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Usually Saturday or Sunday mornings mean recipe development for the blog. This also usually means baking chocolatey-goodness or some sort of paleo-friendly treat that I just have to taste test over and over.
The past few weekends however were extra special, because little Jax got to be the real taste-tester. Let’s be real, Mike and I tried them too, of course, but the real test was our puppy- and it passed the test with flying colors! So, instead of your traditional Foodie Friday with myself and American Express, this one is for all the dogs out there!
The best part about these, aside from them being packed with nutrients, is that the dough yields up to/if not more 60 dog cookies (depending on your cookie cutter size)! Seriously so much better than spending $10-15 on 20 grain-free cookies! PLUS, you need only 5 ingredients. Total win all around.
That is one happy puppy. He was ready to sit, roll over, throw his paws up, and pull out every trick in his book for these. His eyes lit up way more than with his usual treats!
5 Ingredient Grain-Free Dog Treats
- 1 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup peanut butter or nut butter of choice no added ingredients
- 4 organic eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp sweet potato puree or pumpkin puree**
- 1/3 cup shredded carrots
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- Preheat oven to 350
- In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients and form dough into a ball
- Roll out dough in between two sheets of parchment paper*
- Gently use your desired cookie cutters to cut and lift cookies into ideal shape**
- Transfer to a lined baking sheet
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cookies are hard
- Let cool completely before serving
This has me thinking of a doggy birthday cookie cake for this newly 6-month old pup (his birthday was yesterday). I made him two massive cookies and sandwiched them between peanut butter. Happy, happy birthday puppy!
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Do you make homemade dog treats? What are your favorite ingredients to use?