We all know how much our canine companions enjoy a delicious treat every now and then, but many store-bought brands are full of preservatives and unhealthy ingredients that can lead to digestive discomfort and other health concerns.
Fortunately, you can easily make your own doggie biscuits that are packed with gut-healthy ingredients—and you’ll save a ton of money over purchasing pre-packaged treats! With prebiotic-rich bananas and carrots, immune-boosting coconut oil, breath-freshening parsley, and stomach-soothing pumpkin, these dog cookies will have your furry friend barking in appreciation!
3 cups whole wheat flour (for gluten-sensitive dogs, buckwheat flour is a great gut-friendly alternative)
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 ripe banana, mashed
1 medium zucchini, shredded
1 medium shredded carrot
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 large egg
⅔ cup pumpkin or sweet potato puree
Using a hand mixer, beat pumpkin or sweet potato puree with egg, banana, and coconut oil until well combined. Gradually add in flour at a low speed until incorporated and dough is no longer sticky. Fold in parsley, zucchini, and carrot until just combined. Gently knead dough by hand until it comes together.
Taking approximately 1 tablespoon per treat, use hands to roll dough into ball shape and transfer to baking sheet. Use either the back of a spoon or the heel of your hand to flatten dough into cookies.
Bake treats at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes, until edges are golden brown. Treats will last up to 1 week in an airtight container at room temperature, or 2 weeks refrigerated. (Can also be frozen!)
Have you made this recipe for your pup? Let us know how it turned out for you! Leave a comment below and share a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #healthyliving!
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