Simple Homemade Dog Biscuits
I’ve made dog biscuits yesterday due to the fact that I really miss baking! It’s hard to eat so well, and bake so little. I need to find a happy balance perhaps. Going forward, the “hope” is my inspiration with baking will lead me down some more interesting paths. Baking, while eating so low carb with a kick of Paleo, has it’s difficulties with being creative. Oh well. I’m sure it will pan itself out? (Oh, ouch, I crack myself up…)
So, how is all that going? Seriously, my sweet tooth is nearly abolished. I had coffee the other day, made by my sweet daughter; she splashed in the half n’ half like I taught her to do, then she added a Tbsp of honey. And it shocked me how much I noticed it’s flavor.
It’s true… sugar doesn’t taste THAT good anymore. However, the caveat is dark chocolate, in it’s finest form; delightful. It’s my fix, and that is all I need.
Back to dog biscuits. I pulled this recipe, courtesy of Decor and the Dog, and even taught this recipe to my high school cooking class! You think I’m crazy. I do too, but listen, we have dogs to feed, and why would I give them junk biscuits? Have you seen what they are made of? Just as bad as our own processed food.
Really? I made these because they are A LOT cheaper to make versus buying them. Trust me, it’s worth the 20 minutes time spent front to back with making these little treats.
Lastly, I did have 3 different dogs taste them, and you would think I was handing them a fresh steak! It’s like their little minds are saying, “I can’t get enough… need more biscuits.”
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup Old Fashioned oats
- 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons applesauce
Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix together dry ingredients in one bowl, and wet in another. Blend together until all mixed nicely. It will not be a smooth texture. Put a piece of waxed paper on the table, and put the dough on the paper. Place another piece of waxed paper on top of the dough. Roll flat with a rolling pin until 1/4″ thick or a little thicker if you desire. Using a cookie cutter, create shapes and place on greased baking sheet. If you don’t want to create shapes, just roll some dough in circles, as you would a cookie, and press onto cookie sheet, making little circles. Bake for 15-20 minutes depending on the heat of your oven. They will finish out the same color they began, so, test for springback to see if completed.