Puppermints (gluten free)

Puppermint Dog Treat Recipe

A healthy diet of whole foods keeps The Boys’ breath fresher than kibble would, but who among us doesn’t get some dog breath now and then? Greens are the key to getting some fresh breath happening from the inside out. I bought a NutriBullet (loves it!) and I’ve been experimenting with smoothies, so I’ve always got lots of greens in my fridge. Peppermint and Parsley by the Pound, the Perfect P’s for Puppy breath.

I developed a recipe for both a gluten-free version, and a wheat variety. The GF ones are greener, but both are great treats.

INGREDIENTS – GLUTEN FREE PUPPERMINTS
2 1/2 cups All Purpose Gluten Free Flour
1 cup parsley
1 cup kale
1/2 cup mint
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup canola oil
1 TBS honey
1TSP salt

INGREDIENTS – WHEAT PUPPERMINTS
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup wheat germ
1 cup parsley
1/2 cup kale
1/2 cup mint
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup canola oil
1 TBS honey
1 tsp salt

Whiz your parsley, mint, kale and water in your blender or whatever you have that will do the trick. Add to large mixing bowl. Add the canola oil, honey, salt and stir. Then slowly add the dry ingredients and mix together, then knead a little bit until dough ball forms. Some flour mixtures make this a bit more crumbly, just add small amounts of water until you’re happy with the texture. This should be a moist dough so you will need to sprinkle a good amount of gf flour to roll out. Roll out dough to about 1/4″ to 1/2″ thickness. I used a (proper measuring) teaspoon to make them round. After you make the cut out, you can just smoosh them into the teaspoon if you want make them rounder on the top (like you see in the picture).

Bake at 250 degrees for 30-40 minutes. I like to cook them at a low temp because I find that natural colours stay stronger this way.

This recipe is for the green ones, but if you want to go that extra crazy dog lady mile and make ones that look like peppermints, just line up strips of a light colored dog treat with the green ones, cut out with the measuring teaspoon, and then kinda schmear them together in the tablespoon.

Cheers to better breath!
xo/J

I’m neither a vet nor an animal nutritionist. This recipe is not meant to replace a proper and balanced diet for your dog. You should speak to your own vet before trying new recipes or feeding any home cooked foods to your dog.

11 thoughts on “Puppermints (gluten free)

  1. I have found that feeding my dogs greens with their food helps them stop eating grass on our daily walks. I go to a farmer’s market and buy parsley by the large bunch (now growing it in our garden :-) ), chop and mix with coconut oil. Nice job on the treats!

  2. I would eat the gluten free ones! Have you seen how expensive those “greenie” treats are at pet supply stores? Thanks for this healthy affordable inspiration.

  3. So cool! I will try these too, especially considering the smelts in Olive’s meatloaf that she loves so much… eek! Very inventive.

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