Heart-Shaped Dog Treats

Show your dog she has your heart with these treats.
By: Kristina Johansen
Heart-shaped dog treats

This Valentine’s Day, show the love by making your dog some heart-shaped homemade dog biscuits. They are easy to make and your dog is sure to love them.

This recipe also uses ingredients that help support a healthy heart, including flaxseed oil, which gives the treats a nice little omega-3 boost in the form of alpha-linolenic acid, bananas, which are rich in potassium, and fiber, which protects your dog’s heart against strokes, lowers blood pressure and encourages a healthy weight.

Ingredients for heart-shaped dog treats

Ingredients 

  • 100 grams whole wheat flour
  • 100 grams oat flour
  • 3 tsp beetroot powder
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ¼ cup flaxseed oil

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mash the banana in a bowl and whisk the flaxseed oil into the banana.

Add flours and knead the dough. 

All ingredients together

Add beetroot powder and work it into the dough. This will take a couple of minutes 

Roll out the dough approximately 3-5mm thick.

Cut out heart-shape treats

Cut with a heart shaped cookie cutter.

Place hearts on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 

Bake for 25 minutes.

Once done, turn the oven off and allow the treats to cool down inside the oven.

Once completely cool, remove from the oven and serve.

Yield:  The recipe makes 14 large hearts

Nutritional Facts:  1246 Calories, 65 grams of fat, 30 grams of protein, 169 grams of carbohydrates, 1263 mg of potassium, 25 mg sodium.