When using peanut butter in your dog treats, always use natural, sugar-free, organic peanut butter. It is packed with protein, Vitamin E & K. Vitamin E helps protect your dog`s immune system while Vitamin K promotes a healthy, shiny coat. These treats are great for training your pooch and are much healthier than most commercial treats.
Peanut Butter Training Treats
1/2 cup warm water
1 package of dry yeast
1 cup mashed, cooked potatoes with no salt or butter
1 cup skimmed milk
1/4 cup molasses ( organic is best)
1/2 cup sodium-free chicken stock
1 cup chunky, organic peanut butter that`s salt & sugar-free
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup rye flour
1/2 cup rice flour
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose(plain) white flour
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Put water in a large glass bowl, pour in dry yeast and set aside until yeast is ready (it will be puffy). Mix the potatoes, milk, molasses, chicken stock and peanut butter in a pot and heat over medium heat until boiling, stirring constantly. After it comes to a boil, remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool down to room temperature. Add dissolved yeast and stir, gradually blending in the egg and whole grain flours.
Then add just enough white flour to form a stiff dough. Once the dough is ready, begin kneading it on a smooth, lightly floured surface until it is around a half an inch thick. Use cookie cutters to make ‘bones’ or other shapes. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for about 45 minutes. Allow to cool overnight, to harden and then store in an airtight container. as per www.articlesfactory.com
How about a Pumpkin treat for your dog?
Pumpkin Carob Drop Dog Treats
1 15 oz. can mashed pure Pumpkin, like Libby`s ( don`t use spiced pie filling)
3/4 cup cream of wheat ( or rice cereal if your dog is allergic to wheat)
1/2 cup dry powdered milk
unsweetened Carob Chips
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Mix all ingredients together. Using an inexpensive pastry bag, make 1 1/2 to 2 inch swirls or rosettes onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Drop a Carob Chip into the center of each treat. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes and treats come out soft & chewy. For more into, you can visit: www.dog-treat-recipe-exchange.com or www.dogpeanutbutter.com
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