Carob-Dipped Valentine's Day Dog Treats
From Doggie Stylish
1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup beef or chicken broth
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon molasses
1/4 cup cooking oil
2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups carob chips
1.Preheat oven to 300 F.
2.In a large bowl, combine egg, applesauce, broth, honey, molasses and oil. Gradually stir in flour.
3.Dough should be stiff, add flour or water to adjust.
4.On a well-floured surface, roll out dough into 1/4 inch thickness.
5.Use a heart shaped cookie cutter to make shapes from the dough
6.Place on lightly greased cookie sheets and bake for 30 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown.
7.Melt carob chips in microwave or double boiler.
8.Dip half of the heart into the melted carob.
9.Place cookies on waxed paper and let stand until carob is set.
Red Velvet Pupcakes
Adapted from Kaboose.com
Red velvet is all the rage in the world of cupcakes these days. So why not try these crimson-hued beauties on your best friend? Beet juice gives them their colour, an whole-wheat flour gives them fiber. The cottage cheese icing helps make these trendy treats a balanced meal.
1/4 cup canola oil
1 cup applesauce
1/3 cup beet puree or fresh beet juice
1 and 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1.Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a six-cup muffin tin with muffin cups.
2.In a large bowl whisk together oil, applesauce and beet puree.
3.In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Slowly stir flour mixture into the wet ingredients.
4.Spoon batter into muffin cups to three-quarters full and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from the pan and cool on a rack.
5.In the bowl of a food processor, puree cottage cheese until smooth, about 30 seconds. Keep frosting refrigerated until cupcakes are completely cool. Frost and serve.
Cinnamon Honey Hearts Dog Biscuits
A touch of honey and cinnamon add just the right blend of sweet and spice to this gourmet dog treat.
Cinnamon Honey Hearts
1/4 Cup Water
1/4 Cup pureed Banana
1/2 Cup plain Yogurt
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Oat Flour
1/4 Cup Rice Flour
1 Cup Wheat Flour
In a small bowl combine the cinnamon, oat flour, rice flour, and 1/2 cup wheat flour. Set aside. In a separate bowl mix water, banana, yogurt, honey, and canola oil with an electric mixer. Add the dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Mix in remaining wheat flour 1/4 cup at a time until a stiff dough forms.
Place on floured surface and roll to desired thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Bake at 300 degrees. If rolled to 3/8″ baking time is 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Tip: After shutting off the oven I leave the dog biscuits in the oven for a couple hours to make sure they are completely dry and crunchy. Then they can be stored for a long time without worrying about spoilage.