Pamper your pup with a batch of homemade Blueberry Dog Treats! These frozen dog treats are made with blueberry, coconut oil and thyme, they are packed full of nutrition for your furry friend. After trying these, your dog will get excited every time you open the freezer!
Blueberry Dog Treats
Because we can’t serve dog cake every day, it’s time to mix it up with a cool, literally and figuratively, fruity treat today.
Easy frozen treats are a great no-bake way to show your best friend some love. They only take a few minutes to make, then hang out in the freezer until frozen. It’s great to have a bag of these ready in the freezer to mix up the daily treat rotation.
These frozen blueberry dog treats pack a nutritional punch with blueberries, coconut oil and thyme.
Can dogs eat blueberries? Yes, they can! They are a great source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and more. Studies have shown that antioxidants in a dog’s diet can help reduce the effects of brain aging. They are low in calories, but high in Vitamin C and fiber. As with all other items, moderation is the key in feeding these to your dog.
Coconut oil has been shown to increase energy levels as well as improve skin, coat, digestion and even reduce allergic reactions. Make sure to use a high quality coconut oil, and once again, moderation is key. If you have questions, make sure to check with your vet.
Thyme brings antioxidants, antiseptic and antimicrobial qualities to the mix.
The ingredients in this recipe are generally recognized as safe for dogs. While I am comfortable feeding these to my dog, I always suggest consulting with your veterinarian for what is safe for YOUR dog.
How To Make Blueberry Dog Treats
These treats are easy to make, but you will need a paw-shaped silicone mold. If you want to make one without the paw mold, an ice cube tray should work as well.
To start, you melt the coconut oil, using a baking syringe or pourable measuring cup, place a bit into each mold, then place in the freezer. After that the blueberries are blended in a blender until smooth. The blueberry puree is then added to the paw mold. A bit of thyme is sprinkled on each treat, then into the freezer they go for two or more hours.
If you are pressed for time, or just don’t need the cute little layers, you can mix the blended blueberries and melted coconut together, then pour into the mold.
How To Store Frozen Dog Treats
These treats need to be kept in the freezer to prevent melting. I suggest storing them in a sealed freezer bag for up to two months.
Questions & Answers
Can other herbs be used?
Yes, just be sure they are safe for your dog.
Can other fruits be used?
Yes, but again, make sure they are safe for your dog.
Do these have to be kept in the freezer?
Yes! They are like ice cubes, they’ll melt if not kept in the freezer.
More Recipes To Try
Recipes For Dogs
Recipes For Dog Owners
You deserve a treat as well! While you have those blueberries out, here are some recipes to try yourself.
- Blueberry Dump Cake
- Blueberry Pancakes
- Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake
- Blueberry Buckle
- Lemon Blueberry Scones
- Blueberry Compote
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Blueberry Dog Treats
- Paw Shaped Silicone Mold
- Baking Syringe or Portable Cup
- 3/4 cups fresh blueberries
- 4 tbsp high quality coconut oil
- 2 tbsp fresh thyme minced
- Place the silicone mold on a small plate or flat object that can be placed in the freezer. Place the coconut oil in a small dish and place it in the microwave for about 30 seconds or until thoroughly melted.
- Using the syringe or a pourable cup, pour about a teaspoon in each paw print crevice. Place in the freezer for about 20 minutes.
- Place the blueberries in a blender, and blend until smooth. Remove the paw prints from the freezer and fill them the rest of the way with the blueberry mixture.
- Sprinkle a bit of the minced thyme on top of each treat. Place them back in the freezer for another 1 and 40 minutes, or until frozen solid. Store in a sealed baggie or container for up to 2 months.