Monday, December 24, 2012

Easiest Dog Biscuit Recipe Ever

Here is a super simple easy dog biscuit recipe to get you started baking dog biscuits!

This recipe is as bare bones as it gets. More advanced bakers will have their own variations as to what they add to the dough. Those that sell their dog treats may even choose to add preservatives to the dough to thwart the growth of mold.

You will read or hear opinions about wheat based dog treats. The present treats du jour are "grain free." Making dog treats that are grain free requires knowledge of flours and other ingredients made from non-grains. You need to know how to work with these for the biscuits to turn out decently.

If you are just starting out, or you want to make a few dog treats to bring to a friend or to have your dog try, just to see if you even enjoy baking, this recipe will yield healthy dog treats.

Dog biscuit recipe
Dog biscuit recipe step by step

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What you need:
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oil (vegetable or cannola)
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 10 bone silicone baking pan (does not require pre-greasing)
  • Flat baking sheet for stability
  • Mix the ingredients together. 
  • Press the dough into a 10 bone silicone baking pan. 
  • Place the baking pan on a flat baking sheet for stability and place on the middle oven rack.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 22-25 minutes.
  • Turn off oven and leave pan in for another 60 minutes.
  • Take pan out, turn over and biscuits will fall out.
If you do not have a silicone baking pan, it is definitely worth the small investment. Otherwise, roll out the dough and use cookie cutters. Or, press the dough into a greased cake pan and bake a giant biscuit!

The recipe above makes 12-15 thick bone shape biscuits using the 10 bone silicone baking pan, depending on how full you fill the wells. I filled them full in these photos.

The beauty of the silicone baking pans is that they do not require pre-greasing with this type of recipe. Oil is used in the recipe, which serves as its own greasing agent. You can use any vegetable oil. Again, there will be bakers who prefer one type over another. It does not matter for a beginner.

When all done, the silicone baking pans can be washed in the dishwasher to clean all the oil and dough residue. Pressing the dough into the wells saves time and effort because you do not have to roll the dough and cut it.

This 10 mold silicone bone shaped cake pan is now my favorite!

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  1. Add vanilla and cinnamon for flavor!

  2. great recipe :) Thanks, I bake for my dogs 2-3 times a week. nice to have a variety