I came up with this idea one day when I found my forgotten, uneaten bowl of oatmeal. It was a solid mass of gelatinous gloop. I wondered it how the dogs would like it and then how to store it? So, I made a batch, allowed it to cool, cut it into pieces and then froze them on cookie sheets. After that doing laundry was a pain, every time I headed down stairs they followed me, if you’ve ever experienced a Siberian stampede, you can imagine how frightening it is on the stairs! Four Siberians stampeding seems like so many more, especially when Quinn runs back up and down until you’ve carefully made it to the bottom! It is also very cheap and dog treats are getting pretty darn expensive and packaging smaller!
- Recipe:(can be expanded)
- 2 cups Old fashioned oatmeal
- 4 cups Chicken or Beef Stock
- 2 Tb Brewer’s Yeast
- Optional Add-ins: chopped carrots, frozen peas, mashed sweet potatoes
In a large pot, add ingredients. Follow recipe on oatmeal box. When done, the oatmeal will be very thick! Allow to cool. Grease up a cookie sheet or use parchment paper then smooth glop onto it. Place in cold oven and allow to congeal for a few hours. Then cut into squares with a pastry knife or pizza cutter. You can then put into freezer or separate the cookies and spread out onto two sheets to freeze. If frozen together on one sheet you can usually snap them apart at score marks. These treats straight out of the freezer are so yummy to siberian huskies in the summertime.
Some day I may give these a bake until dry in the oven, then toss with milk powder (this sends Mukki over the top!)