Many of us have turned to a healthier diet, so why not your pooch as well? Below is a great recipe for homemade apple and cheddar dog biscuits, that your fur-babies are sure to love!
Things you will need:
- 3 tablespoon water
- 2 tablespoons quality olive oil
- 1/2 cup Quaker Oats
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
- 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 cups barley flour
- Dog biscuit cookie cutters (or any shape cutter will work)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and put aside for later.
- In a bowl, mix together all ingredients to form a dough, this can take a few minutes.
- Roll out dough between two pieces of parchment paper or plastic wrap. Roll into 1/4 inch thickness.
- Cut out biscuits (or shapes) with cookie cutter.
- Reroll dough scraps and continue to cut biscuits until dough is completely used.
- Space biscuits 1 to 1.5 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until browned and firm.
- Allow biscuits to cool for 4-5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.
- Store in air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.
Makes: 14-24 biscuit (depending on size of cookie cutter) - 3.5 inch cutter recommended for 14 biscuits.
Serving Size: 1 biscuit per dog daily
Martha Stewart offers a similar recipe, but with 1/3 cup shredded cheese and 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese.
Wheat flour can also be used, but can be bothersome to some allergic/allergy prone dogs.
Old-fashioned oatmeal can be substituted instead of the Quaker Oats
Lower sodium cheddar can be used for healthier biscuits.
Please note: some dogs can be lactose intolerant or have allergies to food, just like people. If diarrhea or vomiting occur after feeding, please discontinue treats and seek your Veterinarians advice.