Monday, 7 March 2016

{RECIPE} Rainbow Funfetti Coconut Dog Treats

Party time!  Add a kick of color and flavour to a special event treat with faux-funfetti made from coloured coconut as a doggy alternative to sugary sprinkles.  Whether for a St. Patrick's Day rainbow snack, a pastel Easter treat, or a birthday paw-ty feast, a small batch of celebratory funfetti sharables will hit the spot.

Rainbow Funfetti Dog Treats
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • Additional water and/or flour if/as needed for consistency
  • Desiccated coconut
  • Food colouring

Preheat oven to 180C. Mix small quantities of coconut with a drop of food colouring in separate dishes and set aside - we used red, blue, and yellow an a total of around 2-3 tbsp of coconut in these cookies.  Set aside.  Combine wet ingredients with almond meal, then incrementally mix in rice flour to form a nice workable doughYou can add a little bit of water or additional flour to adjust consistency if needed.  Mix in your dyed coconut until just barely combined - not too much as you want to retain that individual funfetti sprinkle-like effect in the dough.  Hand roll dough into bite-sized balls, place on a prepared baking sheet, and flatten gently with a fork.  Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes.  Cool before serving and storage.

Tips and Tricks:
  • You can use this faux funfetti trick with any compatible-flavored treat recipe that your pup enjoys. See all of our recipes ideas here.
  • These treats can be frozen if you would like to freeze extras or make a larger batch for later.
  • The treats can be broken for smaller dogs, or made bigger/smaller - just keep an eye on your cooking time - the smaller the cookie, the shorter the baking time.
  • Rice flour is a starchy gluten-free baker's option that works nicely to create a smooth rolling dough for cookies, and it is gluten-free if you have a sensitive pup. You can substitute another flour, if you wish, but may need to adjust quantities for consistency.

Hungry for more tasty treats?  See all of our recipes here. Remember, treats are for spoiling your pup in moderation. Some dogs have special dietary requirements and/or food allergies/intolerances. If you are ever in doubt, have a chat with your vet.

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