Every year, we home make dog treats to give to all of our clients at Christmas time. There could be 20+ people we want to give a little gift to and dog treats are affordable and something the doggos can enjoy!
The majority of the hound crew absolutely love them and a few people have asked for the recipe. So what better time to spoil your pups and create some home made dog biscuits than during quarantine!?
I always use a pretty simple recipe, I need to bash out several and usually on a budget... but don't want any unhealthy or allergy inducing ingredients in there so best to stick to the basics! For these peanut butter biscuits I followed a recipe from https://www.thecookierookie.com/pb-dog-treats/ where there are loads of great baking ideas and recipes to check out.
I added some oats to this recipe for extra goodness and crunch! Lets get stuck in!
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour*
1/2 cup oats 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup natural peanut butter** 1 cup water 2 tablespoons honey 1 egg
*Whole wheat flour can contain more nutritional goodness than all purpose flour which contains gluten,
some dogs are allergic to flour/wheat. If you want to make these wheat free, you can use rice flour or coconut flour as a replacement.
**Make sure peanut butter does not contain XYLITOL, this is toxic to dogs, and avoid palm oil, it can be very unsustainably produced and I have read it is not great for dogs.. if in doubt, avoid it!..
TIP: I heated the peanut butter in the microwave for about 20 seconds to make it easier to work with.
preheat oven to 160C/350F
In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, oats and the egg. Add peanut butter, water, honey and stir until you have stiff dough. The dough becomes very firm and sticky. You may need to use your hands, or the paddle attachment on your mixer.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough about 1/2 inch thick and use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes. The treats barely spread and rise, so get creative with your shapes.
Bake for 20 minutes, until golden.
keep in an airtight container or give as gifts!
It’s best to seal these Dog Treats in an airtight container and store in the fridge. They will stay good in the fridge for up to 2 months, or you can freeze them for up to 8 months! Treat your doggo during training, as a regular reward or just for being their adorable selves! Honey gets them just for walking into the room.. #Queen.
I made Iggy her own very cute, dinky treats with a lil mini cookie cutter. I then learned dinky small biscuits cook much quicker than normal sized ones... But Iggy doesn't mind a bit of burnt extra cronch!
Our guys absolutely love these! No one left the kitchen while I turned it upside down and exploded flour everywhere. Then the taste test, 10 out of 10 borks!
I hope you have fun baking and bonding with your furry besties!
Gem and the Hounds.