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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Weekend Cooking: Homemade Pet Treats


We often make homemade treats for human family but what about our animal family? The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook by the Bubba Rose Biscuit Company is filled with items to treat your pet. All ingredients used in the recipes are safe for your four-legged friends and by making them yourself, you know exactly what products the item contains. Everything I have made out of this book has been a hit with Chloe, my three-year old Sheltie. Pictured above are The Elvis Pupsleys, a muffin that is a combination of peanut butter and banana, the King's favorite. I generally cut all of these recipes in half because they tend to make a large amount if you have only one pet.

The Elvis Pupsleys
2 c. oat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 c. carob chips
2 eggs
1 c. bananas (mashed and pureed)
1 c. peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tb. honey
1/2 cup safflower oil (can be substituted for olive oil or canola oil)

Preheat oven to 350. Peel, mash and puree bananas in a food processor. Combine all ingredients together and mix thoroughly. Place cupcake papers into a mini muffin pan. Spoon mixture evenly into the papers cloes to the top of the papers (the mix will not rise very much). Bake 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.
You will feel good about giving your furry family member a delicious, wholesome treat, and your pet will love eating them!
Happy Reading (and Cooking)!
Rebecca

This post is linked up to Weekend Cooking, a weekly meme hosted by Beth at Beth Fish Reads.


17 comments:

  1. My two dogs would love those muffins. I'd give a nibble, too, LOL! They look so good. Chloe is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for visiting me Carol. I have been tempted to try these treats myself!
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  2. Chloe is a sweetheart! She's lucky to have these homemade treats. How cool that there's a cookbook for dog biscuits :).

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    1. Thanks for visiting Jama. I hope you have a great week.
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  3. How fun! I have only cats, which are the happiest when they get fresh fish as a treat, but if I would have dogs, I wouldn't mind trying this :)

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  4. I made biscuits for my doggie once...even got a bone shaped cutter...she did not like them.
    I thought they were pretty good..lol

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    1. Thanks for visiting Caite. My dog has loved everything I have made from this book so far. I hope you have a great week!
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  5. What a fun idea! And healthy for your pet too!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Beth. I think I make my pet's food healthier than mine! I hope you have a great week.
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  6. Thanks for remembering our best friends! I made homemade treats for our girls. Sadly they are gone now and my doggie biscuit cutter sits idle:( I could use it to make us cookies I guess!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Peggy. I hope you have a great week.
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  7. Chloe is beautiful and how lucky to have a mommy who makes her homemade, healthy treats.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Diane. I hope you have a great week.
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  8. Cute dog. Have a great week!

    ps I am now a follower. it would be great if you followed Carole's Chatter back.

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  9. Your dog is beautiful! Good for you that you made homemade treats - it's something I've never considered doing, but makes sense.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Cecelia. I hope you have a great week!
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  10. What a wonderful cookbook! I agree with Cecelia, your dog looks beautiful, and what a healthy looking coat :) Like Uniflame, I only have cats... unfortunately they thrive on meat & fish, otherwise I'd definitely bake some of these cookies (for my dogs)!

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