Vegan Doggy Biscuits

Vegan gluten free dog biscuits

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’ve got love on my mind. Puppy love.

As much as I bake, I often neglect to bake treats especially for my furry friend (even though he always gets some of my human treats).  But our dog friends deserve their very own batch of cookies just as much as anyone else.  I created these for my pal, Giotto, who has a particular love for peanut butter and carrots.  He was pacing in front of the oven the entire time they were baking… and I have to admit, they smelled pretty darn good to all of us humans in the house too.

Whoever ends up eating them, I think tails will most certainly be wagging.

Vegan Doggy Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (no added sugar, oil, etc.)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, veggie broth or water
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 1/4 cups buckwheat flour, plus more  for rolling

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix together peanut butter and almond milk until well blended.  Add carrots and baking powder.  Stir until smooth.  Gradually mix in 2 cups buckwheat flour.  Using hands (this part is sticky!), transfer dough ball onto generously floured surface and pat and fold over (sort of like “weak”  kneading), repeating until dough is stiff.  You should be able to flip the dough over without any sticking to your work surface.  Essentially, you are folding it again and again to incorporate more flour. You want to make sure there are no sticky spots lurking inside.

Now, gently roll out dough to about 1/2 inch to 3/4 of an inch thick.  Using cookie cutter of choice, cut out shapes and place onto ungreased cookie sheet.  Since I was using a dog bone shaped cookie cutter, I replicated the little holes in the center -that you see on store bought treats- by lightly pushing down with the end of a chop stick, but I didn’t push all the way through.

doggy biscuits vegan

Bake in preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until hard to the touch.  Be sure to check on them to ensure they are not burning.   These treats were sort of large, so they required a little more baking  time than if you were baking small square “bites”.

Let cool thoroughly before giving to your pup.  They will become harder the longer they cool.  Store in air tight container after that.

pig with treat

Staaaaay.  Good boy.  Take!   <3

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7 Responses to Vegan Doggy Biscuits

  1. [...] April 9, 2010 by Soundly Vegan I’d been saying for a while now that I wanted to make some homemade dog treats for Rotti, our Yorkie, since his birthday was this month (yesterday, actually).  Knowing that I would do this eventually–and by eventually, I mean sooner rather than later–D was kind enough to purchase a dog bone-shaped cookie cutter for me.  I perused the web in search of a quick recipe that I could whip up in no time after a long day at work, and I found one via Manifest Vegan. [...]

  2. Claryn says:

    What a sweet idea! I’m always so jealous when I see cute dog treats, because I haven’t yet found a recipe for treats for my feline companion, and would love to bake for her!

    • allyson says:

      Yes! I was thinking the same thing right after I posted these… the kitties need some homemade treat love too! Maybe it’s time to work on that?? :)

  3. Mary says:

    I love the idea of incorporating your dog’s favorite flavors into biscuits. Like Giotto, Ellie LOVES carrots. Graeme couldn’t care less about carrots, but he enjoys pears and stinky blue cheese (which he gets occasionally from my husband–not vegan!). I made them treats once, but it’s probably time to do it again. I have a doggie bone cookie cutter, and also a sheltie-shaped cutter.

    Giotto looks so calm and well-behaved!

    • allyson says:

      Oh, little dog shaped cookie cutters would make the perfect “gingerbread-doggies”!!!

      What great names you have chosen for your pups! I wonder if Giotto would like pears?? (the only food he dislikes so far is cherry tomatoes– he’ll just roll them all over the house, but never eats em… :)

  4. Jennifer says:

    GREAT idea! I’ve never made doggy treats before. Tibbs & Fifone are going to love these.

    (P.S. What a handsome boy!)