Easy homemade dog treats for your best fur baby! Made with peanut butter, shredded apple, oats, and pumpkin puree, these dog biscuits are my doggie’s favorite treat!
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour, plus more for dusting (280 g) (*see notes for alternatives)
- 3/4 cup rolled oats (70 g)
- 1 cup grated apple (finely diced) (*see notes for alternatives)
- 1/4 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky is fine, depending on what your dog likes! just make sure it’s xylitol-free)
- 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce, pumpkin puree, or mashed banana
- 2 eggs, room temperature (*see notes if your dog is allergic)
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
- 3 strips cooked bacon, chopped (optional – if you want to spoil your pup!)
- Prep. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- Mix Biscuit Dough. In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients until incorporated. The dough will be pretty stiff and should stick to itself. If you need to adjust the consistency, add more water or flour, one tablespoon at a time.
- Roll Dough + Cut Biscuits. Dust your flat work surface and rolling pin with whole wheat flour. Roll out your dough until it’s 1/3″ to 1/4″ thick – I prefer mine thin so they bake faster. Use a cookie cutter lightly dipped in flour to cut the biscuits. Place them on the lined parchment paper about 1/2″ apart (they don’t expand or rise much). Re-roll the scraps and cut biscuits until you run out.
- Bake. Bake the biscuits for 30-40 minutes (varies depending on how thick yours are) until stiff to the touch but tender in the midle. The biscuits won’t be overly crisp. Cool them completely before feeding them to your pup! To store, keep them in an airtight container for up to 5 days or in a zip-top bag in the freezer for weeks.
- Whole Wheat Flour. If you don’t have whole wheat flour, you can use all-purpose or grind up extra rolled oats in a food processor to make oat flour.
- Apple. If you’d like to replace the apple, try other dog-friendly fruits like pear or veggies like grated carrots (preferably grated at home to retain moisture). You can also leave the apple out.
- Apple Sauce. You can also use mashed banana if I have really ripe ones or canned pumpkin puree.
- Eggs: If your dog is allergic to eggs, you can substitute the 2 eggs with about 1/4 cup more of the pumpkin puree, unsweetened apple sauce, or mashed banana!
- Bacon. The bacon is totally optional in this recipe, but if you want to show your dog some extra love, the bacon will do the trick. <3
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