Cheddar Cheese Dog Treats
Hello my lovelies…did you think I’d fallen off the face of the earth? With our travels through the Hudson River Valley to celebrate our anniversary, combined with 4th of July celebrations when we arrived home and then a lovely visit from my gal pal and her son from England, my blog has taken a back seat of late. But I’m back and full of ideas to share with you!
If you know me at all, and my family for that matter, you know that we really ❤ our 4-legged baby, Flora. To quote my favorite nanny, she is ‘practically perfect in every way’ and makes us smile on a regular basis throughout each day.
Because she does bring us so much joy, we love doing things with and for her. She enjoys going on walks, hikes and car rides and especially loves swimming and snuggling. She has not met a food she doesn’t like and so of course, adores her treats and goodies.
Every now and again Kate and I will make a batch of dog treats and recently we did make a batch of these cheddar cheese dog treats for Flora and some of her pup pals.
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Flora is quite the princess and wears a shiny gold collar with rhinestone-encrusted dog bones to prove it.
So…what’s in these most delectable dog treats?
Whole Wheat Flour, while some foods leave out wheat, there is a benefit to dogs from whole wheat because it aids their digestion and is a great source of fiber and protein for those animals. These presumes your pet does not have an intolerance to the grain.
Coconut oil contain powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal agents that prevent infection and disease. Additionally it help make dogs’ coats shiny and can aid in digestion.
Honey is naturally high in enzymes and antioxidants Further, locally sourced honey can be very beneficial to aid those dogs suffering from allergies.
Eggs are a great source of very digestible protein, riboflavin, and selenium. Some folks even grind up the eggs shells and add to their pet’s food.
Cheddar Cheese provides beneficial proteins, enzymes, calcium and vitamins important to your pup’s health. Simple recipe to make your own dog treats. Ingredients includes whole wheat, honey, eggs & cheddar cheese, sure to please even the pickiest canine friend.
I used a good size cookie cutter, but if you have a smaller pup, you can easily use a much smaller cookie cutter…just mind the baking time as it will probably be much shorter.
These tummy yummy dog treats keep for several weeks in the pantry; however, ours haven’t stayed around long enough for us to determine their exact shelf life. Just to be sure, we do make sure that they are crisp when we put them in the pantry.
Cheddar Cheese Dog Treats
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup wheat bran
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup water (or beef/chicken broth)
- 4 TB honey
- 2 TB melted coconut oil (optional)
- Combine dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix to combine
- Roll between sheets of wax or parchment paper to a thickness of 1/8".
- Cut out with cookie cutters.
- Bake at 350' at 20-25 minutes.
Not sure Bernie’s dog treats are going to make it to him in one piece. Lucky for him, I know where the stash is and if worse comes to worse, I can whip up another batch rather quickly.
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