Dog Tipper’s Canine Croutons

Posted on January 22, 2011

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According to Gus, all treats should include a healthy shake of parmesan cheese on the top.

After viewing the Canine Crouton recipe on DogTipper, we knew it was something we had to try.  Like most dogs we know, Gus loves cheese, especially parmesan.  He even knows which canister it’s stored in and the sound the lid makes as it pops off.  We kid you not, Gus comes running in the kitchen seconds after the lid is opened.  Needless to say, these treats were a hit!  Thank you Dog Tipper for allowing us to share this recipe!

Psssst….this post has A LOT of photos!  If your finger gets tired of scrolling, skip to the bottom and view the nifty slideshow.

Being the Type A control freak that I am, we started out by organizing all of our ingredients.  We had exactly three pieces of whole grain bread left in the pantry which was perfect since we planned on cutting the recipe in half.

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To cut down on fat and calories, we opted to use olive oil and chicken broth instead of bacon fat.

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We thought we’d give Gus a sniff of the croutons before we popped them into the oven…the little stinker snuck in a quick lick too.

After 40 minutes in the oven, they were ready.  Golden, crunchy and beautiful!

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Whoa…check out those crazy eyes!

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Canine Croutons

Adapted from DogTipper’s Canine Croutons
  • 3 slices whole grain bread
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees
  2. Cut bread into squares (or use cookie cutter of your choice)
  3. Lightly mix bread cubes, oil, broth and parmesan in a large bowl
  4. Place bread cubes on cookie sheet
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until hard

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Thank you, DogTipper for allowing us to share your recipe!  The croutons were a big hit with Gus and we enjoyed the leftovers in a bowl of tomato soup…YUM!

Hope you all have a fantastic Saturday!  Besides long walks at the park, we’re hoping to do some more cooking for Gus.  We’re anxious to try Doggy Dessert Chef’s Parmesan Mini Meatballs and Life With Lulu (and Wally, too!)’s Chicken Jerky.  We’ll see how ambitious we feel by this afternoon. 😉

We’re participating in this Saturday’s Pet Blogger Hop.  Click the image below for the rules and how to enter your own link.  Happy Hopping!

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