|Homemade Healthy Dog Cookies|
Photo by Susan Zutautas
Baked with Love
Does your dog have food allergies? These days so many dogs do including mine. I discovered that Maggie and Bruce have a bad reaction when they eat a commercial dog food that includes any type of corn. At first I thought that they had fleas as they were scratching and biting constantly all over themselves. After checking and not finding any fleas or flea eggs I thought about their diet, and looked into food allergies. It took 2 1/2 months after changing them over to a grain free dog kibble to determine that it was in fact a food allergy. I'm not 100% sure that it is only the corn that they're allergic to as the food that I now feed them is wheat free as well.
I started making homemade dog cookies around Christmastime this year as a special treat for them. They enjoyed them so much that I've continued to make them and have since changed the recipe up slightly. I even did a test with them. I held out a Milk-bone cookie in one hand and the homemade cookie in the other hand. Both dogs sniffed each cookie and chose the homemade cookie.
Onto the recipe .......
- 1 cup of mashed bananas
- 1/2 cup of smooth peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 1/2 cups of brown rice flour
- 1/4 cup of flax seed meal
- 1/2 cup of oatmeal
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
- Either line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease the baking sheet.
- In a medium size bowl combine the mashed bananas with the smooth peanut butter and honey. Mix and beat really well to a smooth consistency.
- In a smaller bowl combine and mix together the brown rice flour along with the flax seed meal and oatmeal.
- Add this to the medium bowl and mix everything really well.
- On a floured surface roll out the dough and cut into cookie shapes.
- Place onto the baking sheet and on the middle rack in the oven.
- Bake for 25 minutes. Turn the oven off and leave the cookie in the oven to harden. I leave mine to harden in the oven for several hours.
- If your dog likes a softer cookie remove from the oven as soon as they're cooked.
If your dog is not allergic to wheat I have a dog cookie recipe that is very similar to this one that can be found on HubPages at this link
I do hope that your dog enjoys these cookies as much as mine do. Thanks for visiting and have a great day!
|Patiently waiting for the cookies to come out|
of the oven.