Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats

A Healthy Organic Alternative To Store Bought Dog Treats

These Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats are so delicious you could eat them yourself. They taste like peanut butter carrot cookie treats. Really a treat to take on a hike and you and the dog can eat them. They are full of organic all natural ingredients of peanut butter, carrot, rice flour, oat yogurt, oat milk, flax meal and turmeric. Great for our little fury friends who have inflammation.

These treats are spread out as a dough on a baking sheet, baked and then cut into tiny cubes. Then these cubes are air fried for a nice crispy outside texture and soft cooked middle. These treats are perfect for training your dog or treating just because they are so good.

Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

A Little History Of Dog Treats

It’s interesting to see how far we’ve come in helping support and nurture mans best friend. Let’s start by going back in the 18th century to see how dogs were fed. Most working farm dogs were fed mixed grains and lard. However, they were mostly fed whatever their owners ate or that was readily available for them to eat. There was not a standard to pet nutrition and anything from meat, organs, dairy, grains, vegetables and fruit were the subject for the doggie menu.

The wealthier on the other hand fed their dogs better than their wives. Many foods on this much grander scale were foods such as shark fin, roast duck, antelope milk, cakes, candies and even liquor. Some stories are just awful on what most dogs had to eat. We won’t go there!

During the mid-1800’s veterinary dog health was finally being scrutinized with considerations of what is good food for dogs. This was all constructed on the development of the Industrial Revolution when the middle class started to regard their pets as a luxury item. Hence, in 1895 the United States officially founded Veterinary medicine and that dogs needed to be “civilized”.

The concern for dogs was all coming along quite quickly. In 1860 a British man named James Spratt observed dogs being fed leftover stale biscuits from the ships in port. So he set out to create the first dog biscuit just for dogs. His treats were not of modern recipes but healthy non the less with wheat meal, vegetables, beetroot and beef blood. Soon this became a business and he invented the “Fibrine Dog Cake”.

In the mid-1900s a mass production of dog treats were readily available in pet stores. Today the market is swamped with a countless array of a variety of dog treats. Most are made with dog-safe ingredients from freeze dried, air fried to a meat based baby food.

This is a photo of a metal plate full of Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats.
Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

Between 2013 and 2018, 75% of all pet food recalls were linked to products that were processed or sourced outside of the US. Needless to say, American made treats have highly reduced the likelihood of your pet ingesting harmful ingredients or additives. Stick to health products where you can read the ingredients and know what they are.

Like the world’s oldest farm dog Bobi. He lived to be 31 years old. This Portuguese mastiff only ate the fresh human food that the family ate. Lucky Dog!

We all strive to have the healthiest dog so we can have them around for a long time. This is the goal in this recipe I have made for you today out of only organic wholesome ingredients. Like Bobi, I hope your dog loves these fresh baked treats. Just like my puppy Sophie does in the photo below.

This is a photo of a Bernese Mountain puppy staring a a hand with homemade dog treats.
Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

How To Use A Juicer To Make Carrot Pulp For Dog Treats

These Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Dog Treats are made with the carrot pulp left over from juicing carrots. This pulp is very versatile for many uses. Since I drink so much carrot juice I have been finding resourceful ways to use the pulp. One being this recipe for dog treats.

Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

I use three large carrots in my Hurom juice machine and that makes enough pulp for this recipe. It calls for 1 backed cup of carrot pulp. I like to press down the pulp in the cup with the back of my spoon to make it a firm fit. Then you get to drink the juice. How sweet!

This is a photo of a Hurom juicer machine with a knife to one side and three carrots on the other on a table.
Hurom Juicer Machine. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

I love the Hurom juicer! It is the easiest to clean juicer that I have had. It’s also extremely quiet so I can juice when my honey is sleeping in the morning. The juice taste amazing! A great addition to my kitchen for many reasons.

How To Make Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Dog Treats

There really can be a couple of tricks to making these Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Dog Treats. First off, depending on what yogurt you use it can make the batter a little thicker or thinner. I like to use coconut yogurt or oat yogurt for this recipe. Both are fine for dogs.

As for the milk I use coconut or oat milk as well. These two are good choices because they help the dogs skin and fur. Rice milk would work but I have never used it for this recipe.

In a small bowl I mix two tablespoons of flaxseed meal with four tablespoons of water, mix and let set to congeal for about five minutes.

Then I put all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix it well. Add the rest of the ingredients, including the flaxseed mixture and mix together well. It should look like the consistency of a brownie mixture. If it is too thick like cookie dough add more plant based milk.

This is a photo of a metal plate spilling over with Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats.
Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

How To Pick The Right Peanut Butter For Dog Treats

As you Know Dogs love peanut butter. My puppy devours her Kong when it’s filled with peanut butter. These are perfect treats to freeze in the Kong because they are so small.

The most important thing is to make sure you use the right peanut butter for these Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats. A lot of peanut butter has additives and preservatives in it. Some having xylitol listed as an artificial sweetener. DO NOT use anything for your dog with xylitol because it is lethal to your dog. Make sure the ingredients are pure organic NO Salt roasted peanuts.

How To Spread Out And Cut The Dog Treats

On a baking sheet pan spread out the dough into a long rectangular shape. This could take a couple of minutes. Make sure it is about a half inch thick.

This is a photo of a parchment lined baking sheet pan with a rectangular shape of uncooked Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats.
Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

Bake the dough at 350 degrees for 14 to 15 minutes. Check to see if the top of the dough is still a little spongy. Take it out and let it cool for about 10 minutes. Cut strips with a large sharp knife ( I like how sharp my Ninja Knives are and how well they work for this job) the short distance on the rectangle first. (Like the photo below) It will be a little sticky so use a paper towel to clean the blade of you knife if you need to. Go slow!

Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

Then cut the strips the long distance across the dough.

This is a photo of chopped half cooked Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats on a parchment lined sheet pan with a sharp knife that was used to cut it sitting on the sheet pan.
Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

How To Cook The Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats In the Air Fryer

After cutting up the cubes for the dog treats put them in the air fryer at 370 degrees for 8 minutes. Make sure to have some space in between them so that they are not touching because this will help them crisp up better. (Like the photo below)

This is a photo of small cubed cut Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats in an Air Fryer.
Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

When done put them in a large plate to cool. You may have to do this in about 4 batches all depending on the size of your air fryer. Let cool completely before putting in the refrigerator or freezer.

How To Store Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats.

These dog treats are made with all natural organic ingredients. It has no preservatives in the recipe. So the treats have to be refrigerated for up to 5 to 7 days in a concealed container with a lid or in a freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. Make sure to put them back in the refrigerator or freezer if you do not finish feeding them to your dog because they will spoil.

This is a photo of dog treats coming out of a freezer zip lock bag on a table.
Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

Perfect Dog Treats For Training Your Dog

I made these Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats on the small side because they are the perfect size to use for training you fury friend. They are great to fit in your pocket or pouch. That is why I made them crunchy in the air fryer so that they can keep their shape in a pocket. The nice thing is that they stay soft in the middle.

This is a photo of a hand holding dog treats in front of a metal plate holding dog treats.
Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan.

These little treats are so good that humans can eat them. They taste like little peanut butter carrot cakes. Very yummy! So take them hiking and share them with your pet.

I hope you like this Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treat as much as my little Sophie puppy. Enjoy!

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Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats

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  • Author: Spicy Saucy Vegan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: Total time 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Method: Bake/Air Fryer
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats are so delicious humans can eat them. They are like small peanut butter carrot cookies. This recipe I created is 100% organic and vegan with no additives or preservatives. These small little cube sized treats are perfect for putting in your pocket or pouch for training your little fury friend. Every dog loves peanut butter and carrots. So I hope your dog loves these treats as much as mine does. Enjoy!


Ingredients

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Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats

  • 2 Tbsp Organic Flaxseed Meal
  • 4 Tbsp Water
  • Mix together in small bowl and let congeal
  • 1 cup Packed Organic Carrot Pulp (Left over from making carrot juice)
  • 1/4 cup Organic Coconut or Organic Oat Yogurt (Unsweetened)
  • 3 Tbsp of Organic Coconut or Organic Oat Milk
  • 1/3 cup Organic Rice Flour
  • 1/2 cup Organic Peanut Butter (Roasted peanuts ONLY)
  • 1/2 tsp Organic Turmeric


Instructions

Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Vegan Dog Treats

  1. Use 3 scrubbed clean carrots to make enough carrot pulp for this recipe. It should make 1 packed cup of pulp.
  2. In a small bowl mix the flaxseed meal with the water. Set aside to congeal for about 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl add all the rest of the ingredients. Add the flaxseed mixture last. 
  4. Mix together well.
  5. If the dough is thick like cookie dough add more plant based milk. It should be the consistency of a brownie mixture. 
  6. On a parchment lined baking sheet pan add the dough and make it into a rectangular shape. 
  7. Bake it at 350 degrees for 14 to 15 minutes. It should be spongy to the touch. Let cool for 10 minutes
  8. With a sharp knife. ( I like to use Ninja Knives because they are so sharp) Cut the short length into 1/2 inch width slices like the photos above. Use a paper towel to clean the knife because it will get sticky. Then cross cut them the long width to create a cube. Go slow!
  9. Take these cubes and arrange them in an air fryer with space between them. (Like the photo above)
  10. Cook the treats at 370 degrees for 8 minutes. They should be a light brown in color when they are done. 
  11. Put them into a large plate not a bowl. They need to sweat the moisture off of them so don’t pile them on top of each other while cooling. They should be cool by the time the next batch is done. 
  12. Continue cooking the rest of the batch treats in the air fryer until they are done. 
  13. Let cool completely.
  14. Put in an airtight container in the refrigerator or a zip lock bag in the freezer. 
  15. Do not leave the treats out on the counter.
  16. They will be good for 5 to 7 days in the refrigerator or 3 months in the freezer.

Notes

Only use 100 % organic roasted peanut butter.

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