Eating healthy and living as positive as possible is a first step to live in symbiosis with nature and animals. That’s a great positive mental attitude , so think further , think about the way how you feed your dog . As you probably know, most of the treats you find in the market are full of artificial flavours, colours, preservatives and animal products and a big lobby behind it who sells for over billions of euros , food which has been tested on animals for a short period to find out if that cheap chemical product should be released for a larger audience, like your dog. Sure, your dog mostly loves them..
So, why not making your own healthy biscuits which your dog will love ? That’s exactly what I do ….
There is one ingredient which will lead you to success : PEANUT BUTTER!
These treats will keep at room temperature for 4-5 weeks , but only if kept away from the big wet noses in a safe place! Purely natural for your fluffy friend, by the way: all the ingredients are organic.
DOGGIE PEANUT & NETTLE TREATS:
Rule number one: Before you start, make sure not to leave the room, always keep an eye on those doggie wet noses!
In this recipe you will have fun working with two different doughs, that you can combine together to create colourful rolls 🙂
- 250g flour (oat or spelt) for green dough + 200g for brown dough
- 25ml sunflower oil for green dough + 25 ml for brown dough
- 150ml water for green dough + 100 ml for brown dough
- 1 tablespoon nettle powder or 200g fresh nettles
- 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Prep the green dough: mix flour and sunflower oil (250g + 25ml) until well combined.
- Combine nettles with the water (warm), than add it to flour and oil. If you use fresh nettle, first wash and chop finely, I usually use fresh nettle in powder (Lebepur, a german product, 100% natural)
- In a second bowl mix the remaining flour, sunflower oil, water, peanut butter and maple syrup until well combined
- Knead both doughs into balls and roll onto a floured surface 2mm thick
- Roll the strips to form the ‘roll’ shape and cut them in small pieces
- Place them on a sheet with parchment paper and bake for 25 minutes. Done 🙂
Take them carefully out of the oven and think about the rule number one 🙂
And if at end of the day you don’t have time left , let me make them for you. I love to prepare vegan dog treats and my project is called “A dog’s tail“