Turkey Day Treats

Some delicious treats for your pets to enjoy this Thanksgiving!



-         1 15-ounce can sweet potatoes, drained

  • You could also use 1 ½ cups mashed, cooked sweet potato or pumpkin* in place of canned sweet potatoes

-         ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

-         2 tablespoons olive oil

-         2 cups barley flour

-         2/3 cups whole-wheat flour

-         ½ cup nutritional yeast


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Process the sweet potatoes, applesauce and olive oil in a food processor until smooth.  Add the rest of the ingredients and continue to blend until completely mixed.  Turn dough out onto lightly floured counter and knead two or three times if necessary to completely incorporate ingredients.  Roll out to ¼-inch thickness, cut into shapes, and transfer onto prepared baking sheets.  Scraps may be rerolled and cut.  Score large cookies with a fork, if desired.  Brush lightly with olive oil and back for 20 to 25 minutes, until firm and lightly brown.


Keep treats in an airtight container for short term storage.  To store them longer, put them in a zipper-lock bag in the freezer.


*If canned pumpkin is used, make sure to use plain pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling

If you have any questions or concerns about whether or not a specific food item is safe for your pet contact your veterinarian.  You can also check on http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/.  If your dog has any specific dietary restrictions, be sure to contact their general care provider before trying any of these recipes.

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