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Now we’re not entirely sure why this recipe is called Apple Brown Bunnies, since they’re not even bunny shaped in the original recipe, nor are they made of rabbit, but we’ll roll with it.

This is another homemade dog treat recipe we found on Pinterest and gave a try. While dogs do like it, it isn’t one they go crazy for.

Ingredients

1/3 cup of all natural applesauce (unsweetened)

1/3 cup of water

1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

2 cups of unbleached white flour

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix all wet ingredients in medium sized bowl.

Slowly add dry ingredients and mix well.

Batter will be a pizza dough like consistency.

Batter spread out in pan.

Batter spread out in pan.

Spread batter into a greased 9×13 inch pan.

If desired, sprinkle addition cheese on top. (As pictured.)

Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Cool and cut into bars. (We think it would be easier to cut the bars before it goes in the oven.)

Store refrigerated in an airtight container.

Finished product.

Finished product.

We tried this recipe from veganprairiefood.wordpress.com a couple of months ago and we have yet to have ANY dog reject them. We found that the dough was really great to work with and it made the apartment smell fantastic while it was baking.

100% of our test subjects (Ozzy, BeeBee, Brutis, and multiple friends’ dogs) adore these treats and recommend them to your furry friends!

Vegan Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats.

Vegan Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats.

 

Ingredients:

(makes about 25 small cookies)

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy. we used creamy this time.)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (canned or fresh — not pumpkin pie mix)
1 cup non-dairy milk (We used almond.)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 F and place  a rack in the center of the oven. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Set aside.

In another bowl combine the  peanut butter, pumpkin, and non-dairy milk. Add the flour mixture, in small batches and mix well.

Knead the dough two to three times on a lightly floured surface. With a rolling pin, roll the dough out about 1/4 inch in thickness and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter. I used the rim of a shot glass.

Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.

Enjoy! We’re off to try another recipe!

So it would seem that since the dog treat recalls we’ve been baking practically non-stop. Friends and family have been asking for recipes or for us to bake the snacks for them so that they do not (or can reduce the amount) that they buy commercially made dog treats. We’re happy to oblige and thankfully people are willing to pay for them.

(By the way, here is a link to the list of recalls. http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recalls/ )

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Treats

Ingredients:

1 cup flour

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 almond milk

1 dash cinnamon (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all ingredients.

Knead into ball.

Roll dough out and cut into shapes.

Bake for 15-20 minutes.

We tested 3 dogs at the time of this posting. They all loved them!

Recipe found on Pinterest.

Recipe found on Pinterest.

In light of all the recent (not that we didn’t know it was coming) dog treat recalls, we wanted to share a super easy do-it-yourself recipe you could easily make at home.

What could possibly be safer than knowing exactly what is going into your dog’s treats? Ozzy gets nothing but homemade dog treats now and he seems incredibly pleased with it as he thinks he’s getting people food. 🙂

This recipe is so easy it includes only TWO ingredients and a short bake time.

Ingredients:

2 cups flour (Your choice of what kind)

2 jars baby food (4 oz. jars.) In this case we used sweet potato but banana has been done as well.

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 335 degrees.

2. Pour baby food into mixing bowl.

3. Add 2 cups of flour and mix well.

4. Sprinkle flour on tray.

5. Grease cookie sheet.

6. Flatten dough and cut out shapes. (Does not expand very much when cooking.)

7. Bake for 22 minutes.

8. Let cool.

dogcookie

 

*Please note that we did not create this recipe. We use Ozzy as our quality tester before posting any dog treats.*

We have decided to try our hands at baking homemade dog and cat treats from recipes we found on the interwebz. We’ll share the results, good or bad, so that you don’t have to do the dirty work yourself.

Tonight’s recipe:

PUMPKIN DOG TREATS WITH PEANUT BUTTER

Ingredients

2 ½ cups whole wheat flour

2 eggs

1 ¼ cup canned pumpkin (only use pure pumpkin puree, not the pie filling)

¼ cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)

½ teaspoonful ground cinnamon

¼ cup water

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Place all ingredients in a bowl.

3. Stir until thoroughly combined.

4. Add water as need to combine the ingredients.

5. Roll out dough to 1/4” thickness and cut with dog cookie cutters

6. Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet.

7. Bake for 20 minutes (if you want a really hard cookie, bake for 5-10 minutes longer).

8. Leave in the oven to cool overnight. Or, cool completely on a wire rack before serving.

Storage

Less than one week in a dog treat jar, 3 weeks in the refrigerator and 2 months in the freezer.

Please note that we did not have any cookie cutters handy. These are the raw treats all ready to go into the oven.

Please note that we did not have any cookie cutters handy. These are the raw treats all ready to go into the oven.

 

This recipe made a lot more treats than we had anticipated, but it all depends on how big you cut them as well.

This recipe made a lot more treats than we had anticipated, but it all depends on how big you cut them as well.

Results

We had 3 very willing taste testers, not to mention that we also tried them ourselves. (Very bland to humans.)

However, all 3 dogs went crazy for this recipe! Even one very picky pug was absolutely delighted with them.

Ozzy enjoying one of the scrumptious treats.

Ozzy enjoying one of the scrumptious treats.

This is just one of many recipes Ashleigh found online and we’re looking forward to trying them out and letting you guys know the results.