Dog Treats

Honey Dog Biscuits

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The other day while walking around the shops in my local town I came across this recipe book for dogs in a charity shop.

Cooking for your dog
Cooking For Your Dog

When I got back home I decided that I would make my dog Jake a treat from it.

I went with the Honey Dog Biscuits.

150g Wholewheat Flour – plus extra for dusting
150g Oats
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
30g Butter
2 tablespoons Honey
2 Eggs
100ml Milk

1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6, 400°F, (200°C). Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

2. Mix the flour, oats and baking powder together in a large bowl.

3. Add the butter in small flakes and rub into the flour and oat mixture.

4. Then add in the honey, eggs and milk, bringing together with a knife or spoon. Once it starts to come together, knead thoroughly.

Star Honey Dog Biscuits  Ingredients

5. On a floured work surface roll the dough out about 1/2 inch (1cm) thick. Cut out round biscuit shapes (or any other shaped cutter you want – I also did some star shaped). Place these on the baking tray, leaving a little space between each one.

Honey Dog Biscuit Dough
Biscuit dough rolled out
Honey Dog Biscuits ready to go in the oven
Round Honey Dog Biscuits ready for baking
Star Honey Dog Biscuits ready to go in the oven
Star shaped Honey Dog Biscuits ready to go in the oven.

6. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. After this time turn off the oven and allow the biscuits to dry out for a further 2 hours.

Round Honey Dog Biscuits
Round Honey Dog Biscuits
Star Honey Dog Biscuits
Star Shaped Honey Dog Biscuits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jake with his Honey Biscuit
Jake with his homemade biscuit

Jake loves them just like the Carrot and Apple biscuits I had made the other week, also my boyfriends dog Trixie she liked them too.
I like making him his biscuits as it is nice to know what is being put in them and they are healthier.

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Healthier Bakes · Muffins

Energy Muffins

 

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I have done this recipe a couple of times now and I love it, having a muffins but its full of goodness carrots, apples, and all those crunchy nuts and seeds. You can easily adapt it to suit your taste with the nuts and seeds that you like.
This is definitely going to be my go to healthy muffin recipe.

The Recipe is adapted from taste.com.au

Makes 18-24 Muffins
200g Caster Sugar *
200g Plain Flour
100g Plain Wholemeal Flour *
2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
125g Sultanas
180g Carrots, grated (about 2-3 carrots – depending on the size)
190g Apple, grated (about 2 apples)
50-80g Desiccated Coconut
100g Walnuts, chopped – plus extra for sprinkling (optional)
30g Pumpkin Seeds – plus extra for sprinkling (optional)
35g Sunflower Seeds
3 Large Eggs
250ml Vegetable Oil
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

 

  1. Preheat your oven to Gas Mark 4. Line your muffin tray with 18-24 muffins cases.
    (At this stage I would start grating your carrots and apples, as this is the most time consuming)

  2. Sift sugar, flour, cinnamon and powder into a large bowl. Add sultanas, carrot, apple, coconut and walnuts. In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, oil and vanilla.

    Grated Carrot & Apple, Sultanas, Coconut, Nuts and Seeds for the Energy MuffinsDry Ingredients for Energy Muffins

  3. Add the egg and oil mix to the dry ingredients and fold until just combined – do not overmix.

  4. Spoon the mixture into muffin cases and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
    *(For the mini loaves that took 35 minutes)

    Energy Muffins just about to go in the oven

*Changes I made the second time

1. I lowered the sugar again, as you get a lot of sweetness from the grated apples. I wanted these muffins to be healthier, something you could eat for breakfast or as a healthy snack.
2. I did 150g each of the plain and wholemeal flour.
3. I added in an extra 1/2 teaspoon of Ground Ginger.
4. And finally instead of just making muffins I decide to make 4 mini loaves and the spare mixture made another 9 extra muffins – I thought that the mini energy loaves would be great to gifts.

Energy Mini Loaves
Mini Loaves ready for baking
Energy Mini Loaves
Baked Mini Energy Loaves

 

 

 

 

Energy Muffins and Mini Loaves