Easter Treats for Dogs to Bake at Home

Copy of Easter Recipes for Dogs

I love baking home made treats. Dolly loves eating them too! So here’s a round up of Easter themed doggy delights courtesy of Tails.com for you to create this Easter.

Dog Easter Chocolates
Dog Easter Chocolates

Dog-friendly Easter Egg 

We’re planning a good old-fashioned Easter egg hunt around our homes and gardens this year and wanted to get our pups involved, so we’ve put together this quick and easy recipe for doggy Easter eggs!
The smell of you making them will have your dog sniffing out where that delicious scent is coming from and hoping it’s for them.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine English
Servings 12 portions

Equipment

  • Egg-shaped mould or ice cube tray

Ingredients
  

  • 140 g xylitol-free peanut butter
  • 140 g coconut oil
  • Optional extras for crunch: Good Dog Treats, apple chunks, carrot pieces

Instructions
 

  • Add the xylitol-free peanut butter and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl
  • Then microwave for 45 seconds or until completely melted
  • Stir the mixture to get rid of any lumps, then pour it into the egg mould or ice cube tray until nearly full
  • Add any optional extras into the moulds now as a crunchy surprise for your pooch!
  • Put the moulds or trays in the fridge for 2 hours or until the eggs have hardened
  • When your eggs have solidified, take one out and give it to your dog as a treat or make them their own Easter egg hunt!
Keyword dog treats, easter
Easter scrambled eggs for dogs
Easter scrambled eggs for dogs

Easter Scrambled Eggs For Dogs

Sean from Tails
Every once in a while it’s great to surprise your dog with a special homemade treat – especially if it’s simple to make! The main ingredients should be easy to find in your kitchen cupboard – eggs! Eggs aren’t just delicious; they’re filled with nutritious protein and “good fats”. So they’re great for us humans, and they’re great for your dog too!
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine English
Servings 1 dog

Ingredients
  

  • 1 egg
  • 1 handful peas
  • 1 dollop dairy-free yoghurt
  • 1 hand baked lambs biscuits ( buy from tails.com)

Instructions
 

  • Crack an egg into a microwaveable bowl and whisk. Add in a tablespoon or two of water, a handful of peas and stir.
  • Put in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir and back in for another 30 seconds.
  • Split the scrambled eggs up into two servings, add a dollop of dairy-free yoghurt and top with a lamb treat

Notes

TOP TIP! 
You can swap out peas for any of your dog’s favourite veggies. You can make sure they’re dog friendly by checking our blog on which vegetables dogs can eat.
Keyword dog treat, easter
Hot Cross Dog Buns
Hot Cross Dog Buns

Sean’s Pup-Friendly Hot Cross Buns 

Sean from Tails
Everyone loves a hot cross bun, but they’re not suitable for dogs! Recipes contain raisins, sultanas, citrus zest and nutmeg – all toxic to our canine companions. Slathering them in butter isn’t going to do your pup’s waistline any favours either. Here’s my delicious dog-friendly recipe, which all of the family at Easter can share. 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine English
Servings 12 buns

Ingredients
  

  • 350 g Strong white bread flour plus extra for dusting  (or rice flour if intolerant to wheat),
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon 
  • 20 g Xylitol-free peanut butter 
  • 1 tbsp Honey, plus optional extra to glaze
  • 2 tsp Fast-action dried yeast 
  • 1 egg
  • 150 ml Lactose-free milk 
  • 1 Small carrot, washed and grated 
  • 80 g Dried cranberries 
  • Olive oil, for greasing 
  • 50 g plain flour (or rice flour) 

Instructions
 

  • Sift the bread flour and cinnamon into a bowl. Add the peanut butter and rub together with your fingertips to create a mixture resembling breadcrumbs. Make a well in the centre of your breadcrumb mix and add the honey and yeast. 
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg and milk together for about 1 minute. Pour the egg and milk mixture into the well, folding and mixing until a dough is formed. (This could also be done in a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook.) 
  • On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until smooth and stretchy, then knead in the grated carrot and cranberries. Shape the dough into a ball and place in a bowl. Cover the bowl with a tea towel and leave in a warm place to rise for an hour. 
  • Remove the dough from the bowl and knead it on a floured surface, before shaping into a ball again. Return to the bowl and leave to rise for another 30 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200°C (fan)/ gas 7 and lightly grease a large baking tray. 
  • Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Form the pieces into balls, then flatten into bun shapes and place on the prepared baking tray. 
  • Now for the fun bit! Mix the plain flour with 11⁄2–2 tablespoons water, adding it slowly and stirring in until you have a light dough.
  • Roll small pieces of the dough into ribbons and create traditional crosses on top of the buns. Or try rolling dots and decorating the buns with paw prints! 
  • Once your masterpieces are ready, pop them in the preheated oven and bake for 12–15 minutes until beautifully golden. 
  • An optional extra touch is to lightly paint the surface of the buns with some honey before they cool, to give the buns a glaze. 

Notes

Serve these up to the whole family, so your dog doesn’t feel left out at Easter, but do take care with portion control; these are a one-off indulgence, and I advise you to reduce the amount you give your dog for dinner that day. 
 
Store the buns in an airtight container for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 3 months. 
Keyword dog hot cross buns, dog treats
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