Valentine's Day Dog Treats

Gosh, Valentine's Day crept up on us fast, but I am here to bring you a simple recipe to make for your pooches this holiday. I got the original recipe from The Ultimate Dog Treat Cookbook and then modified the recipe to suit what I had available, and to make it more Valentine's themed.

1/2 C Dog Food Kibble 
2 C Grated Carrot
1/2 C Apple Sauce
3/4 C Beetroot
3 C Wholemeal Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 Tbsp Milk

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
2. Put the dog food kibble into a food processor or blender and grind until a course flour.
3. Use a food processor or blender to puree the grated carrots and beetroot.

4. Add the applesauce and milk to the food processor or blender and puree again.
5. Spoon the pureed mixture into a large bowl. Add the flour, ground dog food kibble and baking powder. Mix until a dough forms, and then knead with your hands until mixed well. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour.

6. Roll the dough out on a floured surface. This dough is super soft so don't roll it too thin. Cut out your desired shapes and place these onto greased cookie sheets.
7. Bake for about ten minutes or until the bottoms are brown, then flip over and bake for another ten minutes.
8. Let these cool thoroughly before storying in an airtight container.

Some things to note with this recipe is that the mixture is incredibly sticky. The original recipe calls for two cups of flour, but I found I added another two or so cups to the mixture to try and roll it out. Even then it was still super sticky. The treats are also not super crunchy, more of a rubbery consistency. If you want them to be crunchier, you can leave them in the cooling oven for a few hours or overnight and they will hopefully go to a more crunchy consistency.

I'd love to see your homemade dog treats for Valentine's Day. If you make these biscuits make sure to share them on our Facebook page, or #daisypets on Instagram. I would also love to know if you adjusted the recipe and how they turned out.


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