Friday, April 15, 2011

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

The day before yesterday was my dog's tenth birthday.  Satine is a wonderful dog, and she loves food.  Sadly, she is on a permanent diet due to her penchant for overeating.  But for her birthday -- her tenth birthday! -- I decided to make her a special treat: homemade, vegan dog biscuits made with human-quality foods.

I actually tried one.  Not bad, though rather bland to my human taste buds.  But dogs don't need all those additives like salt and sugar.  The simple ingredients here are delicious to dogs on their own.

These biscuits are simple to make, wholesome, and -- as you can tell from this series of photos resulting from my attempts to get a shot of Satine with one of her birthday biscuits -- quite tasty to the canine set.

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon water
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup carrots, shredded

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, and baking powder.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the applesauce, water, peanut butter, and carrots.
  4. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry as best you can with a spatula.  Then smoosh it together with your hands until well-blended and ball-shaped.  Add another Tablespoon of water if the dough is not holding together.
  5. Divide the ball in half.  Roll out the dough, one half at a time, and cut into shapes with cookie cutters, a knife, an upside-down jar, or whatever you have handy.
  6. Arrange biscuits on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.  For soft biscuits, remove and cool on a wire rack.  For hard biscuits, turn off oven and leave biscuits in oven until they are cool.
  8. Revel in being dog's best friend.
Satine & Dog Biscuit Series:

This is torture.

Give it!

Slightly satiated after half of it.

This is taking far too long.  Show's over.

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