Homemade Dog Treats: Made by me

February 23, 2016

My cooking can be hit and miss, with some meals destined for disaster. Dishes such as fish pie and toad in the hole regularly elude me, with back up dinners always at hand when I make an ill-fated attempt destined to be a disaster.

Now our pups aren’t fussy eaters, but when Turtle Mat challenged me to create a dog-friendly recipe in the back of my mind I was little bit worried they’d turn their little noses up at my freshly baked treats. So with the fear of rejection in the back of my mind I opted to include a few of their favourites in my recipe to secure success.

Our dogs love peanut butter, and it’s a sure fire way to get their tails wagging; we only let them have a little spoonful between them every so often, so it’s always a massive treat for them. Banana is another once in a blue moon delicacy, and while they would love to have it every day the high sugar content benchmarks it as another rare treat.

Homemade Dog Treats

So with those two favourites in mind, I combined them and added a small quantity of porridge oats, making a doggy flapjack mix. I then baked them in the oven for ten minutes, adding a white doggy choc drop to each one.

After leaving them to cool I was ready for the verdict from my two toughest critics… and after serving them up in their new dog bowl from Turtle Mat they snaffled them up in seconds, using their best puppy dogs eyes to ask for more. Success!

Relieved to have rave reviews I think I’ll be attempting doggy baking more often! If you’d like to have a go at the recipe here it is…

Doggy Flapjacks

1 Tablespoon of Peanut Butter
Half a Banana
4 Tablespoons of Porridge Oats

Combine and bake at 190C/fan 170C/gas 5 for ten minutes. Once out of the oven, top each piece with a white button doggy choc.

Homemade Dog Treats

I’m sure it goes without saying, but make sure you opt for doggy chocs rather than milkybar buttons. Human chocolate is poisonous to dogs, so with Easter on the horizon make sure you keep any eggs out of harms way.