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Pet Treats – Our Favorite Dog and Cat Recipe

December 12, 2019 |


As we move closer to Christmas, we are excited to share our favorite dog and cat safe recipe for tasty holiday treats.

Recipe #1: Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Sandwiches for Dogs

Making a sweet potato side dish for your friends and family? Grab an extra spud and create these dog-friendly Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Sandwiches. People can eat them, but we think your pooch will enjoy them more!

Peanut Butter Cookie Dog Recipe

Photo Credit: Kia’s Kitchen

Ingredients

  • (1½) cups self-rising flour
  • (1) sweet potato, grated (about 1 cup)
  • (1) tbsp honey
  • (1) egg
  • (6) tbsp milk — if your dog is sensitive to dairy, substitute water
  • (4) oz vanilla yogurt
  • (2) tbsp smooth peanut butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. In a bowl, combine flour and grated sweet potato
  3. In a separate small bowl, combine the milk, honey and egg — whisk to combine
  4. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until dough comes together (if the dough is too wet, you can sprinkle in a little more flour until the texture is close to a putty texture)
  5. Form dough into a ball and wrap in saran wrap
  6. Chill dough for 15-20 minutes
  7. Roll out dough on a well floured surface and press out small circles from the dough (1″-1.5″ in diameter)
  8. Place cut out dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes until dough has slightly risen and puffed
  10. While dough is baking in the oven, combine yogurt and peanut butter in a small bowl until well combined
  11. Chill icing until ready to make sandwiches
  12. Remove sweet potato dough from oven and cool for 5 minutes
  13. Take one sweet potato round and ice with peanut butter icing (my guess is about 2 teaspoons of icing)
  14. Top iced round with a second sweet potato round to form the sandwich
  15. Repeat with remaining sweet potato rounds and peanut butter icing
  16. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week

 

Credit: Kia’s Kitchen

 

Recipe #2: Crunchy Tuna Cat Treats

If your cat goes crazy for tuna, try these Crunchy Tuna Cat Treats. Talk about being the purrfect holiday treat!

Crunchy Tuna Cat Treat Recipe

Photo Credit: Rachel Beyer/Evermine

Ingredients

  • 1 (5 oz) can tuna in water, drained
  • ½ cup oat flour*
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 heaping tablespoon catnip

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor with the blade attachment. Blend until mixture is smooth.
  • Roll into small ½ teaspoon balls and place onto the parchment. Press a finger each ball to flatten slightly.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until they are slightly browned. Cool completely before surprising your kitty with a treat made just for them!

* To make your own oat flour, simply grind old-fashioned oats in a clean coffee grinder until transformed into a light powder.

 

Credit: Rachel Beyer/Evermine

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