Our friend Jade from Mimi & Munch has a heart-shaped pretzel treat that’ll guarantee lots of poochy kisses this Valentine’s Day!
These pretzels are super easy and so much fun to make, plus they’re filled with delicious and nutrient-rich ingredients.
They’re wheat free, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside – the perfect treat to show your pup some special love this V-Day.
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Gluten Free Flours: Coconut Flour and Oat Flour
This recipe is a combination of coconut flour and oat flour. Both flours are naturally wheat- and gluten-free, which is gentler on our little one’s tummies and digestive systems. Both coconut flour and oat flour are rich in proteins, dietary fiber, and vitamins. Coconut flour is hypo-allergenic, which makes it a perfect substitute flour for dogs that are allergic to wheat and soy.
TIP: If you want to make your own oat flour you can use rolled oats and blend them until fine. It’s important to make sure that, when choosing oat flour, the packet says “gluten-free” because in some instances, the oat flour may be made in an environment with other gluten products where it may come into contact with gluten.
This wonderful spice is antioxidant-rich and is filled with anti-inflammatory properties that help with arthritis, joint pain, and swelling, among others.
Royal Gala apples are a great choice for our fur-babies as they are naturally sweet and provide a source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and dietary fibre.
TIP: Always remove the core and pips from the apple before boiling/steaming/ feeding to your dog. Steaming the apples helps to retain all nutrients.
Fresh strawberries are a special sweet treat for our pups and are full of antioxidants, fiber and Vitamin C. Make sure to remove the stem and wash thoroughly before chopping into small pieces.
Free Range Egg
An extra-large free-range egg adds a boost of protein and amino acids. The egg acts as the binder for the rest of the ingredients, and be can be substituted with a chia egg if your pup is allergic to protein.
Baking equipment you’ll need:
These treats can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 10 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Happy baking and an even happier Valenswoof Day!
Lots of Woofs and Wiggles,
Jade, Mimi & Munch SA
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