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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dieting dog's delight or 3 Ds as we call them

A fat free cookie that satisfies the calories police and...the eater!

Ingredients:

1 medium ripe banana
1 cup shredded carrots (see note below)
1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened
1/8 cup water (you may need to add an additional 1/8 cup water)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup dry blueberries
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
Additional flour for Rolling

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350° F
Mash the ripe banana in a small bowl.
Soak the blueberries in water and vanilla.
Grate the carrots, and mix with the banana.
Then pour in the applesauce and the blueberries soaked in the vanilla and water. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and oats.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the carrot mixture.
Stir until thoroughly combined.

Knead the dough in the bowl with your hands.
Fold out onto a floured surface and continue to knead until a dough has formed.
Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness. We use guide rings on a rolling pin for perfect thickness.

Cut out into 3 inch pieces (I used a carrot shaped cookie cutter).
Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
Place the cut-outs on the baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.

Let them cool completely on a wire rack.
Storing - These treats will be fresh in the refrigerator for 3 weeks. Keep them in the freezer for up to 6 months.

My two legged loves these. We have caught her eating them. So, if you want to make sure you get your fair share...make your two legged double the recipe.

Yield - Using a 3 inch cookie cutter, you'll get 24 biscuits.

Tips & Techniques

Shredded Carrots we like a very fine shred, food process unpeeled, washed carrots

Crunchy - Leave them in the oven overnight, after it's turned off, and you'll bake up a sweet and crisp homemade dog treat.

7 comments:

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Happy Tasty Tuesday!!! Great one .... LOVE all the ingredients banana, carrots, blueberries ... my kind a treat. Golden Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Cameron "the Dude" Gray said...

Tweeet! Tweeet!

Calorie police here......
Even though this is a fat free recipe, it is not calorie free, fellow dieters.

Based on 24 cookies per batch, there is approx. 48 calories per cookie!

A 12 lb overweight dog needs only 250 calories per day, a 15 lb overweight dog needs 295 calories per day.....

That one cookie is about 20% of their daily requirements.

Hey, I have to live with the
Chief of Calorie Police so you know how many cookies I would get...

Dude

Benny and Lily said...

Oh boy our mouths are drooling
Benny & Lily

silvieon4 said...

Dear calories police...that woman has already cut out farfalle to 4 as in 4 measly farfalle. not a 1.4 of a cup [7], not half a cup... 4 as in 4 pieces of pasta shaped like farfalle. I am hungry.... she gives us the lonely cookie only

yuki the dog said...

I believe I have all those things in my kitchen- gotta have dog essential baking items when you have dogs right? I know my schnauzies will love this!

yuki and rocket :)

chubbygrandmom said...

Tatter and Junie, my two Bichons will love this. Only missing 2 ingrediants, going to the store this afternoon. Silvie, You do a fantastic job.

Thank you,
Claire

chubbygrandmom said...

Thanks Silvie, Tater and Junie (my two rescues Bichons, one from SMP's) are going to love this for a change. You do an excellent job and thanks so very much. Rain today, perfect day for baking.
Claire
chubbygrandmom