Happy National Dog Biscuit Day! We can’t think of a better reason to fire up the oven and bake something tasty for your favorite furry friend. We’ve put together a few of our favorite recipes for homemade dog biscuits.
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Peanut Butter Banana Bones
1 cup whole wheat flour
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup chicken stock
¼ cup ripe banana, smashed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mixing thoroughly until no clumps remain. The dough should be cohesive and not too sticky. Roll the dough flat on a floured surface then use a bone-shaped cookie cutter to cut out cookies. Bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of the treats. They should be firm but not totally crunchy when removed from the oven. Cool before serving to your dog! Store in an airtight container for up to a week on the counter. (Note: These freeze well!)
Baby Food Bites
2 small jars (about 5 oz.) of baby food (sweet potato and carrot make good choices)
2 small jars (about 5 oz.) of chicken baby food
2.5 cups of oatmeal baby cereal
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mixing thoroughly. The dough will be a little sticky. Roll the dough onto a sheet of parchment paper and cut out individual shapes. Lift the parchment paper onto a cookie sheet then bake for 18-20 minutes, depending on size. Cool completely before serving. Store on the counter or in the refrigerator.
½ cup creamy peanut butter
1 Tbsp. honey
1 large egg
1/2 cup water
1 carrot, shredded
2-3 pieces cooked bacon, chopped
1 cup oat flour or 1 1/2 cups rolled oats, processed until floury
1 cup all-purpose or whole wheat flour
This one takes a little extra work but is worth it if your dog’s a meat lover! Add the first six ingredients to a bowl and mix until combined. Add flours to the wet ingredients and stir until it all comes together. Place the dough between two pieces of wax paper and roll to about 1/4″ thickness. Cut into cookies then bake on parchment paper in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes – they will spread a little, so be sure to separate them by about 1″ on the baking sheet. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.
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