These quick and easy to make vegetarian dog biscuit treats got a unanimous paws-up from my panel of 4 expert judges. I tried them too, and they didn't taste half bad. There's lots of room for variation and experimentation here, and with the enthusiastic response I got to this basic recipe you can look forward to more healthy dog treat recipes in future. If you've tried this recipe, or a variation of it please let me know by leaving a comment.
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup milk
1 teas kelp powder
1 teas dried yeast
1 teas vegetarian stock powder, or 1 stock cube
1 T peanut butter
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup cold water
Preheat the oven to 180C (350F).
In a medium sized mixing bowl combine dry ingredients and mix well.
Stir in the peanut butter, olive oil and egg.
Add cold water a little bit at a time as needed until the dry ingredients stick together and you have a very stiff dough. You may not need all the water.
Knead lightly then roll out onto a floured surface until the dough is about 1/2 inch thick. Cut with a cookie cutter or knife. I didn't have a cookie cutter handy so I used the cardboard tube from a roll of paper towels.
Place the treats at least 1/2 inch apart on an un-greased baking sheet, or on a no-stick silicon baking sheet.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until firm and golden. Cool before serving. They keep well for several days in a paper bag.
These are meant as an occasional treat biscuit rather than a meal replacement biscuit.
Testimonials from discerning dogs everywhere:
Foxy loves them!