    1/2c all-purpose flour
    1/8c rice

    Squash bananas, and beat the egg. then spread evenly on a plate.
    Next, heat in microwave for 3 and 1/2 minutes. when done, let them cool.
    Then cut and serve.
     
  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    2 c all purpose or whole wheat flour

    1 c rolled oats

    1/3 c peanut butter

    1 1/4 c hot water

    additional flour for rolling

    Directions

    Preheat oven to 350°. Mix together dry ingredients.

    Mix in the peanut butter and hot water. You may need to add more flour if the dough is too sticky.

    Knead dough well.

    Roll the dough into 1/4" thickness and cut into shapes with dog cookie cutters.

    OPTIONAL: Egg wash (one egg whisked with a fork and then brushed on with a pastry brush) on the treats before I baked them. It gives them a nice sheen once they're baked. Here's how they look before baking.

    Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet for 40 minutes. Turn off the oven and let them cool overnight.

    If you and your dog can't wait that long, cool them completely on a wire rack before serving.

    Instead of cutting out more shapes with the left over peanut butter and oatmeal dough, I rolled it into balls. Then I made a cross hatch fork mark on the dog cookies. This is the same way you would do for human peanut butter cookies.

    After: The cookies get very hard, just the way dogs like them!

    Storing: This peanut butter dog biscuit recipe makes biscuits that will last in a sealed air tight container at room temperature for one week. You can store them in the refrigerator for 3 weeks and in the freezer for up to 6 months.
     
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  3. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    Frozen Fruit Treats

    Lots of Fruit
    Fruit Juice
    Low-fat Yogurt
    Honey
    Cinnamon

    Place any fruit you favor in a blender. Some great ones are strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelons, apples, peaches, or bananas. Add some unsweetened juice (your choice - pineapple is good). Add a little low-fat yogurt for thickening, honey for sweetening, and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Puree until well blended and smooth. Freeze in little cups or ice cube trays and serve as "popsicles".
     
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  4. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    Loosey-Goosey Chicken Fix

    3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    1 cup cooked plain white rice
    1 cup cooked plain carrots
    1 cup non- or low-fat cottage cheese

    For dogs that have had a bit too much 'stuff' that they're a little bit 'loose.' (Get it?)
    Boil chicken breasts in a small amount of water until done; chop.
    Cook carrots in a small amount of water until tender but not mushy.
    Mix both with the rice and cottage cheese. You may want to add some broth from the meat or carrots if it seems too dry.
    A nice plain meal to get your baby 'firmed up.' Keep any leftovers in the fridge.

    Optional flavorings (add 1 if desired): 1/4 cup mashed banana; 1/4 cup mashed or chopped plain potatoes; 1/4 cup low-fat cheddar cheese.

    Remember to go easy since you're trying to get their little tummies back to normal!

     
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    Beatrix Kiddo Good Dog

  6. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    Pumpkin Cookies

    1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
    1/2 cup pumpkin, canned
    1 tablespoon brown sugar
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    4 tablespoons Crisco
    1 whole egg
    1/2 cup buttermilk

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine flour, cinnamon and nutmeg and cut in shortening. Beat egg with milk and pumpkin and combine with flour, mixing well. Stir until soft dough forms. Drop by tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool and serve.
     
  7. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    VEGGIE VITTLES

    1 egg, beaten
    1/3 cup applesauce
    1 cup cooked vegetables*, mashed or grated small
    1 cup cooked rice
    3/4 cup grated cheese
    1 tbsp. brewers yeast
    *Any desired veggies can be used, such as zucchini, peas, carrots, potatos, etc...

    Mix all ingredients well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 12 minutes, or until lightly browned and firm. Cool. Store in the fridge, or freeze.
     
  8. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    Whole Wheat Chicken Biscuits

    1/2 cup cornmeal
    6 1/2 tbsp oil
    2/3 cup chicken broth{I prefer clear}
    2 cup whole wheat flour

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingrediants together, kneading the dough when all is mixed.Cut into any cutter you would like. Bake for 25-30 min., depending on the oven. When finished let cool and ENJOY!!!!


     
  9. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    Banana Pupcakes

    2 cups Water
    2 bananas
    1 tsp vanilla
    3 cups flour
    1 tbsp baking powder
    1 egg
    3 tbsp honey

    Heat oven 350 degrees
    Mash bananas
    In Bowl Mix all ingrediants WELL Pour into cupcake pans
    Bake 20 mns


     
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  10. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    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)

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

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

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

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    Dog Ice Cream:

    3 ripe bananas
    32 ounces plain yogurt
    1 cup peanut butter

    Blend all of the ingredients and pour into ice cube tray or dixie cups. Place in freezer for a few hours.

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    Strawberry banana popsicles

    8 ounces plain yogurt
    1 cup strawberries
    1 banana
    1 tablespoon honey

    Blend all ingredients. Pour into ice cube tray and freeze.
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    Blueberry Pumpkin Popsicles

    1 container plain yogurt
    1 can pumpkin
    1 container blueberries

    Mix yogurt and pumpkin together. Put blueberries on bottom of an ice cube tray and pour the mix over them. Freeze.
     
  13. Jazzy

    Jazzy GRCH Dog

    Just saw this! Great job Michele, thanks for taking the time to post!
     
  14. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    Thank you!:SwinginStar:
     
  15. Valco

    Valco Puppy

    Just wondering, since I am not a baker, is it possible to swap out the grain flour for chickpea flour? Unfortunately, Valco's stomach does not appreciate grains.
     
  16. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    I don't see a problem.
     
  17. Valco

    Valco Puppy

    Great! He LOVES all things peanut butter and pumpkin.
     
  18. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    Sweet Potato Biscuits

    3 cups canned sweet potato
    1 1/3 cup brown rice flour
    1 egg

    Mix, then flatten with rolling pin. Cut up with a cookie cutter (bone shaped). Bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour.
     
  19. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    Pumpkin Cheese Cups

    Dog Food Recipes: Pumpkin Cheese Cups

    Dog-safe “mutt cupsâ€



    By: Barbara Burg


    Beyond biscuits—here’s a homemade nutritious treat perfect for those festive occasions.

    Yield: About 24 mini-mutt cups and 24 garnish cookies

    Ingredients
    For the Cups
    2 1/2 cups (310 g) whole wheat flour
    1/2 cup (40 g) whole rolled oats
    1 egg, slightly beaten
    1 cup (240 ml) water
    1/2 cup (130 g) all-natural crunchy peanut butter

    For the Filling
    1/2 cup (100 g) pur*ed pumpkin
    16 ounces (450 g) cream cheese, softened to room temperature

    Directions
    For the Cups
    Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
    Combine wheat flour and oats in a large bowl. Add egg, water and peanut butter and mix well.
    On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough and roll out to 1/8" (0.3 cm) thickness.
    Cut out twenty-four 2" (5 cm) circles. Use remaining dough to cut out 24 small garnish cookies (Here’s an idea: Cut the cookies into your dog’s favorite shapes.)
    Spray a mini-muffin pan with oil and lightly dust with flour. Lay circles in the mini-muffin cups and press.
    Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool enough to handle, remove from pan, then let cool completely.
    Store in sealed container until ready to fill with cheese mixture.

    For the Filling
    With a hand mixer, mix pumpkin and cream cheese together until well blended.
    Place cream cheese mixture into a pastry bag with a large-tip opening; you can also use a plastic sandwich bag—snip corner of sandwich baggie to create a 1/2" (1.3 cm) opening.
    Gently squeeze filling into cookie cups. Garnish with a small cookie.

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    From Good Treats Cookbook for Dogs by Barbara Burg © 2007 by Quarry Books; used with permission.

    Dog Food Recipes: Pumpkin Cheese Cups | The Bark
     
  20. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Biscuits


    [h=3]Ingredients[/h]
    1egg
    1/3 cuppeanut butter
    1/2 cupmashed banana
    1 tablespoonhoney
    1 cupwhole wheat flour
    1/2 cupwheat germ
    1egg white, lightly beaten, for brushing


    [h=3]Directions[/h]

    1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
    2. Stir together the egg, peanut butter, banana, and honey in a medium bowl; blend thoroughly. Stir in the flour and wheat germ; mix well. Turn dough out onto a floured board and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with a cookie cutter, place on prepared baking sheet, and brush tops with egg white.
    3. Bake biscuits in preheated oven until dried and golden brown, about 30 minutes, depending on size. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
     

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