Treats For A Pampered Pooch…..
by Kat Weatherill
Recipe For Healthy Dog Biscuits…..
I had been looking for a recipe for healthy and simple dog treats for a while, so I decided to test the power of Twitter! Within 30 minutes for my tweet for help I received a reply from Amy of Bill & Eddie Dog Outfitters, who source and sell gorgeous dog accessories online that have all been made in the UK. An email arrived with a simple recipe for ‘Mega Banana Treats’. So after a quick trip out to the shops to buy a few new ingredients for my pantry, I set to and within 45 mins had 2 large jars of crunchy and healthy dog treats. My lovely companion Ruby, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, thought they were delicious! (As you may be able to tell from this image, she has literally just finished licking her lips!)
To make the treats extra special store them in a preserve jar. To decorate I added a bow made from Jane Means new Liberty Collection range featuring dog silhouettes, tied on with Jane Means Slate Grey narrow stitched ribbon. So next time we are going to stay with friends who have a dog, I can arrive with a ‘Thank you’ gift for the pooch as well as the family!
Ingredients for Mega Banana Treats1.5 cups Oat flour (if you can’t find oat flour, blend rolled oats to texture of flour) 1.5 cups Brown rice flour 1 tsp Cinnamon 1 cup Rolled oats 0.5 cup Oat bran 1 Large free range egg 0.5 cup mashed banana (Banana can be substituted for either peanut butter or apple purée) 0.5 cup water
How to:Pre heat the oven to 250˚c (200˚c fan oven) Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and mix together well (mix together to a dough, if ingredients are not coming together add a little more water) Roll mixture into small balls (about 2cm diameter) then place on a non stick baking tray. Flatten slightly with you thumb. (I scored each with a knife to allow them to be broken in two when baked, for a smaller treat size) Bake for 25-30 mins or until golden brown. Place on a wire rack to cool. Store at room temperature in an airtight container. (Top Tips – the harder the biscuit the longer the shelf life. When the baked, turn the oven off but leave in to cool down slowly and dry further for an extra crunch! For an even healthier biscuit you can use all organic ingredients.)
Trust me when I say these are really simple to make! I owe a big thanks to Amy of Bill & Eddie Dog Outfitters for this super healthy recipe. You can follow Bill and Eddie on Twitter. For the divine doggie ribbon visit Jane Means online shop. You can follow Jane on Facebook & Twitter.