We have a Honey Crisp apple tree, and over the past two weeks, I’ve picked enough apples to bake 10 pies. When we took a pie to my in-laws, they were surprised by the unexpected treat and even more shocked that I used the oven!
I’m not known for my cooking skills, but our dogs don’t mind, because I’m an expert at three recipes they love.
Salmon, Sweet Potato and Coconut Bites
I modified this recipe from one I found on Kol’s Notes, a blog that is chalk full of easy recipes and DIY projects for you and your dog. I made a few adjustments, because I wasn’t able to find what the recipe called for at our market—it was still a hit!
1 6oz can of boneless, skinless salmon
1 medium sweet potato
1/2 cup of unsweetened, shredded coconut
Coconut oil to grease the muffin pan
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Mix the first 4 ingredients in the above list. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes while the coconut soaks up the mixture.
Grease the muffin pan with the coconut oil and spoon the mixture into each muffin tin.
Bake for 45 minutes (more or less depending on your oven).
Allow to cool and serve up these yummy (to the dogs) treats. Yes, I tried a muffin. I didn’t care for it, but the dogs loved them.
Simple Apple Slice Treats
Core and cut apples into slices and drizzle with melted coconut oil.
Coconut oil is great for your dog’s skin and coat, digestive system, immune system, metabolism, and more.
Apple/Pumpkin/Berry Kong Recipe
This is a great frozen treat that our dogs enjoy. Bonus: it provides me with at least 20 minutes of silence.
100% canned pumpkin (not the one with spices)
2 cups of plain Greek yogurt
I use a food processor to blend all of the ingredients until they’re nearly smooth and spoon the mixture into our Kong toys. I freeze overnight and hand them out when it’s time for the dogs to have a break.
If your dog has trouble with yogurt, you can reduce the amount of yogurt or eliminate it from the recipe. Your dog will love this treat either way.
If you’re serving this treat indoors, I recommend serving this Kong treat in your dog’s kennel or on a towel or blanket—it can get messy and the berries may stain.
And there you have it—three easy recipes that I can whip up for our dogs on a moment’s notice and feel like master chef (kind of).