If your canine buddy loves treats, but you’re leery of store-bought goodies, a homemade carrot treat may be just the thing. Carrots are generally safe for dogs, and when combined with a little peanut butter, they make a healthy and tasty treat for your four-legged friend.
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. The idea is to dry these treats so they get crunchy; cooking at a lower temperature helps remove excess moisture.
Pour 1 1/2 cups of brown rice flour into a large mixing bowl, and stir in 1/2 cup peanut butter. Mix until the peanut butter is fully incorporated. If the mixture is too thick to stir, add a tablespoon of water at a time until the mixture loosens up.
Add 1/4 cup shredded carrots to the dough, and stir until well combined. Scoop 1-inch balls of dough from the bowl, and place them on a greased cookie sheet. Flatten each ball with the back of a spoon to form a disc-shaped treat.
Bake the treats for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they are firm to the touch. Remove them from the pan and cool on a wire rack. Make sure the treats are completely cool before offering one to your furry friend.
Items you will need
- 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
- Mixing bowl
- 1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter
- Wooden spoon
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/4 cup diced cooked carrots
- Even though carrots are safe for dogs, don’t give him too many treats. Too many treats will lead to weight gain, which is unhealthy for any dog.
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