Dog Treat Recipes Without Meat

"For me? You're speaking my love language."

"For me? You're speaking my love language."

We all want the best for our canine friends, and that means being careful what we feed them for treats. If you want to know that everything in your dogs treats is good for him, for whatever reason, make him homemade treats from scratch. Meat-free recipes are ample.

Pumpkin Balls

Mix together 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin, 4 tablespoons of molasses, 4 tablespoons of water and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large bowl. Sift in 2 cups of whole wheat flour, 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and mix until you've formed a dough. Form the dough into balls of equal size, being sure to make them an appropriate size for your dog, and place them on a baking sheet. Flatten them slightly. Bake in an oven, preheated to 350 Fahrenheit, for 25 minutes.

Apple Crunch Pupcakes

In a large bowl, mix together 2 3/4 cups of water, 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1/8 of a tablespoon of vanilla extract, 1 medium-sized egg, 4 cups of whole wheat flour, 1 cup of unsweetened dried apple chips and 1 tablespoon of baking powder. Lightly grease a 12-hole muffin pan and pour the mixture into it in equal amounts. Bake for 85 minutes in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Vegetable Bones

Put 2 1/2 cups of flour, 3/4 cup of milk powder, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 2 vegetable bouillon cubes, 3/4 cup of boiling water and 1/2 cup of grated carrots into a large bowl. Mix well until you form a dough. Roll the dough out to roughly 1/4 inch thick and cut out your treats, using a bone-shaped cookie cutter or something appropriate. Bake at 150 degrees Fahrenheit for six to eight hours, or use a dehydrator at the same temperature for the same amount of time.

Peanut Butter and Banana Treats

In a large bowl, mash a banana with a fork or a potato masher. Add 1 cup of oat flour, 2/3 cup of rolled oats, 1/2 cup of dried parsley, 3 tablespoons of peanut butter and 1 beaten egg. Stir until the mixture is fully combined. Roll the mixture into 24 equal balls. Put the balls on a baking sheet and flatten them into rounds. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes in an oven that has been preheated to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

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