If you’re like me there’s nothing better than a spot of baking over Easter. This year however I decided not to cook any human treats but instead for Coops and his doggy friends. (although humans can eat these if so desired!)
Cooper has had some tummy intolerance’s as he’s grown up but in the last year he does seem to be getting much better with eating a variety of treats without any ill effects, so I thought we’d give these a try.
- 250g Smooth Peanut Butter (Make sure it’s a suitable one for your pup)
- 180ml Milk
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 Large Carrot (shredded)
- 290g Wholemeal Flour
- Tablespoon Baking Powder
- 30g Oats
- Preheat your Oven to 160*c and prepare two large baking trays with non stick grease proof paper. (This recipe makes about 40 medium sized bone treats so you will need to do a couple of batches.)
- In a large mixing bowl mix together the milk, egg, shredded carrot and Peanut Butter with a wooden spoon.
3. Once mixed together add in the flour, baking powder and oats. The mixture will get very thick and sticky at this point so you may need to get mucky and use your hands to really blend in all the dry ingredients.
4. Floor your work surface and with a floured rolling pin roll the dough out to a 3cm thickness as these will puff up in the oven. Cut out using a cookie cutter shape of your choice. I opted for the classic bone shape of course. Arrange o a baking tray with a little space around each one but you should find these wont expand sideways.
5. Bake for around 20 minutes or a little longer if you want them to be a little more crunchy as these are generally a softer treat. Allow to cool fully before giving to your pup.
6. This recipe does make a lot but they will freeze so if you don’t have any doggy friends to share with, pop them in the freezer for up to 2 months and they’ll still be ok.
I hope you enjoy baking with your dogs! Coops & I had lots of fun baking and we will be sure to try out more recipes to share on here with you as these where a HUGE success. Cooper wouldn’t stop asking for more and when our backs where turned jumped on to the table and stole a couple! I think that speaks volumes that they were very yummy.
If you make these please share photos we’d love to see.
Lots of love, Fi & Coops