Gluten-Free Awesome Apple Dog Treats

Gluten-Free Awesome Apple Dog Treats

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in recipes | 0 comments

Pick this apple treat recipe and fill your kitchen with the wonderful scent of fall. Fall is officially here, and that means we get to indulge in the autumn harvest. Apples taste best in the fall—they’re crisp, sweet and juicy. And our dogs love apples, too. This wonderful fruit is full of the good stuff. Apples are a source of vitamins A and C, and fiber. My recipe calls for a grated apple, so make sure you keep the apple seeds out of the dough. Feel free to use any type of apple you want. We used a Macintosh apple since there are lots of orchards in my neck of the woods and fresh picks arrive at the grocery store daily. Gluten-Free Awesome Apple Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 1/2 cups rice flour white or brown1/2 cup buckwheat flour1/2 cup Honest Kitchen Kindly formula dry dehydrated food1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1 apple grated1 egg2 tablespoons olive oil1 cup apple sauce unsweetened Instructions Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, combine rice flour, buckwheat flour, Honest Kitchen Kindly, and cinnamon.Add egg, grated apple, apple sauce, and olive oil to dry mixture. Mix well.Knead until dough is moist. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to ¼ to ½ inch thickness.Cut using your favorite cookie cutter and place on baking sheet.Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes. Let cool on racks for 4-6 hours. Once cool, store in container to refrigerate or freeze. Recipe Notes This dough can be sticky. Spray your rolling pin with oil spray before rolling out the dough. This will keep it from sticking on the rolling pin and will keep your dough...

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Carrot Delight Dog Treat Recipe

Carrot Delight Dog Treat Recipe

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in recipes | 0 comments

What’s up, dog? Carrots aren’t just for rabbits—dogs love ’em, too. Carrots aren’t just a side dish—they can also be used in dog treats. What makes carrot so delightful for dogs? This root veggie is complete with fiber, antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K and beta-carotene, all of which are part of a healthy, balanced diet. They also help keep skin and eyesight in tip-top shape. Plus, carrots are low in calories, making them a great addition as a main ingredient to a treat recipe. Carrot Delight Dog Treat Recipe   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups buckwheat flour1 cup carrot shredded1/2 cup The Honest Kitchen kindly base mix dry dehydrated food1/8 cup flax seed meal1 teaspoon ginger1 egg1/8 cup vegetable oil1/2 cup vegetable broth Instructions Preheat oven to 300 degrees F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, combine buckwheat flour, Kindly, ginger, and flax seed. Add egg, oil, broth, and carrot. Mix well to form a moist but firm dough.Knead dough on a floured surface. Roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out using cookie cutter and place on lined or non-stick cookie sheet.Bake for 30 minutes and cool on racks.Keep treats in an air-tight container and store in freezer or refrigerator. Recipe Notes Because the dough is moist, it may stick to the rolling pin. Spray the pin with oil spray to keep the dough on the...

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Chickpea Dog Treat Recipe

Chickpea Dog Treat Recipe

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in recipes | 0 comments

A savory gluten-free dog treat recipe with a protein punch! Also known as the garbanzo bean, chickpeas come conveniently loaded with protein. For pet parents looking for grain-free treat options, chickpea flour is another great substitute for pooches with food sensitivities. Plus, the fiber found in chickpeas can help keep your dog regular, and this legume boasts the benefits of lecithin, potassium, and vitamins A, B and C. And unlike other grain- and gluten-free flours, chickpea flour has the same binding properties as wheat-based flour, making it much easier to keep cookies together when you’re cutting into the dough. Chickpea Dog Treat Recipe   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups chickpea flour1/5 cup The Honest Kitchen Kindly formula dry dehydrated food1 tablespoon flax meal1 banana3 tablespoons peanut butter1 egg Instructions Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a small bowl, mash ripe banana, peanut butter and egg until completely combined and smooth. You can use an electric mixer if you have one, but it's not necessary - a fork works just as well. In a large bowl, mix the flour and flax seed. Add the wet and dry ingredients together until the dough comes together.This dough is going to be tougher than others you may have baked with before. Set parchment paper on the counter to roll the dough out onto. Place a fist-sized ball of dough in the center of the parchment paper. Fold the paper the edges meet and completely cover the dough. Roll the dough over the paper to a 1/2- to 1/4-inch thickness and cut out the cookies using a cookie cutter of choice. Transfer the cookies to a parchment-lined baking sheet.Bake cookies for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Chickpea flour treats don't take long to cook, so check in on them every 5 minutes.Cool treats on cooling rack for 2 hours to harden.Store in fridge or freezer in airtight container. Recipe Notes If this is your first time working with chickpea flour, you'll find it tougher to work with than regular flour. As well, it gives off a savory scent, but that doesn't put off dogs one...

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Recipe: Gluten-Free Almond Treats

Recipe: Gluten-Free Almond Treats

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in recipes | 0 comments

If your dog is on a gluten- or grain-free diet, you know that it can be tricky to find him treats. With this Gluten-Free Almond Treat recipe, we’ve combined almond and quinoa flour, along with almond butter and The Honest Kitchen’s Kindly base mix, so you can make a cookie packed with pawsome flavor while leaving out the grain and gluten. You can find almond and quinoa flour in your local bulk food store and almond butter is right beside the peanut butter in the grocery store. Gluten-Free Almond Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 cup almond flour1 cup quinoa flour1 egg1/8 cup olive oil1/4 cup almond butter1/3 cup Honest Kitchen Kindly dry dehydrated food1 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 cup water Instructions Preheat the oven to 350°F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, combine almond and quinoa flour, cinnamon and Honest Kitchen Kindly. Add in egg, olive oil, almond butter and walk to dry ingredients. Mix until a moist dough forms. You'll have to use your hands to get it to stick together.Roll dough into a ball and cover in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.Roll dough out onto parchment paper on counter. Using a rolling pin, roll out to ½-inch thickness and cut out using cookie cutters.Place in oven and bake in oven for 20-25 minutes. Take cookies out of over and place on cooling racks. Allow to cool on racks overnight to harden. Store in air tight container, and keep in refrigerator or freezer Recipe Notes Gluten and grain-free dough is notorious for breaking apart when you roll it out. Don't roll the dough out as thin as you would traditional wheat flour. Keeping the dough thicker will help the cookies stay together once they've been...

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Love Beef Balls Recipe

Love Beef Balls Recipe

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in recipes | 0 comments

It’s like a little cheeseburger for your pooch! You don’t need to throw a cocktail party to make these appetizing Beef Balls! Made with love—The Honest Kitchen’s love beef recipe, that is—and ground beef, these bite-sized treats are grain and gluten-free. Plus, they include green peas, which are a good source of the B vitamin Thiamin, phosphorous, and potassium. Both parsley and rosemary are safe spices to use when it comes to feeding your dog. Parsley helps freshen your dog’s breath and also has vitamin C, K, and B, carotenoids, iron and limonene (an oil that kills bad mouth bacteria). As well as being flavorful, rosemary is high in iron, calcium, and Vitamin B6. Love Beef Balls Recipe   Print Recipe Ingredients 1/4 pound ground beef uncooked 1/2 cup The Honest Kitchen Love Beef Recipe dry dehydrated food1/4 cup vegetable broth1/2 cup green peas mashed 1 tablespoon cheddar cheese shredded 1 egg1 teaspoon parsley1/2 teaspoon rosemary Instructions Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.Combine ground beef, love beef recipe and broth in large bowl. Stir well.In separate bowl or using a blender, mash peas and egg. Add mashed pea mixture, cheese, parsley, and rosemary to beef mixture and combine.Using a tablespoon, scoop mixture and roll into balls with your hands. Place on a cookie sheet an inch apart.Bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.Keep in refrigerator or freezer in air tight container until needed. Recipe Notes Parsley and rosemary can be fresh or dry—use what you have on hand. Fresh is always best, just be sure to chop finely before adding it to the...

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Bacon and Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe

Bacon and Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in recipes | 0 comments

No dog can resist the lure of bacon…which makes this dog treat recipe an instant success! There are two foods that dogs just can’t say no to—bacon and peanut butter! And we know that your pooch can’t eat these two faves all the time, but as an occasional treat in moderation, there’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence! Besides, with flax seeds, kindly base mix and an egg included in the mix, we like to think that healthy and indulgence are perfectly combined in this homemade dog cookie. Bacon and Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe   Print Recipe Ingredients 3 pieces bacon cooked and crumbled2 cups buckwheat flour1/4 cup The Honest Kitchen kindly base mix dry dehydrated food1/4 cup ground flax seeds1/2 cup peanut butter smooth1 egg3/4 cup water Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paperFry bacon until desired crispiness. Pat excess grease with paper towel. Set aside and allow to cool. In a large bowl, add buckwheat flour, Kindly base mix and flax seed, and stir to combine.Add egg and peanut butter to dry mixture. Combine well.Cut or crumble bacon into small pieces (small enough so your dog can safely chew them). Add to mixture and stir until combined.Add water to mixture ¼ cup at a time. Dough should be stiff, so add more water or flour as needed.Roll out dough onto work surface (lightly floured or parchment paper) to 1/4 inch thickness.Cut dough with cookie cutter and place on the cookie sheets.Place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. After allotted baking time, turn off oven and let cookies sit in cooling oven for 2-3 hours.Let cool on a rack, and store in air-tight containers. Keep in refrigerator or freezer until needed. Recipe Notes This recipe uses The Honest Kitchen Kindly Base...

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Recipe: Cinnamon Roll for your Dog (and You)!

Recipe: Cinnamon Roll for your Dog (and You)!

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in recipes | 0 comments

Treats tend to get the bad wrap of being unhealthy. But that isn’t always the case; this recipe contains canola oil, which has heart-healthy mono and polyunsaturated fats as well as omega 3 fatty acids. So you don’t have to feel bad for giving your pet one…or two treats (because you can’t say no to that cute begging face). Recipe: Cinnamon Roll for your Dog (and You)!   Print Recipe This recipe contains canola oil, which has heart healthy mono and polyunsaturated fats as well as omega 3 fatty acids. Ingredients Roll Ingredients:2 Cups buckwheat flour1 tsp. Baking powder1/4 tsp. salt1/2 Cup water1/4 Cup Canola oil1 egg2 Tbsp. Honey2 Tbsp. Oats2 tsp. cinnamonIngredients For Icing:1/4 Cup Light cream cheese1 Tbsp. Milk Instructions Combine all the ingredients for the rolls in a medium to large size bowl. Stir until it is evenly mixed. Set out the light cream cheese so it can get soft for the icing. Use your hands to pack the dough together into a large pile.Move the dough to a cutting board and use a rolling pin to roll it out until it resembles the shape of a rectangle less than half an inch thick. Using a knife cut off the excess dough on the sides so the rectangle is even and straight. Preheat your oven to 325 degreesCut the dough into strips about 1-2 inch wide and 4-6 inches long (Depending on the size of the dog your making it for).Lightly drizzle a line of honey along the inside of each strip and sprinkle a dash or two of oats over the honey. Starting from a long edge of a strip, roll up jelly-role style and pinch the edge to the roll to seal.Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray and place rolls at least an inch apart from each other. Bake for 10-15 minutes. While rolls are baking, combine the light cream cheese and milk for icing. Stir well and spoon it into a plastic bag. When rolls are done let them cool for at least 15 minutes. Once they have cooled, cut off one of the bottom tips of the plastic bag for the icing and drizzle over top of the rolls.(Your dogs favorite step) It's time to let your dog enjoy a piece of your hard work! He/She will probably be startled that this time the yummy cooked treat you made was for them! This is a cinnamon roll recipe for your dog but if you want to try one of the dog treats you made then go for it. You know exactly what went into them and who knows, you might even find it tasty! Refrigerate the remaining treats. Recipe...

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Recipe: Apple Crisp Dog Treat Recipe

Recipe: Apple Crisp Dog Treat Recipe

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in recipes | 0 comments

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   Print 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 grated3 cups spelt flour1/2 cup rolled oats1 teaspoon cinnamon1 egg2 tablespoon olive oil1/2 cup water Instructions Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, combine spelt flour, rolled oats, cinnamon, grated apple, eggs and oil. Mix well.Add water to make a stiff dough. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead well.Roll out the dough to ¼ to ½ inch thickness. Cut using a cookie cutter and place on baking sheet.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...

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Recipe: I Love Carob Dog Treats

Recipe: I Love Carob Dog Treats

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in recipes | 0 comments

Forget chocolate. This Valentine’s Day, treat your dog to carob. Oh Valentine’s Day, how do we love thee? If we’re going to count the ways, let’s start with the love we have for our dogs. Our pooches love us unconditionally and are always happy to cuddle and kiss us at a moment’s notice. That’s why Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show a little extra love to our dogs with something a little sweet—such as this I Love Carob Dog Treat Recipe. Carob is a natural chocolate substitute that is totally safe for dogs (and humans) to eat. Naturally sweet and boasting a rich flavor, carob is packed with nutrients. It’s full of vitamins A, B, B1, B2, B3, B6 and D, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese and protein. As well, carob is brimming with fiber and pectin, which helps get rid of toxins.   I Love Carob Dog Treat   Print Recipe A dog treat that's delicious and healthy—it's true that the best Valentine's Day gifts are homemade! Ingredients 1 ½ cups flour all-purpose gluten-free1 ½ cups oat flour¾ cup Carob chips½ cup Honest Kitchen Force dehydrated dog food½ tbsp peanut butter1 egg¾ cup water Instructions Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, combine flours, Honest Kitchen and carob chips. Combine well.Add peanut butter and egg to the dry mix to moisten it, until completely combined.Add water to the mixture slowly until you have a stiff dough.Roll out the dough on a floured surface, about ¼ to ½ inch thick. Use a Valentine's Day themed cookie cutter to press out shapes. Place on cookie sheets.Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool on racks for about 1-2 hours.For a longer shelf life, store in air tight containers and place in refrigerator or freezer until needed. Recipe...

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