The other day I bought Sherman and Leroy some new treats.
They were banana crisps.
Dehydrated bananas and coconut oil were the only ingredients and the boys went totally crazy for them.
I have to admit, I tried them and they were pretty darn good.
That night I saw that our friends over at Kol’s Notes had just teamed up with Silvie on 4 and they were about to kick off an awesome contest for a chance to win a Excalibur Dehydrator, and my brain got excited. I’ve never dehydrated anything but that doesn’t mean I couldn’t and there is so much I could do with a dehydrator, like make my very own homemade banana crisps for Sherman and Leroy!
So I decided that I would make the banana crisps and then submit my recipe for a chance to win the dehydrator.
The bad news is that I was fresh out of coconut oil and my son ate the last banana for breakfast. Figures. The bananas sat their for 2 days and no one ate them. I decide to use them and they’re gone in the blink of an eye.
So I searched my fridge and luckily I still had a few apples left so instead of making banana crisps I made apple chips.
It was super easy to do and the boys were very excited to give them a try.
Here’s just how simple it was:
- All I did was slice my apples really thin, remove the seeds, placed the apple slices on parchment paper, sprinkled the apple slices with a teeny tiny amount of cinnamon powder and baked them in my oven at 200 degrees for 1 hour, flipped the apples over and baked for another hour, shut the oven off and let the apples cool in the oven.
Sherman was my taste tester and they received his signature drool of approval.
The only bad thing about these was that I left the apple chips out on the counter and went outside with the dogs and when the kids came home from school they each grabbed a handful and went to town eating them, barely saving me enough to take these pictures!
So easy, so good, so healthy and good for dogs and kids!
So tell me, do ever make your dogs any dehydrated treats? What kind? Do your dogs love them? If you have a recipe for dehydrated dog treats don’t forget to stop by Kol’s Notes and enter you recipe in the contest for a chance to win a super cool dehydrator!