A Healthy Holiday Dog Treat
Like many of you, my dogs are part of my family. Naturally I want them to be happy and healthy. I also want them to celebrate the holidays with us. We incorporate the pups into the celebrations as much as possible. Like many “fur” babies Gonzo and Beau have their own stockings on our mantle, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
This can be a busy time of year and us all. Who has time to spend slaving away in the kitchen for their pets? I’ve created a recipe that is sure to please your pet and the best thing is that it is quick and easy! What can be better than healthy and all natural? Pumpkin and sweet potatoes are both is full of fiber, low in calories, and all around wonderful for your pet. Plus basil has anti-anxiety properties, which is helpful for those dogs that get nervous around loud noises and revelry.
- 2 1/2 cups brown rice flour
- 1 finely chopped sweet potato
- 1 beaten egg
- 1/3 cup organic coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon crushed basil
- 1 tablespoon local honey
- 1/2 cup cold water
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease cookie sheets.
Stir all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
Roll into small 1-inch balls and flatten with your hand to make discs. Place dog biscuits on the baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes.
After baking, turn oven off and leave cookies inside for another 30-45 minutes until crisp. Trust me when I say your dog will be waiting by the oven.
Once completely cooled transfer the dog biscuits to an airtight container or freezer for storage.
These treats are not only healthy but tasty as well and make wonderful holiday gifts. There are a number of variations that you can play with incorporating almond oil instead of coconut oil. Alternatively pumpkin or apples in place of sweet potatoes.
These dog treats are a perfect treat that are healthy, all natural, and tasty too! Don’t feel the need to limit them to holidays- they are easy to make all year round and your dogs will thank you.