Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wednesday Kitchen - Michele's Dog Treats!

Welcome to another Wednesday Kitchen with the JET Team, as we share a rather unusual recipe! This week, Michele of MAlves1009 has a special treat in store for dogs as she shares her very own dog treat recipe which, she assures me, humans can also enjoy!


"My dog Simba (top left, above) has a very sensitive stomach. After countless visits to the emergency vet and vet's office, he was given many medications which made him very sleepy and mushy - and it was upsetting to see him like that.

Eventually I had a chat with our vet and we agreed that making our own food and treats for Simba is the only way to go with him. Fortunately he's small, so it isn't much of a hassle! I make these treats for both my dogs and they just love them.



As you will see from the ingredients, there's nothing specifically doggy about them at all! If you adjust the recipe slightly you can enjoy them too - just don't use a dog bone cutter for the human ones! My daughter found our bone-shaped cookie cutter and at first we laughed about it, but in fact we use it a lot.

Some people might think I'm out of my mind making treats for my dogs, but since I started doing this my dogs haven't had any health problems - which makes us very happy because they bring our family so much joy. By the way, the rolling pin belonged to my grandmother, so it has been used to make many goodies through the years!



Ingredients

  • One large sweet potato, boiled until very soft
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly grounded ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ teaspoons water
  • 1½ tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons uncooked oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon oat bran
  • 1¼ cups unbleached flour
  • ½ tablespoon baking powder



To Make

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a mixer
  2. Mix until you have a dough you can roll out (add a little flour if necessary)
  3. Roll the dough out thinly, so there'll be a crunch to them when cooked
  4. Cut out shapes using a cookie cutter - this quantity makes 70 treats with my dog bone cutter
  5. Bake in the oven at 325F for about 20 minutes, or until they start to brown slightly


I hope your pets enjoy these treats as much as my dogs do!
malves1009
Michele of malves1009

19 comments :

Gaiana said...

Wow! It's awesome!

LoveStoneArts said...

Your furbabies are adorable! Thanks for sharing a wonderful idea for homemade dog goodies.

Urban Pearl Studio said...

They look good enough for humans!!

capitalcitycrafts said...

These do sound great! BTW I used to eat those colored milk bone biscuits along with the dog and try to figure out the flavors....

SendingLoveGallery said...

(and laughing at the one above me)
Michele thank you for sharing this recipe. I will have to try it with our Sheltie.Your pups are so cute!

Jean Sandell said...

Cute!

Michele said...

Thanks everyone!!! It's treat to see how nicely the post was done, thanks Erika :)!!!

Beadsme said...

So cool. I must try this.

Brooke said...

Aww, cute pups! And you are right, they do actually sound tasty.

Erika Price said...

Oh wow, Michele, I really admire you for making these for your dog! And can you really eat them yourself? Think I may have to start treating my dog too!!!

Jet Central said...

Thank you so much for sharing, Michele! Your post shows just how versatile the JET team really is, and it's great to know how much we care about our pets!

Mollie Ann said...

Such adorable furbabies! They deserve the very best - and these treats look yummy! We don't have a pooch, but that won't stop us from making them! :)

Tracy said...

This is awesome!

Judith Lott said...

So happy that you found a way to help your pup without the meds. Neat recipe.

Gloria Flynn - EarthEnergyGemstones said...

Such cute pups! Your recipe sounds perfectly healthy for humans, too. Wouldn't it be funny to see someone at work pull out a dog bone shaped treat and start eating it? Lol!

Keystring said...

Great idea, especially for dogs who have medical issues precluding them having commercial treats!

Jennifer said...

Lucky puppies!!

Nancy Russell said...

These do look delicious, even for humans! I'll have to make them for our aging shih-tzu. Thanks for sharing, Michele.

Gemstones on My Mind said...

Mmm, I do love peanut butter, and I bet that and the brown sugar taste yummy together! I bet my yard squirrels would like it too, especially if I made the peanut butter crunchy! Thanks Michele!