I was given this book to review since I am such a vegan flirt, but was on day one of my weekly diet (again)…so as I flipped through all the wonderful pictures I was upset about the yummy things I couldn’t make. Kaminsky (Vegan Desserts author) has separated the book into seasons, I was drawn to the autumn section. My favorite time of year because of the comfort foods. ~Apple Spice Scrolls, Butternut Vanilla Pancakes, Pumpkin Butter Cookies~ these will all make a visit to my kitchen at some point in time, when it is NOT day one.
But then on page 209 I found one I COULD make. Canine Cookies. Awesome.
I love being able to treat my kids (2 pound pups) and this was perfect. A super easy recipe to follow.
1 Ripe Med. Banana, 1/4 Cup Canola Oil, 1/4 Cup Warm Water, 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour, 1 Cup Rolled Oats, 2 Tbs Ground Flaxseed, 1/3 Cup Malt Sweetened or Unsweetened Carob Chips.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mash the banana, add oil and water. Add flour, oats, flaxseed, and carob chips. Combine thoroughly. Roll out dough to about 1/2 inch thickness on floured counter. Use cookie cutter to make any shape you want, bake for 20-25 minutes. Make sure they are cool and dry before feeding them to your loved ones.
I couldn’t find my dog bone cookie cutter so used a small heart one from my 101 easy cookie cutters set from Wilton. As you can see the carob chips tended to melt (just like chocolate would) on my pan. It scraped right off though so it wasn’t a big deal. These were for my dogs anyway so they didn’t have to be beautiful.
Would I make these again? Yes, so easy… Did my dogs enjoy the fresh baked cookies…well they are all gone…you can judge for yourself. 🙂 Two Paws up…