Recipe: Apple Crisp Dog Treat Recipe

There are so many reasons why I love baking my own dog treats.

One of the reasons is that I get to satisfy my love of baking without eating the entire finished product; but the main motive for making homemade dog treats is that I know exactly what’s going in them. I want Oscar to eat wholesome ingredients, fresh from the grocery store. There are no preservatives and no ingredients I can’t pronounce in my recipes.

Apple Crisp Dog Treat Recipe

Made without any ingredients you can't pronounce, and so good you might steal some.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Honest Kitchen Force dehydrated dog food (with Free Range Chicken)
  • 1 apple grated
  • 3 cups spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine spelt flour, rolled oats, cinnamon, grated apple, eggs and oil. Mix well.
  3. Add water to make a stiff dough. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead well.
  4. Roll out the dough to ¼ to ½ inch thickness. Cut using a cookie cutter and place on baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool on racks and store in an air-tight container to refrigerate or freeze.

Recipe Notes

This recipe includes The Honest Kitchen Force dog food. Apples are a good source of vitamins A and C and fiber (please make sure that the seeds, which contain cyanide, are removed before adding the grated apple to the mix). Oatmeal contains soluble fiber that is beneficial for dogs that have problems with bowel irregularity. Eggs are a great source of digestible protein, riboflavin, and selenium. Small amounts of cinnamon can help ease nausea and gas, and has been used to boost energy, circulation, digestion and brain health.


Meet the Author: Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic is the Editor of Petguide.com, the flagship site to over 70 different pet communities, which offers pet parents a one-stop-info-shop for all things dog and cat related. Amy's been with PetGuide since the beginning, guided by the wisdom of her Shih Tzu mix and furry roommate, Oscar. Together, this pet power couple has their paw on the pulse of the pet industry, sniffing out trends, advice, news, tasty treat recipes and other tail-wagging stories.

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