Sunday, 25 October 2015

Homemade Dog Biscuits - a recipe

This recipe started out as a school project my daughter did as a nine year old (she's now almost 18). It's been refined over time. We make these often as our dog is allergic to a protein in beef, so most "bought" dog biscuits aren't suitable - plus the dog loves them!

Dog Biscuits


To make these you'll need:

  • 2 cups wholemeal flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup ground almonds or almond meal
  • 1/4 cup liquid honey
  • 1/4 cup stewed apple
  • 1 large egg
  • olive oil
  • chopped mint (optional)

Heat the oven to 180F (350C). Place all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and stir. Make a well, then add the honey, the egg and the stewed apple.







Add 1/8 cup of olive oil and mix well. Keep adding more oil a tablespoon at a time until you get a dough that holds together without being sticky. If the dough does become a bit too wet then just add a little more flour.




Once the dough is the right consistency roll take a tablespoon of the dough and roll into a ball. Place the ball of dough on a lined baking tray and flatten slightly.




Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. Makes 20-25 dog biscuits.


Our chief taster!

I link up here.


25 comments:

  1. What a great idea to do homemade dog biscuits! They look good enough for human consumption and your chief taster is super cute. Must be a nightmare trying to feed a dog who can't have beef products?

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    1. They actually smell pretty good coming out of the oven. Our taster eats a lot of fish and chicken.

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  2. I know my dogs would enjoy this! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  3. I love this idea of making dog treats. I'm sure my little Milo would like them. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  4. Great idea! Pinned and tweet. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, because we love to party with you! Happy Halloween~Lou Lou Girls

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  5. What a fun recipe for our furry friends! Thank you for sharing this on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing your post with us at the #AnythingGoes Link Party! The new party goes live today at 6 PM ET.

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  7. These would be such a nice idea as a gift for a family with pets, as long as they are clearly labeled for the dog and not the humans -although reading the recipe I don't think it would hurt a person if they had one by mistake!

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    1. Well I had some of these cooling on a tray and a visitor did help herself to one - she found it a bit hard, but our dog loves them!

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  8. It looks so easy. My dog has passed away and I do miss him so. That is why I had to read the post because your dog is so cute. I do have my neighbor's dog to love so this will be the perfect gift for Mia.

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    1. She's an older dog and I'm not looking forward to the time when she's gone.

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  9. Unfortunately our dogs don't tolerate wheat, but these look yummy enough for a human to eat! :) Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday!

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    1. Our dog has a beef protein allergy so finding something that she can safely eat can be a bit of challenge - so homemade it is :)

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  10. This looks easy and delish! And your pup is absolutely the cutest - how could you not spoil her?

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  11. I am going to make these. I think I have 2 girls that will be very happy!
    #fdflinkparty

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  12. These look good enough for me to eat! :-) I've been thinking about making our own dog food for the boys, and this looks like a great way to start!

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  13. Will try ! - thx for the recipe 😀 #overthemoon

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  14. Love it - contains all the things I would want to eat. Pinned

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  15. Great post! Plus such a great gift idea for those doggies in the family! Thank you for sharing on Our Simple Homestead Blog Hop! As one of the co-hosts I will be featuring your post this week!

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  16. Think this will be our dogs Christmas presents

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  17. I had no idea that dogs could have an allergy to a beef protein, how aweful it must be for them not to be able to eat all those wonderful smelling foods. My dogs love home made biscuits and my recipe is very similar to yours. I wanted to feature these biscuits but I can't endorse the use of almond meal for dogs. I'm sure your dog is fine with it but for many it can cause serious gastric-intestinal distress.

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    1. I'm aware that some dogs may have a sensitivity to almonds. This is one of the possibilities discussed with our vet before our dog's beef protein allergy was finally diagnosed. The information provided by our vet was that the small amount of almond meal in this recipe would only be an issue if a dog had a particular sensitivity to almonds in the way ours does to beef protein. If this is case the almond meal can be replaced with an equivalent amount of wholemeal flour.

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  18. That image of your dog made me smile. Thanks for sharing this on Merry Monday, as it reminded me to pick up some wheat flour so I can make some treats for our dogs too.

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  19. Ohhh that sweet puppy face! I am going to have to try this for my fur baby. Thanks for sharing this with us at the DI & DI Link party. Hope you had fun, and have a great weekend!

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  20. My pups thank you, they will love these! Thanks for sharing on Homestead Blog Hop!

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