Anyone out there in need of a pick-me-up? Not enough cute in your day so far? Allow me to introduce Tiggy: ten pounds of wriggly wags and kisses, a sweet and joyful pit bull terrier/mystery mix we adopted from a county shelter up in wine country. I can’t tell you how many little pools of piddle I’ve cleaned up this week, but I can tell you that nothing beats the warm squish of a snoozing 8-week old puppy in your lap.
Between crate-training, gnawing on chew toys, meeting new friends, exploring her new home and learning good manners, Tiggy’s been a very busy little baby. And as most hard-working human folks know, it’s important to take time to rest and recharge and celebrate your accomplishments. A cold bowl of water and a handful of kibble make for a dependable refreshment, but for special occasions (learning to sit on cue!) why not go all out with easy homemade biscuits?
New Lady Who Feeds Me can’t personally account for the taste (mmm, sardine-scented wafers, delicious), but judging from pretty little Tiggy’s lip-smacking reaction, I think it’s safe to assume these crunchy treats will be a big hit with your four-legged friends as well.
Welcome to the world and to our family, little mutt! We love you to the moon and back already. Woof!
Peanut Butter Dog Treats
makes about 3 dozen small biscuits
- 1 C whole wheat flour
- 2 Tbsp flaxseed meal
- 2 Tbsp oats
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp fish oil or olive oil
- 1/4 C peanut butter
- 1/4 C beef or chicken broth
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg, fish oil, broth and peanut butter together. Stir in the flour, flaxseed meal and oats. Mix, by hand if that’s easier, until combined into a smooth dough.
Dust your work surface and rolling pin with a bit of flour. Roll out the biscuit dough (to about 1/4″ thick) and with a cookie cutter cut into a dog bone shape or small rounds. Re-roll any scraps. Bake, 10-12 minutes, and let cool completely. Store in an air-tight container for up to three weeks.
Note: While you can buy liquid fish oil in most health food stores, I just pierced a few of my dietary supplement gelcaps (discarding the gelatin casing) to get the fish oil for this recipe.