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.
I was planning on making some for the boys but I was fresh out of bananas so I turned to my apples for some help.
Are apple chips good for dogs?
In case you didn’t know, apples, minus the seeds which contain cyanide, are low-fat healthy treat for dogs. Apples contain Vitamins A and C, are a great source of fiber and contain antioxidants.
Most dogs can eat apples raw or you can slice them up, sprinkle them with some cinnamon and toss them in the oven for a few hours and give your dog a nice, healthy snack!
How to dehydrate apples for dogs:
- Wash and dry apple.
- Slice them into slices, removing core and seeds.
- Place the apple slices on a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet
- Sprinkle with cinnamon
- Bake at 200 degrees for 1 hour
- Flip and bake for another hour
- Allow to cool in the oven
Please note that oven temperatures might vary and depends on how thick your slices are you may have to bake them longer. The longer you bake, the crunchier the slices will be. You can substitute cinnamon for honey or coconut oil and if you go with cinnamon just make sure that it does contain nutmeg which could be toxic to dogs.
Sherman was my taste tester and they received his signature drool of approval.
The only bad thing about these baked apple chips was that I left them 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!