We have two dogs in our family and we are always trying to introduce them to homemade treats. They seem to love these homemade dog biscuits, so I decided to share the recipe with you guys today.
You should already have most of these ingredients in your home kitchen, so you can get to making these right away. Instead of the cornmeal you can use grits, if you have those. Let’s get started, shall we.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 cups wheat bran
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 4 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup rye flour
- 1/2 cup non fat dry milk powder
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 2 cups tomato juice
- large mixing bowl
- wooden spoon or spatula
- cutting board
- rolling pin
- cookie cutters or knife
- cookie sheets
- ziploc bags (optional)
- air tight containers (optional)
Step By Step Directions
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F.
Take your cup of warm water and dissolve the yeast in it. Once dissolved you can then stir in your tomato juice.
In a large mixing bowl, combine all your dry ingredients i.e. whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, milk powder, wheat bran,rye flour, cornmeal, garlic powder and your salt.
The yeast mixture is slowly stired into the dry ingredients, so that you end up with a stiff dough.
Roll out your dough on a lightly floured board until it is abouthalf an inch thick.
Use a knife or cookie cutters to cut your dough into different shapes.
Place the cut out dough shapes onto an ungreased cookie sheet and pop it into your oven.
Bake in your oven at 300 degrees F for at least 60 minutes.
Turn your oven off, but do not remove the biscuits for at
least four hours. I prefer to leave them in there overnight.
My dogs are usually impatiently waiting for the biscuits as I remove them from the oven. I pack the leftovers in ziploc bags and store them in the freezer. You can store them in an air tight jar too. Try these, your dogs will be glad that you did. 🙂