Brownie Bones

Adapted from Real Food for Dogs
I got 8 brownie bones plus small scraps for training, but your yield will depend on the cookie cutter used.

Ingredients:
-1/2 cup vegetable oil
-2 tablespoons honey
-1 cup whole wheat flour
-3 eggs
-1/2 cup carob chips
-1/4 cup carob powder
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Method:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, blend together the honey and oil thoroughly. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into a greased 9×9-inch pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until set. Let cool and then cut into bones or desired shapes with cookie cutters or a knife.

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Lane February 22, 2012 at 2:05 am

Sorry but this doesn’t look that good or healthy for a dog. Too much oil, too much sugar, and too much flower. Dogs don’t taste the same way people do, and it is not necessary to make their food that complicated. Instead take one small egg, a teaspoon of oil and your special ingreedient (meat, carrots, banana, apples, cheese, whatever you want). Mix all of it together and start adding as much oatmeal as you need to have the right consistency to form cookies. Then bake that in low temperature or dry it in a very low temperature. And there’s your cookie. You can break cookies and use them for training, they are much healthier as they don’t have any sugar and only some oatmeal.

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Kelly February 22, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Hi Lane,

Thanks for the comment. I definitely don’t mean this to be a healthy recipe at all, more of an occasional treat for my dog. I definitely agree that dog recipes don’t need to have as much fat, sugar, etc as those made for humans and for me this is a happy medium. My dog is active enough and eats healthy enough 95% of the time that I don’t mind a few splurges from him now and again. But I do think everyone has to decide for themselves what they feel comfortable serving their dog. I do like the sound of your recipe though. It sounds infinitely customizable based on your dog’s preferences. Thanks for sharing!

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Tory June 25, 2012 at 9:15 pm

This sounds like a great birthday recipe or another special event recipe, def not a daily or even weekly treat but everyone needs to be spoiled and pampered occasionally!
My girl loves carob, her birthday just passed but maybe for the next holiday this would be a great surprise.

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Maverick's Mom August 20, 2014 at 12:57 pm

You can also sub coconut oil in place of any oils or butter =) can’t wait to make this for Mav!

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