This is a basic recipe I’ve made many times, varying the ingredients to fit what I have on hand. (I also make a chocolate version for myself.) I’ve used different kitchen tools and methods to mix up the batter, which is a sticky paste in the end, and there doesn’t seem to be any significant difference. So use what ingredients and tools you have as I’m just outlining one basic recipe and method here.
Vegan Dog Treats
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 C peanut butter
1/2 C blackstrap molasses
1/2 C unsweetened applesauce
1 C rice flour
1/2 C whole wheat flour
1/2 C unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 C almond meal
1/2 C flaxseed meal
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
Place all ingredients into a food processor and run until thoroughly mixed. Run your fingertips under the faucet then press the batter into a greased pan, about 1/2 inch thick. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 mins, shut off the oven, run through with a pizza wheel to create desired sized pieces and place back in the oven for several hours.
Notes: I make my own version of rice flour by grinding uncooked rice in a blender. Some of the other ingredients which I’ve used in this recipe include different types of beans, honey (if you want to stray outside the vegan label) , carob chips, oats, pumpkin, and vanilla.