January is coming to an end, which means it’s already almost February, the month of Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, and one of our favorites around Ta Ib… NATIONAL DOG BISCUIT DAY!!
Coming up on February 23, National Dog Biscuit Day is the perfect day to let your fluffy four-legged friend enjoy a couple of extra snacks and what better way to celebrate than by making your own healthy treats at home?!
Not only is making treats at home easier on your wallet, butthey’re also much healthier and easier to customize for your pup’s needs!
Here are 3 of our favorite healthy, vegan, easy-to-make, all-natural dog treats from around the web!
#1 – 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats (from floraandvino.com)
Ingredients:- 1 large super ripe banana- ½ cup Natural peanut butter (no added oils, sugars, preservatives, or flavoring, please!)- 1 ½ cups Gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats (or you can sub this for oat flour)
Instructions:- Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper- Blitz the old-fashioned rolled oats in a blender until you have a fine flour, or, alternatively, use oat flour instead. Set aside- In a large mixing bowl, smash the peanut butter and ripe banana. Add the oat flour and smash with a fork until the dough is thick and well combined. If it’s crumbly, add 2-4 Tablespoons more peanut butter and recombine. You want the dough to be firm, sticky, and pliable.- Roll dough into a thin slab, about ~1/4 inch thick, and cut into shapes with a cookie cutter. Alternatively, you can roll them into ~1 Tablespoon balls and flatten with your hands for a simple circular cookie.- Bake for ~15 minutes until lightly brown underneath. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before sampling or sharing with your pup!
For the full recipe entry from Flora and Vino, visit their blog here.
#2 – Vegan Pumpkin Dog Treats (from OkonomiKitchen.com)
Ingredients:- ¾ cup pumpkin puree- ¼ cup peanut butter- 2 Tbsp ground flax- 1 1/3 cups oat flour- ½ tsp cinnamon (optional)
Instructions:- Preheat oven to 350°F- Add the pumpkin puree, peanut butter, flax meal, and cinnamon into a food processor and blend until combined- Add in the oat flour and process until a dough forms- Lightly flour a cutting board and roll out the dough (around ¼ inch thick). Use cookie cutters to cut as many pieces as you can and place them onto a parchment-lined baking tray. Gather the remaining dough and repeat until you run out of dough.- Bake for 30-35 minutes.- Let them cool on a cooling rack and then store in the fridge for 1 week or freezer for up to 2 months.
For the full recipe entry from Okonomi Kitchen, visit their blog here.
#3 – All-Natural, Vegan Dog Treats (from passpawt.com)
Ingredients:- 1 ½ cup wholewheat flour- 1 ½ cup white flour- ½ cup peanut butter- 1 cup water- 2 Tbsp olive oil
Instructions:- Preheat the over to 350°F- Mix the water, peanut butter, and oil.- Add the flours to create a crumbly mixture.- Draw together into a ball and then roll out onto a lightly floured surface.- Cut into treat shapes and bake for 20 minutes.- Allow to cool before serving.
For the full recipe entry from PassPawt, visit the blog here.
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