Victor & Hugo's Favorite Treats

I admit, I'm a bit obsessed with our two sweet Frenchie's. Making their food, giving them lots of love, taking them for walks and even having conversations with them. They are so sweet and fun to have in our lives!  Here is a recipe for dog treats they gobble up every time I make them.

Olive oil contains phytonutrients, vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids that help keep a dog's skin moisturized and well-nourished. These nutrients not only benefit a dogs coat by adding shine and strength to their fur/hair but also helps with digestive health, joint heath, a stronger immune system and more. 

Hugo (our blue boy) is 4 years old and has been eating olive oil in his food since he was 3 months old. His fur is so shiny and soft. Victor (our lilac fawn boy), is only six months old and now well on his way to the same!

I hope your puppies enjoy these treats as much as Victor & Hugo do!

 

O’Live A Little’s Olive Oil Dog Biscuits

 Ingredients

  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 4 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup natural unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1 cup O'Live A Little's Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups water

Method of Prep

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the water. Stir the mixture until it resembles coarse sand. Slowly add the water, starting with ½ cup and add more as needed. You want a thick dough that holds together without being too sticky. Use your hands to knead the dough a few times to make sure all the ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and roll it out to ¼ inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out biscuits and place them on a lined cookie sheet. Gather up the scraps of dough, roll it out again, and cut out the remaining biscuits.
  4. Bake for about 20 -40 minutes or until the biscuits are golden and hard. Cooking time will depend on the size of your dog and thus the size and type of cookie cutter you use. Using a 3-4" dog bone shape cutter will take approximately 30-40 mins. 
  5. Let cool completely and keep stored in an airtight container. Will keep for several days.

 

Written by Jennifer Ostrowski Jill Babcock