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Sardine Squirrels Dog Treats

BT Calgary | posted Thursday, Oct 9th, 2014

Making a delicious treat for your family includes your pets too! This simple dough made with pureed sardines can be cut into any shape you like – but if you can find a squirrel cookie cutter, all the better. Chickpea flour can be found at most health food stores; if you like, substitute more whole wheat, oat or barley flour.

Makes about 1½ dozen treats. Store extras in the fridge, or freeze.

Ingredients

  • 1 can sardines, undrained
  • ½ cup (125 mL) chickpea flour
  • ½ cup (125 mL) whole wheat, oat or barley flour, plus extra for rolling
  • 1 large egg

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the sardines, flours and egg until the dough comes together and forms a ball. (If it’s too wet and sticky, add more flour until it does.)
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll or pat the dough out about ¼-inch thick and cut into any shape you like.
  4. Place on a parchment-lined sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes, until pale golden and firm.
  5. If you like, turn the oven off and leave them inside to harden as they cool.

 

 

Courtesy Julie Van Rosendaal, dinnerwithjulie.com

 

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Peanut Butter Doggie Biscotti

BT Calgary | posted Thursday, Oct 9th, 2014

Even your pets need a little change up in their menus every once in awhile! This treat: In addition to protein and fibre, peanuts and peanut butter also contain biotin, which is important for the metabolism of nutrients and maintenance of skin, fur, and nails. And it’s tasty, too.

Makes about 2 dozen biscotti. Store in a covered container.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (750 mL) whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup (125 mL) wheat germ or oat bran
  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) baking powder
  • 1 cup (250 mL) water
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) skim milk powder (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) honey
  • ¾ cup (185 mL) peanut butter
  • ½ cup (125 mL) chopped peanuts (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, wheat germ and baking powder. In a medium bowl, stir together the water, egg, powdered milk (if using), oil and honey. Add to the flour mixture along with the peanut butter and peanuts (if using) and stir until the dough comes together.
  3. Shape the dough into a log that’s about a foot long, place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and flatten until it’s 4-6 inches wide. If you like, brush the top with a little beaten egg to give it a shiny finish.
  4. Bake for about 30 minutes, until firm. Reduce the oven temperature to 250˚F. Cool the log and cut it on a slight diagonal into ½-inch thick slices using a sharp, serrated knife. Place the biscotti upright on the baking sheet, keeping them spaced about a half inch apart, and put them back into the oven for another hour.

Courtesy Julie Van Rosedaal, dinnerwithjulie.com

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