Usually around the holidays, the kids and I make homemade dog biscuits for the dogs at a local animal shelter. This year, we were able to take one home with us (you remember me telling you about Milo, right??). The poor animals who live in animal shelters and have no families to love and take care of them break my heart. As much as I wish I could bring them ALL home, it’s obviously not feasible. So, I do the next best thing: make them some homemade treats!
This is a recipe that I came across several years back for peanut butter dog biscuits. Here’s the recipe:
Here’s what you need:
1-½ cups of flour
¾ cup of oatmeal
¼ cup of wheat germ
¼ cup of crunchy peanut butter (it works better with the crunchy kind versus the smooth)
¼ cup of vegetable oil
¼ cup of honey
1 teaspoon of baking powder
½ cup of water
Here’s what you do:
1. Preheat the oven to 325° F.
2. Combine all the ingredients and mix on a low setting until they’re all blended. Form into tablespoon-sized balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. You can either flatten the balls or use a small cookie cutter to make bone shaped treats.
3. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Makes about 20 biscuits.
It’s a great thing to do and so simple to make. I haven’t made any for Milo yet, but I think there is going to be a batch of them in his very near future.