Whip up a Batch of Tail Wagging Treats!

2014-03-18 10.08.41It’s so easy to please your best pal with a little nosh.  But if you’ve ever looked at the ingredient list on a box of dog treats, you might worry that your rewards are doing more harm than good.

Make your treats special, wholesome and worry free with these easy- to-make recipes.  You probably already have most of what you need at home.  cooking with grandmaIf you have young chefs looking to practice in the kitchen, get them involved. This is a great bonding activity for every member of the family.

Dogs can tell the difference in taste and quality between home-made and mass produced goodies and they will love you for your efforts!

Banana Mutt Cookies

3 Cups banana, mashed

1 tsp. vanilla

6 Cups oats

1 Cup chopped peanuts

1/3 Cup natural applesauce


Preheat Oven to 350˚F

Mix all ingredients thoroughly.  Drop by teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 15 minutes or until slightly brown. Let cool completely on wire rack. Store at room temperature in loosely covered container.

 Yield:  2 dozen


Peanut Butter Biscuits

2 Cups whole wheat flour

1Tbsp. baking powder

1 Cup natural peanut butter

1 Cup skim milk


Preheat Oven to 375˚F

Mix all ingredients in bowl

Turn out dough on lightly floured surface and knead.

Roll out to ¼” thickness

Use cookie cutters to cut dough into your dog’s favorite shapes (bones, stars, bunnies, squirrels, etc.)

Bake on greased cookie sheet 20 minutes or until light brown.  Store in airtight container in refrigerator.