Making homemade dog treats seemed like a daunting task to me. I figured they would need special food added that I wouldn’t already have in my pantry. I bought some homemade treats at a local bakery/cafe in town and realized, this I can do!
- You can control what goes into the recipe and ensure that your pet is getting a nutritious and wholesome snack that isn’t “junk food.”
- You know what your dog(s) like. Use ingredients you know they will enjoy.
- No need to read the box and try to figure out if those unknown additives are bad for your dog. If you can’t pronounce it, then it probably isn’t all that healthy. Many brands of commercial dog treats are filled with preservatives, which help to extend their shelf life. In addition, store bought treats are often made from fillers and byproducts as opposed to natural and high quality ingredients.
I made about five batches of carrot and apple treats all together after the first batch turned out to be so easy peasy to make. Here’s the recipe:
CARROT & APPLE DOG BISCUITS RECIPE
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOK TIME: 45 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour
- 2 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/2 cup Oats
- 1 TBSP Brown Sugar
- 1 Apple, peeled and grated
- 1/2 cup Carrots, peeled and grated
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
- 1/4-1/2 cup Water (note: the apples add moisture, so only add extra water if necessary)
- Preheat the oven to 350 and prep a cookie sheet with parchment paper or by greasing it.
- Peel apple and carrots and grate or use a food processor to shred them.
- In one bowl, mix the flour, oats, and brown sugar. In separate bowl, beat the egg and mix in the oil, water, and grated apples and carrots. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients bowl and mix completely.
- Carefully roll out and cut out desired shape with chosen cookie cutter. I did not need to flour the surface.
- Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.
- Serving size: makes 15-20 dog biscuits, depending on the size of cookie cutter.
- Let cool. Share with your precious babies!