Red bell peppers are a surprising favorite for many dogs, including our Irie who has developed a taste for several different fruits and vegetables–so Red Bell Pepper Dog Treats might be a hit in your home, too.
Bell peppers don’t produce capsaicin so they’re not hot like others in the pepper family.
Green vs. Red Peppers
You can substitute green bell peppers for red but red peppers contain twice the vitamin C of green peppers.
Red peppers also provide dogs much higher levels of carotene and lycopene and, hey, they’re just right for a Valentine’s treat!
Recipe: Valentine Red Bell Pepper Dog Treats
- 3-1/2 cups rice flour
- 1/2 cups chopped, cooked chicken
- 1 cup minced carrots
- 1/2 red bell pepper, minced
- 1/4 cup homemade chicken broth
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Wash red bell pepper and remove then discard stem, core, and seeds.
- Add broth, eggs, yogurt, and olive oil to flour; stir slowly. Add in chicken and vegetables, stirring until mixed.
- Use melon ball scoop or spoon to divide dough into golf ball-sized balls. Roll, then flatten with the back of a fork on a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Cool completely on a drying rack, then refrigerate.
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Friday 8th of May 2020
I assume that the red bell pepper needs to be diced or minced like the carrot in order for this to be a dough that can be scooped and rolled out. I would also be looking to break these into training treats! Haven't tried it yet, but hope to as my puppy is getting tired of the store bought rewards!
Paris Permenter & John Bigley
Saturday 9th of May 2020
Yes, thank you for noting that! I've just added "minced" to the bell pepper. If you don't want to mince the bell pepper and carrots, you could also run them through the food processor or blender (which is great if you're trying to make very small training treats!) Happy baking! Paris
Wednesday 1st of February 2017
What an interesting recipe!! Thanks!