Baking with Club SciKidz: Delicious Dog Treats
You call have been such a great job doing and sharing your activities with us, we thought we’d give you a bonus activity! For those of you with four-legged friends (of the canine variety), this activity is for you! We will be baking simple yet delicious dog treats called Tropical Treasures. The recipe only uses four ingredients, and it’s a great beginning recipe to make with your kiddos. This video will show you the whole process (with the help of a kiddo) and also give you some helpful tips on cooking with your kids. It sounds frightening and messy… but it doesn’t have to be 🙂 It can actually be quite fun!
Ingredients: 2 1/4 cup flour, 1 banana, 4 oz. canned pineapple, 2tbs. coconut oil
Equipment needed: large mixing bowl, mixing spoon, 1 cup measure cup, 1/4 cup measuring cup, 1 tbsp measuring spoon, blender, rolling pin, cookie cutters (optional), two cookie sheets
Tropical Treasure Dog Treats
Recipe adapted from Proud Dog Mom
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 1 banana
- 4 oz. canned pineapple
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Put the flour in a large mixing bowl.
- In a blender, blend the banana, pineapple, and coconut oil. Blend until pureed.
- Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix. If it looks a little too dry, add a little pineapple juice. If it’s a little too sticky, just keep mixing. You can also add a little more flour if continued mixing doesn’t work.
- Once it looks like dough, it’s time to use your hands to knead. First knead inside the bowl. Once it is good “dough consistency”, take out of the bowl and knead on the counter or mat.
- Use a rolling pin to roll the dough to about 1/4-1/2 inch thick.
- Use a cookie cutter to cut out the cookies and place on a greased cookie sheet. If you don’t have cookie cutters, you can use the round top of a cup or just use a knife to cut it into bars.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool before your doggie taste tests 🙂
- Can be stored in the fridge (in a sealed bag or container) for up to a week. Freeze up to a month.
If your 9-12 year old enjoyed this activity, they may like our Emergency Vet summer camp. They learn all about pets, how to take care of them, their nutrition, dog CPR and more. Click here to check out our Emergency Vet camp.