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I am so excited with how these treats turned out!
Easter is just around the corner and I wanted to create a homemade healthy dog treat that I could give the doggies during our Easter brunch. I love being able to give them a special treat whenever we are enjoying a special treat, because they are the “goodest” boys and deserve it!
Actually, to be honest, they get treats every single day, no matter the holiday or occasion.
I’ve been sick all week so I made these with ingredients we had around the house; oatmeal, eggs, strawberries, and rice cereal.
These dog treats can be made year round, but Easter is as good as a time as any for these Healthy Homemade Strawberry Oatmeal Easter Dog Treats! I mean come on, just look at those cute little bunny and egg shapes!! I bought these oven safe silicone molds from Amazon. They worked great for these dog treats, but I can’t wait to make some cookies or melted chocolate treats for myself with them!
These treats not only are super quick and super easy to make, but they made Kenzo drool so much! He was drooling and whining the whole time I was taking the photos. I was trying to take the photos as fast as I could, but Vík even snuck one off the set! HAHA! So, that means these treats are healthy, super easy & quick to make, and most importantly, dogs love them!
These 4 Ingredient Homemade Dog Treats are made with fresh (or frozen) Strawberries, Oatmeal, Eggs, and Rice Krispies and take ~30 minutes to make!
According to the AKC, Strawberries are a healthy, low-calorie, sweet treat for your dog, full of antioxidants, high in fiber and vitamin C. When I try giving Kenzo or Vík just strawberries alone they were both very confused. But, in these treats – they love them!
These dog treats are very similar to homemade granola bars. The dough is sticky and looks like oatmeal cookie dough for humans. If you added a little honey or sugar, you could make these for yourself or your kids as granola bites! I think they are pretty delicious as they are though, too.
The other dog treats I have made for Kenzo + Vík all have peanut butter in them. Kenzo is absolutely crazy about peanut butter, but Vík doesn’t really love it so I wanted to try something different. We had some strawberries in our fridge that we weren’t eating fast enough, so I decided to make a granola type treat for the boys.
I am so happy with how they turned out and I can’t wait for you to make them for your doggies!
Homemade Healthy Strawberry Oatmeal Easter Dog Treats
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 12-17 minutes
- Total Time: 30-40 minutes
- Yield: Depends on the size of your cookie molds (mine made about 22 dog treats)
- 2 cups Old Fashioned Oats (not the 1-minute quick oats)
- 1/2 cup Rice Krispies Cereal
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup Fresh Strawberries (or frozen, make sure they are thawed)
- A handful of Old Fashioned Oats
- Preheat oven to 375°F
- Put old-fashioned oats into a blender or food processor. Place the lid on, and give it a go on high speed until the oats start to turn into powder. I didn’t let them completely blend into a dust consistency.
- Wash the fresh strawberries and cut off all of the stems and discard.
- Add the strawberries & eggs to the blender/food processor and set to pulse for 1-2 minutes.
- Add Rice Krispies Cereal and pulse for 30 seconds. I like to leave some of the Krispies “un-crunched”.
- Add a handful of Old Fashioned Oats to the mixture and stir with a spoon.
- Scoop spoonfuls into your silicone baking sheet and press down to fill the molds. I used this one for the dog Bones & Paws shapes and this one for the Easter Eggs & Bunnies.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until very lightly browned on the top.
- Remove from the oven.
- Allow to cool completely before serving to your dog. Cover and store leftovers at room temperature.
How To Store Dog Treats
These homemade dog treats should be stored just like cookies, in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
Can Dog Treats Be Frozen?
After they have cooled, place in a freezer safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.
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