My good friend over at Beth Fish Reads hosts this weekly meme for all of us to share what we are cooking and how to make it for yourself. It is a great meme and I have picked up some tasty recipes over the years.
This week I made something a little different… It was easy, healthy….
and quite honestly for the dogs.
Yes, I made dog treats.
I had mentioned earlier this week that Mater had to go to the vet and had surgery. While waiting in the lobby I was flipping through a magazine (vets have pet magazines as opposed to people magazines at our doctors, I find that awesome). While doing this I found a recipe that was easy to make, low cost, and good for your dogs health and fur.
Salmon Carrot Bone Oats
(originally published in Everyday Dog February 2015)
* a few tweets made by me from the original recipe
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 cup canned salmon
1/2 cup carrot (grated or shredded)
2 tsp oil
3/4 cup water
In a medium/large size bowl add the flour, oats, salmon, and carrot and stir together. Add the egg, oil, and water and mix well. (*if dough is to stiff add water slowly until you have a workable dough)
Preheat oven to 250. Roll dough in to 2 inch size balls and place on a cookie sheet and bake for 3 hours. (Yes I did this and the cookie never became hard, just perfectly baked). It is said that you can also do this at 350 degrees and check the cookies after an hour in the oven. You are looking for them to be dried out, a biscuit like quality.
Results: The dogs really enjoy them. I found these to be easy to make and cost effective. The only item that cost a bit was the salmon and even that wasn’t bad, I paid $2.19 for the canned salmon and used it is double the recipe.I store them in a Rubbermaid seal-able container. Overall, these are a healthy treat cost less that $4 to make a double batch and made about 40 cookies.
Stop by Beth Fish Reads to see what other people are cooking this weekend. More than likely, they are making people food. 😉
16 thoughts on “Weekend Cooking – A Little Different Take On This One”
I’ve thought about making dog food or treats but just never did. This recipe looks easy enough so I might give it a try.
That is such a great idea! I don’t have any dog 😦 but I have friends who do. Great gift idea 🙂 thanks!
Oh, I can tell they’re loving those treats!
Making your dog’s treats is great! No preservatives etc and the price seems right (and worth it).
I’ve thought about making dog treats several times but never done much more than think about it. This would be a fun little extra in Christmas bags to some of my dog-loving family. Thanks for sharing!
A few years ago, I visited a friend in Northern California, and watched with fascination as she created gourmet foods for her dogs everyday. Every night, after she walked them, she spent 45 minutes washing their paws before they came back in. Super Doggy Love. I never forgot that experience!
I am sure your dog enjoyed these treats.
I bet cats would like them
My girls would be all over making these for our dog. And our dog is so not picky. He eats anything. It wouldn’t even matter that they were good.
Interesting. It could be a cookbook, I think. Probably a bestseller.
Oh I love this idea of making healthful treats for the dogs. And I bet in the long run this is very cost effective. Well done!!
People food is boring. Yay for dog treats!
I’ve seen dog treat recipes and wondered if they were really for dogs – now I know!! Cheers
Having never been a dog owner, it never occurred to me there would be a call for homemade dog food, but how silly—of course! I do hope Mater’s doing better. He sure is lucky to have such a wonderful “mommy” 🙂
Cool that the dogs liked them!
Aw I want to make my puppies treats now. You make it look so easy!
A nice treat for them!