Monday, 21 May 2018
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{RECIPE} "Kitchen Sink" Super Puppy Patty Dog Treats

Drawstring bags of orange dog treats on a wooden table

These dog treats are packed with doggone delicious flavours and boosted with healthy ingredients, including some dog-friendly super foods.  Unlike many of our treats, these super food puppy patties include a wide variety of ingredients, hence the kitchen sink nickname. :)  Not to worry; however, as you can also easily customise the recipe to adjust quantities or make substitutions to suit your preferences and your dog's tastes.

Step-by-step making homemade dog treats


"Kitchen Sink" Super Puppy Patty Dog Treats


🥄 Treat Ingredients:

1 egg
1/4 cup low sodium stock (or equivalent substitute)
1/4 cup cottage cheese (preferably reduced fat and low-sodium)
1/4 cup finely chopped cooked bacon
1/4 cup finely chopped kale or spinach
1/2 cup shredded raw carrot
2 tbsp ground flax or LSA
1 tbsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp chia seeds
Sprinkle of black pepper
Approximately 1 cup of brown rice flour 

🥄 Making the Treats: 

Preheat your oven to 180C (or local equivalent) and gather together your baking ingredients and materials.

Combine all ingredients except for the flour in a mixing bowl. Allow to sit briefly for hydration of the dry add-ins, then incrementally mix in your flour until you get a nice workable dough consistency.  The amount of flour required will vary depending on your individual ingredients and any optional add-ins or substitutions. Missed the mark? No worries! Hand formed treats are pretty forgiving on consistency, and you can also add a little bit of water, a small amount of olive oil, or additional flour to adjust consistency if/as needed. Rest dough (optional). 

Hand roll into small balls, place on a prepared baking sheet, and press lightly with a fork to flatten.  Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes. Cooking time will vary with shape/size, so keep an eye on the oven. Cool before serving and storage.

Dalmatian dog begging for a homemade dog treat

Tips and Tricks:
  • Variations in measurements, individual ingredient types, and options/substitutions are all  part of why we work incrementally when mixing. 
  • If using pre-prepared frozen chopped kale or spinach (I did!),  thaw to room temperature before mixing.  These will usually be lacking the "fluffy air" that chopped fresh kale or spinach would have in your measuring cup, so reduce the quantity used to suit your preferences.  In addition, you can remove excess juice/moisture or include it in the mix, but you may need slightly more flour for dough consistency.
  • Cottage cheese can be very high in added salt, which isn't good for dogs (or people). As with any food/treat/ingredient, always check the labels. Look for lower/low-sodium or no-salt added options where available. I intentionally used the cottage cheese in as-is "lumpy" form to add little chunks of cheesy goodness to the cookies.  If you opt to puree the cheese instead you may need slightly more flour for dough consistency. 
  • The chunky ingredients in these cookies are not suited to roll-and-cut treats, although you can give it a go - just expect things to be a little rough around the edges.
  • The treats can be broken for smaller dogs, or made bigger/smaller - just keep an eye on your cooking time - the smaller the cookie, the shorter the baking time.  
  • These treats are best consumed within a couple of days from baking or frozen for longer storage. 

🦴 Hungry for more tasty treats?  You can explore from our treat navigation page, hop straight into our homemade dog treat ideas in the blog archives, search the blog from our sidebar, or use the labels below this post to find other recipes that might be of interest. Remember, treats (bought or homemade) are for spoiling your pup in moderation. We share ideas here from treats that we make ourselves for our pets, but different animals will have different preferences (likes/dislikes) and dietary needs. Some pets may have special dietary requirements and/or food allergies/intolerances. If you are ever in doubt or have questions about what's suitable for your pet, have a chat with your trusted vet.

2 comments:

  1. is it ok if instead of brown rice flour, add coconut flour?

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    1. Hi there!

      Coconut flour is a great flour - nutrient dense and a great scent too. Yum. Unfortunately, it's a tricky one for substitutions when baking so you will need to adjust things to get a good consistence for you to ball and bake.

      Coconut flour is much more absorbent than brown rice or many other flours, so if you are trying to substitute it in recipes you typically need way less before it soaks up all your moisture. This means that if you try to substitute it directly into a recipe, you will get a much smaller batch and they will have a very different consistency than with a flour like rice, oat, etc.

      Coconut dough is looser and harder to work with, so you may need to add more binder and/or extra liquids to get a consistency you like for working with.

      Once baked, coconut flour treats tend to be kind of like a soft cookie. Yummy and filled with goodness, but take care when handling as they can be a bit more fragile.

      Have fun experimenting! Hope that helps!

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