So I tried a recipe from crazycrumb.com to see how well these won over with our biggest fans.
I chose the Minty Munchies recipe on one of our last humid dog days of summer to make. I was pleasantly surprised with how easy this recipe was to make! Quick, dirty, and to the point. Six easy ingredients, four of which you most likely already have in your home. What more could you ask of yourself?
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup Cornflour
1 cup water
6 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup dried parsley
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
To start, just grab your biggest bowl and start with the cornflour and herbs. You'll probably use the correct knife for chopping herbs, unlike myself, but whatever gets the job done. The goal here is chopped mint leaves. Chop to your hearts desire and once done add the whole wheat flour in to create one big mix.
This particular recipe has so much more to offer than just a tasty breath freshener for puppers. What's even more gravy, is all the health benefits included with it. #winning
Loaded with mint leaves, and dried parsley, it offers a mouthful of vitamins and antioxidants to boost your puppy's health and gastrointestinal health.
Once you've got everything mixed in, add water and olive oil and roll it out to about 1 cm thick. Now to the fun part of cookie cutting these bad boys. I made little medallion sized circles, because my babe is an Olympian in my eyes.🏅
Try something fun though! Make shooting stars. Try to sculpt Miley Cyrus from the 2014 VMA's. Get crazy, get wild. Then throw those biddies in the oven for 40 hot minutes of sauna time.
And voila mes amis! You have created savory, delicious, minty fresh nutrition for your beloved!
Depending on the size of your furry friends, you could choose to make each treat smaller or bigger as you see fit. This recipe yields a lot of dough to work with, which ultimately lends more room to make these guys bang bigger for your buck. The second batch I made of these were still baking when I took this. (I was just way too excited to wait for them ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)
Now drum roll please ladies and gentlemen, because we have finally reached the culmination of this homemade baking journey.
Hello you beautiful humans (and maybe canine?) reading this!
We are near the end of our beautiful summer here in Chicago, and also the end of moving season. We've welcomed many new furry members to our family, and sadly whispered bleary-eyed goodbyes to others. Even us sitters have been subjected to the hectic moving process.
Personally, whenever I am about to move I always throw out about half of my worldly possessions in hopes that my new home will be the official beginning of adulthood. That point in life when you get to eat ice cream for breakfast and have labeled manilla folders that say "Tax Returns." In my recent cleansing of my apartment, I developed an intensely strong desire to DIY literally everything in my home. "As any adult would" she whispers to herself.
In my obsessive hunt for more DIY projects to do around the house, I came across a beautiful gift of a website in crazycrumb.com. What a goldmine of the best homemade treats! After some perusing I came to the recipe index, that categorizes recipes just so nicely. There are vegetarian options for puppers allergic to chicken or beef, minty options for doggo's who suffer from some unfortunate halitosis, and even frozen options for these last few dog days of summer. Recipes, recipes, galore!
So hop on this DIY train with me and we'll rock all the way down to electric avenue. Let these homemade treat recipes take you higher.
Have you tried some of these recipes already? Let me know in the comments below! Or share other recipes your puppy-dawg can't live without.
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Until next time pet-lovers,