Super quick and easy to prepare, these doggie treats only use three ingredients yet they are very nutritious and super tasty (oh yes they are so good I’ve even tried them myself)… so I am absolutely sure your pooch will love them as well.
- 250g roasted chickpeas
- 240g sardines in oil
- 2 eggs; lightly whisked
Prepare one large baking tray and preheat your oven to 180C fan.
If you don’t have roasted chickpeas you can simple roast tinned chickpeas in the oven. Just open the tin, drain and wash them a few times to get rid of any salt, then pat them dry with some kitchen towel. Spread them out evenly on a large baking tray. Add a small amount of olive oil and roll them around a bit in order to coat them evenly. Place the tray into the oven and set the temperature to 220C. Let the temperature rise from cold with the chickpeas inside, then keep them in and roast for a further 20-25 minutes once the temperature reaches 220C. Stir them every 6-8 minutes or so, so they can roast evenly. Once the time is up, turn the oven off but leave the chickpeas inside the oven for at least another 30 minutes. Finally remove from the oven and allow them to cool completely.
Whichever way you have prepared your roasted chickpeas now we need to place them into a food processor and pulse until they resemble flour with some coarse breadcrumb sized bits remaining (the idea is not to fully “grind” them into dust so the treats, once baked, can have some texture and crunchiness).
Then in a large bowl mix the grinded chickpeas, the sardines including their oil and the 2 whisked eggs.
Mix well until all ingredients are fully combined.
Remove from the bowl and place on a worktop.
Use a rolling pin or simply shape with your hands until the mixture is about 1cm thick. Cut into desired shapes and place them onto your prepared large baking tray.
The treats do not grow so you don’t have to worry about spacing them out, they also have enough oil so no sticking will occur 🙂
Bake in the earlier preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until no longer soft to the touch.
Remove from the oven and move onto a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.
I hope your dog will love them….