These cute little nuggets are packed with fruit and vegetables and are so simple to make.
Free from salt, refined sugars and ingredients you cannot pronounce, you have complete control of what goes into each bite.
Much cheaper than many varieties you’ll find in the supermarket, you don’t need to be any good at baking to make these homemade veggie dog biscuits.
Instagram baker @CakeOntheRun has shared her quick and easy recipe, great for making in bulk or small portions.
Plus you don’t even need a cookie cutter, as the lid of a milk carton works perfect to imprint shapes into your biscuit dough.
The core ingredient is oats, which are 100% safe for dogs and can be given to them in moderation.
Make sure you use plain porridge oats – leave the golden syrup flavour sachets for your own breakfast.
It’s always best to give your pooch a small taster to begin with, after all our pets can be just as funny about their food as we can.
Once cooked, store biscuits in an airtight container.
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Veggie dog biscuit recipe
- 250g plain oats (blended to a flour)
- 50g banana (mashed)
- 50g carrot (cooked and mashed. Tinned carrot works)
- 50g frozen peas
- 1 egg
- Pre-heat your oven to 200C/ 400F/ gas mark 6.
- Peel, chop and cook half a carrot then once soft mash it. Or use tinned carrots if you’re in a hurry.
- Put the carrot and banana in a bowl and mash together.
Blitz the oats in a blender so it becomes flour then pour it into a large bowl.
Add the peas, crack in the egg and mix with a spoon so the mixture clumps together.
- Use your hands to squeeze the mixture into a dough.
- Sprinkle some extra oat flour or any flour onto your kitchen work surface and roll out the dough using a rolling pin.
- Once it’s 0.5cm thick, use any cookie cutter you fancy to cut out biscuit shapes. Use up all of the dough by picking up any leftover bits and rolling it out again.
- Place the biscuits onto a large oven-proof tray lined with baking paper/ parchment and cook for 20 minutes.
- They should be slightly golden and have a bit of a crunch to them.
Dogs can eat porridge oats in moderation as long as they are plain and not flavoured, plus made with water and not milk as that can upset dogs’ tummies.
Whenever you are introducing new foods to your dog, always give them a small sample first in order to give their system time to adjust.
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