Last week I whipped up a batch of homemade PB & Veggie Dog Biscuits for my pooch Cannoli and her friends in Obedience Class. Since class fell on Easter Sunday it was a good time to share some treats so I packed the biscuits in Easter packaging.
This time I added Brewer’s Yeast and Flax Seed Meal to the biscuits, both are said to promote healthy skin and shiny coats. I used Peanut Butter mostly for taste, Cannoli loves her Peanut Butter, but it’s also a good source of protein, heart healthy fats, and some vitamins. Flax seed is also a good source for fatty acids which are good for skin, heart, and immune systems. Brewer’s Yeast is also said to be a natural flea repellent and helps improve coats, relieve stress, and helps the digestion.
Over all these biscuits are healthy treats for your fur ball, they’re easy to make, and much less expensive than commercial dog biscuits.
I used Wilton cookie cutters, you get a set of three: bone, dog, and paw. You can order them from Amazon. But if you don’t have these cookie cutters you can use whatever you have on hand or even roll them into balls and flatten with the bottom of a glass.
I made bones and paws, the recipe made 3 dozen biscuits, perfect for sharing!
I prefer to use organic or natural ingredients specially for the peanut butter. You want to avoid lots of sodium they put in regular peanut butter.
Store biscuits in tightly sealed containers for up to a week. To store longer freeze them in ziplock bags.
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3 Cups Organic Flour
1/2 Cup Flax Seed Meal
1/2 Cup Brewer’s Yeast
1 Cup Organic Peanut Butter
2 Pouches Organic Fruit & Veggies Baby Food
Water (if needed)
Mix dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
Add baby food and peanut butter.
Knead in well until all the dry ingredients have been incorporated and you can form a ball.
The dough will be stiff, if it doesn’t hold together add water a tablespoon at a time until you get the dough to hold together in a ball.
Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4″ thick.
Cut into shapes or form into balls and flatten.
Place biscuits on a parchment covered baking sheet.
Bake in 375 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Cool on racks before storing.