Monday, January 29, 2018

Our Latest Homemade Dog Treat Recipe Includes Fresh Fruit And Greek Yogurt

Earlier today, I created a new, homemade dog treat recipe. The inspiration behind this scrumptious, soft baked treat was the abundance of fruit and yogurt in our refrigerator. Our kids love fresh fruit. They also go crazy for Greek Yogurt. The refrigerator is always stocked with both.

During the Summer months, we make frozen treats for our kids that includes Greek yogurt and fruit. However, it's not Summer. It's Winter. It's cold. So, I challenged myself to come up with a homemade dog treat that I could bake using these ingredients.

It was a bit tricky, but I nailed it the second time around...

In a mixer or bowl, combine the following...

Blueberry Greek Yogurt (5.3 oz container or 3/4 cup)
2 eggs
3/4 cup of finely diced pup friendly fruit (I used cantaloupe and strawberries)
2 1/4 cup of flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup of warm water

On a side note, make sure the Greek yogurt you're using DOES NOT have any artificial sweeteners in it that are dangerous for dogs. We only buy the regular. No light and fit or low calorie.

Mix well. The dough will be a little sticky. If it's too sticky, add more flour. Once mixed, put the dough on a well-floured surface and knead a few times. Before rolling, make sure the counter and the top of the dough ball is covered in flour.

Roll the dough to a thickness of 1/4 of an inch. Use your favorite cookie cutters to create your dog treats. Roll and cut as many times as you need. If you don't have a rolling pin or cookie cutters, not a problem. You can roll tiny pieces of dough and press into patties instead. 

Place your dog treats on a nonstick cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 21-23 minutes. The time will vary depending on your oven.

Allow the dog treats to cool completely before letting your furry kids gobble 'em up. The fresh fruit in these homemade dog treats tends to retain heat longer so they'll need a little extra time to cool.

After cooling, put the treats in an airtight container and refrigerate. They also freeze well.

Our kids loved these treats! It took Coco, our pickiest eater, to try a nibble, but once he did, he was hooked.

Enjoy and happy baking!

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