It’s the third Monday of the month and it’s time for (drumroll, Maestro, please)…
I cannot believe how very quickly the weeks fly by in between the reveal dates for the Secret Recipe Club!!!
This incredible club is lead by April of Angels Homestead and the leader of Group C is Debbi from Debbi Does Dinner…Healthy & Low Calorie! And there are lots of other woman who put a lot of work making sure everything goes smoothly each month. THANK YOU, LADIES!!!
The Secret Recipe Club is based on Secret Santa where members are assigned a blog each month from which we are to choose a recipe and blog about it on our assigned reveal day.
Well, folk, TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!!
My assigned blog for the month of June (good grief, I really cannot believe it’s June already!) was……..
Can I just tell you, Melissa’s got it goin’ on!
If you haven’t already been to her blog, you NEED to check it out!!
Her recipe catalog is UN. Believable!! You will have absolutely NO problem finding a recipe to make. There is such a PLETHORA (I love that word. Especially the way it just rolls of the tongue. Plethora.) to choose from. I really had a hard time deciding this month. Ok, I think I say that every month, but seriously, folks, this month was really tough! There are Melissa’s Fried Dill Pickles, her homemade gum drops and the S’Mores Puppy Chow just to name a very few. I will definitely be checking out more of her fabulous recipes in the very near future!
I was inspired by this little guy for this month’s recipe.
He is SO freakin’ adorable and as I write this, Keiser and Brady are chasing each other around the kitchen and living room. Keiser’s just small enough to run behind the couch to get away from Brady, but then, being the sneaky little guy that he is, when Brady’s looking the other way, he comes up behind him and jumps on him. It’s quite hysterical.
So, seeing as how the doggies have been playing hard every day, I was thinking they were needing some treats. Some good-ol’-homemade-no-artificial-ingredient-filled-with-by-products treats. So, the recipe I chose was Melissa’s Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Dog Biscuits.
I taste tested them, too in case you were wondering and they tasted….yes, you’ll hear after the recipe.
Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Dog Biscuits
2 cups flour
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
1 cup water
1 tablespoon olive oil
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, oatmeal, peanut butter and flaxseed meal.
Add the water and olive oil and mix until a dough is formed. I used a large spoon in the beginning, but then found it easier to mix it with my hands.
Roll dough into balls about 1 – 1 1/2 inches round and place on baking sheet. Flatten slightly with the palm of your hand.
Bake for 20 minutes. Allow biscuits to remain in the turned-off (is that a word?) oven for a few hours to harden.
|What a GOOD doggie you are, Brady, to not eat ALL of the treats!!!|
I rate everything I make on a scale of 1-4 and these Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Dog Biscuits earned 4 whole rolling pins!!
The doggies LOVED them!!!
And as I told you before, I tasted them, too. The kids were like, “Ew, you’re eating them?!?!”
“They’re just made out of flour, peanut butter and other stuff that we usually eat. They aren’t like the dog biscuits you buy in the store. These are healthy!”
They were still freaked out.
The pups loved them and that’s all that matters!
I give you BIG baking hugs and muffins!!!
Comments & Reviews
Camilla Mann says
Funny…I would have tried them, too! Visiting from Group A as I stepped in to help out an orphan this week. Nice to meet some new bloggers. I don’t have any furry babies, but I will definitely share these with friends who do.
Amy of A Couple in the Kitchen says
Ohhh, love this idea! My furry kid, Annie, would have snuck at least one during the photo shoot…
Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice says
Hee hee – love the photos with these 🙂 I’ve never had a dog (just cats – one who loved plain yogurt) but I’ve made dog treats for friends’ dogs before – will have to remember this one!
Your pictures are absolutely adorable! I wish I had a dog so I could make these =o)
Our Eating Habits says
What lucky pups you have! And cute too.
Christina Oven Adventures says
your dogs are so cute! oh man i miss the puppy faze. These puppy treats sounds great.
Karen - Cinnamon Freud says
First: those puppies are adorable!
Second: those puppies are lucky to get such gourmet treats. Love it!
I am so happy your dogs loved this recipe! I think my pup needs me to make them again soon too. Thanks for your kind words about my blog 🙂
I think that’s awesome you chose a dog biscuit recipe. It made me think that I really need to stop buying biscuits and make some (although I do buy organic treats). I’d save a lot of money I’m sure. I’m so impressed that your dog didn’t try to gobble them up. Not sure mine would have had the discipline!
Veronica Gantley says
Awesome recipe that I know my dog will love. So glad you shared
Chelsy Ethridge says
loveeeeee this…my dogs would go crazy for these!
Kristy Gardner says
hahaha – “plethora”… it sounds like a disease… a dirty one. great word 🙂
also – great puppy treats!
Happy SRC Reveal from a fellow group C member!
Jen @JuanitasCocina says
I love these! (because I have two furry babies who would love these!)
Myfoodie Pet says
Love your recipe, but I have a question to ask you, how long does it store if I put them into the refrigerator? And the taste might change a lot?
Alex paul says
Well these treat seems to be good and my dog so like peanut and butter so this treat will defiantly make him happier. Thank you so much for introducing from such a wonderful biscuits.
Thank you, Alex. Our dog loves anything with peanut butter and he is always so very happy when he can have some special treats of his own.
Thanks for your comment!
Rebecca Gaskins says
A friend gave me a dog bone treat cooker,like a George Foreman shaped like dog bones. Any help you can give on how long to cook these in it? Super excited to try this recipe…
Wow, Rebecca, that’s cool – I’ve never heard of one of those! And because I haven’t I honestly don’t know what to tell you. The recipe says to bake the treats at 300 degrees F. for 20 minutes. If you’re able to find in the instruction booklet what the cooking temperature of the appliance is that would help. I’m thinking it would be around 350 degrees F. and I would cook them for 12 minutes or so. Unfortunately, I’m thinking that you’re going to have to do this through trial and error to come up with the exact time, but once you do, it will save you lots of trouble and time in the long run!
I also have this dog treat recipe which our older dog REALLy liked, https://www.365daysofbakingandmore.com/day-222-secret-recipe-club-pb-banana-treats/
Let me know how it goes!
Sally Parris says
Can you substude the flour in the doggie treat recipe for for another ingredient i’ve heard flour isn’t good for dog’s?
Sally, I haven’t heard that, but if it is a concern I’m thinking some ground oats would be great to use as well.
Your dogs are adorable. I made these for my fur baby and he loved them. I’ll be making them again. Good (and easy!) recipe. I thought the treats looked tasty but I didn’t taste them myself!
Thank you so much, Didi! I’m so glad your baby loved them as well! I actually did taste them to see what they were like. They were ok, not much to my liking, but I wasn’t the official taste tester. 😉
Jim Fox says
I saw your tweet about animals and thought I will check out your website. I like it!
I love pets. I have two beautiful that cats called Tammy(female) and Yommo(male). Yommo is 1 year older than Tommy. He acts like a bigger brother to her. ?
Keep up the good work on your blog.