SWEET LIKE HOMEMADE APPLE PIE - DOG TREATS
There’s something about homemade apple pie that evokes tradition and comfort, and I can’t think of a better time to celebrate with a slice of pie than the 4th of the July. While this iconic dessert is a favorite among people, it’s not best for our furry friends. With high amounts of sugar, apple pie might upset your dog's tummy. Don’t worry though, I created a recipe that allows your pup to have his pie and eat it too.
Using a classic apple pie recipe for inspiration, I’ve concocted a dog-friendly treat version that your pup will love! The sweet, delicious smell will have them drooling before the treats are out of the oven...or wait, maybe that's just me :) Most dogs love the taste of apples and the satisfying crunch but even if they don't, they're sure to love these treats. Apples are a full of valuable nutrients, such as Vitamin C, fiber and calcium. This naturally sweet fruit is also low in calories, making it a healthy choice to feed your dog.
2 cups oat flour (plus extra for rolling out the dough)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup apple puree
1 room temperature egg
1/4 cup soft coconut oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
To make this recipe you’ll need about 2 1/2 - 3 apples for the apple puree. First, peel the apples, then remove the core and all the seeds. Using a blender or food processor, puree the apples for about 30 seconds. The puree should be thick, with itty bitty, teeny chucks of apple.
* Custom cookie cutters from Paws For Treats.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
2. In a large bowl, whisk together egg and soft coconut oil (DO NOT MELT YOUR COCONUT OIL)
3. Stir the apple puree and cinnamon into the egg and coconut oil
4. Add flour and oats. If necessary, use your hands to evenly combine all the ingredients
5. DOG MOM TIP: I like to divide the dough into parts, forming two separate balls. I find it easier to roll out two smaller pieces then one large piece of dough.
6. Roll out the dough to about 1/4” thick. Use cookie cutters to cut the dough into shapes
7. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown
8. Allow treats to cool completely before serving to your pup
High Paws and Apple Pie,
Me, my doods and I