We Aussies treat our furry friends more like family. And rightfully so! Their unconditional love really is the ultimate feeling.
And like we do with every other family member, Christmas is the perfect time to treat them, too.
We’ve got some deliciously purrrr-fect recipes that will make your pets barking mad this Christmas season!
Homemade festive recipes for your dog:
190g wholemeal flour
65g tinned pumpkin
30g peanut butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 180°C/ 160°C Fan/ gas 4.
Mix all the ingredients together to make a dough, making sure everything is well combined. If the mixture is too dry, add a small amount of water.
Put some flour onto your surface and roll the dough until it’s ½ inch thick.
Cut out the dough using a Christmas tree or other Christmassy shaped biscuit cutter.
Place in the oven for 30 minutes or until the biscuits are hard to the touch.
Leave to cool thoroughly.
1 ripe banana
75 g peanut butter
50 g wholemeal flour
35g rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking powder (optional)
For the snowy topping (optional)
One tsp of cream cheese or Greek yogurt per snowball
Preheat your oven to 180°C/ 160°C Fan
Mash the banana and mix in the egg, honey and peanut butter.
Add flour, oats and baking powder and stir until thoroughly combined.
Mix in the water, a small amount at a time.
Divide the mix between six cupcake cases (12 for smaller furry friends), and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown
Leave to cool thoroughly and remove the pupcakes from their cases.
Coat the top of each pupcake with a teaspoon of cream cheese or Greek yogurt.
Homemade festive recipes for your cat:
Christmas Chicken Bikkies
1½ cups cooked and shredded chicken
½ cup chicken stock
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup cornmeal
1 tbsp soft margarine
Preheat the oven to 180ºC
Mix and blend well the chicken, stock, and margarine
Add flour and cornmeal. Knead dough and roll to ¼ inch thick.
Cut into one-inch sized pieces or use your favourite kitty cutter and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 180ºC for 20 minutes.
Tuna Crunchie Bites
170g undrained tuna
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
1/3 cup water
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Mix all of the ingredients together
Roll out to ¼ inch thickness and cut into your favourite kitty shapes
Place baking paper onto your tray and cook for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Finally, if you don’t get the chance to make anything, here are some Christmas treats you can buy for your furry family:
Merry Furry Christmas!
Disclaimer: The above recipes are designed for dogs and cats. But please be aware of your pets’ intolerances and allergies and substitute out ingredients as you see fit.