I have many different talents and skills, but I must be honest an admit that being a culinary genius does not rank amongst them. Don’t get me wrong, with a lot of practice and hard work I can now confidently whip up a meal for a group of dinner guests without the threat of poisonings or having the house burn down (mostly), but being in the kitchen doesn’t come naturally so I’m usually weary. This changes however when my taste testers are my canine kids.
In their eyes everything I whip up is absolutely delicious and truly gourmet! This means that I love finding new treat recipes for them, and regularly use them as rewards for training and good behaviour.
We’ve run out of treats, and my cupboards closely represent those of Old Mother Hubbard, so I searched for treats that were simple in terms of ingredients and skill level. That’s when I came across this great recipe from Two Little Cavaliers for Apple and Cinnamon Treats.
These were quick, easy and they passed the all important taste test!
Apple & Oat Pup Bites
- 2 Cups Oatmeal
- 1 Cup Apple Sauce
- Pinch of Cinnamon
- 2 Large Eggs
- Preheat oven to 180C (about 350F)
- Combine oats, apple sauce and cinnamon
- Add eggs to the mixture and combine until sticky and smooth
- Scoop into molds, or drop a teaspoon full onto greased and oiled baking sheet and flatten slightly (this is what I did)
- Bake in oven for +/- 25 minutes
- Allow to cool
- Give some to the dogs to test, and store the rest in an airtight container
… and of course the pictorial recipe review:
Dogtails’s Effectiveness Summary:
Issue Addressed: Training, Nutrition, Food, FUN
Tool(s) Used: Your kitchen and baking skills
Ease of Implementation: Easy
Effectiveness Rating: 5/5 I wasn’t very sure if the dogs would like the apple and cinnamon taste as it’s a new one to them, but I’m happy to report that they all gobbled them up!
…. and don’t worry, I learnt my lesson from last time so these were introduced sloooowly and carefully to avoid any major tummy upsets! 🙂
Do you ever make your own homemade treats for the dogs? If so, what do you make?