After buying store bought biscuits that maybe, just maybe, my pups might like and not knowing what the ingredients were, I decided to embark on the project to make my own at home.
I spent many months going over many different online and print recipes and then tweaking this recipe to come up with something that would be healthy and easy-to-make.
The pups beg for them and our clients have always asked for the recipe (after I gave them out as x-mas goodies a few years back). They make a great gift and it’s nice to know these treats contain ingredients that I might eat myself and can pronounce!
So here it is:
- 1 (25 oz) jar of apple Sauce
- 1½ cups of uncooked oatmeal
- 2 cups wheat flour
- ½ cup of chicken bouillon (granules, powder or Minor’s stock base)
- 1 cup ground flax seed
- 2 cups peanut butter
- 1 cup of minced dates, dried cherries or dried cranberries
- 2 cups of hot water
- ½ cup of powdered milk
- 3 eggs (beaten)
- 1/2 jar (1 ¾ oz) of garlic powder
- 1 package of dry yeast
Combine bouillon, peanut butter and garlic powder with the hot water. Let cool to a lukewarm temperature. Add yeast. Stir until dissolved.
Put the applesauce, oatmeal, and ground flax seed into a large bowl; pour the liquid mixture over this and mix well. Let stand for 10 minutes.
Mix in powdered milk, dried fruit and eggs. Add flour ½ cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. Mix to make semi stiff dough. Add more flour if needed.
Pour mixture into parchment paper lined cake pans. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour.
Remove from pans and place onto a cutting board. Cut biscuits into small square pieces (I usually cut them to the size of a sugar cube, as I have small dogs). Place these cut up pieces onto non-greased cookie sheets.
Return to oven and bake at 200 degrees for 1 hour. Turn off oven and let biscuits continue to dry out in the cooling oven over night.
Store in an airtight container.