Healthy Dog Biscuit Recipe
With Blueberries, Oats, and Flax
The main ingredients in this dog biscuit recipe include oats, blueberries and flaxseed, with a touch of honey and some yogurt to bind everything together.
This healthy dog biscuit recipe is high in dietary fiber, iron, and vitamins B1 and B6. It is suitable of course for all dogs, and especially for older dogs and those with skin issues, such as itchy skin.
Health Benefits of Ingredients
- Oats: Oats are rich in B vitamins and trace minerals, especially potassium and phosphorus. In addition, oats contain a number of polyphenols that have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Oats are beneficial to dogs with skin problems (e.g. itching) and dogs that are high strung since oats have calming effects.
- Blueberries: Blueberries are one of the most powerful "superfruits", packed with phytochemicals such as anthocyanin. They have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and can help protect against diseases such as heart problems, diabetes, Alzheimer's and cancer.
- Flaxseed: Flaxseed is rich in fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids, and it also has rich antioxidant properties. It has been found in some animal studies that the omega-3 fatty acid found in flaxseed (ALA) can inhibit tumor development and growth. The antioxidant properties in flaxseed may also prevent the development of cancer and heart disease.
- Honey: Honey also has a lot of health benefits for dogs. You can read more about honey benefits on this page.
- Yogurt: Visit this page to get more information on the nutritional value and health benefits of yogurt.
Recipe: Dog Biscuit with Blueberries, Oats & Flax
- 1 1/2 cups oat flour
- 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/4 cup freeze dried blueberries
- 1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt
- 1-2 tablespoons honey
- Preheat oven to 360°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix the oat flour and ground flaxseed well.
- Add yogurt and honey. Mix well.
- Add blueberries.
- Mix thoroughly and knead the dough a few times into a ball.
- Put the dough between two sheets of saran wrap. Press it down a bit, and roll it out to approx. 1/4" thick.
- Cut with cookie cutters of your choice.
- Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes.
- Turn the oven off and allow the biscuits to cool inside the oven completely before removing.
- Store in an airtight container.
- You can make oat flour by using an immersion blender to grind up some oatmeal.
- Don't have freeze dried blueberries? No worries - use fresh or frozen ones. If you use frozen blueberries, be sure to thaw them out first.
- If you use fresh or frozen blueberries, probably you need to reduce the amount of yogurt to around 1/3 cup.