Homemade Doggie Biscuits

Homemade Doggie Biscuits

Doggie biscuitsWe’re all very busy working on our gift lists just like Santa’s little elves.  In all the hustle and bustle of the season we sometimes forget to give our furry little friends a little something.

We’ve been giving not only our family pets Christmas gifts for years, we give our pet lover friends gifts for their fur balls too.  I’m not sure who started this tradition and when we started, but I do know that we all love it!

I know sometimes things get too crazy and you think do I have to think of pet gits too?  Not to mention pet gifts at the pet stores can be ridiculously expensive,  sometimes hard to fit into a Christmas budget specially if you have lots of pet friends.  But you don’t have to break the bank on buying gifts for the furry critters or your friends that have some.

This year we’ll be giving out homemade doggie biscuits.  They are very easy and inexpensive to make and you can package them in any type of container you like.  We’re packing ours in pint size Mason jars, it’s sort of the double gift, the jar can be used throughout the year for more treats!

I baked these treats in about an hour using just a few ingredients, many of which I already had in my pantry.  I used rolled oats, ground flax seeds, and olive oil along with the other ingredients for a tasty and healthy treat.  Rolled oats are a good source of fiber and the flax seeds and olive oil are good for skin and coat.  My Siberian Husky, Cannoli, loves them.  She’s my taste tester!

Here’s my recipe!  It will make 24 bone shaped dog treats about 3″ long and 1/2″ thick

Ingredients:

2 cups flour – organic if you have it
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup  flax seed meal
1 small jar of chicken in chicken broth strained baby food
1 small jar of carrot strained baby food
3/4 + cup water
1/4 cup Olive oil

Directions:

1.  Mix all ingredients except water together in large bowl.

2.  Knead dough, adding water about 1/4 cup at a time until the dry ingredients are all mixed in and you can form a ball.

3.  Roll out dough to 1/2″ thickness.

4.  Cut desired shapes with cookie cutters or use a glass to make round shapes.

5.  Place biscuits on parchment paper covered baking sheet.

6.  Re-roll dough until you have cut it all into biscuits.

7.  Brush both sides of biscuits with olive oil.

8.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.  Turning biscuits halfway for even browning.

9.  Remove from oven and cool on racks.  Cool completely before placing in containers.

Store at room temperature in sealed containers.  It will keep for 2-3 weeks or place in freezer to store longer.

Doggie biscuits
Homemade Doggie Biscuits
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Easy dog biscuit recipe my pup loves them!
Servings Prep Time
24 Biscuits 15 Minutes
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45 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
24 Biscuits 15 Minutes
Cook Time
45 Minutes
Doggie biscuits
Homemade Doggie Biscuits
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Easy dog biscuit recipe my pup loves them!
Servings Prep Time
24 Biscuits 15 Minutes
Cook Time
45 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
24 Biscuits 15 Minutes
Cook Time
45 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Biscuits
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients except water together in large bowl.
  2. Knead dough, adding water about 1/4 cup at a time until the dry ingredients are all mixed in and you can form a ball.
  3. Roll out dough to 1/2" thickness.
  4. Cut desired shapes with cookie cutters or use a glass to make round shapes.
  5. Place biscuits on parchment paper covered baking sheet.
  6. Re-roll dough until you have cut it all into biscuits.
  7. Brush both sides of biscuits with olive oil.
  8. Bake in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Turning biscuits halfway for even browning.
  9. Remove from oven and cool on racks. Cool completely before placing in containers.
  10. Store at room temperature in sealed containers. It will keep for 2-3 weeks or place in freezer to store longer.
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DIY Dog Treats – Healthy, Inexpensive, Easy!

DIY Dog Treats – Healthy, Inexpensive, Easy!

Recently we went to Petco to buy more dog treats, we usually buy the bulk biscuits from the treat bar. The price had gone up to over $6 a pound.  The pre-packaged ones were more expensive, even those on sale.  The “organic” treats were in my opinion ridiculously priced, over $10 for a 6 oz. bag.

It was time to DIY dog treats for my Siberian Husky, Cannoli, who is very treat motivated.  After a bit of online browsing and experimenting I came up with this recipe for dog biscuits.  It’s very simple to make out of organic ingredients, and best of all Cannoli loves them.

You can make a batch of these treats and store in airtight containers for about a week.  To keep store in refrigerator, it will stay good for about 3-4 weeks.  Freeze in ziplock bags to keep up to 3 months.

DIY Dog Treats

Here’s my recipe for DIY Dog Biscuits, it makes 3 Dozen!

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Organic Whole Wheat Flour

1/2 Cup Flax Seed Meal

1  4oz. Jar Organic Strained Baby Food, any flavor as long as it doesn’t have onions or garlic

Water

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Measure the flour and flax seed meal to equal 1 cup.

Mix dry ingredients with one 4 oz. jar of baby food in a mixing bowl.

Knead until you have a ball of dough. If it’s too loose add flour a little bit at a time until you have the right consistency.  If it’s too dry add water a bit at a time until you have the right consistency.

Form into ball

Place ball of dough on lightly floured surface and roll to about 1/4″-1/2″ thickness

Cut into desired shape with a cookie cutter or use a pizza cutter to cut squares

Place on to parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 mins.

Remove from oven and cool. Store in airtight container.

 

 

 

Healthy Dog Treats
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3 Dozen 15 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 Dozen 15 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Healthy Dog Treats
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Servings Prep Time
3 Dozen 15 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 Dozen 15 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Dozen
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Measure the flour and flax seed meal to equal 1 cup.
  3. Mix dry ingredients with one 4 oz. jar of baby food in a mixing bowl.
  4. Knead until you have a ball of dough. If it's too loose add flour a little bit at a time until you have the right consistency. If it's too dry add water a little bit at a time until you have the right consistency.
  5. Form into ball
  6. Place ball of dough on lightly floured surface and roll to about 1/4"-1/2" thickness
  7. Cut into desired shape with a cookie cutter or use a pizza cutter to cut squares
  8. Place on to parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 mins.
  9. Remove from oven and cool. Store in airtight container.
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Homemade PB & Veggie Dog Biscuits For a Shiny Coat!

Homemade PB & Veggie Dog Biscuits For a Shiny Coat!

Homemade PB & Veggie Dog BiscuitsLast 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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Homemade PB & Veggie Dog BiscuitsIngredients:

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)

 

 

Directions:

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.

 


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Homemade PB & Veggie Dog Biscuits
Homemade PB & Veggie Dog Biscuits
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Healthy dog biscuits that help promote healthy skin and shiny coats!
Servings Prep Time
3 Dozen 30 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 Dozen 30 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Homemade PB & Veggie Dog Biscuits
Homemade PB & Veggie Dog Biscuits
Print Recipe
Healthy dog biscuits that help promote healthy skin and shiny coats!
Servings Prep Time
3 Dozen 30 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 Dozen 30 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Dozen
Instructions
  1. Mix dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add baby food and peanut butter.
  3. Knead in well until all the dry ingredients have been incorporated and you can form a ball.
  4. 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.
  5. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4" thick.
  6. Cut into shapes or form into balls and flatten.
    Homemade PB & Veggie Dog Biscuits
  7. Place biscuits on a parchment covered baking sheet.
    Homemade PB & Veggie Dog Biscuits
  8. Bake in 375 degree oven for 30 minutes.
  9. Cool on racks before storing
Recipe Notes

If you don't have organic ingredients you can use regular ingredients.

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Doggie Breath Freshener Treats

Doggie Breath Freshener Treats

Doggie Breath Freshener Treats
I always buy those green dog biscuits that are supposed to freshen the dog’s breath and be good for their teeth; my Siberian Husky won’t eat them.  She turns their noses away when offered one of those expensive biscuits.  She’s not a picky eater, but there was something about those treats that she just doesn’t like.
I started making these breath freshener treats.  They are so easy to make, the pup loves them, and they’re healthy too!  An added bonus is that they’re very inexpensive, specially if you have a herb garden and use your homegrown parsley.
Doggie Breath Freshener Treats
Ingredients:
2 cups fresh parsley – finely chopped
2 bottles (4 oz. each) Strained Green Bean baby food
2 cups organic flour
1 cup flax seed meal
water if needed
Directions:
Mix all ingredients together.  I use my hands to mix the dough until it holds together as a ball.  Add 1 tbls. of water at a time if dough is too crumbly until it is stiff enough to form a ball.
Roll dough out on lightly floured surface to 1/2″ thickness.
Cut into desired shapes using a cookie cutter, pizza wheel (for squares), or inverted glass (for circles).
Place on parchment covered baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Cool and store in airtight container.
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Doggie Breath Freshener Treats
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24 Treats 30 Minutes
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30 Minutes
Doggie Breath Freshener Treats
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Servings Prep Time
24 Treats 30 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
24 Treats 30 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Treats
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together. I use my hands to mix the dough until it holds together as a ball. Add 1 tbls. of water at a time if dough is too crumbly until it is stiff enough to form a ball.
  2. Roll dough out on lightly floured surface to 1/2" thickness.
  3. Cut into desired shapes using a cookie cutter, pizza wheel (for squares), or inverted glass (for circles).
  4. Place on parchment covered baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  6. Cool and store in airtight container.
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Easy Egg & Dairy Free Mini Corn Dog Muffins for the Kids’ Table

Easy Egg & Dairy Free Mini Corn Dog Muffins for the Kids’ Table

Egg & Dairy Free Mini Corn Dog Muffins

We’re planning my mom’s 80th. birthday party this summer and recently decided that we had enough kids attending that a kids’ table was in order.  One of the things we had to worry about are food allergies,several of the children have egg and dairy allergies; my grandson Jett among them.

We decided that we should design a kids’ menu that was egg and dairy free, thankfully no one has gluten allergies too.  We have been trying different recipes to find food that kids love and will be fun too.

Here’s one of the recipes we will be serving on the kids’ table this summer, Egg & Dairy Free Mini Corn Dog Muffins.  It’s very easy to make using just 4 ingredients.  You can make it a head of time and freeze, just thaw out before serving.

We thought it would be fun to make individual servings by placing 4 mini muffins in a paper cup and topping it with a party pick.  You can serve it with packets or cups of ketchup and mustard for dipping.

Ingredients:

Egg & Dairy Free Mini Corn Dog Muffins

1box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix

1 tbls. flax seed meal

1/3 cup Soy Milk

4 Hebrew National Beef Franks or your favorite brand of hot dogs

3 tbls. warm water

24 Mini cupcake wrappers (optional)

Directions:

1.  In small container mix flax seed meal with warm water and let sit for 5-10 minutes.  It will rise and seem fluffy.

2.  In a medium bowl stir together Jiff mix, Soy Milk, and flax seed meal mixture.  Batter will be lumpy.  Let rest for 10 minutes.

Egg & Dairy Free Mini Corn Dog Muffins

3.  Grease mini muffin pans well or line with mini cupcake liners.

4.  Cut Hot Dogs in 8 sections along the length.  Each piece should reach just below the rim of the mini cupcake when placed in the pan standing up.

5.  Fill each cup about halfway and press a hot dog section in the middle of each.  Hot dog section should be standing up.

Egg & Dairy Free Mini Corn Dog Muffins

6.  Drop a small amount of batter on top of each hot dog.  Spread it to the sides as close as possible.

Egg & Dairy Free Mini Corn Dog Muffins

7.  Bake in 400 degree oven for 28 minutes or until golden brown.

Egg & Dairy Free Mini Corn Dog Muffins

8.  Cool and serve or freeze in ziplock freezer bags.

If you don’t have egg or dairy allergies you can make these using 1 egg and 1/3 cup milk as directed on the Jiff Mix box.

For parties put several muffins in a paper cup or other container and top with a cute party pick or other small decoration.

Egg & Dairy Free Mini Corn Dog Muffins
Easy Egg & Dairy Free Mini Corn Dog Muffins for the Kids' Table
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Servings Prep Time
24 Mini Muffins 20 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
24 Mini Muffins 20 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Egg & Dairy Free Mini Corn Dog Muffins
Easy Egg & Dairy Free Mini Corn Dog Muffins for the Kids' Table
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
24 Mini Muffins 20 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
24 Mini Muffins 20 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Mini Muffins
Instructions
  1. In small container mix flax seed meal with warm water and let sit for 5-10 minutes. It will rise and seem fluffy.
  2. In a medium bowl stir together Jiff mix, Soy Milk, and flax seed meal mixture. Batter will be lumpy. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Grease mini muffin pans well or line with mini cupcake liners.
  4. Cut Hot Dogs in 8 sections along the length. Each piece should reach just below the rim of the mini cupcake when placed in the pan standing up.
  5. Fill each cup about halfway and press a hot dog section in the middle of each. Hot dog section should be standing up.
  6. Drop a small amount of batter on top of each hot dog. Spread it to the sides as close as possible.
  7. Bake in 400 degree oven for 28 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Cool and serve or freeze in ziplock freezer bags.
  9. If you don't have egg or dairy allergies you can make these using 1 egg and 1/3 cup milk as directed on the Jiff Mix box.
Recipe Notes

For parties put several muffins in a paper cup or other container and top with a cute party pick or other small decoration.

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