Proper Topper Dog Muffins

Proper Topper Dog Muffins

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in recipes | 0 comments

Add Honest Kitchen’s new Proper Toppers to your treats; they’re nutritious and fun! Did you hear the news? The Honest Kitchen has just released Proper Toppers, a dehydrated superfood that’s the perfect way to pep up your dog’s meal! I gave the Grain Free Turkey Recipe—made with 90 percent pure meat and mixed with antioxidant-rich whole produce—a try on top of these dog muffins. They were a hit in my house…on the muffins and in my dog’s bowl! Proper Topper Dog Muffins   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 1/2 cups flour any kind1/2 cup the honest kitchen's Proper Toppers dry dehydrated 1 tablespoon Baking powder1 egg1 tablespoon Honey2 tablespoon peanut butter1 carrot shredded1 apple shredded1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup water Instructions Preheat the oven to 325° F. Spray or wipe muffin tray cups with oil.In a large bowl, mix shredded apple, carrot, vanilla, egg, peanut butter and honey together.Combine flour and baking powder and stir into wet ingredients. Add water as needed.Spoon mixture into greased muffin tins. Fill tins about ¾ for a full muffin.Sprinkle Proper Toppers on top of each tin of batter. You only need a little bit in each one. Place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.Remove from oven and let cool on racks. Place in air tight container or bag and keep in refrigerator or freezer until needed. Recipe Notes You can also bake Proper Toppers right into the muffins. Instead of sprinkling on top, just add it to the wet mixture while you’re stirring in the dry...

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Grain Free Chicken and Blueberry Dog Treats

Grain Free Chicken and Blueberry Dog Treats

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in recipes | 0 comments

My dog prefers treats to kibble or dry dog food. He’ll often leave his food bowl full until the end of the day…but pull out a treat, and he’s front and center! For me, combining his food into a treat makes perfect sense. I just add The Honest Kitchen’s Grain Free Chicken Recipe with blueberries, pureed pumpkin, flax seed meal, spelt flour, and an egg for a convenient treat my pooch will always beg for. Chicken and Blueberry Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 1/3 cup blueberries1/2 cup pureed pumpkin1/4 cup flax seed meal1/3 cup the honest kitchen's Grain Free Chicken Recipe dry food2 cups spelt flour1 egg1/2 cup water Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a blender or food processor, mix blueberries, pumpkin and egg until well combined.In a large bowl, add spelt flour, flax seed meal and Grain Free Chicken Recipe. Combine well.Add pureed contents into the dry mix. Knead into a stiff dough, and add water if necessary.Roll out on a floured surface to ¼ inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Place on parchment paper-lined cookie sheets.Bake for 30 minutes and let cool. Refrigerate or freeze in airtight bags or containers until needed. Recipe Notes If you don’t have a blender or food processor, you can mix the wet ingredients by hand. Use a fork to make sure the blueberries get mushed up...

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Sweet Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

Sweet Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in recipes | 0 comments

It’s a PB & B treat for your furry best friend! I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Whether they’re a quick and easy snack or a comfort meal, PB & B really hits the spot. And it was this sandwich that inspired this Sweet Peanut Butter and Banana dog treat recipe. To sweeten the deal, these homemade goodies also feature honey, wheat bran, and The Honest Kitchen’s Perfect Form Digestive Supplement. They’re easy to make and you probably have all the ingredients you need already in your pantry! Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups buckwheat flour1/2 cup wheat bran1 tablespoon the honest kitchen's Perfect Form1/3 cup peanut butter1 banana mashed1/4 cup Honey1 egg Instructions Preheat oven to 300°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.Mash banana in small bowl. Stir together the egg, peanut butter, banana, and honey in a large bowl and blend thoroughly.Stir in the buckwheat flour, Perfect Form and wheat bran, and mix well. Turn dough out onto a floured countertop and roll out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into shapes with a cookie cutter, and place on prepared baking sheets.Bake treats in oven for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for 3 to 4 hours.Place in an airtight container or bag and keep in refrigerator or freezer until needed. Recipe Notes I used dog-safe candy melts for the cookie decoration that I bought in bulk. I find that these melts are cheaper than the ones found in craft stores and just as...

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Orange Pro Bloom Dog Treats

Orange Pro Bloom Dog Treats

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in recipes | 0 comments

A little sunshine in every bite! There’s something about citrus fruits that feels and tastes fresh, zesty and fabulous! Oranges are like a burst of sunshine, wrapped in an eco-friendly peel and conveniently sized to pack in a lunch. But did you know that dogs can enjoy all the benefits and flavor of this wonderful fruit? We use both the juice and the peel in this dog treat recipe, along with ground pumpkin seeds, honey, and The Honest Kitchen’s Instant Goat’s Milk supplement. Orange Pro Bloom Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 orange zested/grated and juiced1 tablespoon the honest kitchen's Instant Goat's Milk2 cups spelt flour1/2 cup pumpkin seeds ground1 cup oat flour1 egg1/4 cup Honey1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a blender or food processor, grind sunflower seeds to a meal or powder consistency. Combine flours, ground sunflower seeds and Goat's Milk in a large bowl. Add egg, vanilla extract and honey to dry ingredients and mix well.Lightly grate or zest the orange peel, and add to mixture. Slice orange in half. Squeeze juice into bowl – don’t worry if pulp gets into the dough. Knead dough into ball. Split the dough into four or five smaller balls. Roll each ball onto a flat countertop covered with parchment paper and roll to ¼ to ½ inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and place on cookie sheets. Place in oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on racks for 1 to 2 hours.Place in an airtight container or bag and keep in refrigerator or freezer until needed. Recipe Notes If any orange seeds fall into your mix, remove them from the dough as they can pose a choking hazard for smaller...

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Recipe: Bad Breath Biscuits

Recipe: Bad Breath Biscuits

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in recipes | 0 comments

Fight bad doggy breath and reward good behavior with a homemade treat! We all expect our dogs to have some level of doggy breath. When it’s too hard to stomach, that’s usually a good indicator of dental health or digestive problems. But what about that middle ground—when your dog’s teeth or tummy aren’t giving him any troubles, but his breath could still wilt a few flowers. Time to give him a breath mint, but as a treat! Fresh mint and parsley are healthy herbs that will naturally freshen your dog’s breath. As well, we’ve added ground flaxseeds and The Honest Kitchen’s Perfect Form herbal supplement, which helps support proper digestion and intestinal health. It’s the ideal way to help fight bad breath and give your favorite pooch a well-deserved treat! Bad Breath Biscuits   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups whole or rolled oats chopped or ground1 1/2 cups flour1 egg1 tablespoon flaxseeds ground1 tablespoon the honest kitchen's Perfect Form digestive supplement1/2 cup fresh mint chopped1/8 cup fresh parsley chopped1 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 cup water Instructions Preheat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.Place oats in food processor or blender until chopped into fine pieces.In large bowl, combine flour, mint, parsley, cinnamon, Perfect Form, ground flaxseeds and chopped oats. Add egg and water to the bowl and mix well.Knead with hands to form dough. Add more water or flour as needed.Roll out dough onto floured surface to ¼ inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and place on cookie sheets. Place cookie sheets in oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove cookies from oven and let cool on rack for 1-2 hours.Store in air tight containers, and keep in fridge or freezer until needed. Recipe Notes If you don’t have fresh mint or parsley on hand, using the dried herbs as a substitute will work as well (my preference is to use fresh when I...

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Honest Kitchen Leftover Turkey Dog Treats

Honest Kitchen Leftover Turkey Dog Treats

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in recipes | 0 comments

Finished gobbling down that turkey? Turn the rest into dog treats! So much turkey…so sick of eating it! If you’re in the same boat as I am, you’ve got a freezer full of turkey that’s leftover from the holidays, and you don’t want to throw it out. Now here’s a great idea—use it for a healthy and tasty homemade dog treat! You can freeze them and have a supply for months at your disposal! I threw in some extra cranberries and pumpkin I had on hand from Christmas baking, as well as The Honest Kitchen’s Grain Free Veggie, Nut, and Seed Base Mix for the added goodness of carrots, flaxseed, parsnips, peas, celery, and coconut. Honest Kitchen Leftover Turkey Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 1/2 cups cooked turkey shredded or cut into small pieces, white or dark meat, skin removed1/4 cup the honest kitchen's Veggie, Nut, and Seed Base Mix2 cups buckwheat flour1 cup whole grain oats1 egg1/4 cup dried cranberries1/4 cup pureed pumpkin1/4 cup broth (chicken, beef or vegetable)1 clove garlic, minced (optional) Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.Cut or shred the turkey into small pieces. Put turkey, pumpkin puree, garlic and broth into a food processor or blender and blend into a paste.Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix into a stiff dough. Add more broth if needed.Roll out dough onto floured surface and roll out to ½-inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes and place on baking sheets.Bake for 25-30 minutes. If you want a crunchier cookie, turn the oven off and let the cookies sit for an additional 30 minutes.Cool on a wire rack for 3-4 hours. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed tight container. Recipe Notes If you don't want to add the garlic, feel free to leave it out. It won't affect the outcome of the...

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Blackberry Valentine’s Treat Recipe

Blackberry Valentine’s Treat Recipe

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in recipes | 0 comments

Have a heart and bake some treats that are great for your dog’s heart. My heart belongs to my dog. Yes, I show my love all year round, but on February 14th, he’s treated to a little extra affection. This year, I’m proving my human devotion with The Honest Kitchen Blackberry Dog Treats. I can find blackberries in my grocery store all year long, which is a good thing. Blackberries come packed with antioxidants to fight free radicals, and also offer the benefits of fiber and an array of vitamins. We’ve also included rolled oats, which are known as a warming grain that helps strengthen the spleen, pancreas, immune systems and the heart. Honest Kitchen Blackberry Valentine’s Recipe   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups flour all-purpose gluten-free1 cup rolled oats1 cup blackberries fresh or frozen1 egg1/8 cup peanut butter1/2 tablespoon the honest kitchen's Perfect Form digestive supplement1/4 cup water Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a blender, mix blackberries and egg for one minute. Set aside.In a large bowl, combine flour, rolled oats, peanut butter, and Perfect Form.Add blender contents to dry mix and combine until a stiff dough forms. Use water as needed.Roll out dough to ¼ inch thickness on floured surface. Cut using Valentine’s cookie cutters and place on cookie sheets.Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. Turn off oven and let treats sit in warm oven for 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on cooling racks for 2-4 hours.Store in refrigerator or freezer in an air-tight container. Recipe Notes If your dog doesn’t like blackberries or your grocery store is out of them, replace with raspberries, strawberries or blueberries. The treats will turn out just as...

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Honest Kitchen Cranberry Dog Treats

Honest Kitchen Cranberry Dog Treats

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in recipes | 0 comments

‘Tis the season to get baking! These homemade treats are packed with holiday joy and yumminess. Nothing smells as wonderful as a kitchen during the holidays. And while you’re baking up a storm, don’t forget all the nice dogs on your list. If you’re looking to add a personal touch to your holiday gift giving this year, give Honest Kitchen Cranberry Dog Treats a try. These homemade treats feature cranberries—a festive fruit that is great for your dog’s urinary tract health. To keep your dog’s stomach in top-top shape, this recipe includes The Honest Kitchen’s Perfect Form Herbal Digestive Supplement, pureed pumpkin, shredded coconut and bran. They make perfect stocking stuffers! Honest Kitchen Cranberry Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups spelt flour1/2 cup bran1/4 cup shredded coconut unsweetened1/2 cup dried cranberries unsweetened1 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 cup pureed pumpkin1 tablespoon the honest kitchen's Perfect Form digestive supplement1 tablespoon olive oil1 egg1/4 cup peanut or almond butter1/2 cup water as needed Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.If needed, cut cranberries into small pieces (depending on size of cranberries and the size of the dog).Add spelt flour, bran, cinnamon, Perfect Form, shredded coconut and cranberries into large bowl and mix well.Add peanut or almond butter, pumpkin, egg and olive oil to dry ingredients. Combine well. Add water as needed until dough is formed.Flour countertop and roll out dough to ¼ inch thickness. Use holiday shapes to cut out festive cookies, and place on cookie sheet.Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Take out of oven and let cool on cooling racks for 3 to 4 hours. Store in air tight bags or containers fridge or freezer. Recipe Notes If you’re giving them out as presents, pick up some festive sandwich or bakeware bags at your local craft or dollar store. You don’t need to fill the bag to the top; five or six cookies per bag is...

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Thanksgiving Turkey Dog Treats

Thanksgiving Turkey Dog Treats

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in recipes | 0 comments

Let’s talk turkey—your dog will be thankful that you made these homemade treats. What are you thankful for? Having wonderful family and friends around you, a delicious bounty on your table and a loyal pooch sitting by your side. All of these things are reasons to celebrate Thanksgiving. But because you can’t share any of your Thanksgiving turkey dinner with your dog, why not make him his own special turkey treat that he’ll gobble down? Made with The Honest Kitchen’s Grain Free Turkey Recipe, mixed veggies, and pureed pumpkin, these treats feature all of the goodness that Thanksgiving is famous for. Thanksgiving Turkey Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups buckwheat flour1/2 cup corn meal1 cup pumpkin puree1/2 cup the honest kitchen's Grain Free Turkey Recipe dry food1 teaspoon turmeric1 cup peas, corn, green bean and carrot medley thawed from frozen1 egg1/3 cup vegetable broth Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.Using a blender, mash the vegetables into a puree. Set aside. In a large bowl, add buckwheat flour, cornmeal, dry food, and turmeric. Combine well.Add egg, pumpkin puree and blended vegetable to the dry mix. Mix until combined.Pour vegetable broth into the mixture until a firm dough is formed.Roll dough onto a floured surface, 1/4 inch thick. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters and place on cookie sheets.Place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.Turn off oven. Leave the treats in oven for 15-20 minutes to harden.Remove cookies from oven and place on cooling racks for 2-3 hours.Place in airtight containers and store in refrigerator or freezer. Recipe Notes Feel free to substitute your dog's favorite vegetables in the medley mix. And you can use fresh veggies as well as frozen, the recipe won't be affected either...

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