Dandelion Veggie Treat Recipe

dandelion green photo  Dandelion greens are abundant in most of the Country at the moment and so here is a recipe and benefits of using dandelion greens in your dog’s homemade treats. They are packed with iron, calcium and vitamins K, E, B and C. The greens also contain more protein than fresh spinach. The best part is they are gluten-free and could be easily adjusted for paleo or vegetarian treats.

1-1/4 cup brown rice flour
1-1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup homemade chicken broth
1/2 cup water
1 cup combination of vegetables (squash/dandelion greens, beets/dandelion greens,
sweet potatoes/dandelion greens)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Chop all wet ingredients in a Magic Bullet or food processor until well blended. Mix all dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well. Turn the dough onto a board and roll out to cut with desired shapes. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 25 minutes. Remove and store in a non-airtight container such as a treat jar on the counter.

Share below on how you adjusted this recipe for your furry family member or another veggie combination with dandelion greens.

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Cranberry Pumpkin Woof-uts Recipe (donuts)

Cranberry Pumpkin Donuts        What pup doesn’t love to eat pumpkin and throw in some cranberries for a healthy option – for a wonderful experience.  Cranberries contain a high level of resveratrol, which is a natural compound found to have anti-cancer properties. These properties also reduce the risk of heart disease.

Pumpkin helps to balance the pancreas, which produces insulin so it is especially important in the diets of dogs with diabetes or hypoglycemia.

Dry Ingredients      Start by mixing the soy, fava bean and hazelnut flours together.   Then mix in the baking soda and baking powder.  Set aside.

 Other Ingredients 2    Gather the wet ingredients and beat together.

Cranberry Pumpkin Mixture     Add the wet mix to the dry mix on low speed of a stand mixer.  Beat on medium for about a minute.

Cranberry Pumpkin Donuts - before baking    Lightly oil a miniature donut pan and bake for 15 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes and turn over to remove the donuts. Let them cool completely before giving to your little pup/s.

Keep in an airtight container within the refrigerator for a week or freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost completely before giving to your pup/s.  Makes about 25 to 30 miniature woof-uts (donuts).

OPTIONAL:  You can also make these into cakes and bones sticks. You can use any shape that you have, including miniature cupcakes.

Cranberry Pumpkin Bones     Bone Sticks – Make this recipe as written and place in the bone pan shapes.

Cranberry Pumpkin Bone Cakes     Bone Cakes – Make this recipe but add 1 cup of warm water to the recipe. This will make the cakes lighter.

Special Note:  Remember that gluten-free flours do not react as wheat flours (gluten) do when mixing and baking. I have added fava bean flour, baking soda and baking powder so that these will expand some.

Ingredients:

1 cup soy flour

½ cup hazelnut flour

½ cup fava bean flour

1-½ tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

¼ cup finely chopped organic dried cranberries (no sugar added is the best)

2 eggs – beaten

½ cup olive oil

1 cup pure organic pumpkin (canned or fresh from the garden)

1 cup warm filtered water (optional: for cakes)