This yummy dog treat recipe (which you and your furry friends can share!) is from Robin Robertson, author of 20 cookbooks including her latest, Quick-Fix Vegan: Healthy Homestyle Meals in 30 Minutes or Less Visit her website at globalvegankitchen.com.
If you want to make something special for your best friend, try these tasty treats. They’re made with such delicious, wholesome ingredients that your pup may not be the only one begging for them. The biscuits can be cut into any shape you want – they’re especially cute if you have dog-themed cookie cutters! Or you can simply roll the dough into a rectangle and use a pastry cutter to cut the dough into squares or rectangles.
Hint: For a sweet treat for you-if your dog doesn’t mind sharing-roll a few of the warm treats in confectioner’s sugar to make some “people treats” to enjoy. Alternatively, you could make half of the recipe for pooch and the other half for you – simply remove half the dough from the food processor and proceed with the recipe for the dog treats. Then, add 1/2 cup of sugar to the remaining dough and process to combine, then proceed with the recipe. (Be sure to make the people treats in a different shape from the dog treats to distinguish them.)
Peanut Butter Pup Treats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose or spelt flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup mashed banana; cooked and mashed sweet potato; or solid-pack canned pumpkin
1/2 cup nondairy milk or water
1/4 cup neutral vegetable oil
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets or line them with parchment paper and set aside.
2. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients and process to make a well mixed dough.
3. Transfer the dough to a flat work surface between two sheets of plastic wrap. Roll out the dough to just under 1/2-inch thick.
4. Use cookie cutters, a pastry cutter, or small drinking glass to cut out the treats into shapes and arrange them on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
Makes 2 to 3 dozen (depending on shape and size)
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