Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Barking Wednesday ~ Healthy Dog Biscuits using Lentil Flour

Thanks for joining me for my Barking Wednesday post.  
Each week I post stuff about my favorite guy...Kingers and his friends.  
All kinds of stuff....products - homemade treat recipes - info I have learned over the years, etc.  Info I think is helpful in making sure that every dog lives a fantastic life.
Today I wanted to share a new recipe for dog treats. I received this recipe from a lady at my vet's office.

Healthy Dog Biscuits
  • 2 cups Lentil Flour
  • 1 cup  oats
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup
  • nonfat dry milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup  (if needed add a little more water)

      Preheat the oven to 300°F ~ Lightly grease a baking sheets
    Mix together dry ingredients ~ add eggs and peanut butter ~ gradually add water to make a firm dough

    Roll into small balls  - place on baking sheet - flatten with a the bottle of a glass

    Bake  for approx. 50 minutes

    I store these treats in the fridge to ensure freshness - I make small treat balls for Kingers.  He is over weight and the smaller the treat the better.  If you would like you can make cut-outs with this dough.  

    Why Lentil Flour? Natural diet for dogs does not have any flour - since dogs are descendants from wolves.   Good alternatives for flour include coconut flour, chickpea flour, and lentil flour.  I use lentil flour because it is less expensive in my area.  By using Lentil Flour Kingers treats are healthier for him.  Something that means a lot to me since he has started to have seizures. I also make his treats smaller since he is putting on weight with his seizure medication.  My goal is to make him healthier and hopefully lose some weight by making his treats smaller and using Lentil Flour.

    Winter is a great time to make lots of Dog Treats.  Nice way to keep the kitchen warm while baking treats.  When the temp outside is -20 below zero...making dog treats is a nice way to spend the day in a warm kitchen.

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