|peanut butter oatmeal dog biscuits with cilantro & rosemary|
How much time have you spent this past week talking about dog treats, dog toys, dog feeding schedules, crate training, obedience classes, vaccinations? If it is more than you care to admit this post is for you. We've always been really concerned about what we feed our dog (I endured 3 months of making Jeb's dog food in the name of having a healthy happy dog. There is only so much meat a vegetarian can take! He now happily eats Acana Lamb & Apple championpetfoods.com
Reading the labels of dog treats can be pretty scary! So with the help of Dr. Khalsa's Natural Dog: A Holistic Guide For Healthier Dogs and The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur I made some dog biscuits (the same day that it was 28 degrees, there was absolutely no wind, and the air-conditioner wasn't working).
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Dog Biscuits
1 1/2 C whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup oats (not instant I used Loon Song Garden oats)
1/3 C peanut butter (use a variety that only contains peanuts)
3/4 C just boiled vegetable stock or water
1/4 C chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp dried rosemary (from Spill The Beans Farm)
Preheat oven to 300F. Place baking stone in the oven.
In a large bowl combine pastry flour, oats and peanut butter.
Add just boiled vegetable stock. Mix with hands until well combined.
Add fresh and/or dried herbs.
|add herbs to dough|
Roll. Use your favourite cookie cutter to cut out shapes (dog bones, fire hydrants, etc.). Alternatively you could roll the dough into tiny balls and flatten them to use as training treats.
|roll and use your favourite cookie cutter|
Bake on baking stone for approximately 25 minutes at 300 F. Allow to cool before storing.
* I like to keep my dog treats in the freezer but they will stay fresh in a sealed container for 3-5 days.
I am my mother (she has a dog 'photo shoot' almost everyday). I can't pass up an opportunity to share some of my favourite dogs in action.