Healthy Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
I've recently adopted a rescue dog called Taffy, and part of my settling in plan was to make some biscuits for him so that he got used to sounds and smells in the kitchen. Being a rescue dog means he won't have even been in a house before let alone a kitchen, with things pinging and whirling and making all kinds of funny noises. The smell of the biscuits cooking would help him realise that it was a safe environment for him. It certainly helped as he sniffed the whole time. He also enjoys to eat one, so that's success in my book! I used organic coconut flour but you can easily just use wholemeal flour in this recipe.
The Recipe Ingredients Makes about 12
220 ml (1 3/4 cups) of peanut butter (try and get the one with no palm oil)
200 ml (1 1/4 cups) hot water
240g (2 cups) wholemeal flour
80g (1 cup) rolled oats
Preheat the oven to 180C Gas mark 4 and place some greaseproof paper on your baking tray.
Place the peanut butter and hot water into a blender and blend for 30 seconds until combined.
Add in the flour and oats and use the pulse setting to pulse 5 or 6 times or until it starts to form a ball. Scrap round with a spatula just to make sure all the dry ingredients can be mixed in.
Pulse another 5 or 6 times and it should now resemble a more dough like consistency.
Tip out of the blender onto a floured work surface and knead for a minute or two to ensure everything is well combined and ready for rolling.
Roll out the dough into about 1/4 - 1/2 inch thickness with your favourite cookie cutter shapes (I used bones shapes) and place on the baking sheet.
Place in the oven for about 20 mins (just keep an eye on them from 10 mins onwards if you have a fan assisted oven as it might cook more quickly)
When golden in colour remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.
These will last for a few days in an air-tight container. I am sure your pooch will enjoy!!