With ingredients that pack a powerful nutritional punch, this pumpkin, apple, parsley and mint dog treat recipe may bring a hint of freshness to your dog's breath... but all he'll know is that they taste amazing!
I call these dog treats 'kisses' because I make the treats in the shapes of tiny little hearts. Seems appropriate, especially given the breath freshening properties of both parsley and mint. What's not to love about that?
All the fiber-rich ingredients in this homemade dog treat recipe are nutrient dense, especially when it comes to vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.
These delicious, crunchy little morsels pack a healthy punch, and are especially good for your dog's digestive system.
They also taste great, with a mild minty flavor... you can test this for yourself by trying one, I did!
If you don't have fresh mint on hand, you can use alcohol free peppermint extract. It doesn't have the nutritional value of fresh but does still contain peppermint oil which is good for digestive tract health.
This recipe makes approximately 200 small (1") dog treats. They're a perfect size for small dogs, and even my big boys eat them very delicately.
This dough does tend to be sticky. Don't be afraid to add extra flour until you feel comfortable with it.
Use plenty of flour on your work surface and rolling pin, and turn dough as you roll to prevent it from sticking.
If you're not in a hurry you can also chill the dough in the fridge for 30 minutest to make it easier to handle.
Because of the dough's consistency I find small cookie cutters work particularly well (I used a miniature 1" heart cutter)
Servings: 200 (one treat per serving)
Serving size: 4g
Calories per serving: 11
Total Fat: 0.36g
Saturated Fat 0.07g
Total Carbohydrates: 1.66g
Dietary Fiber 0.1g
Total Sugars 0.11g
Protein: 0.41 g
Vitamin A: 20IU
Vitamin B1: 0.01mg
Vitamin B2: 0.01mg
Vitamin B3: 0.14mg
Vitamin C: 0.3mg