Dog Biscuits Recipe
Summer is perfect for grilling outdoors. You'll want to make this crunchy dog biscuits recipe to avoid a four legged shadow while you're cooking outside.
If you've ever grilled meat outdoors, you know that your dog will be underfoot and will surely look up at you lovingly for a taste of what's on the grill. Often, though, our grilled fare is not right for Fido. Check out the different dog treat ingredients that may be common picnic foods for you, but very unhealthy for your dog.
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup wheat germ
- 1/4 cup barbecue sauce (see note below)
- 2 tablespoons applesauce, unsweetened
- 1/2 cup beef broth (low or no sodium)
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
- Preheat oven to 375° F
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the wheat flour, oats and wheat germ.
- In a separate small bowl, stir the barbecue sauce, applesauce and beef broth together.
- Pour the barbecue mixture into the dry ingredients.
- Stir until thoroughly combined.
- Roll dough to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness.
- Cut dog biscuits with your favorite dog cookie cutters.
- Lightly spray non-stick spray on your baking sheet.
- Place cut-outs on your prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for 35 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Let cool completely on a wire rack before serving.
Optional Glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and barbecue sauce. Then brush over treats before they are baked.
Storing - You can store these homemade dog biscuits in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks and in the freezer for up to 6 months. For more information regarding how to store dog treats please review our tips and techniques.
Yield - This will depend on the size of the dog cookie cutter you choose. This recipe should make approximately 2 dozen with a 1 1/2 inch cookie cutter.
Tips & Techniques
- BBQ Sauce - When making these barbecue dog treats, look for a barbecue sauce that has little or no sugar. The sweetness in this dog biscuits recipe should come from the natural sugars in the applesauce. Another tip is to review what the ASPCA says in regards to serving dog treats with garlic or onions in them. This is a great article to put your mind at ease because most BBQ sauces have a very small amount of dried onion and sometimes garlic in them.
- BBQ Sauce Recipe - You can also make your own barbecue sauce. A sample recipe would be 1 tbsp. of olive oil, 2 tbsp. tomato paste, to 1/2 cup beef broth. That should get you started for a nice base BBQ sauce recipe that you can adjust as you see fit.
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