Recipe: Holiday Pup Noshers

These unusual fruity, chewy treats make a great gift for your pup’s friends if you’re visiting for the holidays.

This recipe makes a large batch, so there’s plenty to share or save for later! This recipe includes blueberries which are laden with antioxidants and are especially supportive for the eyes!

Holiday Noshers

These unusual fruity, chewy treats make a great gift for your pup’s friends if you’re visiting for the holidays. This recipe makes a large batch, so there’s plenty to share or save for later!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup The Honest Kitchen Thrive dog food
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 free range egg
  • 1/2 cup almond butter or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the applesauce, egg, almond butter, vanilla (if using) and water. In a second bowl, combine the oats, Thrive dog food and blueberries.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until thoroughly mixed together.
  5. Roll out the dough to ¼ inch thick and cut out shapes.
  6. Place these onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes.
  7. Cool on a rack before serving.
  8. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week, or freeze.

Recipe Notes

This recipe includes The Honest Kitchen Thrive dog food.  You can find more information about it here: http://www.thehonestkitchen.com/dog-food/thrive Blueberries are laden with antioxidants and are especially supportive for the eyes. Almonds and almond butter contain significant amounts of protein, calcium, fiber, magnesium, folic acid, potassium, and vitamin E. You can also use coconut oil in place of almond butter for this recipe. There are numerous reports of dogs becoming lean and energetic soon after the addition of coconut oil to their diets. Coconut oil is also excellent for the skin and coat. Problems involving itchy skin, cuts, wounds, and ear problems also are helped, with increased recovery times. Dogs with allergies or contact dermatitis have shown improvements soon after having coconut added to their food.


Meet the Author: Lucy Postins

Lucy Postins is founder of The Honest Kitchen as well as its Mother Hen and CEO. She is a companion animal nutritionist who started The Honest Kitchen in her kitchen in 2002. She is passionate about advanced nutrition and holistic health including complementary modalities such as herbalism and homeopathy. Considered an expert in her field, Lucy frequently writes articles for local and national media, conducts radio interviews and educational spots, and occasionally holds educational seminars for pet owners on the importance of good nutrition. She also recently authored Dog Obsessed, a guide to a happier, healthier life for the pup you love.

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