These are very similar to the Pina Colada dog bones but the flours and texture are different. Raisins are poisonous to dogs so I substitute for raisins, wild dried unsweetened blueberries. However I do not use as many because I want the carrot to stand out. I also roll these when cut out in finely grated carrots which makes a fun rough texture for your fur-ever friend!
1 20 oz can crushed pineapple in 100% juice, set aside 1/2 c dry on paper towel
1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
2 T chia seeds in 3/4 cup hot water set aside
2 finely shredded carrots
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut
7 cups ground old fashioned oats
5 cups Blanched almond flour
Step 1: Combine in electric mixer (I love my Kitchen Aid professional series) on low setting pineapple setting aside 1/2 cup on dry paper towel, 1/2 the finely grated carrots, 1/2 cup coconut and chia seed mixture till combined.
Step 2: Add ground oats then almond flour until tacky to touch. Not too moist where it won't roll out but not too dry where it cracks when baked.
Step 3: Lay large sheet plastic wrap enough to wrap dough completely on counter and place dough on top. Seal all edges so that no dough is exposed to air. Place in refrigerator overnight.
Step 4: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. While oven is preheating, slice, rollout and cut out bones placing on a silicone baking mat on large cookie sheet.
Step 5: Bake for 20 minutes turning halfway through. Turn oven off. Leave bones in oven while it cools about 50-60 minutes. This will help dehydrate them a bit. Remove from oven and let cool completely before storing in freezer bag in freezer.
The benefits to these dog bones are that they are loaded with micronutrients specifically Vitamin A, calcium, Vitamin K, and beta carotene. These nutrients are important in bone health and can keep blood sugar levels stable. bone Appetit!