Frozen Peanut Butter and Carob Dog Treats

Frozen Peanut Butter and Carob Dog Treats

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in recipes |

Treats that look so good you’ll want to eat them! Does your dog have a sweet tooth? Satisfy that craving with carob—these chips look like chocolate, but are 100 percent safe for dogs to eat. That’s because carob, which comes from a dark brown pea pod, has no caffeine…but it does have a lot of fiber and plenty of antioxidants. Combined with yogurt, peanut butter, and Pro Bloom, your dog will be doing all kinds of tricks to get his paws on these frozen treats. Frozen Peanut Butter and Carob Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 cup plain yogurt1/2 cup peanut butter natural1/3 cup Carob chips1 tablespoon Pro Bloom powder1 teaspoon olive oil Instructions Mix yogurt, Pro Bloom, and peanut butter together. Mix with spoon until smooth.Melt carob chips on stove in double boiler. Let water boil, turn down to low setting, and place top boiler with carob chips and olive oil on top of bottom pot. Stir until chips turn to liquid. Pour the melted carob into the yogurt mixture. Stir until combined.Spoon or pour mixture in ice cube trays or molds. Place in freezer and leave overnight.Pop out of mold and give to your dog to enjoy! Recipe Notes Silicone molds can make a mess when you’re moving them from the counter to the freezer. Before you pour the yogurt mixture into the molds, place them on a small cookie sheet. Then, place the cookie sheet with the mold into the freezer. No more...

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Gluten Free Bacon and Pumpkin Dog Treats

Gluten Free Bacon and Pumpkin Dog Treats

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in recipes |

A little bit of bacon goes a long way in these tasty treats. Treats are for special occasions or for a job well done. And for a dog, the most irresistible treat of all is…bacon! Just like us, bacon shouldn’t be an everyday food group. You treat yourself for brunch or a breakfast in bed. For your dog, you can put it in these homemade treats, complete with pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and The Honest Kitchen’s Spruce formula. It’s a taste of bacon, without the side of hash browns and coffee! Gluten Free Bacon and Pumpkin Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups gluten-free flour3/4 cup the honest kitchen spruce dry dehydrated formula 3 strips bacon1 egg1/2 cup pumpkin puree2 tablespoons peanut butter1/2 teaspoon turmeric Instructions Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.Fry bacon to desired crispiness. Remove from frying pan and place in between 2 paper towels. Dab off excess grease and allow bacon to cool.In large bowl, add gluten-free flour, turmeric, and spruce dry formula. Stir together. Add egg, peanut butter, and pumpkin puree to the bowl. Mix until combined.When bacon as cooled, crumble into small pieces and add to the mix in the bowl. Mix until all ingredients until combined. On a floured surface, roll dough to ¼ inch thickness and cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheets.Place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.Remove from oven and place on cooling racks.Store in refrigerator or freezer in an airtight container. Recipe Notes If you find the mixture too dry (the dough doesn’t stick together), add water as...

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Tasty Beef and Veggie Balls

Tasty Beef and Veggie Balls

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in recipes |

Not all dog treats have to be sweet. In fact, some of the best are downright savory. These tasty beef and vegetable balls are scrumptious and healthy and will have your pup watering at the mouth in anticipation. With a few simple ingredients you’ll find in the fridge, you can whip up a quick treat for a special occasion in no time. Tasty Beef and Veggie Balls   Print Recipe Ingredients 1/2 lb lean ground beef1 carrot1/2 raw sweet potato diced1/2 cup flour coconut 1 large egg Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degreesMix all ingredients in large bowl until thoroughly blended. Roll small portions of mixture to form balls. Place on greased baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Recipe Notes It doesn't get much simpler than that! You can mix up the variety of veggies in your recipe to create tons of delicious treats your dog will...

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Chickpea Grain-Free Dog Treats

Chickpea Grain-Free Dog Treats

Posted by on Aug 23, 2017 in 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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Cranberry Sweet Potato Cookies

Cranberry Sweet Potato Cookies

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in recipes |

Cranberry sweet potato cookies are the ultimate healthy treat to hand your dog for a job well done. Dogs love anything sweet and this tasty treat combines two of the most mouth-watering, healthy snacks they can eat! Cranberries and sweet potatoes converge to create a scrumptious cookie that your dog will go wild for. Since both of the main ingredients are perfectly safe for your pup, there’s no reason they can’t snack on a couple of them a day. As an added bonus these cookies are even grain-free! Cranberry Sweet Potato Cookies   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 sweet potatoes cooked and peeled1/8 cup raw honey2 eggs large1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/3 cup dried (unsweetened) cranberries substitute fresh, depending on season1 cup gluten-free flour Instructions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.Bake the sweet potatoes for 30 minutes or until soft enough to easily mash. Allow sweet potatoes to cool, then peel and mash in large bowl. Combine all ingredients and mix well until it forms a thick dough. Roll out dough onto counter and cut out cookies into desired shape. Place cookies onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 12 - 15 minutes, or until done. Let cool before serving. Recipe Notes As an added touch you can lightly layer some yummy peanut butter on top when serving one of these to your...

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Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in recipes |

A healthy lifestyle starts from the ground up. And with sweet potatoes, goodness comes from the ground! This root vegetable is a source of dietary fiber and contains vitamin B6, vitamin C, beta carotene, and manganese—all wonderful benefits for people and dogs. If you’re short on time and don’t want to cook and puree sweet potatoes from scratch to use in a dog treat, we’ve used a simple hack…using sweet potato baby food instead. You get all the goodness without all the work involved. And that saved time means you can spend more quality time with your dog! Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups rice flour1/4 cup quinoa flour2 4.5 oz fl jars sweet potato baby food3/4 cup the honest kitchen spruce formula dry dehydrated food1 teaspoon dried parsley1/2 cup water Instructions Preheat oven to 320°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and combine.Because the dough is sticky, you’ll need to knead the dough with your hands. It should be moist (add more water/flour as needed).Roll tablespoon amounts of dough with your hands and place on cookie sheets. Flatten with fork.Place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.Take cookies out of oven and let cool on cooling racks. Store in airtight container in refrigerator or freezer. Recipe Notes Since this dough is sticky, wet your hands and the fork; this will keep the dough from sticking to your hands and to the...

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Cinnamon Sweet Potato Jerky

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Jerky

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in recipes |

Sweet potatoes are rich in fiber, making them an excellent treat to aid in your dog’s digestive health. The sugary sweetness of a sweet potato is hard to resist and—thankfully—these root vegetables are perfectly safe for your pup. They’re laden with essential nutrients your dog needs for a healthy diet and, when cooked, make a wonderful treat. As long as you scrub for mold the skins are safe to eat, but this recipe works well without them. Just make sure you remove any traces of the vine, as that can be toxic to pets. Cinnamon Sweet Potato Jerky   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes peeled1/4 cup ground cinnamon1/8 cup coconut oil Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Wash sweet potatoes thoroughly to remove dirt. Poke small holes through the skin of the potatoes before cooking. Bake sweet potatoes for 45 minutes on foil-lined baking sheet. Turn off heat and allow to cool in the oven for 2 hours. (Optionally, you could allow them to cool off in the refrigerator if you'd rather cut them cold) Peel sweet potatoes to remove skin, then cut into 1/4 inch thick strips. Lightly baste the tops and bottoms of each strip with a coating of coconut oil. Sprinkle the tops of each strip with ground cinnamon. Return strips to oven and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, checking regularly to avoid burning the sweet potatoes. Jerky is done when ends are slightly black and center is firm, but still chewy. Recipe Notes Ovens vary so it might take a couple of tries before finding the right combination of time and temperature. When storing, keep strips in a airtight container. These sweet potato jerky treats usually last for a couple of...

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Blueberry and Blackberry Gluten Free Dog Treats

Blueberry and Blackberry Gluten Free Dog Treats

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in recipes |

You’re invited to our black and blueberry extravaganza! As we continue to celebrate blueberries (for National Blueberry Month), we’re incorporating this berry delicious fruit into tasty dog treats. And since it’s a berry party, why not invite some friends over—we’ve invited our good friends, blackberries, into the bowl. As our +1, The Honest Kitchen’s Zeal formula has joined us as our date. This is a treat party you and your dog don’t want to miss! Blueberry and Blackberry Gluten Free Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups rice flour brown or white1/2 cup the honest kitchen zeal dehydrated formula1 cup gluten-free oats1/2 cup blueberries1/2 cup blackberries1 egg1 tablespoon rosemary dried and crushed1/8 cup water Instructions Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a blender, add blueberries, blackberries, water, and egg. Blend for 30 seconds. Set aside.In a large bowl, combine rice flour, zeal dry food, gluten-free oats, and crushed rosemary. Mix until well combined.Pour wet mixture into the dry ingredients. Combine until a moist dough is formed.Place dough on a rice flour powdered countertop. Roll out to ¼-1/2 inch thickness. Cut out treats with cookie cutters and place on cookie sheets. Place in oven for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly brown. Turn off oven and let the cookies sit in the warm oven for another 5 minutes.Remove cookie sheets from over. Let cool for 4-5 hours. Store in refrigerator or freezer in an airtight container. Recipe Notes Any gluten-free flour tends to bake faster than regular flour, so keep a close watch on the cookies to ensure they don’t...

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Blueberry Dog Pupsicles

Blueberry Dog Pupsicles

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in recipes |

Small and juicy, blueberries fit perfectly into these Pro Bloom frozen dog treats. July is National Blueberry Month, so we’re celebrating with a frozen treat that features this pint-size fruit. With just three ingredients, chances are you already have most of what you need in your kitchen. And if you can’t find fresh blueberries, frozen blueberries will work just as well. Blueberry Dog Pupsicles   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 cup blueberries1 tablespoon The Honest Kitchen Pro Bloom1 cup plain yogurt Instructions Add blueberries, yogurt, and Pro Bloom to blender and blend for 1 minute.Pour into molds and place in freezer.Let freeze overnight.To remove from molds, run under hot water for 20 seconds and pop them out. Recipe Notes Silicone molds tend to spill when filled with liquid. To avoid the mess, put the molds on a cookie tray before pouring the mixture. Place cookie tray with molds in the...

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