How to Make Healthy Dog Treats

Dog treats found in stores can be filled with empty carbohydrates and chemicals. If you want a healthy treat for your dog, here is a simple recipe to make 36 Banana cupcakes.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 teaspoons honey (optional)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bowl of dry yeast

Steps

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    Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 182 degrees Celsius.
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    Grease 36 mini-muffin cups.
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    Use a blender to grind oatmeal into a powder. Mix oatmeal, whole wheat flour and baking powder in a small bowl.
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    Place bananas, vanilla and honey in blender, process, add water slowly.
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    Pour liquid mixture gradually into bowl of dry yeast.
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    Spoon batter into prepared pan, filling cups to the rim.
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    Bake until done, approximately 20-25 minutes.
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    Transfer muffins to a wire rack to cool.

Tips

  • If you are training with these pupcakes as treats, try breaking pieces off so your dog doesn't have too much at a time.
  • Use a cookie sheet and put teaspoons at a time on. You will have more and will be able to slip them through the bars of a crate.
  • If you use an aluminum pan, the muffins will bake faster than in a darker metal pan.
  • Refrigerate or freeze cupcakes so they'll last longer.
  • Check muffins after baking 15 minutes. The muffins are small. Depending on your oven, they may be done baking in 15-20 minutes.

Warnings

  • Allow pupcakes to cool before tossing one to your dog.
  • Pupcakes are treats! Don't over-indulge your four-legged friends. One or two pupcakes a day for a small dog or four for a large dog is plenty.
  • You can use regular flour, but whole wheat is recommended.

Things You'll Need

  • Blender
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • 36 mini muffin cups

Article Info

Categories: Feeding Dogs