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L bakes Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade Dog Biscuits

Our wonderful dog sitter gave us this recipe over the summer and the kids thought it would make a perfect Christmas present for Max. We adopted Max this time last year when he retired from racing, via the Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust. He has adapted brilliantly to family life and I can’t recommend greyhounds enough as loyal, chilled out, easy going and gentle pets.

These dog biscuits are meat free and very easy, so a great way to get kids involved in caring for their pet. In typical greyhound fashion Max followed the food preparation very eagerly.

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You make the dough and then refrigerate it for 24 hours, which makes it really easy to work with, so perfect for really little children too – just like play dough.

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Max absolutely loves them. Everytime we pop one in his treat bowl he runs off giddily with it to his bed to enjoy snaffling it in peace.

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Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Ingredients makes about 4 baking trays worth, but they can be frozen for up to six months.

1 cup porridge oats, 1 cup of hot water, 1 vegetable stock cube, 1 cup or small jar peanut butter, 4 cups wholewheat flour, 1 large egg

Method

Soak the oats and hot water in a bowl with the stock for 10 minutes/

When the last have absorbed the liquid and cooled a little add the egg and peanut butter.

Mix in the flour to make a dough, if needs be add more water

Wrap in cling film and keep in the fridge for 24 hours

Roll out the dough  to half an inch thick and cut shapes out.

Bake on a tray at 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6 for 15-20 minutes.

To add more crispness, turn the oven right down and leave until the right level of crispness is achieved.

Cool and store in the fridge or freeze batches for future use for up to 6 months.

love L, Penny and Max
x

Meet Max here in our video of our trip to stay at Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, full review on A Residence
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6 Comments

  • Reply Over a Cuppa

    Lucky Max, it is on my list to do too but now maybe after Christmas! They won’t mind 🙂 we went to a country show in the Summer and they had fantastic pick and mix for dogs! All homemade with so many different flavours and no nasties in there either. Our dogs loved them!

    So glad Max has bought so much happiness into your life’s and that you have all given him back lots of happiness too!

    They are great companion’s and can teach us so much too! xxx

    22/12/2014 at 6:19 pm
  • Reply parentshaped

    I am going to have to come and check out your actual baking now, why should the dog get all the treats!

    23/12/2014 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    Darn it, why didn’t I see these before! They look brilliant, lovely photographs too Penny! One day Max will be mine…. Such a handsome fella 😉

    24/12/2014 at 8:50 am
  • Reply Pinkoddy

    What a great way to include the pets.

    24/12/2014 at 10:49 am
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  • Reply Charlotte

    This is so adorable! Bob and I have to make some for Sally! Hope 2015 is wonderful for you and your family! xx

    02/01/2015 at 7:17 pm
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