Homemade Doggie Treats

Every dog lover believes that their dog or dogs are the best dogs. If your dog is a rescue dog, you may think he’s even more special.

On September 27, 2014, Pedro came to our home and completely changed our lives. I’ve read before how pet parents of rescue dogs claim their dog actually rescued them instead and how the desire to give a beautiful animal a second chance makes the experience even better.

I do agree with a lot of those things, but the one thing that I agree with the most with is something my husband told me: “I can’t believe no one wanted Pedro. If people only knew what a great, playful and funny guy this guy is.” I, too, believe that.

You see, we were told that Pedro was found wandering the streets alone. He was extremely underweight before he was taken to the Humane Society. From there, he went to Lucky Dog Rescue where he spent an entire year with a lovely couple who were Pedro’s foster parents while he waited for a forever home.

This may sound ridiculous, but I believe that God had saved Pedro for us, and that’s why he wasn’t adopted sooner. To me, Pedro is a gift from God.

Pedro
Pedro
dog biscuits

Sesame Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 Cups whole wheat flour + extra for rolling
  • 3/4 cup wheat bran
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 eggs + 1 egg for egg wash
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

You’ll also need a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

Preheat oven to 350° F.

In a large bowl mix flour and wheat bran.

In a food processor mix the peanut butter, milk and apple sauce. Add the two eggs. Pour the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and stir. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough about 1/4” thick. Using a cookie cutter cut into shapes. Place biscuits on the prepared baking sheet.

Beat remaining egg and brush each biscuit, sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake for 25 minutes or until tops and bottoms are brown. Store at room temperature for about a week.

 

Recipe adapted from You Bake’em Dog Biscuits Cookbook by Janine Adams