Monday, 21 May 2018

{RECIPE} "Kitchen Sink" Super Puppy Patty Dog Treats


These dog treats are packed with doggone delicious flavours and boosted with healthy ingredients, including some dog-friendly super foods.  Unlike many of our treats, these super food puppy patties include a wide variety of ingredients, hence the kitchen sink nickname. :)  Not to worry; however, as you can also easily customise the recipe to adjust quantities or make substitutions to suit your preferences and your dog's tastes.


"Kitchen Sink" Super Puppy Patty Dog Treats

1 egg
1/4 cup low sodium stock (or equivalent substitute)
1/4 cup reduced fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped cooked bacon
1/4 cup finely chopped kale or spinach
1/2 cup shredded raw carrot
2 tbsp ground flax or LSA
1 tbsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp chia seeds
Sprinkle of black pepper
Approximately 1 cup of brown rice flour (or equivalent substitute)

Preheat oven to 180C.  Combine all ingredients except for the flour in a mixing bowl. Allow to sit briefly for hydration of the dry add-ins, then incrementally mix in your flour until you get a nice workable dough consistency.  The amount of flour required will vary depending on your individual ingredients and any optional add-ins or substitutions. Missed the mark? No worries! Hand formed treats are pretty forgiving on consistency, and you can also add a little bit of water, a small amount of olive oil, or additional flour to adjust consistency if/as needed. Rest dough (optional).  Hand roll into small balls, place on a prepared baking sheet, and press lightly with a fork to flatten.  Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes. Cooking time will vary with shape/size, so keep an eye on the oven. Cool before serving and storage.


Tips and Tricks:
  • The chunky ingredients in these cookies are not suited to roll-and-cut treats, although you can give it a go - just expect things to be a little rough around the edges.
  • These are a soft cookie style treat and like similar human baked goods they can be stored short term in a container but are best frozen for longer storage.
  • 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.  
  • If using pre-prepared frozen chopped kale or spinach (I did!),  thaw to room temperature before mixing.  These will usually be lacking the "fluffy air" that chopped fresh kale or spinach would have in your measuring cup, so reduce the quantity used to suit your preferences.  In addition, you can remove excess juice/moisture or include it in the mix, but you may need slightly more flour for dough consistency.
  • I intentionally used the cottage cheese in as-is "lumpy" form to add little chunks of cheesy goodness to the cookies.  If you opt to puree the cheese instead you may need slightly more flour for dough consistency.

Hungry for more tasty treats?  See all of our recipes hereRemember, 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.

2 comments:

  1. is it ok if instead of brown rice flour, add coconut flour?

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    1. Hi there!

      Coconut flour is a great flour - nutrient dense and a great scent too. Yum. Unfortunately, it's a tricky one for substitutions when baking so you will need to adjust things to get a good consistence for you to ball and bake.

      Coconut flour is much more absorbent than brown rice or many other flours, so if you are trying to substitute it in recipes you typically need way less before it soaks up all your moisture. This means that if you try to substitute it directly into a recipe, you will get a much smaller batch and they will have a very different consistency than with a flour like rice, oat, etc.

      Coconut dough is looser and harder to work with, so you may need to add more binder and/or extra liquids to get a consistency you like for working with.

      Once baked, coconut flour treats tend to be kind of like a soft cookie. Yummy and filled with goodness, but take care when handling as they can be a bit more fragile.

      Have fun experimenting! Hope that helps!

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