Treats for Tazewell: Apple & Carrot Bundles

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Why yes, in this picture, Tazewell is staring with intent at an Apple & Carrot Bundle while wearing a bandana.*

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And in this picture, he is staring at me, trying to be such a good boy, because he knows what is on the tray above him. Also, I’m holding a treat in front of the camera and begging him in a high-pitched voice to please just sit and look at the camera.

I did not know what to expect from this experimental recipe, but judging by how difficult it was to take a still picture of Tazz while I held a treat in front of him, these Apple & Carrot Bundles are VERY GOOD.

As it turns out, Tazz’s treat bucket was down to odds and ends. Also, while it looks like a decent variety, I don’t want to talk about how old everything in the bucket is. Poor guy!

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I had some extra apples and carrots in the fridge and know that both are good for dogs, so I decided I wanted to combine them in a treat somehow.  This recipe is very easy. Just wash and grate one large carrot (leave the peel on), and do the same for a medium-sized apple. I only had to grate about 3/4 of my apple slices to get an equally-sized pile of gratings. Mix the wet ingredients, and stir in the dry. You and your pup are on your way to home made treats!

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I am not even making this up: Tazz will not eat treats that are too hot (or too cold). My little Goldilocks. So, in honor of Tazz, let the treats cool a bit before you feed them to your pup. Because they are made with fresh ingredients and this recipe does not bake in to a hard treat, store them in an airtight bucket or ziplock bag, in the fridge. These bundles would freeze well, too.

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Treats for Tazewell: Apple & Carrot Bundles
 
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Recipe type: Dog Treats
Serves: 25 - 30 bundles
Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ c vegetable oil
  • 1 large carrot, shredded (you can leave the peel on)
  • 1 medium apple, shredded (try to get an amount equal to how much carrot you have) (you can leave the peel on)
  • 1 c whole wheat flour
  • .5 c rolled oats
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg and oil.
  3. Stir in the carrot and apple until distributed.
  4. Stir in the flour until distributed.
  5. Stir in the oats until distributed.
  6. Tightly pack one tablespoon-ful of the batter into a small cookie scoop, and place on the prepared cookie sheet.
  7. Repeat until all the batter is used.
  8. Bake until cooked through and a little dry, about 20 minutes.
  9. Once cool, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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* As a rule, I don’t dress my dog, but he had a bath recently and the groomer put this blue bandana on him. He looked so handsome that I have been thinking that maybe that rule was made to be broken.

Adapted from: http://reluctantentertainer.com/2013/12/how-to-make-apple-carrot-dog-biscuits/

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