Who knew, right? So in honor of National Dog Biscuit Day, I tried a new recipe. Also because I ordered some new silicone paw and bone shaped pans to play with, but who cares about that!
Biscuits typically have a lot of flour in them. Dogs don’t need to eat grains, so I tried to find a recipe that didn’t use a whole bunch of flour in them. I also learned a new trick in my search for the recipe. Did you know that you can grind up rolled oats and make your own flour??? You just put some rolled oats in your food processor or blender and Voila! You have oat flour. I did not know this, but I am definitely going to be giving it a try. For this particular recipe, I did not do that because I wasn’t sure if the dough was supposed to rise or not. If you are making something that isn’t supposed to be flat or hard, then you are going to want to use whole wheat or all-purpose flour instead. In this case, you could get away with the oat flour.
This is a super simple recipe that I made after I got home from work last night. It probably took me a little bit longer because I wanted to try out the new silicone mold trays. You can just drop spoonfuls of the dough on to a flat baking sheet and be done with it. This recipe was enough to fill both of these trays, by the way.
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You just combine the 4 ingredients listed below, drop on the baking sheet, bake for 10-20 minutes and you’re done!
The recipe is below:
Carrot Oat Applesauce Treats for Dogs and Horses
1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup (about 1 large) carrot, finely grated
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and cover a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Mix all four ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Use a tablespoon to drop clumps of the mixture on to the baking tray. Shape if you wish.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, until treats are set.
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Let me know if you try the recipe and if your puppies (or horses) like it. I would love to hear how it goes.