DIY Easy Peasy Easter Dog Treats
Do you want to make some super healthy and very easy Easter dog treats this year? I have got two delicious recipes for your to try out.
Carrot and Apple Clusters (inspired by the 3mbakery)
To make these little clusters you will need:
2 cups/ 260 grams of flour (I used gluten-free rice flour)
2 cups/ 336 grams of flax seed
1 cup/ about 110 grams of finely grated carrot
3/4 cup/ 190 grams unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 cup/ 60 ml water
3 tablespoons molasses
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Mix the rice flour, flax seed, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Grab another, smaller bowl and mix the grated carrot, the unsweetened apple sauce, 2 eggs, water and molasses. Then, add the ingredients of the smaller bowl to the medium bowl and mix well until you get a semi-moist dough. Depending on the flour you use you may add some water.
Take a baking tray, cover it with parchment paper and place little dough clusters on the tray. You can use two teaspoons to shape the clusters.
Bake the clusters until golden brown and let them cool down. You can store these little clusters in any storage box you want. When kept in the refrigerator they will keep fresh for some days.
Cottage cheese easter fun (inspired by Herrchen kocht)
These treats smell incredible and I have to admit that they taste good, too!
These cottage cheese cookies are very easy to make. You only need:
1 cup/ 200 grams of cottage cheese
1/4 cup/ 50 grams of spelt flour. I used rice flour and needed 90 grams/ 3/4 cup
2 tablespoons of chopped fresh herbs (I used basil and parsley)
1 tablespoon flax seed oil
Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).
Simply mix all ingredients together until you get a soft dough. Depending on the flour you use you might need more or less. I used rice flour which is very light. If you use spelt flour or dinkel wheat you might need less! Spread some flour on the worktop and roll out the dough. You can also use your hands to do this. I bought some cute Easter shaped cookie cutters but as you might have seen they lost their shape (due to the rice flour!) Cut out the shapes and put your cookies on a lined baking tray. Put the tray into the oven and bake for about 20 minutes (until they get a bit golden). Let them cool down and enjoy!
These Easter treats contain lots of healthy ingredients but keep in mind to not overfeed your dog(s) with these delicious treats since they contain lots of calories.