Naturally Green Dog Treats – Colored With Sunflower Seeds!

These naturally green dog treats are naturally colored with sunflower seeds!

Naturally Green Dog Treats - Colored With Sunflower Seeds!

Aren’t these green dog treats fun? They’re perfect for Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day! And what’s best they’re made without artificial food coloring: Sunflower seeds make these dog treats naturally green! Sunflower seeds contain chlorogenic acid which turns green in an alkaline environment (baking soda).

Naturally Green Dog Treats - Colored With Sunflower Seeds!

My puppy loves the naturally dog treats! She didn’t mind being a model for the photos and tasting the treats! 😉 If you make the naturally green dog treats for your dog I’d love if you’d send me a picture on instagram! And you can follow the adventures of my puppy on her instagram account @khaleesi_theblackgsd.

Naturally Green Dog Treats

 

Naturally Green Dog Treats – Colored With Sunflower Seeds!

Ingredients:

Naturally Green Sunflower Seeds

  • 1/2 cup (100g) sunflower seeds
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tbsp baking soda

Naturally Green Dog Treats

  • 2 cups (250g) flour
  • 1/2 cup (100g) naturally green sunflower seeds *
  • 1/4 cup (50g) butter
  • 5 tbsp water

* Alternative: For light green dog treats, use 1/4 cup (50g) naturally green sunflower seeds instead of 1/2 cup

 

Naturally Green Christmas Dog Treats

 

Directions:

Naturally Green Sunflower Seeds

Simmer sunflower seeds, water and baking soda for 20 minutes – be careful it foams like crazy! Then drain the now yellow sunflower seeds and spread them out on a plate. On exposure to air, the sunflower seeds turn green after some hours.

 

Green Sunflower Seed Dog Treats

 

Naturally Green Dog Treats

Preheat the oven to 400°F/ 200°C and line a baking sheet with baking paper.

Pulse the green sunflower seeds in a food processor until finely ground. Then knead all ingredients together.

Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch (6mm) thick. Cut out the cookies with a tree-shaped cookie cutter.

Bake the naturally green dog treats for 5 – 8 minutes.

 

Naturally Green Christmas Dog Treats Recipe

 

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Naturally Green Dog Treats - Colored With Sunflower Seeds!

9 thoughts on “Naturally Green Dog Treats – Colored With Sunflower Seeds!

  1. We have a 3 or 4 yr. old black/chocolate lab we gave him his forever home from a shelter. A policeman found him on the street. Our dog is very finicky/picky so I don’t think he’d like these. He also eats people food & won’t eat dog food so we mix people & dog food, but we’re weening him off the people food for sure!!! His previous owners must”ve given him people food all the time. 🙁

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