Chopper & Otis here with some pawsome holiday baking recipes for all doggos and these are perfect for stuffing in the interactive treat finders as a reward for pups or a fun game with puzzle dog toys!
Christmas themed dog treats are not only fun for gifting, but for baking at home with family and friends. Holiday recipes that contain cranberry, apples and coconut are ideal for the cold winter months, and can be made with alternative and healthy flours like quinoa, chickpea, buckwheat and oat flour. All are much healthier, instead of using traditional white flour for home baking dog treats.
Natural ingredients that are healthy for all doggos are key to baking holiday dog treats. Treats can be decadent, yet very healthy and low-cal at the same time. You can also add supplements like glucosamine, if you are pet parent to an older pooch with joint swelling and pain.
Pet parents may also beconsidering CBD infused dog treats for doggossuffering from separation anxiety, travel anxiety and post traumatic disorder (PTSD). That said, keep in mind that it’s best to always consult with your veterinarian first for advice on cannabidiol pet products. Today, we’re going tobe focusing on natural holiday recipes that are simpleto make at home! Here are three of our favorite Christmas treat recipes for all doggos!
Cranberry Heart-Shaped Holiday Dog Treat Recipeby The Everyday Dog Mom
- 2 Eggs
- 1.5 Cups Almond Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 3-4 Tablespoons Coconut Flour
- 1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees
- Beat the eggs and set aside
- Combine almond flour, coconut oil, and dried cranberries in a bowl.
- Add in the eggs and knead the ingredients with your hands. Dough will be wet and sticky.
- Add in the coconut flour one tablespoon at a time to achieve a consistency that is easy to roll out and not overly sticky. This should take approximately 3-4 TBSP.
- Roll out the dough and cut out the treats using heart shaped cookie cutters
- Place the treats on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes or until crisp.
Frozen Apple Dog Treats by Irresistible Pets
This delicious apple dog treat recipe isfrom Irresistible Pets. Notonly does it offer lots of antioxidants like the cranberry treats, but apples are filled with vitamin C, A, and fiber, and are extremely healthy for all doggos during the holiday season.
This is a frozen holiday dog treat that’s great for states like Florida that don’t get very cold during the holidays. It’s also a great treat for all puppos that are teething. Just remember not to feed this iced treat indoggos dog bed, sincethese do melt and may be messy.
- 2 Apples
- 1 Cup Greek Nonfat Plain Yogurt
- Slice 2 apples into small pieces but remove the seeds and the core.
- Mix the apple slices, yogurt, and a splash of water in your blender and blend until you get a liquid
- Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze for a few hours or until hard consistency.
The final product should look something like the above image. Feed your doggo one “cube” at a time because they melt, so that you don’t end up with a huge sticky mess. Store in atupperware container, and store them in the freezer.
Grain-Free Pumpkin Coconut Dog Treats by Wholefully
With coconut being a fast favorite with all doggos year round, this wonderful coconut dog treat recipe from Wholefully is great for dogs with allergies. It’s grain- free, and vegetarian. Featuring pumpkin that’s full of healthy fiber, and coconut with healthy fats, these holiday dog treats are a healthy vegetarian option to store bought varieties.
The recipe also has added turmeric and cinnamon which have anti-inflammatory benefits. Coconut has numerous therapeutic benefits, but still needs to be used in moderation. You can also top these treats with dehydrated coconut chips to help promote a healthy coat.
- 1 15-ounce can Meijer 100% Pure Pumpkin
- 1/2 cup True Goodness Creamy Just Peanuts Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup True Goodness Pure Coconut Oil, melted
- 4 True Goodness Organic Cage-Free Eggs
- 1 teaspoon True Goodness Organic Turmeric
- 1 teaspoon True Goodness Organic Cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups coconut flour, plus additional for rolling
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, peanut butter, coconut oil, and eggs until smooth.
- Add in the turmeric, cinnamon, and coconut flour. Mix until well combined. Let rest for about five minutes to thicken.
- Dump the dough out onto a surface well-coated in coconut flour. Sprinkle top liberally with more coconut flour, and then roll until about 1/4” thick. Cut using cooking cutters, and place on the prepared baking sheet. Combine the dough scraps and re-roll until all dough is gone.
- Bake in preheated oven for 45-55 minutes, or until the cookies are dry and hard. Let cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container for up to a month.
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