- 3 teaspoons of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of parsley
- Half a mug of white rice
- 6 tablespoons of oats
- 2 bananas
- 3 teaspoons of peanut butter (100% pure peanuts)
- 1 heaped tablespoon of uncooked rice
- Boil the kettle
- Add half a mug of rice to a pot
- When the kettle is boiled, fill the same mug with hot water and add to the pot
- Turn to a high heat and when it reaches boiling point turn off and leave to cool.
- Preheat your oven to 200° C /390° F
- In a large bowl add the coconut oi, peanut butter, parsley, oats, peeled bananas, uncooked rice- mix and mash all the ingredients together.
- Line a baking tray with tin foil
- Melt some coconut oil in the microwave and pour/spread over the tin foil
- Add the cooked rice to the bowl and mix.
- Shape as desired and put on the baking tray.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown.
- Leave to cool
- You can 'ice' the treats with peanut butter if you like.
If you have large dogs and small dogs/cats then the shape I used for the treats could serve as a great portion size. The heart shaped part of the paw for large dogs and the 'toes' for small dogs/cats.
These homemade treats are fairly healthy for dogs, the coconut oil has many benefits including promoting a glossy coat and it could even help with arthritis.
The parsley could help with 'doggy breath'.
Peanut butter is a source of protein and contains vitamin E.
The oats are a good source of fibre.
Use a peanut butter that is low in sugar or and ideally sugar free and that does not contain xylitol (this is toxic to dogs)
Remember when feeding this cookies that they are a treat, and to feed in moderation.