A while back, I jumped on Pinterest to see if I could find any out-of-the-ordinary dog treats to try out.
I was feeling adventurous — and I’d like to think Banjo was, too. We had, after all, just finished up an exciting trip canoeing on the river (Banjo’s first time).
It seemed like a weekend to try new things. So, you’d better believe I perked up when I saw a recipe that called for chickpea flour and sardines.
The ingredient list was measured out in grams, but I have a handy kitchen scale, so I took care of the conversion lickety-split.
Chickpea and Sardine Dog Treats
- 2⅓ cups chickpea flour
- 3 tins of sardines (3.75 ounces each) packed in water, drained
- 2 eggs
- Heat your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients.
- Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to ¼-inch thick.
- Cut out the biscuits and line them on a nonstick baking sheet.
- Bake for 18–20 minutes for soft treats. Add a few minutes if you’d like them crispier.
When I’m in the kitchen making Banjo’s treats, she likes to wander in now and then to check on my progress. But when I cracked open 3 tins of sardines and began to pile the little fish in a dish, she stayed put and watched my every move.
It’s safe to say Banjo likes sardines — and she’s definitely a fan of these fishy treats.
According to Dr. Karen Becker, DVM, “Fish are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to your pet’s well-being.”
“Sardines don’t live long enough to store toxins in their bodies, and they’re a terrific source of omega-3s,” she says.
I used a bone-shaped cookie cutter, but you could make these even more fun by using a fish-shaped cookie cutter.
This recipe makes about 1.5 dozen chickpea and sardine dog treats. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge.
Oh, and — baker beware — your kitchen may take on a temporary sardine scent while these are treats are cooking.
Adapted from: Bark Time.
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