i should be mopping the floor: Homemade Dog Biscuits

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Homemade Dog Biscuits

These Homemade Dog Biscuits will make your pup super happy!
They're a bit messy, but only four ingredients...and a great clean up solution.

Homemade Dog Biscuits | Four Ingredients and easy to make! | Dogs LOVE them!
Have you ever baked your own homemade dog biscuits? They're really easy, healthy, and super budget friendly. Check out my simple four-ingredient recipe below. Your furry friend will thank you.

Homemade Dog Biscuits | Four Ingredients and easy to make! | Dogs LOVE them!

I've introduced our Chloe on here before. She's our rescue-dog that we've had for a year and a half. She's a Standard Dachshund and tends to carry a bit of extra weight (ironically, she came to us that way...our neighbors had the hardest time believing she was a rescue dog). At her last check up in May, this puppers had to hear the "D" word. The vet put her on a diet, y'all. We now buy her a light adult formula food and her eating schedule is super strict (none of this grazing business that she was used to). She was only able to have a very specific type of treat...that cost $18 a box (for like 10 tiny treats)...yowza. I talked to my vet about making our own and she thought that was a great idea...especially with the recipe I showed her.


Homemade Dog Biscuits | Four Ingredients and easy to make! | Dogs LOVE them!
I now love making these...I know exactly what goes into them (no fillers or additives). They also make a bunch when made with the smaller, standard dog-treat size cookie cutter. I can usually get about five dozen out of the recipe. And the recipe has simple ingredients (flour, oats, peanut butter, and water). Roughly estimated, it costs less than a dollar to make an entire batch. 


Homemade Dog Biscuits | Four Ingredients and easy to make! | Dogs LOVE them!
Before you start, you'll want to grab a roll of Bounty Paper Towels. These are kind of messy...but definitely worth it! Not only is Bounty great for cleaning up doggie kitchen messes, but they can help get rid of pet mess of any magnitude (know what I mean...wink?!).

Just four ingredients: wheat flour, peanut butter, oats, and hot water. I also ordered some fun dog bone cookie cutters here. I mainly used the second to smallest size to cut out treats for Chloe. We also have a 13-year-old lab, too. She gets the big size cutter for her treats...just don't tell Chloe, k? Not all of us are on diets around here...although most of the time it sure feels like it. 


Homemade Dog Biscuits | Four Ingredients and easy to make! | Dogs LOVE them!
You'll mix the two dry ingredients (the flour and oats), then form a well in the middle for the hot water and peanut butter.


Homemade Dog Biscuits | Four Ingredients and easy to make! | Dogs LOVE them!
After completely mixing the ingredients into a ball of dough, turn it out onto a floured surface.


Homemade Dog Biscuits | Four Ingredients and easy to make! | Dogs LOVE them!
Roll out until the thickness is about 1/2" all across.


Homemade Dog Biscuits | Four Ingredients and easy to make! | Dogs LOVE them!
Using your cutter, start making bones! ;) I'm able to ball up and re-flatten the dough several times to get loads of little treats out of this recipe.


Homemade Dog Biscuits | Four Ingredients and easy to make! | Dogs LOVE them!
The aftermath.


Homemade Dog Biscuits 

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats (not instant)
  • 1 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
Combine flour and oats in large bowl and mix. Make a well in the middle of the mixture and add hot water and peanut butter. Mix until mixture forms a ball of dough.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Roll out into a circle, with dough being about 1/2" thick. Cut out with cutters.

Place cut out treats on a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray. You can place them fairly close together since they do not spread during baking. Bake for 30 minutes for crispy treats (a little less for softer ones).

Let cool completely. Store in airtight container. Freeze after two days (I end up freezing most of mine since the recipe makes so many).


Homemade Dog Biscuits | Four Ingredients and easy to make! | Dogs LOVE them!
The #quickerpickerupper to the rescue of the mess. #furgiveness


Homemade Dog Biscuits | Four Ingredients and easy to make! | Dogs LOVE them!
A simple spritz of cleaner and a few wipes of my Bounty towels makes it all clean again.


Homemade Dog Biscuits | Four Ingredients and easy to make! | Dogs LOVE them!
These are fun to give as gifts to other dog-owners, too.

Homemade Dog Biscuits | Four Ingredients and easy to make! | Dogs LOVE them!

Even if she gets off of her vet-regulated diet, we'll definitely still be making these homemade dog treats for Chloe. She loves them!


Homemade Dog Biscuits | Four Ingredients and easy to make! | Dogs LOVE them!
They smell super yummy and nutty, too!


Homemade Dog Biscuits | Four Ingredients and easy to make! | Dogs LOVE them!


What makes the biggest messes in your kitchen?

This post was sponsored by Bounty. The recipe and opinions are mine.





14 comments:

  1. What a fun treat this would be for my dog! I think I will make him some :)

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  2. I bake special treats for my family all the time, but don't make any for my pup! I need to make these ASAP!

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  3. That's such a sweet thing to do for your pup. I can only imagine the joy at first bite!

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  4. What a fun & simple recipe. One suggestion, make sure the peanut butter you use DOES NOT contain Xylitol. Xylitol is toxic to dogs & some PB makers are now using it as a sweetener.

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  5. I buy grain free dog food. why would I make something with oats???? anyone have a better recipe??

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  6. We are expecting a dogie delivery at our house soon so this is very timely. I'm pinning for later use. When we had a dog before the treats were expensive and, like you, I always wondered what went in them. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Lou Lou Girls.

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  7. I'm making these for my Boston Terrier Ellie! Visiting from the Two Cup Tuesday linkup. Come join the Share It Wednesday Link Party at http://www.urbangirlbakes.com!

    Leanne,
    Urban Girl Bakes

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  8. These look like a treat my three pups would really go for! Inviting you to share at our blog hop, too.
    #OMHGWW
    http://twochicksandamom.blogspot.com/2015/07/38th-oh-my-heartsie-girl-wordless.html

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  9. I love a good recipe for my dogs. Thanks! By the way, I would love to have you post on my new blog hop—the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home (www.myflagstaffhome.com). It begins on Thursday evenings and lasts through the weekend, if you're interested.

    Jennifer

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  10. Hello Kristi,

    Found your post on Tidy Mom - Im Lovin It Link Party. I definately want to try this for my little Maltese dog :) Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo,
    SincerelyJean.com

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  11. Hello Kristi,,
    coming over from the Weekend Retreat link party. I have two dogs and I know they are going to love these. Thanks for sharing, can't wait to try them. Pinning the recipe!
    Have a great day!

    Margaret

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  12. We have three doggies that would be ever so greatful if I made them treats like this! :-) Your dog looks happy to have them as well!

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  13. I found this on Pintrest, and my dog loves oatmeal so I know he will love these treats. I'm going to be making them today. I will try to give you a short version of how the dog became my dog. I met my husband in 2010, his grown son had the dog a puppy then. The boy moved to FL and couldn't take the dog. I married my husband in 2012. The dog was always kept outside. I'm a dog lover. I started letting him in when my husband was at work...lol. He is now my dog and stays inside. I spoil him a little. Okay maybe a lot. My husband says his dog ran away, because he is now my dog.

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