Saturday, March 4, 2017

All Of The Fur-Kids Gave Our Bodacious Strawberry Banana Dog Treats Paws Up

The past couple of days have been beyond crazy, busy. We have a new addition to our family and because of that, my sleep schedule has changed a bit. I've fallen behind on a few things, but my goal is to catch up on everything in the next 24 hours. I've officially declared tomorrow as Catch Up Day. Earlier today, I got started on my lengthy to-do list. At the top was creating a new homemade dog treat recipe. This week's inspiration was our new fur-kid, Willa.

We're in the process of slowly transitioning her to the same homemade meals and treats that Coco, Sophie, and Lobo eat. We've been down this road before. It's a gradual process. We've been incorporating chicken and rice in the food she arrived here with. So far, so good. We'll eventually introduce her to fresh fruits and vegetables. For treats, I didn't want to give her our peanut butter treats just yet. With all the peanut butter we put into our Bodacious Peanut Butter Dog Treats, they're a little on the rich side. With that in mind, this week I wanted to create a treat that would be easy on her tummy and gradually adapt her to produce.

We had some bananas on hand and strawberries were on sale. I grabbed a few other ingredients and whipped up these yummy Bodacious Strawberry Banana Dog Treats.

In a bowl or mixer, add the following...

2 1/4 cups flour
2 eggs
1/8 - 1/4 cup warm water
1 mashed banana
1/3 cups finely diced strawberries
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Mix well.

You don't need much water for this recipe. Between the eggs, mashed banana, and strawberries, it's enough to almost not add water, but not quite. Start off with 1/8 of a cup and go from there. Once you've got a dough that's not too dry or sticky, knead a few times on a well floured surface.

Roll the dough so it's approximately 1/4 inches thick. Again, you'll want to keep the counter floured and also the top of the dough while you're rolling. Use your cookie cutter of choice. Once the dough is cut, transfer the shapes to a non-stick cookie sheet.

If you don't have a rolling pin or cookie cutters, you can grab small chunks of dough, roll into a ball, and press down to size in the palm of your hand.

I baked at 350 for 25 minutes. Your time may vary depending on your oven.

These scrumptious dog treats smelled SO good when baking...almost like banana bread. The final product is a soft baked treat that tastes like a bland banana bread. The strawberries added a nice flavor too, but not overpowering.

Our babies gobbled these up, including Willa. They all gave paws up!

Enjoy and happy baking!

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