Greetings from a suddenly stay-at-home dog mom! Brandon and I are home for the duration, and with extra trips to the store out of the question, I found myself in a pickle this week: we were running low on Gooby Snacks. Thankfully, between the internet and some leftover pantry items, I was able to respect the stay at home order AND whip up some delicious…
Applesauce Dog Biscuits
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I was pleasantly surprised to find a simple recipe that used readily available ingredients that were already in my pantry and fridge!
3 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup water
Five found ingredients! And I even did a little cursory research: not only is cinnamon okay for dogs to eat, but it can help them regulate their insulin levels!
To start, I pre-heated the oven to 350°F.
‘Errybody in the pool! Mix until combined.
At this point everything was just combined, as it should be, but it was super crumbly. To compensate, I drizzled about a quarter cup more water into the mix until the consistency was more dough-like. What I didn’t realize at the time is that I should have also increased the cook time by a bit; maybe 10 to 15 more minutes.
To make them into biscuits, I used a dog bone shaped cookie cutter from my collection. In all honesty, the shape doesn’t matter much; the dog certainly won’t care. In lieu of a cookie cutter, the easiest way to shape them is to cut the dough into 1 inch strips and then cut them into even squares.
Time for the long bake! I put them into the oven for 40 minutes. They came out a bit chewy, and as I stated before, I should have baked them a bit longer to adjust for the extra water that I added. Regardless…
TASTE TEST: PASSED!
To finish, I rotated the biscuits on the pan and let them cool for 2 hours before moving them to storage; in this case, our sealed dog treat container and a zip lock bag for overflow. They should keep for awhile that way, and I know they’ll make Goob happy!
I hope you’re not just taking care of your furbabies in this weird time that we’re in, but also yourselves. It isn’t easy, but we’ll make it through together.
All the best, and remember, Chip Mom luvs ya!