Vegetarian Dog Food Treat Recipes
After going through a large group of dog food recipes and omitting any with ingredients that may be hard to obtain (spices, fresh pumpkin, etc) or include onions and other ingredients that we know are not good for dogs to eat (see foods not safe for dogs), we've come up with the following selection of vegetarian doggy treat recipes to share with your favorite canines.
Many of the available dog biscuit recipes are essentially the same, we have therefore included a selection that would appear representative of most of the available combinations of ingredients.
Please be aware that several of these recipes will make large batches of food. You might wish to cut the dog food recipes or freeze them for later use.
Vegetarian Dog Treat Recipes to Combat Doggy Breath
Breath Busters Biscuits
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups Bisquick ® baking mix
1/2 cup mint leaves -- loosely packed
1/4 cup milk
4 tablespoons margarine
1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup -- or corn syrup
Combine all ingredients in food processor, process until well mixed, mint is chopped, and a large ball forms.
Press or roll on non-stick surface (floured board or ceramic) to a thickness of 1/4-1/2". Cut into 1x2" strips or with bone-shaped cookie cutter and place on non-stick cookie pan.
Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool and store in air-tight container.
Makes about 30 medium biscuits.
Bad Breath Banishers
2 cups brown rice flour
1 Tablespoon activated charcoal (find this at drugstores, not the briquets!)
3 Tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
2/3 cup low fat milk
Preheat oven to 400F and lightly oil a cookie sheet.
Combine flour and charcoal. Add all the other ingredients. Drop teaspoonfuls on oiled sheet, about 1 inch apart.
Bake 15-20 minutes.
Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.
Free Vegetarian Dog Treat Recipes - with Cheese
Pavlov's Mouth Watering Treats Veggie-Based Dog Treats
2 ea Eggs - beaten
1 c Cooked rice - or bulgur
1 c Cooked veggies - zucchini, peas, carrots, etc. and should be grated or mashed.
1 tb Chopped parsley -opt.
1 c Grated cheese
1 tb Brewers yeast
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients, well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.
Bake for about 12 minutes or until set and lightly browned.
Cool and store in airtight container in the refrigerator.
3 cups minced parsley
1/4 cup carrots, chopped very fine
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons bran
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 to 1 cup of water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, rack on middle level and lightly grease a large baking sheet.
Stir together parsley, carrots, cheese, and oil. combine all the dry ingredients and add to veggies. Gradually add 1/2 cup of water, mixing well. Make a moist but not wet dough. If needed, add a little more water. Knead for one minute.
Roll dough out to 1/2 inch thickness. Using cookie cutter or a glass, cut out the shapes and transfer them to the baking sheet. Gather the scraps and re-roll and cut.
Bake for 20-30 minutes until biscuits have browned and hardened slightly. (They will harden more as they cool.) Speed cooling by placing them on wire racks.
Store in airtight tin.
Cheese Multi-Grain Dog Biscuits
1 cup uncooked Oatmeal
1/4 cup butter
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 cups hot water
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup powdered Milk
1 cup wheat germ
4 oz (1 cup) grated cheese
3 cups whole wheat flour
In large bowl pour hot water over oatmeal and butter; let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in powdered milk, grated cheese, egg. Add cornmeal and wheat germ. Mix well. Add flour, 1/3 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Knead 3-4 minutes, adding more flour if necessary to make a very stiff dough.
Pat or roll dough to 1/2" thickness. Cut into shapes and place on a greased baking sheet.
Bake for 1 hour at 300F. Turn off heat and dry in oven for 1 1/2 hours or longer.
Makes approximately 2 1/4 pounds.
Other Vegetarian Dog Treat Recipes
Buddy Boys Dog Biscuits
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 cup oats, rolled (raw) -- quick cooking
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon sugar
Cut in 1/3 cup shortening until mix is coarse crumbs. Stir in 1 egg.
Dissolve 1 tablespoon instant chicken or beef bouillon granules in 1/2 cup water. Stir liquid into flour mix with a fork.
Form dough into a ball and knead on floured board for 5 minutes. Divide ball in half and roll each portion until 1/2 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter or shape biscuits.
Put 6 on a plate and microwave at medium for 5 to 10 minutes or until firm and dry to touch. Turn biscuits over after 1/2 cooking time.
Canine Carrot Cookies
2 cups carrots -- boiled and pureed
2 tablespoons garlic -- minced
2 cups unbleached flour (may substitute rice or rye flour)
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup wheat germ
Combine carrots, eggs and garlic. Mix until smooth. Add dry ingredients.
Roll out on heavily floured surface and cut into bars or desired shapes.
Brush with egg white before baking for a glossy finish.
Bake at 300 degrees for 45 minutes or to desired crunchiness. The centers will continue to harden as they cool.
Dog Biscuits #1
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 cup powdered milk
6 tablespoons butter (may substitute margerine, shortening or meat juices)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg -- beaten
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup ice water
Combine the flour, milk, salt, garlic powder and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles cornmeal. Mix in egg and any extra flavoring*; then add just enough of the ice water for the dog biscuit dough to form a ball.
On a lightly oiled cookie sheet, pat dough out to 1/2" thickness. Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter or biscuit cutter
Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
* To vary the flavor and texture, add any of the following: 1 cup pureed cooked green vegetables or carrots; 6 Tablespoons of whole wheat or rye kernels; 3 Tablespoons of liver powder. (Most health food stores will carry the liver powder and whole wheat or rye kernels.)
Ellie's Dog Biscuits
1 cup bran
1 1/2 cups whole meal flour
1/2 cup olive oil -- sunflower or SoyaOlive is great for their coat
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup milk or water
1 teaspoon brewers yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt or kelp
1/2 cup coconut
1 comfrey leaf -- finely chopped. -- (can add parsley etc.)
Mix everything together and form balls (or shapes!) with your hands. Place on baking tray and flatten with a fork.
Bake slowly at 150 degrees C until hard - about 40 - 45 minutes.
Double the recipe and it makes heaps - about 2 trays.
Milky Bone Dog Biscuits
3/4 cup hot water
1/3 cup margarine
1/2 cup powdered milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
3 cups whole wheat flour
In large bowl pour hot water over the margarine. Stir in powdered milk, salt and egg. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Knead for a few minutes to form stiff dough.
Pat or roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into bone shapes.
Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes. Cool.
The dog biscuits will dry out quite hard. This recipe makes about 1 1/4 pounds of biscuits. This is a great cost-saving recipe - each pound of dog biscuits costs around 30 cents.