Lady came to visit us recently and the poor thing ended up very sick from her travels. She was gasping for air and her tongue had turned blue. We knew she was losing oxygen, but we didn’t know until later what exactly had happened. The vet told us she was in the midst of a heat stroke when we and her Mom/Dad rushed her to the doggie emergency room.
Once we knew Lady was okay, I decided to try out this wonderful recipe that The Scrumptious Pumpkin posted recently. It looked so easy and so healthy! I doubled the recipe so my mom’s dog, Skipper, will be able to enjoy these, too.
I started by making my own peanut butter. Using dry roasted, unsalted peanuts, I am able to control exactly what goes into the peanut butter and know for sure that there are no added hydrogenated fats, no salt, and no sugar. This peanut butter was made with peanuts and a little water, pulsed in the food processor until smooth.
As anyone who bakes bread knows, kneading dough is a lot of fun and this dough was no exception! My friend, Jozee, and I made a huge mess in the kitchen, but it was a lot of fun!
Stamping out the doggie bone shapes was just as fun, too!
Here is the actual recipe:
Doggie Peanut Butter Honey Treats
Yield: 20 Treats
1-1/2 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp smooth, plain peanut butter
2 tbsp honey
1 c whole wheat flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out to about half an inch thick. Cut treats with a cookie cutter and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake about 10 minutes or until treats are firm to the touch.
Before freezing or storing, allow treats to cool and harden, about 30 minutes.
Lady would have eaten the whole batch if we hadn’t kept them from her!
Your doggie friend/baby will love you if you make these! It was a hit with Lady and I can’t wait for Skipper to get his! Thank you to The Scrumptious Pumpkin for the inspiration, the recipe and the idea!