Applesauce and Oatmeal Dog Treats

Applesauce and Oatmeal Dog Treats

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in diy, recipes |

A cup of applesauce goes a long way! Applesauce is wonderful to use in baking recipes—for people and pets. It can be substituted for butter or fat, while adding fantastic flavor and texture. It especially comes in handy when baking gluten free recipes, as it adds extra moisture, fiber, and nutrients. We used it in our Applesauce and Oatmeal Dog Treats, in addition to The Honest Kitchen’s Love formula, and our happy taste test dogs give it four paws up! Applesauce and Oatmeal Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups gluten-free flour1 cup gluten-free oats3/4 cup the honest kitchen’s love formula dry food1 cup unsweetened applesauce1/2 cup peanut butter1/2 teaspoon Baking powder1 egg Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Cover baking sheets with parchment paper.In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients together. The dough should be moist, but firm.Knead dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Place cookies on baking sheet.Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on racks for an hour.Store in fridge or freezer in airtight container or Ziplock bag. Recipe Notes If you notice the dough is sticking to the pin, spray with...

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Autumn Cupcakes for Pups

Autumn Cupcakes for Pups

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in recipes |

Who says picnics are just for summer? Cap off an early fall picnic with this delicious dessert. Your dogs will lap up the apple and pumpkin after they finish frolicking in leaf piles and enjoying the crisp air. Autumn Cupcakes for Pups   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 cup Honest Kitchen Halcyon Duck Recipe1/4 cup canned pumpkin (not pie mix)2 free-range eggs, beaten1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce1/4 cup cream cheese, for decorating (optional) Instructions Preheat oven to 350° F. Place paper liners in a 12-cup muffin pan.In a glass bowl, combine the Halcyon and pumpkin. Add the eggs and applesauce. Stir thoroughly to combine.Divide the mixture among the paper liners. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Allow the cupcake to cool for 10 minutes before carefully removing them from the pan.If desired, use a knife to spread a small amount of cream cheese on the top of each cupcake. Recipe Notes If you don't have the Halcyon recipe on hand, feel free to use your pups favorite Honest Kitchen recipe...

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Recipe: Blueberry and Banana Dog Treats

Recipe: Blueberry and Banana Dog Treats

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in diy, recipes | 0 comments

It’s berry season! And our pooches want in on the fruity goodness. That’s why this dog treat recipe features blueberries that are full of flavor and health benefits. Blueberries are a wonderful snack for dogs. Considered a “superfood” (for humans and dogs), these berries are packed with antioxidants, fiber and phytochemicals. For this recipe, you can use frozen or fresh—both work just as well in the treats and offer the same nutritional perks. Add in a banana and apple sauce, and you’ve got a bounty of fruit jammed into a tasty cookie for your best friend! Recipe: Blueberry and Banana Dog Treat   Print Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup blueberries fresh or frozen1 banana1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce1/4 cup ground flaxseed2 1/2 cups buckwheat flour2 tablespoons Honest Kitchen Pro Bloom water as needed Instructions Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a blender or food processor, puree blueberries, banana and apple sauce. Pour applesauce, banana and blueberries into a large bowl. Stir in the buckwheat flour, ground flax seed and Pro Bloom. Knead into a stiff dough, add water if necessary.Roll out on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters.Place treats on parchment paper lined cookie sheets.Bake for 30 minutes and let cool on racks. Recipe Notes Don't throw away those really ripe bananas. Put them in an air tight bag and store them in the freezer until you need them. When you're ready to make another batch of treats, take it out of the freezer and let it defrost. Mushy bananas are much easier to work with when baking, and help bind the buckwheat flour to the rest of the ingredients. The icing on the cookies is option. I used Fido's Frosting Greek Yogurt Royal Icing for...

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Recipe: Holiday Pup Noshers

Recipe: Holiday Pup Noshers

Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in diy, recipes | 0 comments

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   Print Recipe 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 food1 cup warm water1/4 cup dried blueberries1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce1 cup oat flour1 free range egg1/2 cup almond butter or coconut oil1 tsp vanilla essence (optional) Instructions Preheat the oven to 350°F.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.Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well.Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until thoroughly mixed together.Roll out the dough to ¼ inch thick and cut out shapes.Place these onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes.Cool on a rack before serving.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...

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