I wanted to make Kirby a special new treat since he would be boarding for the first time over the next few days. Searching my pantry I discovered I was out of quite a few ingredients. Message to self - take a trip to to the grocery store soon. Since I didn't have time to run to the grocery store I thought I would improvise with what I had and hope for the best. Fortunately Kirby gave it four paws up! Seriously I think there's a cat inside that dogger!
Tasty Tuna Treats
Calories from fat: 4
- 2 - 5 oz cans tuna fish
- 1 tablespoon Salmon Oil*
- 1 1/2 cups organic spelt flour**
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup water
- Drain the tuna, saving the liquid.
- Puree the tuna with the oil.
- Take the saved liquid and add enough water to make 1/2 cup.
- Thoroughly combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Using a spatula spread out the mixture on a greased or parchment lined jelly roll pan. (If you really want to cut cookie shapes then you can reduce or omit the water or add more flour until you have a better consistency to work with) .
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Turn off the oven and let sit for another 20 minutes with the door slightly ajar.
- Remove to cutting board. Slice into small pieces using pizza cutter.
These can keep in an air tight container in the refrigerator for several weeks.
* You can substitute light olive oil or canola oil. I like to add salmon oil to Kirby's dry kibble - it's great for his skin and coat.
** You can use brown rice flour or whole wheat flour. Spelt which has a mild nutty flavor is naturally high in fiber, contains significantly more protein than wheat, is also higher in B complex vitamins, and both simple and complex carbohydrates. Another important benefit is that some gluten-sensitive people have been able to include spelt-based foods in their diets. Flour made from this versatile grain can be substituted for wheat flour in breads, pasta, cookies, crackers, cakes, muffins, pancakes and waffles.