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Carrot Apple Oatmeal Flax Cookies

Dog treat recipe – Carrot Apple Oatmeal Flax- From Better Food for Dogs

NB:This recipe is for doggie treats. It should not constitute the primary diet of your dog, and is not suitable for cats.

Carrot Apple Oatmeal Flax Cookies

Makes about 1 lb (500 g) of cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)
  • Nonstick baking sheets – Food processor
  • Rolling pin – Pizza cutter

3 cups whole wheat flour 750 mL
1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats 250 mL
2 tbsp flaxseeds 25 mL
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 mL
3/4 cup water 175 mL
1/2 cup chopped carrot 125 mL
1/4 cup finely chopped cored apple 50 mL
2 tbsp each blackstrap molasses 25 mL
and canola oil
1 large egg 1
1 tsp vanilla 5 mL

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, flaxseeds and cinnamon. In a food processor, combine water, carrot, apple, molasses, oil, egg and vanilla. Puree until smooth. Pour over dry ingredients and mix well.
  2. In the bowl and using hands, knead until dough holds together. Transfer to lightly floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough to about 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness. With a fork, poke holes all over the surface of the dough. Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, cut dough into bite-size rectangles or squares. Place about 1/2 inch (1 cm) apart on baking sheets.
  3. Bake in preheated oven, in batches if necessary, for 20 minutes or until firm. Place pans on racks and let cool completely. Reduce oven temperature to 300°F (150°C). Bake for 30 minutes longer or until hard. Transfer cookies to a rack and let cool completely. Store in a tightly sealed container for up to 30 days.

Tip: These delicious cookies have a hard, crunchy texture that provides abrasion for the teeth, which benefits your dog’s oral health.

Excerpted with permission from Better Food for Dogs A complete cookbook and nutrition guide. David Bastin, Jennifer Ashton and Dr. Grant Nixon D.V.M. Published by Robert Rose Inc.

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