once again, this recipe passed the official schnauzer taste test. i dipped them in carob, not just because it decorates them, but because of the many health benefits of carob. my favorite two, out of a long list of benefits in carob, is that it helps digestion and it contains vitamin e.
peanut butter apple dog biscuits
1 1/2 cups of brown rice flour
1 1/2 cups wheat germ
2 tbsp flaxseed meal
1 tsp cinnamon
1 medium apple, grated, remove core and all seeds
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
1/2 cup natural smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/8 cup of fat free milk
preheat oven to 350 f
line a baking sheet with parchment paper
in a large bowl, combine brown rice flour, wheat germ, flaxseed meal, and cinnamon.
with a fork, fold in apple and ginger, taking care the ginger does not stay in a clump and is evenly distributed throughout the mix.
in a separate small bowl, mix the peanut butter and honey. after combined mix it into the large bowl.
knead with your hands, this will get messy. if you notice the dough is still too crumbly and is not sticking together very well, slowly add a little milk until it does.
shape into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap and store in fridge for about 10 minutes.
when you are ready to cut the shapes out, flour a surface and divide the dough in half. since this recipe uses brown rice flour, it makes for a crumbly dough. if you don't want to deal having to use cookie cutters, at this point you can just cut the dough with a knife and just make them into bars. if you're like me, you'll want to use cookie cutters, i recommend a basic shape.
roll out dough out to about 1/4 inch thick. cut out shapes. you may only get a couple shapes at a time, so you will have to keep kneading, rolling it out, then cutting shapes. use both halves of dough.
place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. bake 13-14 minutes or until edges become golden.
remember, as with all the other recipes, these are fresh treats that don't contain perservatives, so they don't last as long as the ones from the store. i try and keep this in mind and make small batches. i always store all the treats in the fridge and always check for signs of spoilage, such as mold.