Easy and simple dog biscuit recipe
Bake for your dog at home – 5 easy to follow steps!
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.
- 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
Pre-heat your oven to 160’c and line a baking tray with baking paper.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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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