Recipe Friday – Doggie Yum Yums and Kitty Treats
It’s Friday again-TGIF! So it’s time for Recipe Friday! I have two great recipes for your dog or cat that they are sure to love. Remember, these are treats so they should be fed sparingly and in moderation. I try to make my treats last for about a month at a time. These are easy to make and fun to get the whole family in on the fun making them. Little ones can help out as well 🙂
First up are treats that I call Doggie Yum Yums, they didn”t have a name when I found the recipe, so I just used this name:
- ½ cup instant potatoes (the 100% real potatoes kind)
- 1 tsp. grated ginger
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp. molasses
- 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 beaten egg.
- Mix all wet ingredients.
- Mix all dry ingredients.
- Mix it all together.
- Knead the dough until well blended.
- Roll out to ¼ inch thick.
- Cut into bars, squares or use a cookie cutter.
- Bake at 300(f) for 45 minutes, then turn off the oven and let the cookies sit in there until the oven is cool. They should be completely dried and crunchy.
If your dog is allergic to eggs, you can leave them out in this recipe, as the potatoes will bind the ingredients together.
These gluten-free recipes all can be changed for variety.
- ½ cup of any kind of cheese can be added.
- ¼ cup of parsely adds a green flavor and tons of vitamin C.
- ½ cup grated vegetables of almost any kind except corn.
- Carrots, sweet potatoes, green beans, peas, beets with the greens, turnips, eggplant, etc.
And don’t forget fruit! Dogs love fruit, too, just don’t give it to them with seeds, as some fruit seeds contain a natural cyanide. Also don’t give them grapes or raisins.
- ½ cup pears, chopped
- ½ cup peaches, chopped
- ½ cup melon
Sasha LOVES them with pears as a variation. Again, she gets one a day after doing several tricks for them.
Now for the Kitty Treats:
1 Can of Salmon or Minced Turkey (about 210 g)
1/2 Cup mashed, cooked pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling but 100% pumpkin)
1 teaspoon Cold Pressed Oil
1 teaspoon Kelp
Mix together and roll into tiny cat bite-size balls. These can be used as Christmas treats for your cat.
I find you can keep them for longer if you refrigerate them in a Tupperware container. If they start smelling bad, please throw them out. If you want to make a smaller batch, halve the whole recipe.
I hope your fur babies enjoy these treats!