Christmas treats for dogs

Alison Lambert
Alison Lambert

Like us, dogs need tasty treats as well, writes Alison Lambert.

These biscuits combine their favourites with the addition of nutrient-rich flours to give them an extra special treat for Christmas! 

 

 

 

 

Christmas dog biscuits  alison lambert
Photo: Simon Lambert

Bacon and cheese dog biscuits

MAKES 24

4 rashers bacon, cooked until crispy and broken up
11/2 cups oats ground into flour
21/2 cups wholemeal flour or quinoa flour
1/2 cup flax seeds (linseeds) blended until flour consistency
1/4 tsp beef or chicken stock powder
1/4 cup grated cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped
2 eggs

Method

Heat the oven to 180degC.

Line a tray with baking paper.

Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.

Add 1 cup water and mix until the you get a soft dough.  Tip on to a lightly floured bench. Bring the dough together and lightly knead.

Roll out the dough between two pieces baking paper until it is about 1cm thick.

Using a round cutter, cut the dough so you get flat circles.

Place on a lined baking tray. Using your finger, make four indents in the biscuit and use your thumb to make one below so it looks like a paw print.

Bake in a preheated oven for 20-30 minutes or until the biscuits are golden and crisp.Allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container.

 

Photo: Simon Lambert
Photo: Simon Lambert

Doggie, frozen peanut butter and banana smoothie

I have been asking friends who have dogs about what they like to give their dogs as a treat.

Many of them said they need treats to cool their dogs down during the hot New Zealand summer. 

And what better way than making a frozen smoothie with all their favourites.

MAKES 24 ICE CUBES

2 ripe bananas, peeled and roughly broken
2 Tbsp peanut butter
2 cups plain unsweetened yoghurt

Method

Put all the ingredients into a blender or mash together by hand until you get the desired consistency.

Pour into moulds and freeze until required.

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