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We are back again with some more recipes for those of you who enjoy creating treats from scratch. If you've never made your dogs homemade treats, these should be fun to try.
Oat and Cheese Bunny Cookies
This recipe appealed to me because it doesn't use anything processed. It comes from BunnyRooBeagle.com which is a site the owner dedicated to her sweet Beagle, Bunny Roo, who has dedicated the site in her memory.
1 Cup Quick cooking oats - (uncooked)
1 Cup Beef broth
1/2 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Vegetable oil
1 Cup Shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 Cup Wheat germ
3 Cups Whole wheat flour
Mix everything in a large bowl. Add more flour if dough is not firm
enough. Roll out the dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with
desired cookie cutter (Bunny requested a rabbit shape for this
particular recipe). Place cuttouts on a lightly greased cookie
sheet. Bake at 300 degrees for 55 minutes. Biscuits should be
firm to the touch. Turn off oven and leave biscuits in for 60
minutes or until hard.
Apple Carrot Nibbles
These are neat because you can mix them by hand. They are ideal if your dog is allergic to wheat also.
1 cup rice flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
1/2 cup finely grated carrot
3 tbsp molasses
Preheat oven to 350 ° F
In a medium bowl, stir together the rice flour, rolled oats, and cinnamon.
In a small bowl, combine the applesauce, grated carrot, eggs, and molasses.
Make a well in the medium bowl and pour in the applesauce mixture.
Mix thoroughly until well combined.
Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
Drop teaspoon sized clusters on the baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Storing & Yield: These wheat free dog treats will last in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. They will be good in the freezer for 4 months. The yield is approximately 70 teaspoon sized treats. You can make them larger for a larger breed dog, just be sure to bake them an additional 5-10 minutes.
Peanut Butter Dog Biscuit Recipe with Oatmeal
What's nice about this is that it's all natural and is easy to make!
2 cups whole wheat flour or rice flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup peanut butter, chunky or smooth (I used smooth this time)
1 1/4 cups hot water
Additional flour for rolling
Preheat oven to 350° F
Mix dry ingredients together.
Mix in the peanut butter and hot water. You may need to add more water if the dough is too sticky.
Knead the dough well.
Roll out the dough into 1/4" thickness and cut into shapes with dog cookie cutters.
Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet for 40 minutes. Turn off the oven and let them cool overnight.
If you and your dog can't wait that long, cool them completely on a wire rack before serving.
After: The cookies get very hard, just the way dogs like them!
Dog Treats-Bacon Biscuit Yummies
I liked this recipe from dogrecipes.org because it's a great way to put that bacon grease to good use. There are times, my whole wheat flour does not get used, and this is a great way to make sure it won't go to waste.
1 c. milk
½ c. water
10 TBSP bacon fat, melted
5 c. whole wheat flour
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease your cookie (or baking )sheet.
In a good size bowl, beat the 2 eggs. Stir in the water, bacon fat and milk until everything’s well blended.
Slowly stir in the flour until you have a nice, stiff dough.
Using your hands, roll the dough into 2 inch balls.
Place the balls on the lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes. Cool & Serve!
By the way, you’re going to want to store these bacon-flavored biscuits in the fridge.
Makes 25 biscuits.
Garlic Dog Biscuit Treats
Garlic can be touch and go with dogs. I think the pure garlic is more dangerous than garlic powder or salt. Between onion and garlic, onion is more dangerous for dogs. Still, all dogs are different. If you are hesitant to use garlic, just check with your vet or leave it out.
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 c powdered dry milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon **garlic powder
1 teaspoon brown sugar
6 tablespoon meat drippings
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup ice water
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Lightly oil a cookie sheet.
Combine flour, dry milk, salt, garlic powder and sugar. Cut in meat drippings until mixture resembles corn meal.
Mix in egg. Add enough water so that mixture forms a ball.
Using your fingers, pat out dough onto cookie sheet to half inch
thick. Cut with cookie cutter or knife and remove scraps. Scraps can be formed again and baked.
Bake 25-30 minutes. Remove from tray and cool on rack.
Store in an airtight container.
Flea Hater's Dog Biscuits
The recipe for this was originally from marthastewart.com. If your dog is a magnet for fleas and you get tired of the usual powders and flea collars, this may be a great alternative. Remember to use caution when using garlic.
Makes about 5 dozen bone biscuits
1 cup flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup brewer’s yeast (available at health-food stores)
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, chopped medium, or 1 teaspoon powdered garlic (optional**)
1/2 cup chicken stock plus 3 tablespoons for basting
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Mix flour, wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, and salt together in a medium bowl. In a mixing bowl, combine oil and garlic. Alternately add 1/2 cup chicken stock and flour mixture in 3 parts; mix until well combined. Knead about 2 minutes by hand on floured surface; dough will be sticky.
2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out about 3/8 inch thick. Cut out bone shapes; place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes, rotate baking sheet, and baste with remaining 3 tablespoons chicken stock. Bake 10 minutes longer. Turn off oven, leaving oven door closed. Leave pan in oven for 1 1/2 hours longer
Savory Cheese Treats
Lastly, as some of you know, I have a cat named Kat. This seemed simple to make and practical too. For all of you who enjoy the felines, I thought I would add this recipe in just for fun...
3/4 cup white flour
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
5 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
1/4 cup cornmeal
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine cheeses and yogurt. Add flour and cornmeal. If needed, add a small amount of water to create a nice dough. Knead dough into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch. Cut into one inch sized pieces and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Makes 2 dozen.
Many of the recipes use cookie cutters. You can use a simple round one for any of these but if you want something more dog-friendly you can find them at any of these places online:
The Cookie Cutter
Cookie Cutters and More
Without these sites, none of these recipes would be possible:
Bunny Roo Beagle
Dog Treat Kitchen
Dog Treat Recipes.org
You may want to check out this post if you missed it:
Homemade Dog Treats Part I
Well guys, thanks for stopping in. I'm going now to pick up the girls from the beauty shop. Have a great day!