My niece and her family recently rescued this adorable little smooth coated chihuahua whom they named Joey.
Check him out here at the right. . . he's cute as a button isn't he!
Anyway, they put Joey on a really wholesome, healthy grain free diet and wanted to know if I had a grain free dog treats recipe.
Well Sandy this recipe is one of my favorite grain free dog treat recipes that I would love to share with you and Joey.
To create these "Crunchy Chicken Flavored Dog Treats" we've combined the two distinct flavors of sweet potato and pumpkin in this homemade dog treat.
I'm sure that your dog will be doing a tail waggin' dance just to get more of them!
Joey my man this one is for you! Enjoy
1 lb. ground turkey or chicken
1 Lg. egg
1 Lg. sweet potato, cooked and mashed
5 Tbsp. rolled oats (large flaked) quick or regular will do fine
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly grease a cookie sheet with olive oil or non stick cooking spray.
1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly with a spoon or go ahead use your hands, they are a much better mixer anyway.
2. Once completely mixed, scoop all ingredients onto the cookie sheet and spread evenly to the sides of the pan.
3. Flatten the mixture out to around 1/4" to 1/2" thick. If you find that the mixture is sticking while you’re flattening it, lightly wet your hands and pat down the mixture.
4. Bake your crunchy chicken flavored dog treats for one hour at 350 degrees.
5. Remove the pan from the oven and use either a cookie cutter or pizza cutter to cut out shapes or into squares, making sure the size is appropriate for your dog breed.
6. Place the cut dough back into the oven for about one more hour at 250 degrees.
Cooking times vary depending on your oven so make sure to check the dog treats. They should be crunchy and a bit crispy but not burnt.
Because these crunchy Chicken Flavored Dog Treats have meat in them I wouldn't keep the dog treats in a dog biscuit jar.
It's much better if you store them in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. You can also freeze the uncooked, cut out dough for up to 4 months. Take out from the freezer, pop them in the oven and cook.
bon appetite' Joey!
.... Your Dog Is Waiting For You