The holidays are a special time of year for humans and their pups alike! Everyone loves to indulge in the treats that come around during this festive season, and now your pup can join in on the holiday celebrations too. With dog-friendly gingerbread cookies, you can give your furry friend a special treat while they get to enjoy a fun holiday activity with you.
This holiday season we created a couple of festive treat recipes to make for your dog. Your dog will adore these homemade gingerbread cookies, made just for them! Packed full of healthy ingredients these dog-friendly gingerbread cookies are a huge hit with our pups. While the gingerbread cookies you buy at the grocery store are not good for dogs, these gingerbread treats for dogs are a lot less sweet and have no preservatives making them a great addition to your dog's diet this holiday season.
One important differentiator between our doggy gingerbread men and the ones you will be snacking on this season is the lack of nutmeg and sugar. Please do not add nutmeg to your dogs gingerbread treats, even small amounts can cause an upset stomach for your pooch.
2 ½ Cups Oat Flour
½ Tsp Baking Powder
½ Tbsp Ground Ginger
1 Tbsp Flaxseed
2.5 Tbsp of Water
¼ Cup Molasses
⅓ Cup Applesauce
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Optional Dash of Cinnamon
Combine the flour, baking powder, and spices in a bowl and mix to combine.
Mix Water and Flaxseed together let set for 2 minutes.
Mix in the molasses, flaxseed mixture and applesauce.
Add the vanilla, and apple sauce and mix to combine, adding more flour if necessary.
Roll out gingerbread to about ½ inch thick and cut into gingerbread men.
Bake at 350º for 20-25 minutes until just starting to get golden around the edges for a soft cookie, or until crunchy for longer shelf life.
Great to serve on top of sugar free whipped coconut.
Can be keep at room temperature in an airtight container for 5 days or in the freezer for 90 days.