Doggie treat recipes by Carolyn Gracie, QVC
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Cheesy Dog Muffin Treats
My dogs love 'em! This recipe makes about two dozen mini-muffins or one dozen regular-size muffins.
1 cup cooked ground beef OR ground turkey
3/4 cup water or low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup all-purpose or whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oatmeal (old-fashioned or quick-cooking)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 small carrot, grated
1 small apple, diced
1/2 cup low-fat shredded cheese
Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix together all ingredients except the cheese. Spoon the mixture into two mini-muffin tins or one regular size muffin tin (metal or silicone). If using metal tins, be sure to coat with cooking spray before adding mixture.
Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes for mini-muffins/25 minutes for regular size. Cool for about 15 minutes before serving to your favorite canine pals. Store them in an airtight container for up to three days, or you can freeze them for up to three months. Doggy-licious!
Homemade Turkey Loaf Treat for Dogs
Here's a special treat for your canine friends that they'll ''gobble'' up! It's yummy and healthy for them, and best of all, you can make it yourself! This makes enough for my eight dogs to share and is much healthier than giving them Thanksgiving table scraps.
2 lbs. ground turkey
2 cups of cooked rice (brown or whole grain is best)
8 oz. peas
3 carrots, diced
1 apple, diced
2 cloves minced garlic, optional
Preheat oven to 375°F. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well (using a hand blender or by hand).
On a baking sheet, form the mixture into the shape of a large dog bone. Bake at 375°F for 45 minutes. Let cool and serve.
Apple Cinnamon Drops Dog Cookies
1 large or 2 small apples
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup oatmeal
1-1/2 cups all-purpose or wheat flour
1/8 cup flour, set aside
Preheat oven to 350ºF (325ºF for a convection oven). Core, slice, and mince the apple(s), using a food processor or manual chopper. In a large bowl, combine the minced apple pieces, honey, water, cinnamon, and oatmeal. Gradually blend in the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until a stiff dough forms. (I usually mix with a large spoon, until I add the final 1/2 cup of flour, then I knead it by hand.) Place the 1/8 cup of flour into a small bowl. Spoon the dough by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing about two inches apart. Dip the bottom of a glass into the bowl of flour to prevent sticking, and then use it to flatten each spoonful of dough into a circle. Adjust the size of the cookie drops based on the size of the treat you'd like to feed your dog. Bake for 25 minutes. Then remove from oven and flip each cookie over to brown evenly on both sides. Return to oven and bake for another 25 minutes. Let cool for at least four hours or overnight, in order for the cookies to harden to a crunchy consistency.
Makes about three dozen crunchy cookies, depending on how big you make them. My dogs (and parrots) love these!