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Kidzworld Kitchen: Canine Cuisine

If you are a lucky dog owner you’ll understand the unconditional love and happiness that a furry friend can bring to your life. They are waiting there for you every day just hoping for some snuggles and, just maybe, a yummy Scooby snack!

Commercial dog treats can be full of additives, chemicals and synthetic ingredients that aren’t so great for your little buddy. But did you know you probably have everything in your pantry to whip up some tasty, nutritious dog snacks? Ensure your canine family member is eating well and make his day with these straightforward recipes for treats, cookies and even doggy cupcakes!

Birthday Pupcakes

Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 2/3 cup ripe mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or peanuts

Frosting:

  • 2 cup mashed banana
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 tablespoon carob flour (Hint! May substitute with wheat flour if carob is not available)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 tablespoon unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Decorations (Hint! Feel free to decorate your pupcakes with dog friendly ingredients such as parsley, drizzled honey, chopped peanuts, grated carrot or other dog treats)

 

Instructions:

Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In mixing bowl, beat together mashed banana and butter until creamy
  3. Add eggs and water and beat well
  4. Slowly stir in dry ingredients and beat until smooth
  5. Add nuts
  6. Spoon batter evenly into oiled and floured cupcake pan
  7. Bake for approximately 20 minutes
  8. Cool on wire while preparing the frosting

Frosting:

  1. Blend all ingredients thoroughly
  2. Spread on thoroughly cooled pupcakes
  3. Decorate

 

Liverwoof Treats

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups raw liver, chopped
  • 1 + 1/2 lbs. white flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3 bouillon cubes, (beef or chicken flavored)
  • 1 cup water (approx)
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Grease baking sheets with vegetable oil or cooking spray
  3. Chop the liver finely (by hand or in food processor)
  4. Mix flour and oats, crumble in the bouillon cubes, add eggs and liver
  5. Add enough water to make a firm but slightly sticky dough
  6. Roll dough out on a floured surface about ½” thick
  7. Cut out shapes in the cutter of your choice or use a pizza cutter to cut squares
  8. Bake for 1 hour
  9. When cooled store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks

 

Peanut Butter Snickerpoodles

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375'F
  2. Grease baking sheets with vegetable oil or cooking spray
  3. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and cinnamon
  4. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk, then add to dry ingredients and mix well
  5. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead
  6. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown
  8. When cooled store in an airtight container

Remember, be creative, have fun and above all, safety first! Always talk to the adult in charge before you get your chef on! Ruff Ruff!

Recipes courtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

 

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