Christmas training treats

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These bite sized treats are full of festive cheer with the two recipes giving you fun red and green colours.

Although great for Christmas, these are fabulous training treats to use at any time of the year. They are simple to make, don't require any time consuming cutting and you can adapt each recipe to suit your own dog's dietary requirements.

And the best bit about these homemade dog treats is that the dogs LOVE them!
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Green Training Treats

300g turkey mince
Spinach (1-2 handfuls)
Herbs (check for dog safe herbs)
3 eggs (with or without shells)
2 tbsp coconut oil
150g gluten free flour
Oat milk (as needed)

Red Training Treats

300g lamb livers (Or chicken)
Beetroot (steamed)
3 eggs (with or without shells)
2 tbsp coconut oil
150g gluten free flour
Oat milk (as needed)


1. Preheat oven to 180C (160C) fan.

2. Mix everything except the flour in a food processor or blender.

I've found adding in the ingredients one at a time, and blending in between, helps to create a more even mix.

3. Add flour and mix together.

4. Add oat milk or flour depending on consistency of mix.

It should be similar to a loose cake mix (not as wet as a pancake batter).

5. Spread in silicon moulds.

Try to fill them fully, whilst still allowing the grid to show. This means the treats will break apart easily once cooked and turned out.
I have used mini ice cube trays. Each recipe filled about 4 trays. Once cooked the treats pop out of the mould in ready-to-use sized pieces. You could use a K9-Calm mat from A-OK9 instead. These create similar treats, just slightly thiner.
6. Bake in the oven at 180C (160C fan) or cook in the microwave.

Cooking time will vary depending on the consistency of your batter.

As a rough guide, my treats took around 10 minutes in the oven and 3 minutes in the microwave.

The treats are ready when they puff out of the top of the moulds.
Aside from various health benefits, the coconut oil content also helps the treats to release from the moulds easily.
There was very little difference when cooking the green treats in the oven vs. the microwave. However the red treats were more red when cooked in the microwave. 
Once cooled, keep the treats in an airtight container in the fridge and use within 3 days. Or freeze and use within a month.
These treats would also make great gifts for any lucky dog in your life.

Add some of each flavour to a gift bag and tie with a festive bow!
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