CocoMutt Dog Treats … with turmeric
Coconut milk is little different than coconut oil, so the health benefits aren’t necessarily the same. However, the ASPCA says coconut milk is OK for dogs in small amounts (but coconut water contains too much potassium). Other says in moderation coconut milk has health benefits such as fighting viruses, improving the immune system and adding shine to furry coats.
This recipe contains such a small amount of coconut milk, it definitely falls into the moderation category but any health benefits isn’t likely. However, coconut milk is a useful substitute for cow’s milk when baking for dogs because pets shouldn’t consume lactose (in dairy) because they lack the enzymes to break it down.
However, this recipe contains all good stuff for dogs – maybe too good. It’s so healthy it wasn’t popular with my puppa (who is picky) or his lab buddy (who eats everything).
I stuck a Paul Newman Honey-flavoured dog treat (affiliate link on Amazon.com OR here on Amazon.ca) in the ‘heart’ of my gingerbread man shapes (before baking) to make them a little more appealing. The dogs were not fooled.
What you need:
¼ cup smooth peanut butter
¼ cup of coconut milk (or more… I had to add more because the mix was too dry)
1 cup coconut flour
1 tsp turmeric
What you’ll do:
Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
Mix all dry then add wet. (Add more water or coconut milk if needed)
Roll into ball and roll out then cut into shapes.
Place on parchment paper covered cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
Cool. Toss to waiting pooches. (I got eight cookies from this recipe).