I had tons of left over carrot pulp from last week's juice fast so I decided to make cookies with it last night. One batch of cookies was for Shelly and one was for the humans :-) I usually use left over veggie/fruit pulp from juicing in soups, salads, muffins, cookies and hummus.
Shelly eats mostly grain-free diet but these cookies have some oats (but no wheat). To make a grain-free version of these treats, use about 2 cups of cooked chickpeas and mash them into the cookie mix instead of using oatmeal.
Sunshine Carrot Dog Treats
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup finely shredded carrots (or carrot pulp)
1 ripe medium banana, mashed
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp turmeric (optional)
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients together using your hands. Make sure that the oats are moist enough, adding a splash of water if needed. Let sit about 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease cookie sheet with coconut oil or line with parchment paper.
Form small cookies (about 1 inch wide and 1/3 inch thick) and place them on the cookie sheet. Flatten them with a fork.
Bake 5 minutes, flip and bake 5 more minutes. Cool cookies completely before giving them to your dog. Store them in the refrigerator for up to a week.
See my note above for grain-free version.
This recipe makes about 25 cookies. You can make bigger or smaller cookies, but you will need to adjust the baking time.