Homemade Cranberry Dog Treat Recipe
These homemade dog treats are the perfect snack for your pup. They are inexpensive, tasty, and your dog would be delighted you found this recipe – though we doubt he’ll say those exact words.
How To Make Cranberry Dog Treats
What you’ll need:
- 2 Eggs
- 1.5 Cups Almond Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 3-4 Tablespoons Coconut Flour
- ½ Cup Dried Cranberries
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Beat the eggs and set aside.
- Combine almond flour, coconut oil, and dried cranberries in a bowl.
- Add in the eggs and knead the ingredients until the dough is wet and sticky.
- Add the coconut flour one tablespoon at a time to achieve a consistency that is easy to roll out. It shouldn’t be overly sticky or dry. This should take roughly 3-4 TBSP.
- Roll out the dough and cut out the treats using a cookie cutter.
- Place the treats on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for until 15-18 minutes or until crisp.
- Let cool.
Are These Homemade Cranberry Dog Treats Healthy?
Eggs are a great source of protein and contain essential amino and fatty acids. Almond flour is high in protein and vitamins and minerals such as iron, riboflavin, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and vitamin E. Another good protein and iron source is coconut flour. It is minimally processed and was developed by removing the fat, grating the flesh and then dehydrating it. Coconut flour contains proximately 35% fiber, this fiber reduces the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream and improves digestive health by removing toxins.
Coconut oil consists of more than 90% saturated fats and it is considered a “superfood.” MCT (Medium-chain triglycerides) is a good fat found in coconut oil. The benefits include digestion improvement, immune system support, metabolic function that assists with weight loss, skin and coat health, and thyroid health for your pet. Cranberries are also known as “superfoods,” as they’re full of antioxidants and are often used in high-end processed dog foods. They also contain anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial qualities that hinder the growth of pathogens (bacteria.)
Additional Tips And Considerations
Cranberries offer plenty of health benefits for our dogs, however, it’s always best to feed in moderation. Excessive intake of cranberries can lead to bladder stones and dogs with high acidity in their urine are prone to developing this issue. If you have concerns, always be sure to speak with your vet.