Natural Dog Treats – St. Patrick’s Day Inspired!

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Taking a detour from our regularly scheduled programming to share a fun St. Patty’s Day recipe for your pups! This is an all natural, organic recipe, so it’s perfect for every doggy (unless they have specific dietary restrictions). Only takes a few ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, so let’s get started! I originally found this recipe on wholefoodsmarket.com, but did add a few extras.

For ingredients, you’ll need 1 cup of oat flour. I didn’t have any so I put oats in a food processor until they were very finely milled. Along with that, you’ll need 1 banana, 3 tablespoons of peanut butter (I prefer Adam’s Natural crunchy variety, since it doesn’t have any gross chemicals that could hurt your furry friend. 2/3 cup of rolled oats, 1 beaten egg, 1/2 cup of dried parsley, and I decided to up the green-ness of these by pureeing about 5 TBSP of spinach. added a little water to aid in the puree. (Full recipe will be at end of post.)

First things first, peel your banana, throw it into your mixing bowl, and mash it with a fork or potato masher. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.

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Once it’s thoroughly mashed, add your oats, oat flour, and parsley and give it a mix.

oats, oat flour, and parsley.jpg (Parsley adds to the green color, as well as freshening your pup’s breath!) 

Lastly, throw in your spinach (I ended up using about 3 or 4 tablespoons), the beaten egg, and peanut butter. Mix together until it’s a cookie dough consistency.

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If the dough ends up a little sticky, just add a little more oat flour. A little sticky is totally okay though.

Once the dough is to your liking, use a tablespoon measure and ball up the dough, place on your cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

balled up.jpg (Another plus to using the Adam’s peanut butter, real peanuts in it!) 

You can leave them in this form of you so desire, but we just smushed these with the heels of our palms.

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Once you’re done, put these in the oven for 20 minutes starting, then rotate them and put them in for another 10, and rotate again for another 10. Once they’re done baking, leave them to cool.

When they’re done they’ll be slightly browned and crunchy, but not super crunchy. Mature dogs or dogs with dental issues could still eat these! Just do a little less time in the oven for a softer treat.

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These are sure to be a crowd pleaser, and a fun way to incorporate a little ‘green’, without any unnecessary food dyes for St. Patty’s day into your dog’s diet!

Store them in an airtight container or freeze them for later. Just be sure to defrost them before feeding them to your dog.

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As you can see, Saoirse is very enthusiastic about these, and they love them!

And that’s it for this recipe! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and your furry friends!

-Samantha

 

 

RECIPE:  

-1 Banana, peeled

-1 cup oat flour 

-2/3 cup rolled oats 

-1/2 cup dried parsley 

-3 tbsp peanut butter 

-1 beaten egg 

-Few tbsp of frozen spinach, pureed. Use your discretion. 

 

Preheat oven to 300. Put banana in large mixing bowl and mash. Once thoroughly mashed, add oat flour, oats, parsley, peanut butter, egg and spinach and mix into a cookie dough consistency. 

Roll 1 tbsp of dough in your hand and put on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Use heel of your hand to press down. Don’t get them too thin or they’ll burn easily. Bake until golden brown on the bottom and firm. Approximately 40-45 minutes total. Rotate every 10 minutes. Let cool completely once done. 

 

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