In case you were wondering, Saint Patrick’s Day is this Friday! To save yourself the guilt of excluding your little buddy, we’ve put together a few pet-friendly treats (non-alcoholic) your dog will most likely consume quicker than you can chug!
Here are a couple of easy do-it-yourself recipes we’ve found to be most appealing:
1. Delicious and Sophisticated:
- 2 1/2 Cups Almond Flour
- 1/2 Cup Organic Unsalted Peanut Butter OR Almond Butter
- 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1 Green Apple, Seeds and Core Removed
- 2 Handfuls of Baby Spinach
- 2 Tbsp Water
Use your hands to mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl and form the dough into a large ball. If too wet, add a tad more almond flour. Sprinkle almond flour or coconut flour on the counter to prevent from sticking, and roll the dough out flat. Use a dog shaped cookie cutter (or any shape you would like) to cut out the biscuits. Don’t have a cookie cutter? Just use a knife and cut into bite size bars or squares. You’re pup will love them no matter the shape!
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit and bake for 25 minutes. Rotate the cookie sheet and bring the oven temperature down to 350 degrees. Bake for another 10-15 minutes or until crisp. Be sure to let cool completely before serving or storing in an air tight container.
2. Breath Freshener:
- 3 1/2 cups organic brown rice flower
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil (warmed to liquid)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 cup packed fresh parsley
- 1 cup chicken broth or water
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
Place the brown rice flour into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
Using a food processor, combine the mint, parsley, coconut oil (make sure it’s warm and liquid), and 1/4 cup of the chicken broth until you have a smooth green juice. Add this green juice mixture to the flour and mix in well.
Beat the egg and add it to the flour mixture and mix that in as well. Knead and mix the dough mixture while slowly adding the remainder of the chicken broth (if your dough is super dry you may want to add a bit more chicken broth/water) until you have a thick, dry dough.
Place your dough on a large flat surface (you can flour the surface with a little of the brown rice flour to prevent sticking) and roll it out until it”s about 1/3 of an inch thick. Using cookie cutters of your choice (we used 4-leaf clover), cut out your cookies and place them on a cookie sheet.
Bake for 15-20 minutes depending on the size of your treats and how much crunch your dog prefers. (Minnie doesn’t like anything too hard, so we only baked for 15 minutes.