Three-Ingredient Dog Biscuits
When your dog deserves homemade but you want to keep it simple, these three-ingredient dog biscuits are the way to go. (Okay, count four ingredients when you include water.) Simply knead, roll, shape, and bake. Happy dog, happy you!
- 2 cups whole-wheat flour (try gluten-free flour if your dog is sensitive to wheat)
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup peanut butter*
- 1 ¼ cups hot water
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients first. Next, stir in the peanut butter and hot water. Begin kneading the dough, and sprinkle in a bit more flour if the dough is too sticky. Once the dough is well mixed and kneaded, roll it out on a floured surface with a rolling pin. Using cookie cutters, cut into shapes. (Optional: roll into balls by hand and press flat for round biscuits.) Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 40 minutes. Cool completely (or even overnight for harder treats), and store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to six months.
*Note: Our staff veterinarian, Dr. Sharon Pindar, says, “Some types of peanut butter have xylitol in them, so just make sure it isn’t one of those.” Xylitol is a sugar-free sweetener that is extremely toxic to dogs.