April 20th, 2020, Monday. Week 5 of fully remote work from home.
Between local farmers markets and home delivery service we’re good on most basic groceries but our dog Ziggy has run out of snacks. Unacceptable!
I’m no canine nutritionist, but my experience tells me that most human foods are not great for a dogs gut. Even though we all know how much they want our food, too! The trick is to find pantry items that they love and are amenable to their digestive system. Nothing makes your dog more excited and engaged for a trick training session than a high value treat! Thus, today’s project: dog biscuits made with what’s available in our pantry. With classic go-to canned foods like pumpkin puree in short supply, I turned to what we had in our pantry – malted flour. And it worked beautifully, producing a nice crunchy texture that Ziggy absolutely loved.
Here you go.
- 1 Cup Malt Flour (Independence Pale Ale)
- 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/3 Cup rolled oats
- 1 egg (room temp)
- 1 tbs canola oil (can use any high quality oil)
- 1/4 Cup peanut butter
1) Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl, whisk wet ingredients in a small bowl, fold wet into dry
2) Roll on floured surface to 0.5-1 inch thickness, cut with a cookie cutter
3) Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 min.
P.S. Disclaimer: you may encounter a problem like I did – a dog (or dogs) following you around begging for more.