A very (very) special THI Birthday + Bacon & Peanut Butter Healthy Dog Biscuits
By Amy Crawford
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Wilson
Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuuu
Today is a very special day in my little family (emphasis on little) because the four legged love of my life, Wilson the labradoodle, turns 4. For those of you yet to be formally introduced to my rapidly greying bundle of joy (who really by now deserves his own Instagram account), Wilson was originally one of 8 'Holistic Ingredients', having played a huge part in my recovery from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. You can read more about his arrival into my life, and his amazing impact here.
In light of Wilson's special day, we have created a dog biscuit recipe (fit for human consumption, if you so dare). Free of nasties, this recipe is super duper simple and so very worthy of our beloved pooches, who just like us, deserve a toxic/crap free diet.
You will need:
2 cups rice flour, of additive free GF flour
1 cup 100% peanut butter (no sugar or additives folks!)
3/4 cup milk (I used rice milk, do not use almond milk)
1/3 cup oats
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 strips bacon, finely chopped
Preheat your oven to 165 degrees C and line two baking trays with baking paper.
In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Stir in the milk, egg, peanut butter and bacon. Once partially combined, I used my hands to fully combine the mixture into a very heavy dough. If your mixture is too crumbly, add a little more milk.
Using a rolling pin, roll out your dough to 1/4 inch thickness then with a cookie cutter or knife, cut your biscuits. Place onto the trays and into the oven for 20 minutes or until lightly browning. Remove from the oven and very gently flip the biscuits over and replace in the oven for a further 10 minutes.
Store your doggy treats in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to one week.
Please note: these biscuits are not intended as a meal replacement and should be 'treated' in moderation. If you are in any way concerned about the safety of these ingredients for your dog do please consult your vet.