Is your furry friend tired of the same old store-bought dog treats? Are you looking to spoil them with a delicious homemade treat that is both healthy and tasty? Look no further! In this article, I will share with you a recipe for homemade Parmesan and spinach dog treats that will have your pup begging for more.
Store-bought dog treats can often be filled with artificial ingredients and preservatives that are not beneficial for your dog’s health.
By making your own treats at home, you have full control over the ingredients, ensuring that your furry friend gets only the best.
Plus, making treats at home allows you to customize them to your dog’s taste preferences and dietary needs.
With just a few simple ingredients and a little time, you can whip up a batch of these Parmesan & Spinach dog treats that will have your pup wagging their tail in delight.
So, let’s get started and make some delicious and nutritious treats for our four-legged friends!
You May be Wondering “Can Dogs Eat Spinach”?
Spinach can be a part of a balanced and healthy diet for dogs, especially when baked into tasty dog treats.
When given in moderation, spinach is an excellent source of vitamins A and K, magnesium, manganese, iron, Vitamin B9 (Folate), and dietary fiber.
Spinach contains vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to dogs’ health but you must be served in the correct quantities.
Too much consumption of spinach can cause upset stomachs or gas in dogs.
These tasty dog treats are a great recipe for Christmas dog treats since they feature green spinach.
Use some fun Christmas cookie cutters to cut them out to make them even more fun!
After all, your pups should have some tasty Christmas treats too!
Homemade Parmesan & Spinach Dog Treats
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup frozen pureed spinach
1 cup beef or chicken broth-low sodium
½ cup parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp. parsley
1 egg, large
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
The recipe makes about 18-20 standard cookie-cutter Christmas trees
How to make these tasty dog treats:
Preheat oven to 350°
Line a cookie sheet with foil, parchment paper, or a silpat mat.
Thaw spinach completely.
You can use spinach as is and the recipe will be just fine. I chose to further puree it in my chopper to make it a finer texture.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until well mixed.
Flip the dough out onto a well-floured surface and knead for 1 minute.
Roll out to ¼ “ thickness and cut into desired shapes.
Bake for 11-14 minutes until golden brown- I pull mine out at about 12 minutes because my pups prefer a slightly softer texture.
Store in an airtight container for up to 10 days in the refrigerator or 2 months in the freezer.
Print this easy Spinach Dog Treat recipe:
Human holiday treats can be harmful to pets, so make sure you have something tasty to offer them that is not only yummy but healthy as well. These Homemade Parmesan & Spinach Dog Treats are filled with the flavors dogs love and a satisfying crunch that is great for their teeth- no additives, fillers, artificial colors, or flavor.
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup frozen pureed spinach
- 1 cup beef or chicken broth-low sodium
- ½ cup parmesan cheese
- 1 Tbsp. parsley
- 1 egg, large
- 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Line a cookie sheet with foil, parchment paper, or a silpat mat.
- Thaw spinach completely.
- You can use spinach as is and recipe will be just fine, I chose to further puree it in my chopper to make it a finer texture.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until well mixed.
- Flip dough out onto a well floured surface and knead for 1 minute.
- Roll out to ¼ “ thickness and cut into desired shapes.
- Bake for 11-14 minutes until golden brown- I pull mine out at about 12 minutes because my pups prefer a slightly softer texture.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 10 days in the refrigerator or 2 months in the freezer.