Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day: 6 Homemade Biscuit Recipes To Celebrate!

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Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day is celebrated on February 23rd, and it’s a perfect time to surprise your pup with some yummy biscuits to celebrate. Sometimes it can be hard to tell what kinds of dog biscuits to buy from the store, so you may want to try making some homemade treats for your pup, instead. Here are a few recipes that will have your dog barking his appreciation for Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day!

Before you start, just remember that these biscuits are sometimes-treats for special occasions, and they aren’t meant to replace your dog’s normal diet. There are plenty of healthier choices for your dog’s regular snacks, like certain fruits and veggies such as blueberries and carrots. Be careful and ask your vet before introducing your dog to new foods. Take a look at the ingredients for anything your dog might be allergic to and make good choices. With all that said, enjoy these yummy recipes for your pup!

1. Cranberry Cookies

What you need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 & 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Beat the eggs in a bowl and set them aside. In another bowl, mix the almond flour, coconut oil, and dried cranberries. Stir in the eggs. Add coconut flour in small bits at a time until the dough can be rolled into a ball. Roll the dough and use a cookie cutter or a spoon to form it into cookie shapes and bake on a parchment-lined cookie sheet for 15 to 20 minutes or until they are crisp.

You can find pictures of these yummy treats at thelazypitbull.com along with more detailed instructions. Wag of the tail to them for this recipe.

2. Apple Cinnamon Treats

What you need:

  • 1 cup dry quick oat meal
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon apple sauce (or add dash of cinnamon to regular apple sauce)
  • 1 large egg

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the applesauce and oat meal in a bowl, then add the egg and continue to mix. Use a greased cooking pan or mold. Scoop the mix onto the pan in spoon-sized lumps or place them into the mold. Bake for 22 minutes.

You can find pictures and more detailed instructions at twolittlecavaliers.com. Wag of the tail to them for this recipe.

3. Banana Almond Treats

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What you need:

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 of a banana
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mash the banana into a bowl and then add the other ingredients. Mix until it is thick and gooey. Use a spoon to make cookie-sized lumps on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 5 minutes, then turn the pan around and bake for another 5 minutes.

You can find pictures and more detailed instructions at prettyfluffy.com. Wag of the tail to them for this recipe.

4. Two-Ingredient Baby Food Dog Treats

What you need:

  • 2 cups wheat flour (you can substitute with other types of flour if you wish)
  • 2 (4 oz) jars of pureed baby food (do NOT use any baby foods that have grapes or raisins)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the ingredients until the dough is stiff. You may need to add more flour or water slowly to achieve this consistency. Roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness and use cookie cutters or a knife to make cookie shapes. Place the shapes onto a parchment-covered cookie sheet and space them at least 1/2 inch apart. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

For pictures and more detailed instructions, visit dog-milk.com. Wag of the tail to them for this recipe.

5. Four-Ingredient Biscuits

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What you need:

  • 1 overripe banana
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (make sure it does NOT have xylitol in the ingredients)
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock or beef stock
  • 1 cup wheat flour

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mash the banana in a bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Roll the dough into a ball and use a rolling pin to flatten it. Use cookie cutters to make treat shapes. Place them on a parchment-covered cookie sheet and bake for 16 to 18 minutes.

For pictures and more detailed instructions, visit myincrediblerecipes.com. Wag of the tail to them for this recipe.

6. Peanut Butter And Pumpkin Treats

What you need:

  • 2 and 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (make sure it does NOT have xylitol in the ingredients)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients into a bowl until they form a dry, stiff dough. You may need to add water to get the right consistency. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough until it is 1/2 inch thick. Cut with a knife or cookie cutter to form treat shapes and bake them on a cookie sheet for 40 minutes or until they harden.

For pictures and more detailed instructions, go to allrecipes.com. Wag of the tail to them for this recipe.

Will you be trying out some new recipes for Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day? What kinds of biscuits does your dog appreciate the most? Let us know in the comments below!

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