Fritzie was Helping Out

It’s been a long time since I’ve made doggie treats for my Lucie and Vinnie.  I thought, since I have the time off at the moment, and because we were just gone on vacation that it was time again.  They deserve cookies.  Starting next week, my schedule will once again fill up, although it never really slows down all that much any more.   I had the time and I decided to make them some yummy, healthy treats.  They’re never going to turn down homemade treats either, but then again, they rarely turn down any treats.  Also, someone had asked if I ever made dog treats not all that long ago.  Yes, I do.   I made them some strawberry banana dog biscuits.  As expected, they were a hit.

Fritzie always loves to help out when I make treats for the “kids”.  She likes to inspect everything to make sure it all comes out just perfect.  So far, she has always given me her stamp of approval too, but then, the only ones I need are from Lucie and Vinnie.  So far, they have always given me their paw-stamps of approval too.

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Fritzie and I only used a few simple ingredients.  Soft bananas, that are turning brown are actually the best when baking.  They mush really easily and are full of flavor.  Dogs need food high in proteins and low in fats.  Dogs can eat and love berries, and they are good for them, but they need to eat them in moderation.  If they overeat them, the doggies could get some nasty tummy aches.

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Strawberry Banana Dog Treats

2 eggs

2/3 cup peanut butter, either crunchy or creamy is just fine

2 1/2 cups flour, or more as needed

1 cup oats

2 bananas, mashed

8 strawberries, diced fine

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Once the bananas are completely mashed, add the peanut butter and the eggs and mix everything together.

Mix all the dry ingredients together, then add the strawberries.  Combine all the ingredients together and mix well.  Form the dough into a ball.

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On a lightly floured surface roll the dough out to your doggies’ desired thickness, and cut with a cookie cutter.

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Preheat the oven to 325* F

Place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for at least 35 minutes, or longer if you and your pooch want them to be crispier.

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Make sure the cookies are COMPLETELY cooled before handing them out to your precious pups.  I know from personal experience, Lucie’s tummy cannot handle things when they are to warm or to hot.  Once they are cooled, store them in an airtight container.  They do not last long in my house though.

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Once the cookies are cooled, it’s time to try them out and see how the pups like them.  If your dogs are anything like my two, they will gobble them up before they have a chance to actually taste them.  But at least you know you are giving them something healthy, which counts for a lot.

Trust me, they were not nearly as patient waiting for these cookies as this picture would indicate.  We had a lot of attempts to get this shot.  You can see on their faces, they were getting more than a little annoyed with mommy for being so mean and not letting them get the cookies right away.

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Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

8 thoughts on “Fritzie was Helping Out”

    1. Thank you. I bring Fritzie out when i made new foods for the dogs so people don’t think it is people food. Although, I use the same ingredients I would for us, so they would not be any harm for people to eat their food, but it would be pretty bland.

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    1. I think they would be good models. 🙂 I never thought they could either until about a year ago, but I am seeing more and more dog recipes that contain berries, plus I have done some research on it, so I guess they can, but only in moderation. Certainly not everyday.

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