This wholesome, apple peel cookie is packed with nutrients and fiber.
I was cooking gluten-free apple pie for my family, when I looked at all that apple peels that came out from my recipe, and thought I could use them for Dora.
With moderation, apple skin is a good addition to your dog's diet. Too much of it can begin to upset his stomach.
I always use apple peels very well processed in my recipes by mashing them in a food processor.
When you mash the food, you are pre-digesting it for you dog. In other words, you improve the digestibility of the nutrients, which are massive in the peels: vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, Calcium, Phosphorus and Solube Fiber.
Not to mention the flavonoids. This group of plant metabolites (the intermediates and products of metabolism) are thought to provide health benefits through cell signaling pathways and antioxidant effects.
Mix the apple peels, egg and honey in the food processor until they are moistened throughout.
In a mixing bowl, stir together the coconut, pumpkin seeds, oat flour and cinnamon. Add the moisture to these ingredients stirring to incorporate well.
You can drop them into a greased baking dish, or use mini cake pan like I did.
Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the topping is nice and golden.
Serve your dog one or two per day, depending on his weight.
Speaking of apples
If you are going to pass an apple over for you dog to devour, please, remove the apple core and the seeds completely. Apple cores can pose a choking hazard, and apple seeds contain small amounts of cyanide, which can be fatal if ingested in large quantities.
I am a Portuguese writer with certifications on Small Animal Nutrition.