Heart Shaped Oatmeal Dog Treats

Heart Shaped Oatmeal Dog Treats

Indiana with her heart shaped oatmeal dog treats
For this dog treat I wanted to go with something that would produce a red colored treat without using food coloring or dyes. That is why I was so excited when I found a baby food made with beets. I am not sure who feeds their baby beets or I guess it would be forces their baby to eat beets that seems very 1950’s. I happen to know Davinia and Indiana will eat a bite or two of fresh beets and they like peaches so I figured we would give the flavor a try. I think they would have preferred that I never found this flavor and had gone with the blueberry applesauce one which I know they would have licked the baby food jar clean. It didn’t stop them for liking the finished product they were very happy to share half a cookie as a taste test.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels with a plate of heart shaped oatmeal dog treats

Beets contain beta-carotene, fiber, iron, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, B and C! They are also a great way to keep your dog’s liver healthy.

Homemade Heart Shaped Oatmeal Dog Treats Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Licking Her lips

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Heart Shaped Oatmeal Dog Treats
These simple and easy 2 ingredient dog treats are perfect for Valentine's Day!
Cuisine: Dog Treats
Recipe type: Dog Treats
  • ¾ of a cup of Quick cook Oatmeal (uncooked!)
  • 4.25 oz Jar of baby food.Iif you are making your own pureed mix go with ½ cup
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix baby food and oatmeal together and let stand for about 5 minutes.
  3. The mixture will not be cookie dough constancy. Don't worry you aren't rolling out the dough.
  4. If you are not using a non stick cookie sheet use a healthy oil to grease the pan.
  5. Scoop out a portion of the mixture and press onto a cutting board so that it is slightly wider than the cookie cutter you are going to use.
  6. Press the cookie cutter down and remover excess dough back into the bowl.
  7. Use a very sharp knife to slowly remove the dough and place onto cookie sheet.
  8. Repeat until all the dough is used or until you decide it is too much work and form small thumbprint cookies instead. (We know our audience plus we had some left over dough but not enough for another cookie so I made a few more appropriate sized thumbprint cookies.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes turn off oven and let sit in the oven as it cools for at least another 10 minutes.
**Depending on how large your cookie cutter is you might only be able to make a few cookies.

***Even if you use a large cookie cutter like we did it does not mean your dog has to eat the entire heart shaped oatmeal dog treat at one time or even in one day.

****Dog treat even healthy treats should only make up about 10% of your dog's total daily intake.

*****Using green bean baby food will significantly reduce the calories in each cookie compared to a fruit based option.


Let us know if you are going to make your dog some oatmeal dog treats!

If you’re looking for other ideas to make your Valentine’s Day a little bit more special, I’m sharing a few ideas from my favorite bloggers. Please note that these the other recipes we are linking to are not dog recipes or dog friendly recipes these are for you and your human loved ones. There are some crafts that might be fun to make for your dog though or to put up to create a festive mood in your dog room or near your dog stuff.


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  1. They are just absolutely adorable! How neat that they get treats too!
    Ellen Christian recently posted..DIY Spray | Lavender Linen SprayMy Profile

  2. Oh how cute! I love this idea. I know my 2 pups would love to have some yummy treats for Valentine’s Day.
    Melinda Dunne recently posted..Decadent Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Recipe For Valentine’s DayMy Profile

  3. PAWsome! Great ingredients combo. I made a heart shape frosty treats too for Sugar and will make it again for Valentine’s Day. Golden Woofs

  4. Oh, my furbabies are definitely going to have some of these baked for them!
    Libby’s Library recently posted..Valentines DIY Cards #CreativeHopMy Profile

  5. they look yummy,xx Rachel
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  6. What a lovely idea for Valentine’s. So delicious and healthy! thank you for sharing it.
    Pawsitively Humane recently posted..Paralyzed Dog Can Walk Again Thanks to New Laser TreatmentMy Profile

  7. I love how simple these are! I have always been a big fan of beets. I totally would have fed them to my babies!
    Laura “Lolli” Franklin recently posted..Italian Sausage and Tomato Soup {Groundhog Day Recipe}My Profile

  8. Those look like some yummy VDay treats, beets and all!
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  9. Those are adorable and look yummy!
    Aimee @ Irresistible Pets recently posted..Three Ways To Say I Love You During Dental Health Month #DogDentalHealthMy Profile

  10. Those look amazing. Cooking sweet treats are just so tasty.

  11. Those treats look great! Very cool idea to use the beet baby food. Your dogs must be very happy 🙂
    Robin recently posted..Wordless Wednesday: Attack of the FeatherMy Profile

  12. I’m going to make these for our furkids! I really like using baby food when making our own treats.
    Cathy Connolly recently posted..~Wordless Wednesday~My Profile

  13. That is a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing! Ali shared and tweeted it!
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  14. Your pups are seriously cute. My in-laws have Cavaliers and they are just so adorable. I need to make some Valentine’s Day treats for my dogs.
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  15. These are too adorable! Both the dog treats and the dogs! 😀
    Lisa recently posted..Peanuts Themed Valentine’s Day Party + GiveawayMy Profile

  16. Perfect way to spoil your pups for Vday!
    Janel recently posted..Shamrock Cupcakes + Toppers RecipeMy Profile

  17. These are adorable! I love finding ways for doggies to celebrate the holidays too!
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  18. Oh, your Cavaliers are beautiful! I’m researching recipes for my Cavalier’s 1st birthday in November. Yes, I’m a little more excited than he is. 🙂 I’m going to subscribe!


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