Recipe: Cooper’s homemade vegetable treats
Cooper, an original founding member of doggyloot, absolutely loves frolicking around in the vegetable garden at the doggyloot offices. You can sometimes sneak a peek at him sniffing the basil or rolling around near the carrot plants. The doggyloot team cares about the health of your pup, which is why we did research on our path to the perfect doggyloot recipe. We came up with an amazingly healthy vegetarian cookie that your pooch is sure to love! These treats are Cooper tested and approved!
The doggyloot team sat around and discussed some of the different health concerns that are always on the typical dog owner’s mind. We decided that we wanted a doggy recipe that is high in vitamins and rich in fiber, a recipe that totally captures Cooper’s passion for fresh vegetables! We picked these ingredients with your pooch in mind, so read on to learn more about these special ingredients.
Many dog owners have become increasingly concerned about their dogs’ diets. Over 45 percent of dogs in the U.S. are overweight. Veterinarians recommend bran for dogs that have poor or slow digestive systems because it’s rich in fiber and helps to naturally express your dog’s anal glands. Spinach is packed with antioxidants and iron to keep your dog from becoming sluggish losing his appetite. Carrots have a natural sweetness and are especially good for those pups that are battling the bulge! We added a dash of cheese because we know your dog can’t resist—did you know that cheese has some health benefits? It contains Vitamins A and D, which are great for your dog’s eyes and coat. Keep your pup happy and healthy with a little treat from your friends at doggyloot!
Cooper’s Healthy Vegetable Treats
2 ½ cups of Flour
2 Tbsp. of Bran
2 Tsp. Baking Powder
¼ C. Spinach
¼ C. Shredded Carrots
¼ C. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 Tbsp. of Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil
1/2 C. Water
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Roll out parchment paper or lightly grease your cooking sheet to ensure that your cookies won’t stick to the pan. In a large bowl, mix together the spinach, cheese and carrots with the cooking oil. In a separate bowl, mix together your flour, baking powder and bran. Slowly add the water to the dry mixture, then add in the vegetable mixture. Knead the dough for one to two minutes until dough is firm. Roll out your dough and cut cookies with your favorite cookie cutter!
Place the cookies in the oven to bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cookies are browned. Leave your treats out to cool for an hour and store in an airtight container to keep fresh.