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Easy and simple dog biscuit recipe

Bake for your dog at home – 5 easy to follow steps!

dogs eating dog biscuits

Been channelling your inner Merry Berry recently? Testing out your bakes on all – but one – of the family? Is the member who’s been missing out both furry and secretly your favourite?

Fear not… we have a tried and tested, EASY recipe to guarantee you a ‘pawshake’ from Paul Holly-woof himself.

The ingredients we have used within our recipe are suitable for both dog and human consumption – although better suited to the taste buds of your pooch! We have ensured that the dogs fed these biscuits were suitable taste-testers by checking with our Veterinary Nurse and considering potential allergens or health concerns.

Ingredients:

  • Flax seed – 1 tbsp
  • Warm water (for flax egg) – 2 tbsp
  • Coconut Oil (pure) – 1 tbsp
  • Carrot (shredded & cooked/ pureed) – 1/3 cup
  • Apple Sauce (no additives) – 2 tbsp
  • Peanut butter (xylitol free) – 1 tbsp
  • Coconut Flour – 1/3 cup (+2 tbsp)
  • Plain Flour – 1/3 cup
  • Rolled Oats – ½ cup
  • Ginger (fresh or powdered, we used powdered) – 1 tbsp
  • Bicarbonate of soda – ¼ teaspoon

Method:

Step 1:

Pre-heat your oven to 160’c and line a baking tray with baking paper.

Step 4:

Make your Flax egg. Combine the Flax seed and warm water by mixing together well in a bowl and setting aside in the fridge for 5 minutes while you assemble the rest.

Step 3:

If using a food processor – add all ingredients to bowl (including Flax egg) and whizz up!

If hand mixing – you may want to start by adding the wet ingredients, followed by the dry to make the dough come together easier.

If the mixture is looking a little wet, feel free to add more oats/ coconut flour. If it’s looking a little dry, a splash of water or coconut milk will do the trick. Your dough should be firm, yet easy to handle – much the same as when making gingerbread biscuits!

Step 3:

Gather up the dough in your hands and form a ball. You may then either pop it in the fridge for 10 minutes (will make the biscuits less crumbly) or if you have less time, move to the next step.

Step 4:

Lightly flour the surface of your worktop. Place the ball of dough onto your floured surface and gently roll out, using a rolling pin until desired thickness. For ‘crunchier’ biscuits, we recommend rolling till about ½ an inch thick. But we’re sure your dog will love them either way!

Step 5:

Cut out fun shapes (we used little ‘bone’ cutters) and place on your baking tray. Bake on the middle shelf of your pre-heated oven for around 10-15 minutes, depending on how big you cut your biscuits. Leave to cool before feeding to your fur-baby!

Border collie eating treats  

As with any new foods introduced to your dog, you should ensure to give little bits at a time, while monitoring any changes in health or behaviour. If unsure, it’s always best to ask your vet beforehand.

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