Easter’s one of our favourite times of the year. The days are (finally) getting longer, there’s an abundance of chocolate and there’s a couple of bank holidays for the perfect weekend getaway.
We all know chocolate’s poisonous for our furry friends, so we’ve rounded-up our favourite easy Easter dog treats for you to make at home. This way, you won’t feel so guilty about cracking into your chocolate egg!
1. DIY Easter Brunch
Hatch a plan to have your pup’s dog pals over for a party and enjoy a long and lazy weekend brunch with these adorable-looking egg and cheese scrambles.
- 6 eggs
- 28g grated cheese
- Bunny shaped silicone mould
- Preheat the oven to 180°c.
- Crack and scramble the eggs.
- Pour the eggs into the mould, leaving a little room in each shape.
- Add 1-2 pinches of cheese to each shape.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until eggs are set.
2. Homemade Dog Egg Treats
A super-simple recipe to make, the oats in these biscuits contain L-tryptophan and can help with dog anxiety and stress.
- 60g peanut butter
- 280g whole wheat flour
- 140g steel cut oats
- 225ml hot chicken broth
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp honey
- Preheat oven to 180°c.
- Place steel cut oats in a blender, food processor, or coffee grinder until they’re a powdery consistency.
- Combine peanut butter, hot chicken broth, olive oil, and honey. Stir until dissolved.
- Stir in ground oatmeal and flour until well combined.
- Place dough on a floured surface and roll out to a 1/4” thickness.
- Cut out shapes with cookie cutters.
- Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
- Ice cookies if desired with a little flour, water and natural food colouring. Pop back in the oven for 2-3 minutes.
3. Frosty Easter Dog Treats
Almost too pretty to eat, these frozen treats are jam-packed full of yoghurt and berries. Did we mention they’re egg-stremely healthy and perfectly safe for human consumption? We dare you try not to eat them all yourself!
- Plain yoghurt
- 1 banana
- ½ punnet raspberries
- ½ punnet strawberries with stalks and leaves removed
- Whiz the fruit together in a mixer until smooth.
- Pour into a silicone egg mould until halfway full.
- Freeze for 30 minutes to an hour.
- Pour plain yoghurt onto the frozen fruit mix until it reaches the top of the mould.
- Freeze for at least 2 hours.
4. Easter Egg Cookies
You’ll whip up these dog delights in next to no time. Remember to eliminate the orange juice if your dog’s diabetic.
- 560g whole wheat flour
- 30g cup cornmeal
- 25g cooked rice
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- Juice from a small orange
- 375ml water
- Preheat oven at 180°c.
- Mix all ingredients together until completely combined.
- Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for two minutes.
- On floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4 – 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick.
- Cut into Easter Egg shapes.
- Arrange on lightly greased baking sheets.
- Bake in the centre of the oven until dark brown and crisp (about 40 – 50 minutes).
- Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
5. Carrot-apple Easter Dog Treats
Get yourself a Wilton Silicone Bunny Mould and make these egg-cellent dog treats with five cupboard ingredients you’re bound to have at home.
- 140g whole wheat flour
- 115g grated carrots
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- 30g apple sauce
- 30ml olive oil
- Preheat oven 180°c.
- Mix the flour, carrots, baking powder, egg, apple sauce, and olive oil together. The dough should have the consistency of play-doh.
- Scoop about 1 tbsp of dough and squish into the Wilton Rabbit Silicone Bunny Moulds.
- Bake for 20-22 minutes.
6. Chicken Liver and Green Bean Easter Dog Treats
Chicken livers are super-affordable and contain high levels of iron and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Green beans are filling and low in calories – just double check they haven’t got any added salt.
- 700g whole wheat flour
- 280g brown rice flour
- 450g chicken livers
- 1 can green beans in water, no salt, drained
- 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 180°c and either grease baking sheets or line with parchment paper.
- In a food processor or blender, mix chicken livers until liquid then add green beans and pulsate until smooth.
- Mix flours and egg together, then pour in the chicken liver and green bean mixture.
- Mix dough (by hand or with a dough hook). The dough will be heavy.
- Roll out dough to 1/2-inch thickness then cut with your favourite cookie cutters.
- Bake treats for about 30 minutes until they’re brown on the bottom.
Have you tried any of these recipes? Are there any other dog-friendly Easter treats you’d recommend? Share your pictures with us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook tagging us @DogBuddyCo for some serious heart-eye emojis all round!