Friday, February 16, 2018

Our Latest Homemade Dog Treat Recipe Includes Fresh Apples And Carrots

I was going to wait until the weekend to create a new, homemade dog treat recipe, but I had a bit of a Dog Mom Dork Moment during the early morning hours. Lisa gave the kids their after-breakfast treat. She let me know that we were out. Wait. What? Wasn't there another bag in the freezer? Nope. Sigh. Obviously, I couldn't wait until the weekend. Today was the day. I had to flip my creative switch into high gear. Lisa was at work and wouldn't be doing grocery shopping until much later.

Although my baking cupboard was a little bare, I didn't stress. One of the great things about baking homemade dog treats is that you can make a really great treat with pup friendly ingredients you have on hand. This week, I wanted to make a meat-based treat, but I was out of lean ground turkey. I needed to make homemade dog treats because our kids needed something for an afternoon snack. So, I utilized what I had on hand.

It all worked out.

In a mixer or bowl, combine the following...

1 egg
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
1/2 cup of shredded apple (make sure it's been peeled and cored)
3/4 cup of shredded carrot
2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 - 1 cup of warm water
1 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)

Mix well. Depending on the size of your egg and how juicy your apple is, you may need to add a little more water or flour. The end result should be a slightly sticky dough that's easy to form into a ball.

Make sure to flour your counter and the top of the dough generously. Roll the dough so it's approximately 1/4 inches thick. Use the cookie cutter of your choice.

Keep in mind that you don't need a rolling pin or cookie cutters to make these. A great option is to roll the dough into small balls and press flat in the palm of your hand.

Use a nonstick cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 22 minutes. Your cooking time may vary depending on your oven. When the biscuits are done, they'll be golden brown on the bottom.

Allow plenty of time for these scrumptious gems to cool.


Share the love! Our fur-nephew Willie was more than happy to taste test these homemade dog treats. He gave 'em paws up!

Our kids enjoyed them too for their afternoon snack.

Keep refrigerated. These biscuits freeze well.

Enjoy and happy baking!

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