Home made Doggy Biscuits
We thought we would include a last-minute gift for all of you dog lovers out there. And even if you don’t have dogs this is a great gift to give someone who loves their dog. We love to hand these treats our to our friends and family who have pups in their lives, they also seem so surprised that we thought of their extended family. And of course you can buy all the biscuits you want but something homemade and made with you love is priceless. Because you know exactly what ingredients are in it. So here is a simple recipe you can whip up last-minute, that your dogs will love.
- Coconut oil or cooking spray
- 2 ¼ Cups whole wheat flour, plus more for dusting
- 1 Cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2- 1 Cup low sodium chicken broth (add as you blend puree, add to much dough may become to wet)
- ½ Cup Sweet potato puree or pumpkin puree
- ½ Cup creamy peanut butter, at room temperature
Take a medium-sized sweet potato peel and cut into small chunks. Then grease a baking sheet with melted coconut oil before roasting at 350°F for about 30-40 minutes or until sweet potatoes become soft. Once they are soft, blend it up with some chicken broth. At this point it is easy to add too much broth while blending so we recommend adding a bit at a time, add just enough to allow for blending. (It will depend on the size of your sweet potato, how much liquid you may need.) The puree does not have to be smooth we prefer some chucks.
Combine all dry ingredients and mix well, then add your wet ingredients until it forms a dough like ball. For this particular batch we added to much chicken broth to our puree, and so we ended up with a wetter dough. But we made it work, just add more flour if this happens to you. The dogs will still end up loving it don’t worry. We also ran out of baking powder so we googled how to make it. Combine 1 tablespoon baking soda with 2 tablespoon cream of tartar mix well with a whisk and bam you have baking powder. Just a quick tip if you are like us and didn’t have it on hand.
Time to get to kneading and rolling. Knead for 30 seconds and then roll dough out to about 1/2 inch thickness.
From this point you can start cutting out your biscuits flouring as needed as you go along re-rolling your scrap pieces. Line your baking tray with parchment paper or spray with cooking oil. Bake at 375°F for about 20-35 minutes depending on how crisp you want it.
You should end up with something that looks like this. We always buy containers at the dollar store and then line them with tissue or parchment paper and stack them in layers.
Let the hounds enjoy! You can also give them a try, we did it just tasted like bread to us lol.