Very Cherry Berry Blast Dog Treat Recipe
Get ready for a blast of flavor – our Very Cherry Berry Blast Dog Treat Recipe will blow your dog away (in a good way, of course)!
We love fruit… and so do our pooches. If you want to bake up some sweet treats, give our Very Cherry Berry Blast Dog Treat Recipe a try. Cherries have vitamin A and C, fiber, antioxidants, melatonin, and other beneficial nutrients. You can use frozen or fresh sweet or tart cherries (not Maraschino cherries) – it’s up to you. Just be sure that they’re pitted before making these treats, as they can damage their teeth, cause blockages in the gut, and contain trace amounts of cyanide.
Makes about 24 medium-sized treats.
1/2 cup blueberries or raspberries, sliced
1/2 cup cherries, pitted and sliced
1/2 cup apple sauce
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 350° F degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a food processor or blender, puree blueberries and cherries until smooth.
3. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
4. Once well mixed, place dough onto a floured surface, rolling out to ¼ inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and place on them on the baking sheet.
5. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes.
6. Remove from oven and place on cooling racks for 2-3 hours.
7. Place in airtight container and store in fridge or freezer.
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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