Christmas Pet Recipes & Treats

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Its Christmas season again, and as usual, it’s a season of laughter and cheers for family and friends. But it does not need to end with your human friends. Your pets need not be left out of the fun.  It’s a season of care and love, so why leave them out of the love, excitement and good food.   In the spirit of Xmas, we will be describing a few recipes that would make your pets enjoy the thrills of Xmas. Read on.

Applesauce and Oatmeal Base Recipe for Cut-out Cookies

It will take you approximately 30 minutes to prepare this treat that yields a tray of cookies.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheatflour (you can substitute with regular flour for a whiter dough)
  • 2 cups rolled oat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoonful of vanilla extract

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350º.You then combine all the ingredients in a food processor or stand mixer and add flour until the dough is no longer sticky and is ready to roll out. If you want a dough that is coloured differently, divide it into separate bowls, and add natural food colouring.

You should keep the dough covered to prevent drying between batches, but you can rehydrate it with a little coconut oil when necessary. 

Spinach Xmas Dog Treat Recipe

The downside of this recipe is a shorter shelf life because of the spinach, so your best bet is to keep it refrigerated if they stay longer than 3 days. It will take you approximately 40 minutes to prepare a tray full of this treat. 

Ingredients

  • 1 package frozen spinach thawed, drained, and excess water squeezed out
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (you can substitute with any flour your dog enjoys)
  • 2 cups rolled oat flour
  • 6 capsules chlorophyll
  • 2 tablespoon of dried parsley
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • A few drops of peppermint extract
  • 2 eggs
  • You could use dried cranberries for decoration if you want.

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350º then defrosts a package of frozen spinach in the microwave. You then drain the spinach as much as you can, after which you press it into a colander, squeeze with your hands, or press into a tea towel. This is very important as it prevents your cookies from getting too soggy.

The next step is to place the dried spinach in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until spinach is thoroughly pureed.

You then add the flours, chlorophyll, and parsley, after which you pulse them to combine well.

Pulse the applesauce, peppermint, and eggs after adding. Keep pounding until the dough forms.

After that, move the dough to a board, add flour, and work it until it is ready for cookie cutting.

If you are into decorations, you might want to add cranberries to cut the cookies. You will have to keep the dough covered to prevent drying out between batches, but you can rehydrate the dough with a little coconut oil.

Gingerbread Cookies for Dogs

It should take you approximately 40 minutes to prepare this treat. The best part is that any type of flour works, so you need not be particular about the flour to use.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ cup oat flour (made from rolled oats)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground clove
  • Pinch of allspice
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Try carob chips for gingerbread eyes and buttons if you like.

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350º, then combine the flours, baking powder, and spices in a bowl and mix. You then add the molasses and applesauce and mix to combine. After that, you add the egg, vanilla, and coconut oil and mix to combine while adding more flour when necessary.

The next step is to roll out gingerbread dough and cut into gingerbread men.

Bake at 350º until they start to get golden around the edges if you want the cookie soft, or a little longer if you want it the cookie to be crunchy.

Takeaway

We hope you and your pets enjoy these Chistmas pet recipes.   

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