Freshen your pup’s breath with this homemade dog biscuit recipe. These easy to make treats with parsley and mint help to banish puppy breath.
In just over 30 minutes, you can have freshly made healthy dog biscuits that not only help to freshen breath, they also help an upset stomach.
Mint and parsley aid in digestion, making these treats doubly good for dogs with sensitive stomachs.
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How to make homemade dog treats
Most of my dog recipes are made in a food processor for ease. I use it to grind oats as well as mixing up the dough. I have an old 11 cup food processor and it makes making dog biscuits a snap.
This doesn’t mean you can’t make them if you don’t own one. You can mix everything up in a bowl and proceed with the recipe.
If you own a powerful blender, you can use it to break up the oatmeal.
The first step is to grind the oats. Then, the rest of the ingredients are added to the bowl of the processor and everything is mixed until uniform.
Next, roll the dough out and cut shapes. (This is just like making cookies!) Then place on baking sheet and slide into the oven.
My dog is a small breed, so I use a 2″ cutter to make treats for her. If you have big dogs, you may want to make larger biscuits, just remember to add a few extra minutes when baking.
Making dog treats at home is easy and you can make them for half the cost of store bought. This is also a great activity to do with kids (or adults!) who have been cooped up and need something to do.
More dog biscuit recipes
I’ve been DIY’ing biscuits for as long as I’ve had my dog, which is going on 13 years.
Like many dogs, Sugar has a sensitive stomach and homemade dog treats were the best option for her. If your pup has allergies, this is also a great option because you know exactly what is in the food you are giving to your dog.
Looking for another homemade dog biscuit recipe? Most of these treats use only three or four ingredients, making them incredibly fast and easy.
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- Oatmeal applesauce dog treats
- Oatmeal pumpkin dog treats
- Banana pumpkin dog treats
- Soft pumpkin treats
- Peanut butter banana treats
How to store homemade dog treats
If you live in a cooler, less humid climate, you can store these treats in a cute dog treat jar on the counter for about a week.
Keep in mind there are no preservatives, so they can’t sit out as long as store-bought dog cookies.
Because I live in a warmer, humid climate, I’d only keep them on the counter for a few days, then store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
You can also freeze them for up to 3 months and take out a few at a time, which is what I do most of the time.
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- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup plain no sugar added applesauce
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted and cooled
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup curly parsley, chopped *see note
- 1/4 cup mint, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Add oats to the bowl of a food processor.
- Let machine run for 2 - 3 minutes, until oats are almost flour consistency with a few big pieces left.
- Add flour, applesauce, coconut oil, egg, parsley and mint to bowl of food processor.
- Pulse a few times to break up herbs and move ingredients around.
- Run food processor for a few minutes until dough looks uniform.
- Sprinkle the countertop with a tablespoon or two of flour, then turn the dough out onto the countertop.
- Roll the dough out to roughly 1/8" thick.
- Cut treats out with cookie cutter and place on baking sheet. Bake for 16 - 18 minutes, rotate tray halfway through.
- Cool completely before giving to your dog.
Recipe yields 60 2" treats. If you use a smaller or larger cookie cutter, your yield will be slightly different.
*parsley must be CURLY parsley, other varieties can be harmful.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 33Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information calculated by a third-party company as a courtesy. It is intended as a guideline only.
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