Apple Cheddar PUP-cakes

Ingredients

  • Organic coconut oil non-stick cooking spray
    • improves skin and coat, improves digestion, and can reduce allergic reactions
  • 1 1/2 cups organic whole wheat flour
    • provides fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals
  • 1/4 cup organic old-fashioned rolled oats
    • vitamin B and linoleic acid, which help to keep a dog’s skin healthy
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • helps muffins to rise
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • helps muffins to rise
  • 1/2 cup organic unsweetened applesauce
    • fiber and vitamin C
  • 1/4 cup organic extra virgin olive oil 
    • Helps prevent and lessen the effects of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, helps manage weight, promotes. healthy skin and coat, boosts immune system
  • 2 tablespoons organic wild and raw honey
    • helps with allergies, healthy skin, digestion, and more
  • 2 large organic eggs
    • Packed with protein and many essential amino and fatty acids and vitamins which can all provide many health benefits such as improved skin/coat and stronger teeth and bones.
  • 1 cup grated organic Granny Smith apple (cored and peeled…you may prefer to leave the skin on)
    • Provide vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber. ******Always be sure to remove the core and the seeds
  • 1 cup shredded organic sharp cheddar cheese
    • Contains protein, calcium, vitamin A, essential fatty acids, and B-complex vitamins

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray a 24-cup mini muffin tin with non-stick coconut spray
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, rolled oats, baking powder, and baking soda.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together applesauce, extra-virgin olive oil, honey, and eggs.
  5. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until evenly mixed.
  6. Gently fold in the grated apple and shredded cheddar cheese.
  7. Spoon the batter into the cups of the prepared muffin tin, putting an even amount in all 24 cups.
  8. Bake at 350°F for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Remove muffins from tin and let them cool completely on a wire rack before serving to your pup.

Mutt Meatballs

This great dog treat recipe originally came from Dog Treat Kitchen. However, I altered the recipe a bit to fit Cello’s dietary needs.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups dry dog food, ground coarse using a food processor
  • 1/2 cup organic buckwheat flour
  • 1 lb. organic ground bison meat
  • 1/4 cup organic honey
  • 1/8 cup organic applesauce, unsweetened

 

Instructions:

  1. Cook the bison, breaking apart into very small pieces. (I boiled the bison, saving the broth for other future recipes).
  2. Pour the dog food into a food processor or blender and grind to a coarse flour.
  3. Whisk together the coarse dog food and buckwheat flour in a medium bowl.
  4. Stir together the meat, honey and applesauce in a separate small bowl.
  5. Stir the meat mixture into the dry mixture until combined.
  6. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Form into meatballs – vary the size, or keep them all uniform.
  8. Serve fresh, or place in your freezer until frozen, approximately 2 hours.

 

Storing – This treat needs to be kept in the refrigerator or freezer. Keep in the freezer for up to 4 months.