Okay, I’m going to admit it, I hate cooking. My mother can’t understand how this happened as I have a long line of fantastic cooks in my lineage. But, it’s the truth. Thankfully I married an exceptional man, who loves to cook and is phenomenal in the kitchen. So when I tell you I personally made these recipes, it’s saying a LOT about how simple and fail-proof they really are!
These Frozen Blueberry Coconut Oil Dog Treats, took about 20 minutes from start to finish and doesn’t require use of the oven. My kind of recipe! Just two simple ingredients and a silicone mold. (If you don’t have a silicone mold, here’s where you can get them here.) You’ll need a jar of coconut oil and some fresh blueberries. After washing the blueberries, place 1-3 berries in each design of the mold. Next, heat your coconut oil in a small saucepan (best choice is one with a pour spout on the side), until liquified. Let cool for just a few minutes, then fill each mold design with the oil, covering up the blueberries. (TIP: place your silicone mold on a cookie sheet for ease in handling.) Once all the designs are full, place your mold in the freezer. Check back in 30 minutes and voila, healthy treats for your pup! Coconut oil is a great supplement for your dog, as it promotes healthy skin and a shiny coat. It also elevates the metabolism, provides a higher level of energy and vitality, protects from illness, speeds healing, improves digestion and reduces allergic reactions. Here’s what mine looked like after popping them out of the molds. You can find the original recipe here.
This recipe is designed for both dogs and horses. Carrot Oat Applesauce Treats is another quick and easy one I conquered. It has 4 ingredients: steel cut oats, unsweetened applesauce, grated carrots, and all-purpose flour. These do require use of the oven, but no kneading or rolling the dough action. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Mix the four ingredients, use a tablespoon to drop clumps of the mixture onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until treats are set. Now you have tasty cookies for both horses and dogs with one batch! Find the original recipe here.