Vegan, gluten free Dog biscuits
150g coconut flour
150g gluten free oats
300 rice flour (spelt flour is a great alternative if you dog isn’t gluten intolerant as it’s full of protein and whole grain plain flour will also work well)
150g raw honey (local is great if your dog has allergies)
150g virgin coconut oil
150g organic peanut butter (I recommend meridian as it contains nothing but peanuts)
Gently warm the coconut oil over a medium heat in a saucepan until melted then whilst it’s still warm whisk in the peanut butter to loosen it up, then add your honey so all your wet ingredients are combined.
In a large bowl weigh in your chosen flour along with the oats and the coconut flour. Add the warmed coconut oil, peanut butter and honey mix and stir together. Ideal at this point if you have a mixer with a dough hook you can give the biscuit dough a few minutes to save you some energy! Other wise tip the dough onto a cool clean surface and knead for a few minutes until it all comes together, you can add a few splashes of warm water if the mixture seems dry or isn’t coming together.
Once you have one combined ball of dough, put in an airtight tub or wrap in cling film and place in the fridge for an hour or until you need it. When your ready I recommend slicing a third of the dough from the ball as it’s easier to work with. At this stage you can add a supplement of your choice to add a bit of colour to the biscuits and some great health benefits. I recommend a teaspoon of one of the following...
Activated charcoal- helps prevent the absorption of toxins, great if your doggy likes to munch on things they shouldn’t on their walkies!
Spirulina- full of natural protein and densely packed with nutrients.
Turmeric is a well known natural anti inflammatory so great for recovery after a big walk or if your doggy is a little older with aches joints
Beetroot powder- high in fibre and vitamins for an extra boost in nutrients... and it makes the biscuits pink!
Always use organic food grade suppliments at the best quality you can find and that you would happily eat yourself
Once you’ve worked in the supplement of choice, if any, roll the dough out to 1cm thick and cut into your shape of choice.
Bake on a low heat of 160 for around 30min. Keep an eye as they don’t need to much colour, however if they are slightly over baked it makes them a little crunchier and so take your dog longer to eat which is never a bad thing!
I hope you and your 4 legged friends enjoy my recipe as much as my Mack does! Here’are some of my customers pooches at the jam jar taste testing my biscuits last week...
Photoshoot at the beautiful Barnwell Cottage in Cubert, available for rental.