Yes, you read that correctly. Most people that know me, know how much my dog aggravates me, BUT my daughter loves her to pieces, so when the opportunity arose, I thought we’d try this recipe out. In the school district we live in, teachers are encouraged to have “home visits” with their students. Each teacher will schedule a time over the school year to visit all of their student’s houses and spend some time at home with them. These visits are meant to help build that home-to-school connection and the kids just LOVE them. As a teacher it is interesting to catch a snapshot into the home life of your kids (I’ve done these as a teacher in my former life, so I am speaking from experience here). Abby was having her home visit yesterday and both her and her adorable teacher LOVE doggies so I thought this would be fun for both of them.
This is Miss Monroy. It is her first year teaching and she is doing a fantastic job. Abby is over the moon with her. And she is the picture of adorable, right?? I remember that feeling: fresh from student teaching and right out of college- the world is your oyster…ahhh, to be young again 😉 She is doing an excellent job and am so thankful for Abby to be in her class.
There are a million homemade dog treat recipes out there, but I was looking for something that didn’t take too long to bake, since these home visits typically last 30-40 minutes. This dough was a sticky dough so I let Abby use a cookie scooper so they ended up looking a bit funny, but the dog LOVED them, so that’s all that really matters. Next time, I’d like to try the roll-out kind so we can make bone shaped, but this dough wouldn’t work for that.
Now…onto the dog treats!
Homemade Dog Treats
2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. oatmeal
2 t. cinnamon
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1 1/4 c. chicken or beef stock
– Preheat the oven to 325 degrees, grease a cookie sheet
– Mix the flour, oatmeal and cinnamon in a big bowl
– Mix the stock and peanut butter in a smaller, microwave safe bowl. Microwave it for 30 seconds to make it easy to stir the peanut butter.
– Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir till combined.
– Using a cookie scooper, drop 1 in balls of dough onto greased pan and bake for 17-20 minutes. Let cool completely before giving your doggie!
Like I said before…they don’t look the prettiest, but Biscuit loved them and Abby had a blast making them! They were simple enough for Abby to do mostly on her own as well.
Have you ever made your own doggie treats? Share your recipe with me! I’m looking to make some more soon.