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Baking With Fido

OCTOBER 6, 2016 | BY: JENNA

If you read this blog regularly there is no doubt that you know about my dog Chebe. Chebe is my 4 year old, 16 pound, Coton De Tulear. This ball of fluff has brought so much love and joy to our household and especially to the life of my 13 year old son, Aiden, born with Autism.

Chebe even more special because he is Aiden’s therapy dog. He calms and quiets Aiden’s anxiety and lays on his chest when he is feeling agitated. Between Chebe’s amazing work ethic (haha) and his adorable round fluffy body he is impossible not to love.

One of Aiden and Chebe’s favourite things to do is wait patiently in the kitchen while my daughter bakes. She is an avid baker and is almost always covered in flour – my waist line may be suffering from her hobby. This season is everything apple! Apple cakes, apple pies, apple crumble, apple butter, apple jam ….the list goes on. I was so happy when my son Aiden asked his sister.

“Jenna!! You need to make Chebe something with apples too! It isn’t fair that he just gets to smell everything. You need to make him something that is just for him…and maybe me too.”

Fantastic! Let me tell you- I love my Holistic Blend pumpkin heart treats for Chebe but the idea of creating special treats for your fur babies to enjoy when you are feeling extra festive and I whole heartedly agreed with him. So I asked her to share with me her recipe and instructions to make some homemade dog treats featuring fall flavours.

Apples - a good source of fiber as well as vitamin A and

Cinnamon - nontoxic to dogs and cats and adds a lovely flavour.

Oatmeal - A great source of soluble fiber, which can be especially good for dogs with bowel irregularity issues. It is also a great alternate grain for dogs allergic to wheat.

 

Oat Cinnamon-Apple Doggie Treats

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oat flour
  • ½ cup whole oats
  • 1 cup minced apples
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 2 eggs

Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius. (375 degrees Fahrenheit). Prep your pans by lining them with parchment paper.

Baking with Fido Step 1

Combine oat flour, whole oats, cinnamon, baking powder in a large bowl and mix to combine.

Baking with Fido Step 2

Peel and core 3 medium apples. Mince apples.

In a separate bowl combine minced apples, coconut oil and eggs and whisk until smooth.

Create a well in the dry ingredients and pour wet ingredients into dry.

Baking with Fido Step 3

Gently fold until fully combined.

Transfer mixture onto a clean work surface lightly dusted with flour.

Roll out your mixture until ¼ inch thick and cut out with your choice of cookie cutter or cut into bite size pieces. (Depending on the size of your dog this will vary in size)

Baking with Fido Step 4

Place cut shapes onto parchment paper lined pans and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely before transferring. Place in the container of your choice and let your dog enjoy.

Baking with Fido Step 5