Try these carrot and cheese dog treats next time you want to give your dog a delicious snack that's full of wholesome, nutritious ingredients.
Carrots are packed full of beta-carotene which your dog's body converts into Vitamin A, add heart-healthy rolled oats and a helping of bone broth which is an incredibly nutrient dense super-food, and you have tasty treats which pack a powerful nutritional punch.
You and your dog will be happy when these are in his treat jar!
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup dried milk powder
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup grated cheese (I use cheddar cheese)
1/2 cup chicken bone broth
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
1 egg white to glaze*
This recipe makes approximately thirty-four, 2 1/4" bone shaped dog treats
I use dried coconut milk powder in this recipe because it adds a slight hint of coconut sweetness... it also doesn't hurt that it makes these treats smell extra-amazing while baking!
If you want to make these treats dairy-free: use coconut milk powder, replace the grated cheese with 1/4 cup nutritional yeast and add two extra tablespoons of bone broth.
Preheat oven to 350F
Line baking tray with silicone baking mat
Grate carrot and cheese
Put flour, oats, wheat germ and powdered milk into large bowl and stir well until mixed
Add turmeric and stir into flour mixture
Stir grated cheese into flour mixture
In medium bowl combine egg, carrot and bone broth
Slowly add wet ingredients to dry, stirring well after each addition
Use hands to form dough
Turn dough out onto floured wax paper
Top with second sheet of wax paper
Use rolling pin to roll dough out to approximately 1/2" thickness
Cut treats to desired shape using cookie cutters
Brush treats with egg white to glaze (optional step*)
Bake at 350F for 25 minutes
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely
Store in airtight container in refrigerator for 5 - 7 days
Ivan is a big fan of treats using bone broth and always gets as close as he can without getting under my feet while I'm making them. This is him, camped out in the family room.... inches from the kitchen floor.
He thinks that soulful expression will win him a treat as soon as they're cool... and guess what? He's right <3
Nutrition Facts Per Treat:
Servings: 34 (one treat per serving)
Serving size: 22 g
Calories per serving: 48
Total Fat: 1.2 g Saturated Fat 0.3 g
Total Carbohydrates: 7.3 g Dietary Fiber 1.2 g Total Sugars 0.3 g