Recipe for Olive Oil Dog Treats

by Karen Curinga
Tempt your pup with a healthy trail mix treat.

Tempt your pup with a healthy trail mix treat.

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If you're planning a hiking outing with your furry best pal, don't forget to pack your trail mix -- not only for you, but for your pup. Many of the same items you include in your mix are safe for your dog. A power-packed trail mix treat made with olive oil and other energy boosting ingredients will keep your pup's energy and spirits high during your trek.

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Place the olive oil and brown sugar in the large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly until smooth, using the wire whisk.

Step 3

Add the peanut butter to the oil and brown sugar mixture and blend well, using a wooden spoon.

Step 4

Add the banana and egg white to the mixture and combine thoroughly, using a wooden spoon.

Step 5

Pour the flour, flax seed, cinnamon and baking powder into the mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Step 6

Put the oatmeal in the batter and mix with the blended ingredients until a dough forms.

Step 7

Place the pumpkin seeds, almonds, pecan, peanuts, cranberries, pineapple, banana chips and carob chips together in the small mixing bowl.

Step 8

Stir the nut and seed mixture into the batter until all the trail mix is evenly distributed.

Step 9

Scoop dough into 1-inch portions, lightly roll individual dough portions in your hands and place the scoops on a greased baking sheet about an inch apart. Use your hand to flatten the dough balls into a cookie shapes.

Step 10

Bake for 8 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the cookies to cool thoroughly. Place cookies in an airtight container.

Items You Will Need

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Wire whisk
  • Wooden spoon
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup while wheat flour
  • 1/8 cup milled flax seed
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsps. baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/8 cup raw pumpkin seeds, chopped
  • 1/8 cup dry roasted almonds, chopped
  • 1/8 cup dry roasted pecans, chopped
  • 1/8 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1/8 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/8 cup dried pineapple, chopped
  • 1/8 cup dried banana chips, chopped
  • 1/8 cup carob chips (dog-safe alternative to chocolate)
  • Baking sheet

Tips

  • Carob chips are carried by health food stores and large grocery markets.
  • The recipe will yield approximately 36 dog cookies.

Warning

  • If your dog has allergies or is on a restricted diet, check with your veterinarian before giving him any treats.

Photo Credits

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