Valentine’s Day is nearly here. It’s a day to show some love so why not do that by making something special for your favorite dog(s)?
Here are some easy, limited-ingredient treats your can make for man (and woman’s) best friend this Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day Dog Treat Recipe
1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 ripe banana
1/3 cup chopped and steamed beets
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Scrub beets and place in a steamer basket. Fill the pot with a few inches of water and steam the entire beet for 30-40 minutes. You will be able to easily pierce with a fork when it’s done. Remove and allow to cool until you can handle it comfortably.
Slice the beet in half and fully remove the skin. You do not want any of the skin to go into your recipe
Place 1/3 cup of steamed beet, 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce, and peeled banana in a blender and puree.
Add 1 ½ cups of brown rice and beet-banana-unsweetened applesauce puree in a bowl, and stir until fully combined.
Refrigerate the dough for about 10 minutes. This will help the process of rolling it out. Set aside two pieces of parchment paper while the dough chills.
Lay the chilled dough on one sheet of parchment. Lay another sheet of parchment on top. Roll out the dough to about 1/2” thickness.
Use a cookie cutter until all of the dough is used. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. These treats do not rise or spread, so you don’t need much space between the treats.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. This treats are firm but not dry and crunchy. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
This recipe is from Peace, Love, and Frenchie Farts
Puppy Love Cupcakes
1 cup whole wheat flour
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp peanut butter (xylitol-free)
4 tbsp applesauce (unsweetened and unflavored)
110g Greek yoghurt
60g peanut butter (xylitol-free)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
In a large mixing bowl, add the olive oil, peanut butter and applesauce and mix together.
Stir in the egg and add the rest of the mixture to the flour and bicarbonate mix until it has a batter-like consistency.
Spoon the mixture into a cupcake tin until it’s just below the top of each hole.
Bake the cupcakes for 20-25 mins, until a knife comes out clear from the middle.
Place the cupcakes on a wire cooling rack. The cupcakes must be completely cool before adding the topping.
Make the topping by mixing the Greek yogurt and peanut butter until it forms a caramel-colored paste.
Once the cupcakes are cool, spoon a tablespoon of the topping on top of each one and spread around using the back of the spoon and then top with a dog treat
Leave in the refrigerator to set for an hour before serving.
This recipe is from The Kennel Club
Watermelon Mint Pupcicles
2 cups cubed, seedless watermelon or cantaloupe
⅔ cup plain yogurt
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
Combine watermelon, yogurt, and mint in a food processor or blender until smooth.
Place silicone treat molds or ice cube trays on a baking pan. Fill molds with melon mixture and freeze at least 4 hours or until firm. Let treats stand a few minutes before serving.
This recipe is from Daily Paws