Amazing Dog Biscuit Recipes Your Pup Will Love!
We always want to assure that our furry family members are eating foods that are healthy, nutritious, and safe. But much like humans have found a way to consume beneficial nutrients in delicious ways, we can similarly treat our pets to creative and delectable foods.
Our dogs are ecstatic at the idea of pleasing their people. They know that with the obedience and adapting trained behaviors that their owners like, come rewards in the form of praise, love, and food-based treats. We want to make our pups happy, but we also need to consider the wholesomeness of their diet, along with any special needs or dietary restrictions. All things considered, crafting dog biscuit treats for our dogs give us a chance to get creative in the kitchen and engage in a bonding experience with our pets.
Putting dog treats together can be creative, but does not need to be elaborate. It is entirely possible to put together a great treat using only a handful of ingredients. Simple is better, faster, and you can approach the rewarding part of treating your dog faster.
Here are some great ideas for dog biscuit recipes that your dog will really appreciate:
Peanut Butter Treats
Dogs’ affinity for peanut butter is well known, so incorporating it into a dog treat makes all the sense in the world. For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups of flour
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
You do not necessarily have to use creamy peanut butter, just make sure that the dough created will be workable by adding more water to the mixture.
To start, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. While the pre-heat is in progress, mix the eggs, flour, and peanut butter in the same large bowl until they are loosely combined, then add a tablespoon of water at a time until the mixture is moist enough to be rolled out in the form of dough. Roll the dough out, then cut your preferred shapes with cookie cutters. Finally, place the cut-out shapes on a baking sheet and place it in the oven for about 15 minutes.
This recipe should yield about 3 baking sheets worth of cookies (about 36 depending on the size of the cookie-cutter used). That is a lot of treats, so you will need to store some of them in a pantry while freezing the other half to be consumed at a later time.
Homemade Dog Biscuits
This is a handy, easy recipe to treat your dog with a healthy, multi-nutritional snack. Much like the last suggestion, this one also leverages dogs’ common peanut butter love for an enhanced taste. For this easy dog biscuit recipe, you will require the following 5 ingredients:
- 1 cup of whole wheat flour
- 1/2 to 1 cup of beef broth
- 1/4 cup of peanut butter
- 1 cup of oats
- 1/2 cup of flaxseeds
To begin, preheat the oven to 350 degrees while mixing the flour, flaxseed, and oats in a medium bowl. Once mixed, add the beef broth and peanut butter, mixing the now full combo of ingredients well. If necessary, add more beef broth to bring the consistency of thick dough. Roll the combination up into a ball, and roll it out on a lightly floured counter to about a 1/4 inch thickness, cutting out the desired shape. If you want to go for the classic, a bone shape does the trick, but the shape is entirely up to you (and your pet’s preference). Place in the oven for 20 minutes, baking until the treats start to look golden brown, flipping them over halfway through the time period. Once done, take the baking sheets out and allow the treats to completely cool. Store in an airtight container for about a week before treating your dog.
The 3 Ingredient Vegan Treat
While on its face providing your dog with a vegan treat seems to go against the dietary needs for animals, many people do like to vary up the snacks or treat their dogs with foods with fewer animal byproducts too. Certain dogs may even have health conditions that require this to be the case. Mostly the idea behind this recipe is its simplicity. It takes just 10 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cook.
For this recipe you will need just 3 ingredients:
- 1/4 cup of peanut butter
- 1 cup of rice flour (or oats)
- 2 mashed ripe bananas
You will want to start the prep work by peeling the bananas, then mashing them together with the peanut butter into a smooth consistency. Next, you will need to measure out your flour, then add it to the mix, but only halfway at first. Mix until an even combination has been achieved, then add the rest of the flour. When ready, use your hands to roll the combo into a ball. Optionally, you can chill the dough for 20 minutes. This can help the dough to firm up. Place the ball of dough on a floured counter or a laid out sheet of parchment paper. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees while you roll the dough out to a thickness of about 1/2 or 1/3 of an inch. Use your preferred cookie cutter to cut the desired shapes, and transfer the cookies onto the parchment paper to a cooking sheet. With a fork, poke 4 holes in the center of each biscuit and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove and allow to cool completely until transferring to an airtight container. If you have too many, you can freeze them for up to 3 months. Rest assured, your dog will love this recipe, and they will be getting a nutritional boost while eating it.