Ernie’s Turkey Pupcakes

Ernie’s Turkey Pupcakes

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in in our kitchen, recipes |

Ernie is not your average dog who will eat anything. In fact, he’s the pickiest dog you’ll ever meet! He turns his nose up at almost everything, so when his birthday rolls around, a “normal” pupcake recipe just won’t do. After last year’s failed attempted (although all the other dogs enjoyed it), I knew I had to go back to the drawing board. Ultimately, I whipped up a batch of pupcakes that are sure to please even the pickiest of pups! Using Honest Kitchen’s Grain Free Limited Ingredient Turkey Recipe and fresh ground turkey, this recipe was a hit with the office cowoofers, Ernie included! Ernie's Turkey Pupcakes   Print Recipe Ingredients Cake1 cup Honest Kitchen Marvel Limited Ingredient Turkey Recipe or desired THK diet1/3 cup coconut flour2 eggs1 1/3 cup warm water12 oz ground turkey, raw or desired proteinFrosting1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt1/4 cup natural peanut butter12 Honest Kitchen Smooches Or desired cookie Instructions Preheat the oven to 375.Place paper liners in a 12-cup standard muffin pan. (skip this step if using a silicone pan)In a large bowl, hydrate the Marvel with the warm water. Add coconut flour, eggs and ground turkey. Gently stir until thoroughly combined.Divide the mixture among the paper liners. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.While the muffins are in the oven, combine yogurt and peanut butter in a bowl and mix with a hand or kitchen mixer until combined. Keep in the refrigerator until muffins are cooled.When the muffins are cooled, frost the muffins and top each with a single cookie. Recipe Notes You can use any Honest Kitchen diet in this recipe but keep in mind that different diets hydrate to different thickness, so feel free to adjust the water amount as needed. The batter consistency should be thicker than cake mix, but softer than cookie...

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Banana and Coconut Dog Treats

Banana and Coconut Dog Treats

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in diy, recipes |

A taste of the tropics in every delicious bite. Are you feeling brave? Brave enough to try this amazingly tasty dog treat recipe? Because Brave is made with MSC certified Pollock and organic coconut, we wanted to combine it with ingredients that would bring out its natural goodness. Gluten free coconut and oat flour, coconut water, a ripe banana, and chia seeds make this the perfect treat for pooches with sensitive stomachs. Gluten Free Brave Banana and Coconut Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 2/3 cup cup the honest kitchen’s brave formula dry, dehydrated food1 cup coconut flour1/2 cup gluten free oat flour1 banana mashed1 tablespoon chia seeds1 cup coconut water Instructions Preheat oven to 330˚F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.Add flours, chia seeds, and brave dry dehydrated formula in a large bowl and combine well.Mash banana in small bowl with fork and add to dry formula.Gradually add coconut water to mixture and stir. Keep adding water until a moist dough is formed. Put a small ball of dough in the middle of a cutting-board size of parchment paper. Fold paper in half with dough still in the middle. Using a rolling pin, roll dough out to ½ to ¼ inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and place on cookie sheets. Repeat until all the dough is used up.Place in oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.Remove from oven and let cool for 2-3 hours on cooling racks.Store in airtight containers and keep in refrigerator or freezer. Recipe Notes If your local grocery store doesn’t carry gluten free oat flour, make your own. Just add 1 cup of gluten free oats to a blender, and blend until the oats turn into a fine...

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Chickpea Grain-Free Dog Treats

Chickpea Grain-Free Dog Treats

Posted by on Aug 23, 2017 in diy, recipes |

Chickpea flour is a versatile and healthy flour that bakes up perfect dog treats. A gluten-free favorite for bakers, chickpea flour is full of fiber and protein. You can use it in most grain-free recipes to give your pooch a boost of calcium, magnesium, folate, vitamin B6, potassium and selenium. And did you know that chickpea flour has anti-inflammatory abilities, which helps dogs that have digestive tract issues? We’ve paired it with The Honest Kitchen’s Love formula, featuring beef, sweet potatoes, potatoes, organic flaxseed and organic coconut. Chickpea Grain-Free Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 1/2 cups chickpea flour1/2 cup coconut flour1/2 cup the honest kitchen Love formula dehydrated 2 tablespoons brewer’s yeast2 tablespoons flaxseed meal1 teaspoon parsley1 teaspoon ground turmeric1/2 cup vegetable broth1/2 cup vegetable oil Instructions Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, mix flours, Love dry formula, brewer’s yeast, flaxseed meal, turmeric, and parsley.Add broth and oil mixture to dry ingredients. Mix well and knead with hands until moist dough forms.On a piece of parchment paper, roll the dough into a ¼ to ½ thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheets.Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Store in airtight containers in fridge or freezer. Recipe Notes Keep an eye on these treats while baking—chickpea flour bakes quickly and can turn the treats...

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Brave Coconut Pumpkin Dog Treats

Brave Coconut Pumpkin Dog Treats

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in diy, recipes |

If your dog has a gluten sensitivity, coconut flour is an ideal alternative to whole wheat flour. Made from ground and dried coconut meat, coconut flour is high in fiber, protein, and healthy fats, and it’s low in sugar, digestible carbohydrates and calories. Plus, it’s perfect for our Brave Coconut Dog Treat recipe. The Honest Kitchen’s Brave formula is designed for dogs with sensitivities to multiple ingredients. Brave features Marine Stewardship Council Certified Pollock, organic coconut, chickpeas, celery, pumpkin and spinach—which makes Brave a wonderful addition to this irresistible homemade treat. Brave Coconut Pumpkin Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 cup coconut flour3/4 cup gluten-free oats1/4 cup flax seed ground1/3 cup the honest kitchen brave dehydrated formula dry2 eggs1/2 cup coconut oil1/2 cup pumpkin puree1/4 cup water Instructions Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, add coconut flour, gluten free oats, ground flax seed, and dry brave formula. Mix until well combined.In a smaller bowl, add eggs, pumpkin puree, and coconut oil, and whip until combined.Add wet ingredients to dry, and mix until moist dough forms. You’ll need to use your hands to make sure the dough forms into a ball. Add water if needed.Using a tablespoon, scoop out dough and roll the dough into round ball. Place on cookie sheet and lightly press down with fork to flatten. Place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.Remove from oven and let cool on racks for 1-2 hours.Store in airtight containers and keep in refrigerator or freezer. Recipe Notes If you don't have coconut oil on hand, substitute with vegetable or olive...

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Hope Gluten Free Dog Treats

Hope Gluten Free Dog Treats

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in diy, recipes |

We “hope” your dog will enjoy these homemade treats! Did you know that The Honest Kitchen is celebrating our biggest launch ever? This spring is bringing more than just fragrant blooms—new grain-free, limited-ingredient diets are also popping up! One of them is Hope, which features six limited ingredients, and a single protein as the first ingredient. Hope combines beef and chickpeas into one delicious meal that’s ideal for dogs that have sensitivities to many common pet food ingredients. Try our Hope Gluten Free Dog Treats—it’s a homemade dog cookie you can feel good about feeding to your pooch! Hope Gluten Free Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 cup gluten-free flour1/2 cup coconut flour1/2 cup corn meal1/2 cup gluten-free oats1/3 cup the honest kitchen hope dehydrated food dry dog food1 tablespoon chia seeds1 tablespoon Honey1 egg1/2 water Instructions Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, add gluten free flour and oats, corn meal, hope dry food, and chia seeds. Stir until mixed well.Add wet ingredients to dry. Stir in egg, honey, and water, and mix until dough forms.Scoop out mixture with a tablespoon. Roll into small balls using your hands. Place on cookie sheets and lightly press down on each ball with fork to slightly flatten.Place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.Remove from oven and let cool on racks for 2-3 hours.Store in airtight containers and keep in refrigerator or freezer. Recipe Notes Spray tablespoon with cooking oil before scooping out the dough. This will make it easy to remove from the spoon when you’re ready to roll the dough into small...

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Gluten-Free Banana Bread for Dogs

Gluten-Free Banana Bread for Dogs

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in diy, recipes |

We’ve taken a homemade favorite and turned it into a gluten-free, canine classic. What do you do with your ripe bananas? You’d use them to bake up some banana bread, of course. Share that classic treat with your pooch and make this gluten-free banana bread that’s just for dogs. Sweeten with honey and spiced with a touch of cinnamon, this doggy version of banana bread will have your pup drooling before it comes out of the oven. Gluten-Free Banana Bread for Dogs   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups gluten-free flour1 cup coconut flour1 tablespoon The Honest Kitchen Perfect Form1 tablespoon cinnamon1 teaspoon Baking powder1 banana mashed1/8 cup Honey1 egg lightly beaten1 cup apple sauce unsweetened1/2 cup almond milk Instructions Preheat oven to 325° F. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.In a large bowl, whisk the gluten-free and coconut flour, Perfect form, baking powder, and cinnamon.In a separate bowl, mash the bananas.Add the honey, egg, applesauce and almond milk to the mashed banana.Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture. Stir together until combined.Scoop mixture into loaf pan and spread evenly.Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.Remove from oven, and let the banana bread cool in the pan for 5 minutes on a wire rack.Release the bread from the pan and let cool completely on a wire rack before serving. Recipe Notes If you don’t have almond milk, substitute with...

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Gluten-free Banana and Pumpkin Dog Treats

Gluten-free Banana and Pumpkin Dog Treats

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in diy, recipes |

Warm and fuzzy feelings guaranteed with our Gluten-free Banana and Pumpkin Dog Treats! There’s no place like homemade for the holidays! There are so many reasons to get into the spirit of the season, and there’s no reason why you can’t spoil your dog with a little lovin’ from the Honest Kitchen oven. Our Gluten-free Banana and Pumpkin Dog Treats hit the spot with pumpkin, banana, and cinnamon, along with the Honest Kitchen goodness of Pro Bloom and Embark. Gluten-free Banana and Pumpkin Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 3/4 cup coconut flour3/4 cup brown rice flour3/4 cup tapioca flour1/4 cup dry powdered milk1/3 cup Honest Kitchen Embark dehydrated food1 tablespoon Instant Goat's Milk Pro Bloom1 cup pumpkin puree1 banana mashed1 teaspoon cinnamon1 egg1/4 cup olive oil Instructions Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a small bowl, mix pumpkin puree, banana, egg, and oil, and stir until well combined. Set aside.In a large bowl, mix all flours, powdered milk, Embark dehydrated food, Pro Bloom, and cinnamon.Add wet mixture to dry. Mix until a moist dough forms – use your hands if necessary.Roll out dough to about 1/4″ thickness onto a floured surface (use rice flour). Cut into desired shapes and place treats on lined cookie sheets.Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until light golden.Place on cooling rack for 2-4 hours. Store in fridge or freezer in airtight container. Recipe Notes You need to keep an eye on your gluten-free dog treats while they’re baking. Cookies made with gluten-free flours tend to bake quicker than regular...

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Holiday Fruitcake for Pups

Holiday Fruitcake for Pups

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in recipes |

Johnny Carson famously said, “The worst Christmas gift is fruitcake… There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other, year after year.”  Unlike the typical fruitcake for humans you hear about around the holidays, this fruitcake for pups is something they’ll actually enjoy eating!   We’d recommend making these using mini muffin (or regular muffin pans).  Freeze what’s not eaten right away to save for later. Holiday Fruit Cake for Pups   Print Recipe Ingredients 1/3 cup dried (unsweetened) cranberries1/3 cup shredded coconut1/3 cup dried apple1 tsp baking soda1 banana2 eggs1/2 cup Prepared Honest Kitchen Pro Bloom dehydrated goat's milk (1/2 cup warm water + 1 tbsp Pro Bloom)1/2 cup coconut flour1/2 cup almond flour1 tsp cinnamon Instructions Preheat your oven to 350° FCombine cranberries, shredded coconut and apples in a bowl with baking soda and pour enough boiling water over the fruit to cover itIn a separate bowl, mash the banana with a fork and beat in the eggs and combine Pro BloomMix in the flours and cinnamonAdd the dried fruit mixture Spoon out evenly in the muffin tray (should be enough for each to be level)Bake for 22-27 minutesEnjoy immensely Recipe Notes If you don't have The Honest Kitchen's Pro Bloom on hand, you can substitute for 1/2 cup of...

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Grain-Free Embark Turkey Dog Treats

Grain-Free Embark Turkey Dog Treats

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in diy, recipes | 0 comments

Have you ever used garbanzo bean flour (also known as chickpea flour) in your dog treat recipes? It smells savory, and it comes with a host of benefits that does a dog good. Garbanzo bean flour is high in protein and highly digestible. It’s also a wonderful source of folic acid and potassium, and includes iron, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus. Add some Honest Kitchen Embark Turkey dehydrated food into the mix, and you’ve got yourself a well-rounded homemade dog treat! Grain-Free Embark Turkey Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 1/2 cups garbanzo bean flour1 cup coconut flour1/3 cup honest kitchen Embark Turkey Recipe dry dehydrated food1 teaspoon parsley dried or fresh1 teaspoon ground turmeric2 tablespoons brewer’s yeast1/2 cup broth chicken or vegetable1/2 cup coconut oil Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a small pot over medium heat, bring the broth and coconut oil to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside.In a large bowl, mix flours, brewer’s yeast, turmeric, parsley and Honest Kitchen Embark Turkey until well combined.Add broth and oil mixture to flour and mix well. Knead dough in bowl until a moist but firm dough forms.Break up dough into fist-size balls. On a piece of parchment paper, roll the dough into a ¼ to ½ thickness and cut with cookie cutters in desired shapes. Place on cookie sheets.Bake for 15 minutes and remove from oven.Let cool on wire racks overnight to harden. Store in airtight containers in fridge or freezer, and use when needed. Recipe Notes If you don’t have any parchment paper, sprinkle your flat surface with either garbanzo bean flour or coconut flour, so the dough doesn’t stick to the...

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