Peanut Butter Carrot Dog Cookies

Peanut Butter Carrot Dog Cookies

I haven’t made my own dog cookies before. I am kind of embarrassed by that actually. I mean, I love them to bits, talk about them incessantly, and I spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

Today I have a bunch of reasons to give this a try. Primarily that I have a bunch of carrots that I need to use up and I already made something sweet for us and we don’t need more of that.

A quick Google search and mish-mash of a bunch of different recipes and I came up with these dog treats.

Why make it gluten-free? Yeah, I know it sounds sort of silly that I make my dogs eat gluten-free cookies. There’s lots of information out there about using wheat in dog food and treats. But mostly the reason for my making them gluten-free is because I just don’t cook with wheat or gluten flours in this house. I wasn’t about to start just for dog cookies.

The other bonus is this is all human-grade food ingredients, and completely vegan. (Note: I don’t have an opinion as of yet about a vegan diet for pets.) The reason I mention that it’s human-grade food and vegan … is because I tried one myself. Seriously! And guess what? They taste pretty great even for people to eat.

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Peanut Butter Carrot Dog Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • ½ cup sorghum flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter
  • ⅛ cup water, or more as needed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in the work bowl of your food processor.
  3. Pulse until all combined, adding more water as needed.
  4. Roll out on a floured surface to about ¼” thick.
  5. Cut out with cookie cutters in various shapes.
  6. Place gently on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes until cookies are crunchy and very lightly browned.
  8. Let cool and store in an airtight container.

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2 Responses to “Peanut Butter Carrot Dog Cookies”

  1. July 25, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    These were a huge hit at my house! The only changes I made were using 1.5 cups white rice flour (it’s what I had on hand) and adding two generous tablespoons of coconut oil to the “wet” ingredients (which I pureed in the blender first because I don’t have a food processor). My toddler enjoyed cookie cutting and I love that he and the puppy could sample the dough without fear because it is vegan. Mommy, kid and pup approved!

    • Megan
      July 25, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

      Love the idea of adding some coconut oil to this recipe. I’ll have to try that too. I actually quite liked the taste of these doggy cookies myself. I’m glad they’re both kid and pup approved!

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