Chickpea dog treats

Gin Lee

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Chickpea dog treats

This is a healthy dog treat that's packed with nutritional benefits. The dough in this dog treat recipe can be prepared in two ways, baked or dehydrated. I am baking mine today, but I will also include the instructions (towards the end of my article) on how you can dehydrate the dog treats.

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The chickpeas are super easy to smash once they're cooked.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of chickpeas, cooked
  • ½ cup of sweet potato, cooked and peeled
  • ½ cup of carrots, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup water

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Instructions:

If you need the cooking instructions for chickpeas, go back to read my article "Chickpeas for pooches". In that article I went through all the steps to show how I cook them specifically for pet food.

To cook the sweet potato, place it into a pan of boiling water and cook it until it's tender. Boiling a sweet potato usually takes about thirty-five minutes. Drain the water off, allow the sweet potato to cool; peel it and mash it. Set aside.

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together until they’re well blended. You can use a potato masher, blender or a food processor if you'd prefer, or use a large fork and mash all the ingredients together (I just used a fork to mash my ingredients).

Transfer the chickpea mixture by the spoonfuls onto a baking pan and spread it out evenly inside the pan. I just used a large spoon, but you can take your time and spread the dough mixture out with a spatula to make it smoother if you prefer.

Bake in a 350 degree F oven for about thirty-five minutes. Allow the treats to cool, then cut them into square-shaped pieces and place them in an airtight container and store them inside the refrigerator. The dog treats can also be frozen, then taken out as needed.

Note:

To dehydrate the dog treats, add the dough by small spoonfuls on silicone trays, or pipe it out of a bag. (Take a Ziploc bag, cut a dime-sized hole out at one corner, fill the bag with the dough and squeeze it out onto the silicone trays.)

Set the temperature at 150 degrees F and dehydrate for about twelve hours or until done. (The time may vary depending on your dehydrator.)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gin Lee is a native of Arkansas. She studied at The Institute Of Children's Literature. She is an animal rescuer, food critic, organic gardener, food editor, home cook, food blogger, artist, and a complete do-it-yourselfer. Gin Lee is a published author, journalist, and contributor, among other works, and she resides in a rural town, in Arkansas, with her husband, their fur babies, Highway, Princess, Stinkpot the turtle. A huge thanks goes out to all for reading, following, and sharing Gin Lee's articles! Thank you! Since Gin Lee lives in a rural area, there's not much local news to cover. So, she covers articles of interest on how-to's about organic gardening, recipes, homesteading, and survival techniques. If those things are of interest to you, then you'll never (hopefully) be disappointed. She tries to cover a wide variety of articles to entertain everyone. Comments are turned off due to rudeness and hatefulness. The world has enough vulgarity, hatefulness, and arrogance without it having any help. Since having the simple courtesy of manners is lacking and sharing words of kindness does not abide in a few people. Those few people ruin what's supposed to be educational and an enjoyable experience for all others. Gin Lee does have children and young adults that are followers. Potty mouths, vulgarity, and hate are not acceptable. Apologies go out to those of you who generally are very sweet and also to Gin Lee's followers who have been a witness to others being rude and malicious. Hopefully, you'll be understanding of the measures that have to be put into place. Please be kind to one another.

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