Quick and easy dog treat recipes don't have to equal unhealthy and flavorless. These microwave dog treats have the sweetness of molasses. They also have all the wonderful health benefits of rolled oats, ground flax and wheat bran packed in every little snack.
The great thing about making your own homemade dog treats is the ability to tailor them to your dogs needs. You can customize the size of these dog treats to fit your dog. The recommended 1/2 inch size treat fits most medium to large dogs.
For smaller dogs or to make dog training treats, use a teaspoon to measure each scoop, and microwave for 2 minutes at 50% power. Or, if you have a large breed dog, make the dog treats with a 1 inch cookie scooper. Then microwave for 5 to 6 minutes at 50% power.
Make these homemade dog treats even more adorable by rolling them in oats before microwaving. After forming in the cookie scooper, release the little ball into a shallow bowl filled with rolled oats. Toss to coat and microwave as usual. You can also roll the treats in ground flax or wheat bran for an added punch of texture and healthy taste.
Another fun way to add variety to this easy dog treat recipe is to add two teaspoons of cinnamon, a teaspoon of ground ginger or a tablespoon of dried parsley. Add any of these additions while whisking the dry ingredients together.
Storing - This easy dog treat recipe will keep fresh in the refrigerator for about 3 weeks. Freeze the cookies for up to 6 months.
Yield - Using a 1/2 inch cookie scooper, you will get 2 dozen, or 24 speedy dog snacks.
These and other easy dog treat recieps are just what you need for a last minute, yet healthy and delicious homemade dog treat. They also freeze beautifully, so make a big batch once and have dog treats all summer long for your activities with your dog.
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