Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Treats fit for a SamHound!

I haven't had a chance to run over to Whole Foods or the specialty dog food store to get Sam his Wellness cookies this week. His treat supply was dwindling and I was feeling so very guilty...then I thought I should just make him some treats!

I based the recipe on a recipe I have for human cookies, but tweaked it a little.

My doggie treats

1/4-1/2 cup of oat flour (or whole wheat-Sam's allergic to wheat)
1/2 cup natural peanut butter (I use crunchy)
1/2 cup natural unsweetened applesauce (I used a plastic single serving cup)
1 medium to large banana
2 1/2 cups oats
1-2 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon flax meal (optional)

I used a food processor to do everything. I didn't have oat flour so I just put some rolled oats in my processor and ground it to a course flour. Whole wheat flour would work great, but Sam is allergic! I then added all of the wet ingredients except for the oil and pulsed until everything was combined. I then turned on the processor and added the oil and oats incrementally (I did the oats in 1/2 increments) and kept it going until everything was combined well. The mixture shouldn't be too dry or too sticky. I rolled into balls and baked at 350 for about 15 minutes or so.

This recipe can make quite a few treats depending on the size of the balls you roll. Guaranteed to make your puppy happy. :)


wheresmymind said...

Oh man, our family dog would go nutz for that!

Don't Get Mad Get Vegan! said...

ooh! I've been meaning to make some homemade treats for our dog, Anna. I'm gonna try these!

and as a trade for this fab info, here's the caesar salad dressing that I've been raving about incessantly (it's so good, i can't rave enough, honestly...just went to a fave restaurant the other night and had their vegan variety, which I always considered top notch and something to aspire to...this one? SO. MUCH. BETTER!)

Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing
ceasar salad dressing

2-3 cloves garlic, pressed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 - 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon vegannaise
1/3 cup olive oil
dash of vegetarian worcestershire sauce
a few sprinkles of kelp powder (this ingredient is considered optional in the original version, but I think it's key to getting that caesar flavor. perfection!)

whisk it all together and you'll have enough dressing to last a week's worth of single salads! don't forget to toss in you favorite additions. mine are chopped sun-dried tomatoes, avacado, hemp seeds, brussel sprouts, and Parma (or just some nutritional yeast). enjoy!

Too Fond of Books said...

I think Vinnie would love those. If I get around to it tonight, I might have to make some to take to the greyhound walk tomorrow.

KleoPatra said...

What a great doggie mommy you are!! I am totally impressed. Way to bake!