Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Everyone loves Valentine sweets,
Your fluffy little nugget does, too!
Valentine’s day is in 10 stinking days.
And then we are halfway through February already. I mean what!
And while Valentine’s Day is definitely a human holiday – it’s a day to celebrate romantic love, friendship, and admiration. And I totally love Prince. So, you best believe I’m making him something sweet this year. And heart-shaped. With a pop of red.
I always say that I’m going to start making Prince more homemade treats. And then I don’t. I honest don’t know what it is: I take on too much? I’m absolute crap at time management? It’s so much easier just to buy treats?
Whatever it is, months go by and the goal I’ve set for myself has been completely failed.
However, with these five ingredient treats being a breeze to make – there’s really no excuse. And they are grain free! Unfortunately, if your little pooch has a nut allergy, I would steer clear because coconut and almonds are the primary ingredients in this crunchy little bite.
But the absolute best part is that they are delicious. My taste-tester can totally attest to that.
So, enjoy your day of love, and don’t forget to show a little appreciation to your furry little child.
Cranberry Heart Dog Treats
- 1 1/2 c. almond flour
- 1/2 c. dried cranberries
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3-4 tbsp. coconut flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine the almond flour, cranberries, and coconut oil. It’s easiest to just use your hands for the entire mixing process.
Pour the eggs into the almond flour mixture and mix until well combined. This will be wet and paste-like. Add one tablespoon of coconut flour at a time until a dough forms. The amount of coconut flour depends on how well your dough is to start with, which will depend on the size of your eggs, so make sure to add one tablespoon at a time and not all at once.
Sprinkle a bit of coconut flour on a clean surface, and on your rolling pin. Roll the dough out to about 1/4″ thick. Using a bite-size cookie cutter*, cut the treats and transfer to a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake treats for 15 minutes or until crisp.
Allow to cool completely before giving to your furry little child.
*I used the smallest cutter in this nesting cutter set.