If you’ve been following dogtrotting.net this year, you’ve likely noticed I’ve been compiling dog treat recipes (maybe for a book; we’ll see). If you didn’t notice, no problem… then here’s your first dogtotting.net dog treat recipe. Enjoy.
During my research, I’ve found many recipes that include beef or chicken broth – premade from the grocery store. However, every store-bought meat-based broth I’ve found contains onions, onion flakes and sometimes garlic. Onion and garlic are toxic to dogs and even trace amounts concern me. I haven’t recommended any recipes that contain broth for that reason … until now. (This post contains affiliate links).
Even though it’s intended as an additive to dry food for dogs or even water bowls, Caru Beef Bone Broth (containing no onions, garlic and low in sodium) is an ideal substitute for generic broth called for in some dog treat recipes.
So, I gave it a try. I modified the recipe by adding flour and cheese (my dog loves cheese flavours) and of course Caru Beef Bone Broth for dogs, instead of potentially harmful human versions.
What you’ll need:
2 cups of rolled oats
½ teaspoon salt (or five twists of the salt mill)
½ cup broth (Caru Beef Bone Broth)
½ whole wheat flour
1/8 cup of parmesan flakes
What to do:
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Mix rolled oats, salt, and flour together in a large bowl. Then add on egg beaten, parm flakes, and Beef Broth. Thoroughly blend into a ball.
Kneed between two sheets of wax paper, or kneed by hand, for about three minutes.
Let stand for three minutes.
Cover a level surface with some flour and using a rolling pin, roll dough about ½ an inch thick.
Cut using cookie cutter. I selected a dog-shaped one and made the cookies a little bigger and thicker.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake for 20 minutes. Cool.
I cut eight dogs from one batch. These can be frozen but our test-testers – Buster and Tess from Ride the Wind horse stables – willingly ate all within minutes.
Of course, if you’re not into creating your own dog treats, you can always try the ready-made Caru Baked Bites with tuna, cranberries and blueberries.