I’ve verified many baking techniques and formulas. Like the Cranberry Pumpkin recipe, this recipe for Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits lets me offer a few healthy elements with a “simple to make” process.
I’ve enjoyed making this treat and hope it will be a delight for your pup.
Apple Carrot Biscuits
8 oz pureed apple
8 oz pureed carrot
¼ c peanut butter
¼ c chopped parsley
2 1/2 c brown rice flour
1 c wheat germ toasted
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp salt
Optional: You can substitute the pureed apples with apple sauce; just check the sugar content.
- A mixing bowl for wet ingredients
- A mixing bowl for dry ingredients
- Cooking utensils (wooden spoons or spatulas)
- A baking sheet or Cookie sheet
- Light oil to grease the baking sheet or Parchment paper (optional)
- Dust the greased baking sheet with All-Purpose flour
- #20 size scoop or teaspoon
- Puree apples and carrots leaving the skin on, and mix in peanut butter, parsley, and egg. Blend all ingredients well in one bowl
- Mix in another bowl the brown rice flour, wheat germ, turmeric, and salt until all ingredients are combined.
- Blend the dry ingredients with the wet elements and mix well.
- Cover the mixed ingredients and let the dough sit for an hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Dust the greased baking sheet with All-Purpose flour to prevent the biscuits from attaching to the sheet or (optional) line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the dough on the flour-dusted sheet or parchment-lined baking sheet using a #20 size scoop (or spoon), then press the dough flat and groove.
- Optional: After the dough is flattened on the baking sheet, use cookie cutter shapes, cut out desired shapes for a delightful look.
- Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees; adjust the temperature down to 200 degrees, leaving the dough in the oven for another hour.
Secret: For harder and crunchier biscuits, leave the dough baking in the oven after I turn it off for a few hours.
Nutritional Advantages of the Ingredients
Apples offer healthy vitamins C and A and fiber when consumed. They are low in protein and fat, and is an ideal snack for older dogs. The seeds Should be removed before including them in the ingredients or feeding them to dogs directly.
Carrots are high in beta-carotene and fiber. Beta-carotene produces vitamin A for the dog. Plus, crunching on this orange veggie raw, is great for your dog’s teeth (and fun).
Raw unsalted peanut butter is a superb source of protein, heart-healthy fats, niacin, and vitamin BE. So peanut butter is a great nutrient for dogs.
Parsley packs a lot of chlorophyll, vitamin K, C, A, and iron. It can also work as a breath freshener.
Rice flour is a gluten-free product that aids in the prevention of damage to the intestines.
Wheat germ is an excellent resource of vitamin E, Omega 3, and Omega 6 fatty acids with added vitamins A, and D3.
Turmeric is an excellent antioxidant and immune booster. Ingesting turmeric can help in maintaining pain associated with joint issues and arthritis.
Egg provides high-quality protein, and saturated fat, but can also be a great source of iron, minerals, vitamins, and carotenoids.
Salt adds taste to the mix and is also a good preservative.
Enjoy this recipe for your family dog.
Prior to preparing any food or snacks for your dog, get advice from your veterinarian to make sure you are providing the right nutrients for your pup and their breed type. Each canine family member is different, and to preserve their uniqueness and health, know-how various foods and ingredients can affect them.