Natural Dog Treat Recipe
With Peanut Butter, Flaxseed, and Turmeric
The main ingredients in this dog biscuit recipe include oats, ground flaxseed, and peanut butter. Turmeric powder is added for its powerful health benefits.
This natural dog treat recipe is low in fat, high in dietary fiber, minerals (manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium).
This dog treat is good for dogs prone to GI problems, especially constipation, and those prone to skin problems. Consumption of turmeric may prevent cancer.
Health Benefits of Ingredients
- Flaxseed: Flaxseed is one of the healthiest seeds you can get! It contains high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids (in the form of ALA), and is high in dietary fiber, vitamin B1, and trace minerals (e.g. copper, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium).
Flaxseed can help dogs with skin problems, digestive problems (especially constipation), and it also has anti-cancer properties.
- Turmeric: Turmeric is an herb that has amazing health benefits for both people and dogs. It is a powerful antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. It protects the liver, and enhances the digestive and cardiovascular systems. It also contains high amounts of vitamin A, minerals, and protein.
For dogs, especially older dogs or those with chronic diseases (e.g. arthritis, allergies, diabetes, cognitive dysfunction, heart and liver diseases), turmeric is a good herb to add to the diet. Dogs who are fighting cancer can also benefit from this herb.
- Peanut Butter: See this page for more information on this ingredient.
Recipe: Dog Biscuit with Peanut Butter, Flaxseed, and Turmeric
- 1 1/2 cups oat flour
- 1/3 cup flaxseed meal
- 1/4 cup 100% unsweetened peanut butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric powder
- 1/2-3/4 cup warm water
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Whisk together warm water and peanut butter until it has a smooth consistency.
- In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients.
- Add peanut butter paste to the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Knead a few times until you have a dough ball. Add more water if dough is too dry.
- 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 30 minutes.
- Turn off the oven and leave the biscuits in for extra crunchiness.
- Let cool and store in an airtight container.
- Instead of oat flour, other whole flours, such as rye flour or chickpea flour, can also be used.
- If the dough is a bit too sticky (but not wet) to handle, let it sit in the fridge for 15 minutes or so.
- Half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder can also be added for a bit of extra sweetness.
- Keep your ground flaxseed in the fridge, because once flaxseeds are ground, they are much more prone to spoilage due to oxidation.