Recipe: Blueberry and Banana Dog Treats

Recipe: Blueberry and Banana Dog Treats

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in 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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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: Strawberry Sensation Dog Treats

Recipe: Strawberry Sensation Dog Treats

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in recipes | 0 comments

Strawberries are a healthy treat for dogs—so why not add them in a recipe? You know that summer is almost here when a bounty of strawberries starts to makes its way into local grocery stores…or if you’re lucky, even your own garden! These sweet berries pack a tasty and healthy punch for humans and dogs alike. And that’s why they’re the star of our Strawberry Sensation Dog Treat Recipe. Also added into the mix: a banana and The Honest Kitchen Perfect Form herbal supplement to give these cookies a bonus boost for your dog’s digestive system. Recipe: Strawberry Sensation Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup strawberries diced 1 banana1 1/4 cup buckwheat flour1/4 cup oat flour1/4 cup whole grain rolled oats1/4 cup almond milk1 teaspoon The Honest Kitchen Perfect Form Instructions Put banana and strawberries in a blender. Mix until smooth. Set aside.In a large bowl, add buckwheat flour, oat flour, whole grain rolled oats, and The Honest Kitchen Perfect Form. Mix until combined.Add strawberry and banana mixture, and almond milk to the dry mixture. Stir until dough is moist but firm, knead with hands if necessary.On a parchment paper lined surface, roll out dough to ¼ thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and place on cookie sheets. Place cookies in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.Remove cookies from oven and place on cooling rack overnight.Store cookies in airtight container or bag and keep in refrigerator or freezer. Recipe Notes If you don't have almond milk, you can substitute 1/4 cup of water...

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Recipe: Grain-Free Banana Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Recipe: Grain-Free Banana Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in recipes | 0 comments

Skip the grain and go right for the good stuff with a treat that’s grain-free and packed with plenty of nom-noms! Going grain-free isn’t easy. Although there are a larger variety of grain-free food items available on the market, it can be hard to find treats that agree with your dog’s tummy. That’s why you should give this Banana Peanut Butter Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipe a go. Not only is it grain-free, but I’ve also added The Honest Kitchen’s Pro Bloom into the mix, which is packed with live culture probiotics and digestive enzymes. Grain-Free Banana Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe   Print Recipe Going grain free isn't easy! But this treat is a delicious way to treat your pup without upsetting their stomach. Ingredients 2 cups coconut flour1/8 cup flaxseed meal1/2 cup quinoa flour1/2 teaspoon cinnamon2 tablespoons The Honest Kitchen Pro Bloom2 ripe bananas1/4 cup peanut butter2 tablespoons vegetable oil3 eggs1/4 cup water Instructions Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, flaxseed, Pro Bloom and cinnamon). Set aside.In a smaller bowl, mix the bananas, peanut butter, vegetable oil, water and eggs until well combined.Mix the wet ingredients slowly into the dry ingredients until combined. The dough will be crumbly, but moist.Using your hands, scoop out the mixture and pack together into a fist shaped ball. On a long piece of parchment paper (about the length of your cutting board), place the ball of dough in the middle of the paper. Fold one-half of the parchment paper over the ball (make sure it's completely covered). Using your rolling pin, gently roll out the ball to ¼ thickness. Use a cookie cutter to press out shapes and place on cookie sheet.Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove treats from oven and place on a cooling rack. Keep them in an air tight container and store in refrigerator or freezer. Recipe Notes If this is your first time making grain-free treats, you'll notice how the dough doesn't hold together like dough using regular flour. That's because the gluten is the bonding agent in the dough, and there's none in this recipe. Don't worry—just follow the directions below to craft the perfect grain-free dog...

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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: Gluten-Free Beef and Cheese Dog Treat Recipe

Recipe: Gluten-Free Beef and Cheese Dog Treat Recipe

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in recipes | 0 comments

Are you apprehensive of giving your dog treats because they’re packed with sugar? Would you change your mind if the treat was packed full of good stuff? Let us tempt you with our Gluten-Free Beef and Cheese Dog Treat Recipe. Idea for dogs who can’t tolerate gluten, these treats are made with rice flour and gluten-free oats—both of which are readily available in your local grocery store. On top of that, this treat recipe also features peas and carrots. Peas are a good source of the B vitamin, Thiamin, phosphorous, and potassium, while carrots are high in fiber, beta carotene and vitamin A. Throw in some cheddar cheese, and you’ve got yourself a treat that both you and your dog will love! Gluten-Free Beef and Cheese Dog Treat Recipe   Print Recipe Idea for dogs who can’t tolerate gluten, these treats are made with rice flour and gluten-free oats—both of which are readily available in your local grocery store. Ingredients 1 cup gluten-free oats2 cups rice flour1/3 cup The Honest Kitchen Love Beef Recipe dry dehydrated food1 cup peas and carrots frozen or fresh1 cup shredded cheddar cheese1/2 cup beef broth Instructions Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a food processor or blender, puree the peas and carrots until smooth. Set aside.In a large bowl, combine rice flour, rolled oats, Love beef recipe, cheddar cheese and egg. Mix well.Add in pureed peas and carrots and mix until combined.As you’re stirring, add in beef broth. The dough will be moist.Knead dough on a lightly floured surface or onto parchment paper. Roll out dough to ¼ to ½ inch thickness. Because the dough is stiff, it may stick to your rolling pin. Spray or rub the rolling pin with olive oil, and you’ll be able to roll the dough out smoothly. Cut with cookie cutter and place on cookie sheets. Bake 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool on racks. Store in an air tight container, and refrigerate or freeze. Recipe Notes This recipe uses The Honest Kitchen Love Dog Food made with ranch...

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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: Banana Birthday Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting for Dogs

Recipe: Banana Birthday Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting for Dogs

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in recipes | 0 comments

Today was Ollie’s 6th birthday and his mom made these delicious birthday cupcakes for the co-woofers in the office. These cupcakes are simple to make and feature healthy probiotics from the goat’s milk.  They also include the nutritional punch of chia seeds. Try them out for your next doggie birthday party! Recipe: Banana Birthday Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting for Dogs   Print Recipe These cupcakes are simple to make and feature healthy probiotics from the goats milk. They also include the nutritional punch of chia seeds. Ingredients Cupcakes:2 1/2 cups Honest Kitchen Kindly Base Mix4 tbsp Honest Kitchen Pro Bloom3 ripe bananas1/4 cup organic coconut oil2 organic free-range eggs1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk3 cups filtered water chia seeds (optional)Frosting1 1/4 cup plain goat milk yogurt4 tbsp powdered peanut butter1 tbsp raw honey Instructions Mix all cupcake ingredients in a large bowl until there are no lumps.Pour ¼ cup of mixture in a standard size muffin wrapper.Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.Mix frosting ingredients in separate bowl. Mixture will be some what liquidy.Let cupcakes cool and then frost.Sprinkle with chia seeds (optional) and serve to drooling party members! Recipe Notes This recipe includes Kindly dog food base mix and Pro Bloom Dehydrated Goats Milk from The Honest...

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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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