Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Biscuits
YIELD: About 2 dozen biscuits
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 30- 40 minutes
1 Cup of canned sweet potato
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour, broken rice flour, or gluten free flour
1 egg (beaten)
DIRECTION:Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Stir ingredients together in a large bowl until dough forms. Roll out dough and cut into any cute shape
Place on cookie sheet line with parchment paper.
Bake until golden brown and let cool on a wire rack.
*** 1/2 tsp of salt can be added to these treats to help extend the shelf life but, it is optional
Cinnamon Bun Bites
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup water or milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large egg
2 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
Cream cheese drizzle (optional):
1/4 cup light cream cheese
1-2 Tbsp. milk or water
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl stir together water, oil and egg. Add to the dry ingredients and stir just until you have a soft dough.
On a lightly floured surface, roll or pat the dough into a rectangle that measures roughly 8×14-inch. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon and nuts, if using. Starting from a long edge, roll up jelly-role style and pinch the edge to seal. Using a sharp serrated knife or (even better) dental floss, slice half an inch thick and place slices cut side down on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.
Bake for about 15 minutes, until springy to the touch. Wait until they have cooled completely before you spread them with cream cheese.
Makes about 2 dozen biscuits. Store extra in a tightly covered container of freeze. If they are frosted, store the container in the fridge.
Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Treats
1 cup natural creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup nonfat milk
1 large egg (or 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce)
2 cups whole wheat flour*
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/3 cup oats (either whole-rolled or quick oats are fine)
2-3 strips bacon, chopped
Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
In a large bowl, gently mix the peanut butter, milk, and egg together with a large spoon or spatula. Switch to a whisk to make sure no lumps remain. Add the flour and baking powder. You may need to turn the dough out onto the counter and use your hands to work in the flour. Mix in the oats and chopped bacon. The dough is extremely thick and heavy.
Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out into 1/4" thickness. Cut into shapes using cookie cutters or a knife. Arrange on the baking sheets. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until very lightly browned on the bottom. Remove from the oven, and flip the treats to bake the other side for 10-12 more minutes.
Allow to cool completely before serving to your pup. Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Treats freeze well, up to 2 months.