Apple Oats Dog Biscuit Recipe
With Coconut Flour and Honey
My dog just loves this biscuit and always asks for more! I don't blame her as it contains a lot of tasty ingredients, such as coconut flour, apple, and oats, with honey and cinnamon to add more sweet flavor that dogs love.
This dog biscuit recipe is low in fat, high in dietary fiber, vitamin B6, and trace minerals (e.g. manganese, iron, and selenium).
It's a good treat for all dogs, and in particular, older dogs who need more antioxidants and support for the cardiovascular and nervous systems.
Some of you may wonder if apples are safe for dogs, as some Internet sites state they are not.
The truth is, apples are totally safe for dogs if you don't let them eat the core. The seeds contain a form of cyanide that is poisonous BUT only if ingested in high doses.
The bottom line is, a seed here and there won't do your dog any harm, but to be on the safe side, always remove the stem and core of an apple before feeding it to your dog.
Health Benefits of Ingredients
- Oats: Oats are rich in B vitamins and are particularly good for the nervous and cardiovascular systems. They are also a good source of selenium, which has antioxidant properties. Oats are also rich in fiber.
- Apple: We all know that apples are good for health. One particular health benefit of apples is improvement of cardiovascular function due to two of their nutrients - pectin and polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants.
- Coconut Flour: Coconut flour is gluten-free and contains loads of nutrients that are beneficial to dogs. Coconut flour is an excellent source of protein and iron, and has a low glycemic index. In addition, coconut flour is high in fiber.
Recipe: Apple Oats Dog Biscuit Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 egg
- 1 small apple, grated (about 1/2 cup)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix all ingredients and knead for 3 minutes.
- Let the dough sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes.
- Put the dough between 2 sheets of saran wrap and roll out to about 1/4" thick.
- Use a cookie cutter to cut out desired shapes.
- Put cut-out biscuits onto the baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes.
- Let cool and store in an airtight container.
- Instead of grated apple, you can also use unsweetened 100% applesauce.
- Did you know that applesauce can actually be used to help control mild diarrhea? It's true - the fibrous substance in apples (something called "pectin") can tighten bowels. Don't expect it to work like magic though - usually it takes about 3 days for poop to return to normal after taking applesauce! Not bad considering it's so yummy!
- If the dough is too dry, try adding 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt to it. If the dough is too moist, add a bit more oats.