Peanut Butter-Banana-Chip PUPcakes

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe organic bananas
  • 2 c water
  • 1 organic egg lightly beaten
  • 3 TB organic peanut butter- room temperature (all-natural, no salt or sugar added, xylitol/birch sugar free)
  • 3 cups organic oats
  • 3 TB unsweetened carob chips
  • 1 TB baking powder
  • Nonstick coconut oil spray

Directions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F
  • Spray mini muffin tins with non-stick spray
  • Mash bananas in a large bowl
  • Add water, egg, and peanut butter to bananas
  • In a food processor, pulse oats and baking powder until it becomes a fine flour
  • Add dry ingredients to banana mixture and mix with spoon until well combined
  • Add carob chips and mix with spoon
  • Pour into mini muffin pan(s) filling each cavity until 3/4 full
  • Bake 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean
Limoncello waits patiently as the muffin pans get filled
Lager watched patiently as the PUPcakes bake
Foster Lilly takes a sniff

PB & Pumpkin Pupper Pretzels

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c organic pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 organic large eggs (set one aside)
  • 1/4 c organic peanut butter (pure peanut butter, no salt/sugar added, xylitol/birch sugar free)
  • 3 c of garbanzo bean (chick pea) flour

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375˚F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the pumpkin puree, 1 of the eggs and peanut butter in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer on medium-high speed until well combined.
  • Gradually mix in the flour until a stiff dough forms.
  • Scoop out some dough and roll into a rope shape. Thickness is up to you. Length depends on what size pretzel you want to make. Form into a horseshoe shape. Cross the ends, twist, and press them against the other side. See ho-to video, click HERE
  • Transfer the to the prepared pan.
  • Crack the remaining egg and transfer whites only to a small ramekin. Apply a thin coat of egg whites to each pretzel using a small pastry basting brush.
  • Bake until pretzels turn “soft pretzel golden brown.” Bake time will vary based on the size and thickness of your pretzels, and if you want to keep them on the soft side or let them get crunchy. I made these pretzels about 2-3 inches in length and it took about 20 minutes in my oven for the pretzels to get to the color I wanted.

Notes:

  • The amount of pretzels yielded depends on the size/thickness you choose
  • Recipe can be doubled to yield more pretzels
  • I froze the pretzels and kept a few at a time in the refrigerator to keep them fresh
Foster pup Lilly giving the pretzels a try

Slice-n-Bake Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic whole wheat flour
    • Contains fiber, protein, carbs, vitamins, and minerals
      • **Also contains a protein called gluten, which can be a trigger for allergies in some dogs 
  • 2 oz. finely grated organic cheddar cheese
    • Contains protein, calcium, vitamin A, essential fatty acids, and B-complex vitamins
      • **You can choose low fat cheddar, Swiss and Monterrey Jack, or you could use a non-dairy choice like almond milk cheese
  • 2 slices of uncured bacon cooked extra-crispy and crushed into bits 
    • Fat can be a source of energy, but bacon should be used sparingly as it is high in fat and sodium
  • ¼ cup organic unsweetened applesauce
    • Has fiber which will help keep your dog’s digestion working at its best
  • ¼ cup water

Directions

1. With a fork, whisk together the flour, bacon, and cheddar cheese in a large bowl until well-combined

2. In a medium bowl, stir together the applesauce and water.

3. Pour the applesauce mixture into the flour mixture and stir until combined

4. Lay out a large piece of plastic wrap, and place the dough onto the wrap.

5. Lay another piece of plastic wrap on top of the dough and twist the ends together.

6. Using your hands in a rolling motion, form the dough into a log.

7. Place in the freezer for 45-60 minutes.

8. Preheat oven to 325° F

9. Spray a baking sheet with an organic non-stick cooking spray (I used an organic olive oil spray)

10. Unwrap the log of dough and slice into 1/4 inch thick cookies.

11. Evenly spread the cookies on the baking sheet.

12. Bake for 25 minutes.

13. Cool completely on a wire rack for a softer treat, or turn oven off and let cool in oven for a crunchier treat.

14. When completely cool, let your pup enjoy!

Refrigerate for approximately 2 weeks or freeze for approximately 6 months

Bacon-Cheddar Biscuits

These treats were made to help us celebrate Hooch’s 7th birthday!

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 strips of thick cut uncured bacon cooked extra-crispy and crushed into bits
  • 1/2 cup organic shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cups organic milled oatmeal (plus some additional to dust rolling area)
    • you can use rolled oats and process in a blender or food processor to make milled oats
  • 2 large organic eggs

Directions:

  • preheat oven to 350℉
  • line a cookie tray with parchment paper
  • In a medium bowl, combine bacon, cheese, and oatmeal
  • add the eggs to the dry mixture – dough will be a bit sticky
  • dust cutting board or counter with milled oatmeal to prevent the dough from sticking
  • roll dough out until about 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutter of choice to cut shapes
  • bake cookies on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper for 20-25 minutes (larger or thicker treats will need more time)
  • Remove treats from oven and let cool completely on a wire rack. Allow to cool in oven for extra crispy treats

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.

P̶o̶u̶n̶d̶ Hound Cake

I made this pound hound cake for Margarita’s 2 Years in Remission celebration!

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cup organic whole wheat flour
    • good source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and plant-based nutrients including Vitamin B9 (folate), Vitamin E, copper, iron, manganese and selenium, also high in fiber and carbohydrates.
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened organic carob powder
    • great source of fiber and pectin, helping to eliminate toxins, improves digestion
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup organic extra virgin olive oil
    • healthy coat, improved skin, immunity booster, can improve cardiovascular, joint, & digestive health
  • 1 cup organic honey
    • antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties, reduces inflammation, soothes irritated throats from kennel cough, and can help with allergies
  • 4 organic large egg whites
    • packed with protein, rich in essential amino and fatty acids, full of vitamins – including A and B12, folate, iron, selenium, and riboflavin all which aid in improved skin and coat health as well as stronger teeth and bones
  • 1 cup organic non-fat Greek yogurt
    • high in protein, good source of calcium, full of probiotics (good for digestive system)
  • 1tsp organic pure vanilla extract
  • organic non-stick cooking spray (I used organic coconut oil spray)

Directions:

  • preheat oven to 350 ℉
  • spray pan 8 or 9 inch round or Bundt pan (I used the cancer ribbon pan since I made this cake for Rita’s 2-Years-in-Remission celebration) with organic non-stick cooking spray (I like to use coconut oil spray) and dust with flour
  • In a small bowl, stir together the flour, carob powder, and baking powder.
  • In a large bowl, mix oil and honey using an electric mixer
  • Add egg whites, one at a time, continuing to mix
  • Add the yogurt and vanilla and mix until combined thoroughly
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients a little at a time, mixing until smooth
  • Spread the batter evenly in your cake pan
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes – or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean
  • Remove from pan and cool to room temperature before serving to your pup

Should last up to 3 days in an air-tight container. You can also freeze up to 2 months (but please thaw before you serve to your pup)

Blackberry Chicken Millet Squares

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless, skinless organic chicken breast, boiled (***save broth from boiling)
    • Good source of Omega 6 fatty acids which are good for the skin and coat, essential amino acids and glucosamine for healthy bones
  • 1/4 cup fresh organic blackberries
    • Loaded with antioxidants to fight free radicals, and also have plenty of fiber and vitamins
  • 2 1/2 cups organic millet flour
    • Healthy carbohydrate high in phosphorus, B-vitamins, and iron. Phosphorus is essential for healthy bones, and iron maintains energy levels and overall health
  • 1 Tablespoon organic extra virgin coconut oil
    • MCTs in coconut oil can aid in digestion and improve brain energy and mental function
  • 1 teaspoon organic ground turmeric
    • Antioxidant that boosts the immune system
  • 2 cups of chicken broth from the boiled chicken above
    • Using the broth created from the water you boiled the chicken in is safer for dogs because unlike store-bought chicken broth it will be free of unhealthy and harmful ingredients such as salt, onion, and other additives

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350℉
  • line cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth
  • Pour mixture onto the parchment paper and using a spatula, smooth mixture until it is about 1/4 inch thick
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then remove cookie sheet. At this point the mixture should be formed enough to cut. Using a pizza cutter, cut into squares
  • Return cookie sheet to oven and cook another 15-25 minutes (depending on how crunchy your pup likes his/her treats
  • Turn off oven and let squares sit inside oven until the oven completely cools (or remove and set squares on a cooling rack for less-crunchy treats)

Treats should last about 2 weeks in a container in the refrigerator, or you can freeze them (Ours never last that long before they are all gone!)

🦴BONE appetit! 🐾

“Chocolate” Chip Peanut Butter PUPcakes

“Chocolate” Chip Peanut Butter PUPcakes

The “chocolate” chips are actually unsweetened carob chips, which are safe for dogs.  These PUPcakes seem to be an immediate favorite with our pack.  Our pups were begging for samples before the cupcakes were even out of the oven! After the PUPcakes cooled completely, a taste-test by our 4-legged Head Chef proved that these tasty treats are Cello-approved!

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 1/2 cups organic whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup organic peanut butter
    • ***Be sure the peanut butter you choose does not contain xylitol, which can be toxic to dogs
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened organic applesauce
  • 1/3 cup organic honey
  • 3 organic eggs
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened carob chips

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 400° F
  • Put the whole wheat flour in a bowl and set aside
  • Place peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave for about 10-15 seconds
  • Combine the peanut butter, applesauce, and honey.  Stir well.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the eggs.
  • Add the whisked eggs to the peanut butter mixture and stir well.
  • Slowly begin to add the flour, mixing to combine after each added portion
  • Add the carob chips and stir
  • Use a 2-Tablespoon sized cookie scooper to fill mini muffin liners.
  • Place the filled liners into a 24-cup mini muffin pan
    • if you don’t have mini cupcake liners, you can spray each muffin pan cup with an organic non-stick cooking spray before scooping in the dough to each cup
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centers of each PUPcake comes out clean.
  • Let PUPcakes cool on a wire rack in the pan for about 10-15 minutes
  • Remove PUPcakes from pan and continue to cool completely on a wire rack
  • Refrigerate or freeze
    • PUPcakes will last about 3 weeks in the refrigerator, or approximately 6 months in the freezer
      • If freezing, be sure to thaw PUPcakes before serving

Pumpkin Seed Encrusted Chicken Quarter

Ingredients:

  • Chicken quarter (skin removed)
    • NOTE: We choose to only use chicken that was raised to top standards (strictly vegetarian fed [no by products in feed], with no added antibiotics , no physical alterations, no supplemental growth hormones, have appropriate litter provided for comfort and to satisfy natural foraging instincts AND are 5-step® Animal Welfare Rated.
  • 2 tablespoons of organic olive oil
  • 2 ounces of organic raw pumpkin seeds
  • Juice of 1-2 organic limes (we used 2 small limes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric

Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 400° F
  • Add all ingredients except for chicken to a food processor, and pulse until desired consistency (we pulsed just until all ingredients were mixed so some pumpkin seeds were left whole – but you can pulse until all seeds are in smaller chunks, or completely ground).
  • Remove the skin from the chicken quarter.
  • Press pumpkin seed mixture on to top of chicken.
  • Place chicken in skillet or pan and cook for 50-60 minutes,  or until internal temperature of chicken reaches a minimum of 165° F, chicken is no longer pink, and juices run clear.
  • *****PLEASE NOTE: Chicken meat should be removed from the bone before serving to your fur-kid.  Please also check all removed meat for small bones before serving.

BONE appétit !