My little “peanut” Ellie has developed a bad case of dandruff. Perhaps the chemo drug she is on is causing a skin problem (I will check with the vet next visit!). I have her on a grain free high protein diet, but she could always use some extra calories, so I decided to make her some doggie treats! I used ingredients I had on hand and made it up as I went along…so fingers crossed.
I have several jars of coconut oil on hand (coconut oil is also good for Alzheimer’s patients) and decided to build a recipe around that. I verified that it is safe for dogs
Since she is grain free, I used coconut flour as the base, pumpkin puree, a little peanut butter, flax seed (good source of Omega-3) and the coconut oil.
I did have to hide them…I found not only does Ellie love them, my mother-in-law does as well.
Hints: the dough is soft..I pressed it onto parchment paper about a 1/4″ thick before cutting. I also pressed into mini muffin tins, if you do this just line the bottom or they don’t get crisp enough.
- 1 cup organic coconut flour
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 4 tablespoons flax seed meal
- 2 large tablespoons coconut oil
- Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl, use hands to thoroughly mix together. Hand press on to parchment paper to about ¼" thick. Use cookie cutters to get desired shape and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 300° for 40 min or until crisp.