Healthy snack ideas for pets from L’Ecole Culinaire

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- This holiday season don’t forget the family pet. We have healthy recipes for quick and easy treats you can make at home.

Chef Kyle Parks with L’Ecole Culinaire joined us in the FOX 2 kitchen with more.

L’Ecole Culinaire also offers a variety of public class, which are perfect if you are looking for a great culinary learning experience, or simply a fun night out with a group of friends!

Recipes:

Healthy Pumpkin Cookies

This snack is not only delicious but is also filled with fiber, vitamin a, beta-carotene, potassium, and iron.
Ingredients:
•1/2 cup canned pumpkin
•4 tbsp. Molasses
•4 tbsp. Water or milk
•2 tbsp. Vegetable oil
•1 cups oats
•1 cup of all wheat flour
•2 eggs
•¼ tsp baking soda
•¼ tsp baking powder

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix pumpkin, molasses, vegetable oil, and water or milk and the 2 eggs together in a bowl. Add the whole-wheat flour and oats, baking soda, baking powder to the mixture and stir until dough softens. Scoop out small spoonful`s of dough and roll into balls on your hands (wet hands work best). Set the balls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and flatten with a fork. You can use doggy molds as well. Bake approximately 25 minutes until dough is hardened.

Ice Cream Sandwiches

This snacks is perfect for doggy birthday parties as well.
Ingredients:
•1 cup creamy peanut butter
•1 cup of plain yogurt
•¼ cup bacon bits

Directions:
Mix the ingredients together and freeze until well frozen. If you have left over doggy pumpkin cookies, add to the peanut butter and yogurt before freezing. If an ice cream sandwich is desired, place a scoop of the ice cream between two circular healthy pumpkins cookies dog treats, scrap the excess off the sides, and freeze again (to make less messy). Or serve to your dog in 1/2 cup-1 cup increments.