Say hello to Radar.
He was welcomed into our family just last night and already seems to feel at home. Currently he is passed out laying next to me. I am in love with my dog! I have to make a small plug for anyone who lives in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. The shelter I received him from has truly some of the nicest people that care so much about the dogs. If you are thinking about adopting a a dog, take a look at them. They are primarily husky and husky mix but they occasionally have other dogs!
Radar is a five year old husky that seems to know my house is officially his. One to never be under prepared, I made sure I had everything he would ever need and more (including wholesome, healthy dog treats!)
There are so many recipes out there for doggie treats but I knew there were things I didn’t want to see in the treats: butter,canola oil, and white flour. When I did low-fat baking, I would often substitute applesauce for the butter and thought that would be a great way to leave out the butter. I made sure I had pure apple sauce and natural peanut butter (if I won’t eat it, I shouldn’t expect him to!) These are simple and make a great, healthy treat for your dog!
Peanut Butter Dog Treats
- 2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup wheat germ
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup natural,no sugar added applesauce
- 1 cup natural smooth peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup water
- Preheat oven to 375˚.
- In large bowl, whisk together flour, wheat germ, and baking powder. Add in remaining ingredients and stir until the dough comes together. (This can also be done in a stand mixer.)
- Roll out dough on a floured surface to about 1/4" thick (you can make thicker/thinner- just watch baking times.) Use a cookie cutter or just cut out squares. Place on a parchment covered baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until the biscuit is golden brown and crispy (you want to make sure there is no soft spot- this will help the biscuits keep.)
by Erin Alderson