Sometimes during the day, I like to chew something, especially when the next meal seems to be much later and so does my dog! So I tried to create a recipe that would satisfy both of us and of course everyone else that would try it.
Since Petra –my dog- is very active playing all day long in the park and in the house, when I cook for her, I always try to combine the highest quality, most nutrient-dense ingredients, in order to give her the best she can get.
For this easy recipe I used ingredients that we both like and not surprisingly the result satisfied us both!
- 1 cup olive oil
- ½ cup lukewarm water
- ½ – 1 tsp salt (omit it if your dog is going to eat the whole bunch)
- 2 tbsp carob powder
- 1 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 cup chickpea flour
- ½ cup oat flakes
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup finely ground flaxseed
- 2 tsp baking powder
- extra flour for dusting
- Combine the chickpea flour, whole-wheat flour, carob powder, baking powder and oat flakes and set aside.
- Add olive oil, water, salt in a bowl and combine with a wooden spoon.
- Add gradually the flours and the flaxseed, stirring with the spoon until a soft, non-sticky dough has been formed.
- Add the sunflower seeds and knead the dough lightly on a floured surface until smooth.
- Form the dough into a ball, cover with clear film or greaseproof paper and chill for half an hour or more.
- Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of ½ -1 cm.
- With a cookie cutter or a knife cut out shapes and place them on a large baking sheet.
- Bake in preheated oven to 180 oC for 20-25 minutes.
- Cool on a wire rack and keep in an air-tight container.