As anyone knows by checking out my blog I am always busy cooking and baking for my family. Well part of our family includes two rescue dogs - Lucky a yellow lab and Radar a Corgi. Of course I don't like to leave them out of all my tasty treats.
I found a great cookbook called Gourmet Dog Biscuits From your Bread Machine by Sondra Macdonald - years ago.
The cookbook has a great table on contents that helps break down which type of treat you are looking to make - like....
Since Lucky needs to lose a few pounds I tried a new recipe out of the cookbook yesterday that is a Low Fat treat.
It is called Can't Get Enough.
Ingredients for a Large Batch in a Regular sized Bread Machine:
3/4 cup luke warm water
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup ripe mashed banana
2 Tablespoons cup honey (I love to use Ambrosia Honey Co. which is Raw & Unfiltered
from Colorado's Western Slope)
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3 Tablespoons dry milk powder
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup cornmeal
3 Tablespoons oats, uncooked
2 Tablespoons farina, uncooked
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 1/2 Tablespoons brewer's yeast
2 Tablespoons raisins
2 teaspoons rapid or instant yeast
Place all ingredients in bread machine and set on dough cycle.
Check consistency in 5 to 15 minutes - Dough should be a firm, round ball. Add flour or liquid if necessary.
When cycle is over, roll dough out on a lightly floured surface.
|The dough is sticky coming out of the bread machine, but with a little flour it is very easy to work with.|
Dough should be about 1/4 inch think. Cut out treats with a cookie cutter. Re-roll dough until all is used.
|I thought it would be funny to make some shapes of "PIGS" since these are for my heavy dog.|
Place treats on a nonstick cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes. Cool treats on a wire rack for 2 to 4 hours before storing in an airtight container.
***I placed the treats on the wire rack back in the oven at 200 degrees for 2 hours to finish making the treats extra crispy.***
As you can see by the photos below our dogs approved of this recipe.
|I thought this photo was perfect - with Lucky's mouth bulging with the dog treat.|