We all know we should be eating more fruits and vegetables, but what about our dogs? With the exception of onions and garlic, which can cause illness in canines, the vitamins, minerals and fibre in vegetables are just as beneficial to our furry friends as they are to us. Carrots, broccoli, sweet potatoes and leafy greens are particularly high in antioxidants, making them a great addition to your dog’s diet.
Banana Broccoli Brownies
Food combinations that might not appeal to humans can be quite palatable to dogs. These brownies offer the benefit of vitamin B6 and potassium from the bananas as well as vitamins C, K and A from the broccoli. Soft brownies are a
good option for dogs who have difficulty chewing hard biscuits.
1 cup (250 ml) mashed ripe bananas (about 2 bananas)
2 large eggs
2 Tbsp (30 ml) canola oil
2 Tbsp (30 ml) honey
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
1 cup (250 ml) cooked broccoli florets
1 cup (250 ml) whole wheat flour
1/4 cup (60 ml) carob powder (optional)
1/2 tsp. (5 ml) baking powder
Preheat oven to 350° F.
- In a bowl, combine bananas, eggs, oil, honey and vanilla.
- In the bowl of a food processor, pulse
the broccoli until its well mulched, then
stir it into the banana mixture.
• In a small bowl, stir together the flour,
carob powder, baking powder and salt;
add to the banana-broccoli mixture and
stir just until combined.
• Spread batter into an 8×8-inch pan that
has been sprayed with nonstick spray.
• Bake for 25–30 minutes, until the top is
springy to the touch. Cool in the pan on
a wire rack.
• Makes about 16 brownies.
• Store in a tightly sealed container and
freeze any that aren’t eaten within a few