Microwave Oatmeal Balls

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Easy peasy Microwave Oatmeal Balls dog treats that are sure to be your pup’s favorite. And you can whip these up in just a few minutes!

Makes 60 round bite-size treats

Tiny, round really strong, and crunchy are these cookies. They can even act as excellent training treats, if made small enough. If you make these as training snacks, reduce the cooking time by making them smaller than suggested. When taken out of the microwave but not scorched, you want the treats to be firm and crisp. As they cool, they’ll harden.

Ingredients for Microwave Oatmeal Balls Dog Treat

3⁄4 cup nonfat dry milk
1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour (white, whole wheat, barley, or potato)
1 cup quick oats
1⁄4 cup flaxseeds
1⁄4 cup cornmeal
2 tablespoons low-sodium beef bouillon powder
1⁄3 cup melted butter
1 large egg
1⁄2 cup warm water
1 cup quick oats, for coating treats

Directions for Microwave Oatmeal Balls Dog Treat

  1. Mix the first six ingredients well.
  2. Add the butter, egg, and water and mix until the mixture forms a ball of dough.
  3. Spread the second cup of quick oats on a breadboard.
  4. Form marble-size pieces of dough into balls, rolling each in the oats.
  5. Place 12 oat-covered balls on a heavy-duty paper plate (not Styrofoam).
  6. Microwave the plate of treats at 50% power for 4 to 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from the microwave, let cool thoroughly, and store in an airtight container.

NUTRITIONAL NOTES: FLAXSEED

These tiny, red-brown seeds are a rich source of anticarcinogens called lignans. They are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These have many health benefits for dogs, including contributing to a healthy heart, and they also contribute to smooth, supple skin and a shiny coat.

Their low calories, fat, and sodium make flaxseeds a healthy ingredient for most dog treats.

1 tablespoon of flaxseeds contains:

  • • 25 calories
  • • 1 gram protein
  • • 3 grams fat
  • • 1.5 grams carbohydrates
  • • 5 mg sodium

Please consult with your pet’s veterinarian regarding possible allergies your dog may have.

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