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My Brown Newfie Peanut Butter & Carob Dog Treat Recipe

My Brown Newfie Peanut Butter & Carob Dog Treat Recipe

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If you happen to be a fan of the big, goofy galoots over at My Brown Newfies, like I am, then you’ll know it’s been a hard week for one of our favourite rock eatin’, person pantsin’ slobber machines.

Stolen, without permission, from MyBrownNewfies.com. Whatcha gonna do Jen?
Photo credit: Jennifer Costello | MyBrownNewfies.com   Stolen without permission. Holla.

Leroy has been sick. Scary sick. Our buddy is suffering from a mystery ailment that caused his liver to go wonky, fluid to build up all over his body and his tummy to go catawampus. It was bad. Leroy spent several days at the ER vet, afraid of the worst and hoping for the best.

Everyone knows that with big dogs come big vet bills and I’m pretty sure ER care for a newfie costs about a squillion dollars a minute. Staring down the barrel of an growing vet bill for a mystery diagnosis with an unknown treatment is scary and somehow Jen did it with grace. I’m always so proud to be a part of this community of amazing dog lovers and it’s my honour to come here and hang out with you guys every day, but man! Y’all really outdid yourselves this week. In just a five days, with your help, we were able to help relieve Jen and her family of the financial burden of the vet bill and let them focus their energy when it was needed most: on Leroy.

Leroy’s Fund on GoFundMe was an amazing success all thanks to you.

That sweet boy is out of ER and they’re waiting on test results to determine how to help him get better and stay better. So while today’s grain free dog treat recipe was meant to be a way to share the fundraising link and ask for your help, instead it’s something so much better: It’s a celebration. Celebrating this amazing community, celebrating a Dog Mom who we all love and respect and celebrating the irrepressible Leroy.

My Brown Newfies Peanut Butter & Carob Dog Treat Recipe

(inspired by the super cute human treats at NickWillJack.com)

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My Brown Newfie Peanut Butter & Carob Dog Treat Recipe

Materials

  • Peanut Butter & Carob Dough:
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. all natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 of a medium, over ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 tbsp. natural honey
  • 1 tbsp. melted coconut oil
  • 1 c. fine ground Buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 c. carob powder
  • 1/4 tsp. gluten free baking powder
  • Peanut Butter Dough:
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. all natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 of a medium, over ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 tbsp. natural honey
  • 1 tbsp. melted coconut oil
  • 1 1/4 cup fine ground Buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp. gluten free baking powder
  • K9 Cakery Yogurt Royal Icing (mixed with Carob or black colouring)
  • egg white for egg wash

Instructions

Carob Dough:

In a medium bowl, whisk the egg until frothy. Whisk in the peanut butter, mashed banana, melted coconut oil and honey. Sift in buckwheat flour, carob and baking powder, stirring until combined. Set dough aside.

Peanut Butter Dough:

In a medium bowl, whisk the egg until frothy. Whisk in the peanut butter, mashed banana, melted coconut oil and honey. Sift in buckwheat flour and baking powder, stirring until combined. Set dough aside.

Preheat oven to 300F.

Roll out the carob dough to a 1/4" thickness and cut into heart shapes. (If the dough gets a bit stiff, scoop some peanut butter or coconut oil onto your hands and knead it in.)

Roll out peanut butter dough to a 1/4" thickness and cut into heart shapes. Use a butter knife to cut each heart in half, right down the middle.

Arrange the cookie pieces into a dog shape, as below. Brush them with egg wash, then press them together, ensuring the pieces stick together.

Lay out cookies on your silicone/silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. DON'T SKIP THE LINER. You'll regret it when your cookies are clinging to the pan like black dog hair on white pants. There isn't enough fat in these to keep them from sticking.

Use a toothpick or a dough docker to perforate the dough and prevent it from puffing up during baking.

Bake for 13 - 17 minutes. If a crunchy cookie is desired, turn the oven down to the lowest setting and leave cookies for several hours to dry.

Remove cookies from the oven and allow to cool completely.

Mix K9 Cakery Yogurt Royal Icing to a thick, piping consistency. You can absolutely pipe these details in natural white, but I decided to add a little black natural food colouring because it looked cute. Pipe eyes, nose and "whisker freckles" on each sweet newfie cookie face.

Has your dog ever been sick? Did you bake to celebrate their happy homecoming?

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