Oh Mr. Max – Dog Treats that Appease the Pickiest of Eaters

I love my dog! His name is Max and he is a rescue. While he’s the biggest sweetheart, he is super skittish. Random things make him jumpy. One day he loves something, the next day he is scared of it.

(insert heartfelt awwweeeee here)

Since I am a new dog mommy, I wanted to give him food as clean as I eat. And while I still stand by that principle, I soon learned from my vet and further research, that a grain-free diet can lead to heart disease for dogs. Check out this article from the NY Times for more info.

Needless to say, I have stepped back from grain-free and focus on only giving Max REAL ingredients.  After the release of my cookbook, (which is on sale right now) I decided to embark on making new recipes. So clearly Max was first on my list! However, I’m not sure I’m up for creating a dog food, so treats it is for him. After my research, I decided to choose flour, choosing whole wheat and the best quality so it’s still easy on his tummy. The first variation was almost too easy to make and he inhaled it. So I also created a variation to freshen his breath. Let’s be honest, all dogs could use this one. And again, the treats didn’t disappoint.

So take a few minutes this weekend to make this simple treats for your fur baby. They will love you even more for it.

3 simple ingredients make this not only safe for your fur baby but easy to make.

Dog Treats, Fresh Breath

Parsley and Coconut Oil are known to spruce up that stinky dog breath. I could tell a difference after Max devoured 1.

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Serves: 12-22 treats Prep Time: Cooking Time:
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Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • Peanut Butter Biscuits:
  • 1/2 cup raw peanut butter (make sure this is the only ingredient)
  • 1/3 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1 cup whole wheat organic flour
  • Fresh Bites:
  • 1 cup gluten-free oats, ground
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups parsley. loosely packed
  • 2 cups carrots, shredded
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

Instructions

Peanut Butter Biscuits:

Mix all of the ingredients on low until combined.

On a cutting board, parchment paper or Silpat, roll out the dough to 1/2 inch thick.

Using 2 or 3 inch dog bone cookie cutters (or your choice of shape) cut 12-16 biscuits.

Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes.

Let cool completely before letting your fur baby enjoy.

Fresh Bites:

Ideally using a food processor, grind the oats.

Add the flour, parsley, and carrots and mix until combined. The parsley will turn the mixture green.

Add the melted coconut oil and egg to form a gummy-like dough.

Lightly dust a cutting board, parchment paper or Silpat with flour. Place the dough ball on it and roll out until it’s 1/2 inch thick.

Using 2 inch dog bone cookie cutters (or your choice of shape) cut 12-16 biscuits.

Bake at 325 degrees for 22-25 minutes.

Let cool completely before letting your fur baby enjoy.

 

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