Sage Monkey

Sage Monkey

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Homemade Doggie Snacks: Peanut Butter Biscuits

Aside from bird dogs and mixed martial arts some of my other passions are cooking and baking. So Cleo is pretty lucky and gets a lot of homemade dog food and dog treats. I prefer making her dog treats as opposed to purchasing them because it gives me the benefit of knowing exactly what she's eating. I also never have to worry about treat or biscuit recalls due to salmonella or other contaminants. We do buy some of her treats but most of them are homemade. 

I also like giving her homemade food in addition to her dry food because I can't help but feel she is eating healthier. Both Jim and I are competitive athletes and I know when I am training for a fight I can't eat crappy food. My body is being used like a machine and it needs good fuel to run it otherwise it just doesn't reach its peak performance. You would never put 87 octane fuel in a Ferrari and expect it to run efficiently. You give a Ferrari race fuel. Peoples bodies and dogs bodies work the same way. If Jim and I expect Cleo to go out and run her hardest and work a field efficiently we better supply her with the right fuel for the job. So Cleo gets alot of good healthy food and homemade treats.

One of Cleo's favorite treats are Peanut Butter Biscuits. I've listed the recipe below:

What you need:
1 Cup of rolled old fashioned oats
2 Cups whole wheat flour
1 Cup peanut butter
1 Cup water
1/4 Cup canola oil
1 Egg

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 2 cookie sheets with non-stick spray. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Flour a flat clean surface and roll the mixture out to 3/4 of an inch thick. Use a dog bone cookie cutter to cut out the biscuits and then place them on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

2. Bake for 20 minutes and then flip the biscuits over and continue baking for another 20 minutes. When the biscuits are finished place them on a cooling rack to cool and dry out. Never give your pup a hot biscuit! Store the biscuits in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Cleo loves these biscuits and they keep up for 2 weeks in the fridge....not that they ever last that long. You can also see the bits of oats and goodness in them as oppossed to the processed look of Milkbones. I also like that they only have 6 ingredients unlike Milkbones which has a long list of stuff in them. I actually listed the ingredients to Milkbones below as a comparison. Check it out and come to your own conclusion.

Milkbone Ingredients: Wheat flour, beef meal and beef bone meal, milk, wheat bran, beef fat preserved with tocopherols, salt, dicalcium phosphate, wheat germ, natural flavor, calcium carbonate, brewers dried yeast, malted barley flour, vitamins (choline chloride, dl-alpha tocopheryl ecetate [vitamin e], vitamin a acetate, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, vitamin b12 supplement, d-activated animal sterol [source of vitamin d3]), sodium metabisulfite (dough conditioner), minerals (zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, ethylenediamine dihydriodide [source of iodine]).

1 comment:

  1. Do you have any dog food recipes you could share? We want to have our pup on a diet without dry food. Any suggestions of necessary nutrients we want to include?

    We are definitely going to try all of these treats! They look awesome!