The holidays are all about sharing food with family, but who says you can’t cook for your pet? After all, they are your family too! In honor of the holiday season, here are two safe holiday recipes for pets – a couple of homemade treats that you can make for your furry friends!
Whether they are tiny tigers or crazy pooches, they’ll love it all the same. Just keep in mind that even if these recipes are suited for pets, it is important not to over feed them, especially if their weight is above the recommended one.
Brownies For Pets
- 450 g chicken liver
- 1 egg
- 100 ml of goat’s milk (use more or less if more liquid needed)
- 450g oatmeal flour without gluten
- 170g potato flakes
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1 apple
- 1 carrot
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC / 356ºF.
- In a large bowl, place the liver and blend.
- Add the grated apple and carrot to the blended liver.
- Add the flour and the potato flakes and mix everything until you have a homogenized dough.
- Then add the egg and mix everything again.
- Now add the milk until it gets a good consistency.
- Finally, add the flaxseed.
- Place the dough on a floured surface and, using a roll, spread it until you have a medium layer.
- And that’s it! Now, just place it in the oven and leave it for about 20 / 25min, until the dough is cooked.
- When it’s ready, take out of the oven and cut into pieces with a knife. Wait for it to cool, and have a feast!
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Treats
- 1 cup of pumpkin puree
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups of oatmeal flour gluten free
- 3 tablespoons of all natural peanut butter
- Preheat the oven to 150ºC / 302ºF. You can buy pre-made puree or you can make it at home. (We use organic pumpkin for that,and you can check further ahead how to make it)
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin and peanut butter until combined.
- Add the flour and mixture until you get a homogeneous dough.
- Pour the dough onto a floured surface and roll it out to 1/2 inch (~1,3 cms) thick.
- Cut out using a cookie cutter or make small balls. That way, you can offer small pieces at the time.
- The dough will be a little sticky, so dusting flour your hands and the rolling pin with flour will help!
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown.
- Let it cool – the cookies will harden as they cool.
How to make the pumpkin puree:
- Peel and cut the pumpkin into pieces and then remove the seeds. (Save the seeds and keep an eye on the following posts – we will explain all their benefits)
- Steam for 10 min or until it is possible to prick with a fork. Steaming for longer will lead to a lesser loss of nutrients. It is also possible to cook in hot water for about 10 / 15min. Remove and discard the cooking water.
- Place the wrapped pumpkin in a cloth, tighten well and drain as much liquid as possible.
- It’s ready to be used in the recipe!
Feel free to use these healthy and safe holiday recipes for pets! Are you making something special for your pet this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below, or by sharing some pictures via the Findster Care chat!
In the meantime if you need some help kneading the dough or whisking the eggs, just get in touch with the Care vet team. We are always available and eager to help.
Merry Christmas! 🎅
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