Looking for a fun and healthy treat to make for your dog? These easy to make Vegetable Dog Biscuits are a great treat for your best friend.
Vegetable Dog Biscuits
Treat your furry friend to this incredibly tasty, easy to make vegetable dog biscuits that contain six ingredients, and can be made into any shape you wish.
In this recipe, I used a mixture of sweet potato, apple, carrot and pumpkin, though there are many other options you can use as well such as mashed banana, peanut butter, honey or even broth.
Just remember, to consult your veterinarian before feeding your dog any type of homemade dog treats or food as you can’t be sure what they could be allergic too. Some dogs can be allergic to peanut butter or even gluten that is found in some flours. Whole wheat flour can have more nutrients in it which is great, though you could use an alternative flour like coconut flour. If your dog is allergic to flour or wheat, you could use rice flour or coconut flour, though these might change the consistency of the dough and you may need to increase the wet ingredients slightly.
Some peanut butters include xylitol which they use to lower the sugar content. DO NOT USE these peanut butter in your dog treats as xylitol is toxic to dogs. Use a natural peanut butter – making sure to check the ingredients first.
How long will Homemade Dog Treats keep?
When kept in an airtight container and stored in the fridge, they can stay good for around 2 months, though if you freeze, they can keep for up to 8 months.
To make these biscuits, you will need:
½ Cup ground dog food pieces
2 Cups grated carrots
½ Cups plain low-fat yogurt
4 oz (114g) cooked and mashed sweet potato, apple, pumpkin
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
After lining the cookie sheets with baking paper, grind the dog food into flour consistency in a food processor or blender. Mix dog food, carrots, yogurt, and vegetables/fruit in a medium size bowl.
Add the flour and the baking powder, mix well. Take a ball of dough and place on flat, floured surface. Roll the dough out to approximately ¼ inch thick. TIP – Roll dough out on parchment paper for easier clean up.
Use cookie/fondant cutters to cut out shapes. If you are looking for some good cutters, try these.
Place on cookie trays.
Bake 350˚F or 180˚C for 15 minutes, flip over bake for another 15 minutes.
Place on cooling rack to cool.
Store in airtight container.
Homemade Vegetable Dog Biscuits
- Medium bowl
- Cookie Cutters
- Rolling Pin
- Cookie Trays
- Cooling Racks
- Food Processor or Blender
- 1/2 cup ground dog dry food pieces
- 2 cups carrot, grated
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yoghurt
- 4 oz (114g) cooked, mashed vegetables & fruit, sweet potato, pumpkin, apple
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Line cookie trays with baking paper.
- Grind the dry dog food into flour consistency in a food processor or blender.
- Mix dog food, carrots, yogurt, and vegetables / fruit in a medium size bowl.
- Add the flour and the baking powder, mix well.
- Take a ball of dough and place on flat, floured surface. Roll the dough out to approximately ¼ inch thick. TIP - Roll dough out on parchment paper for easier clean up.
- Use cookie/fondant cutters to cut out shapes. Place on prepared cookie trays.
- Bake 350˚F or 180˚C for 15 minutes, flip over bake for another 15 minutes.
- Place on cooling rack to cool.
- Store in airtight container.