Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

 
Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

This past Saturday, Luna, turned 7! This pup has brought so much joy, laughter, and fur into our lives, we felt like it was only appropriate that we made her day special, even though she had no idea why. So I made her some healthy homemade treats, Eric and I took her on a walk to the park, and then went to a nearby pet store to let her “pick out” a toy. Are we a little too obsessed? What a rude question. But yes, probably so. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

When Eric and I opened up our studio to our in-person clients, Luna emphatically took on the role as our front desk receptionist. She does her best to make sure every single person who walks through the door feels welcomed and loved. I’m starting to wonder if they’re really coming to see us or to see Luna. I have a pretty good idea which one, but I suppose Eric and I will take what we can get.

So for all the other dog-obsessed owners who would also like to make sure their pups live a very long, healthy, and happy life, below is the recipe for these healthy homemade dog treats that Luna seemed to really enjoy. And clearly Eric did too, but that’s a different issue altogether.

Healthy Homemade Dog Treats
Healthy Homemade Dog Treats
Healthy Homemade Dog Treats


Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups of gluten-free all purpose flour*

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup of cooked sweet potato (room temp) or pumpkin puree

  • ½ cup of peanut butter

  • ¼ cup coconut oil melted

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • ½ cup pf peanut butter (for glaze)

  • 2 TBS coconut oil melted (for glaze)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Add wet ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Then mix in the baking soda and flour.

Roll dough out onto a pan with a rolling pin, and cut out shapes with cookie cutter. I used these here. Place on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

While they bake, mix together the peanut butter and coconut oil for the glaze. Let the treats cool, and then drizzle with the peanut butter/coconut oil mixture. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

We stored our leftovers (this made over 40 treats) in an airtight container in the fridge. Should keep for about a week.

*Although Luna has eaten grain-free food for most of her life, I’m not making her go gluten-free on purpose. It’s just what we had in our pantry already. You could probably also sub in whole wheat all purpose flour as well.