I have been seeing so many recipes on pinterest lately for homemade dog treats, and I thought I would give it a go. I think they turned out great - seriously - my mom and I taste tested them, and they were good. Moochie (the dog) approved too :) I feel like while technically a dog treat, these would also work great as teething cookies for kiddos as well, nothing here a human can't eat.
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 bananas (I went for the really brown ones)
3 - 3 1/2 cups flour (all purpose or whole wheat will do, whole wheat would be better for your pup)***
3 carrots (mine measured out to 1 1/3 cup)
1/2 cup cold water
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
*** I had to keep adding more flour to get the dough to the correct consistency, but I will get to that later
2.) Mash the banana. Mine was so brown it was basically mashed right out of the peel.
5.) Roll out your dough on a work surface with flour to about 1/2 inch thickness
6.) Cut out out your dog treats! I used a bear... but only because I did not have a dog bone cutter but I plan on getting this set soon
7.) Place them on a baking sheet, either greased or lined with parchment paper. I use parchment paper... because I hate cleaning up the mess.
8.) Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, when done turn off the oven. Leave the treats in for 30-45 minutes until cool and crisp.
9.) Give a few to the impatiently waiting dog, and then seal the rest in the container of your choice.
She's usually great about holding a treat on her nose until we tell her she can flip it into her mouth... this time she just kept tilting her head back as if i would not notice... pshhh oh Mooch