Fast and simple recipes for dog care do not have to be equally unhealthy and flavorless. These dog treats from the microwave have the sweetness of molasses. They still have all the great health advantages of rolled oats, ground flax and wheat bran included with every little snack.
The freedom to adapt them to the needs of your dogs is the best thing about making your own homemade dog treats. The size of these dog treats can be personalized to match your dog.
Microwave Molasses Oatmeal Dog Treats
Makes 60 to 75 bite-size treats
These treats are small and crunchy, and the molasses makes them very appealing. Buddy, a Clumber Spaniel, likes these treats so much his owner uses them as training treats.
Ingredients for Microwave Molasses Oatmeal Dog Treats
11⁄4 cups quick oats
3⁄4 cup nonfat dry milk
1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
1⁄4 cup flaxseed meal
1⁄4 cup cornmeal
2 tablespoons dark molasses
1⁄3 cup melted butter
1 large egg
1⁄2 cup warm water
Instructions for Microwave Molasses Oatmeal DogTreats
- Combine all the dry ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
- Add the molasses, melted butter, and egg to the dry ingredients and stir well. Add
the warm water and mix until the mixture forms a ball of dough.
- Form marble-size pieces of dough into balls.
- Place 12 oat-covered balls on a heavy-duty paper plate (not Styrofoam).
- Microwave the plate of treats at 50% power for 4 to 5 minutes or until the balls are
firm and dry.
- Remove from the microwave, let cool thoroughly, and store in an airtight container.
NUTRITIONAL NOTES: MOLASSES
Molasses is a byproduct of the sugar refinement process. Molasses contains more vitamins, minerals, and trace elements than other forms of sugar, thereby making it the most nutritious sugar available for baking.
When added to dog treats in judicious amounts (not too much) it can add a rich taste as well as a touch of sweetness.
1 tablespoon of molasses has:
• 55 calories
• 0 grams protein
• 0 grams fat
• 12 grams carbohydrates
• 176 mg calcium
• 8 mg phosphorus
• 3.6 mg iron
• 511 mg potassium