Honey Oat Dog Treat Recipe

by Amanda Maddox
    Teach your dog tricks with homemade honey oat treats.

    Teach your dog tricks with homemade honey oat treats.

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    You bake cookies for your kids, so why not bake for your four-legged family member? Honey oat treats are easy to make and healthy for your pooch. With ingredients found in most cabinets, you can have him enjoying them in about one hour.

    Step 1

    Pour the flour, oats and cinnamon in large bowl. Stir together with a fork or whisk.

    Step 2

    Combine the eggs, honey and water in a small bowl and mix them together. Pour the mixture into the dry ingredients and stir them together.

    Step 3

    Tear off about 12 inches of wax paper and lay it on the counter or table. Sprinkle about an eighth of a cup of cornmeal on the paper.

    Step 4

    Pour the thick mixture onto the wax paper and sprinkle more cornmeal on top of it to keep it from sticking to your hands. Press it out until it is the thickness you like.

    Step 5

    Cut the flattened mixture with a knife or cookie cutter into about 2- or 3-inch squares or rectangles.

    Step 6

    Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Place the dog cookies about 1 inch apart on the sheet.

    Step 7

    Bake in the oven at 325 degrees until they harden. It will take about 30 or 40 minutes. Remove them from the sheet when done and allow them to cool completely.

    Items You Will Need

    • Large mixing bowl
    • Small bowl
    • Wax paper
    • 2 cups whole wheat flour
    • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/3 cup honey
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/4 cup cornmeal
    • Fork or whisk
    • Knife or cookie cutter
    • Cookie sheet
    • Non-stick spray

    Tip

    • Place extra cookies in an airtight container to keep them fresh. Change up the dry ingredients by using rice flour, flaxseed and baking powder for a slightly different approach. Also, spices such as tumeric and garlic may be added for more flavor.

    Warning

    • Make sure your dog is not allergic to any of the ingredients.

    Photo Credits

    • NA/Photos.com/Getty Images

    About the Author

    Amanda Maddox began writing professionally in 2007. Her work appears on various websites focusing on topics about medical billing, coding, real estate, insurance, accounting and business. Maddox has her insurance and real estate licenses and holds an Associate of Applied Science in accounting and business administration from Wallace State Community College.

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