Apple-Cheddar Dog Biscuits

Bake your own dog treats.
Bake your own dog treats.

santa puppyDon’t forget Fido when baking for the holidays. Here’s a quick and easy recipe for healthy and nutritious dog biscuits your furry family members will love!


2 cups barley flour

1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal

1/3 cup shredded cheddar

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 tablespoons olive oil


Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat or parchment paper; set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients and about three tablespoons water to form a dough. Roll out mixture between two sheets of plastic wrap to 1/4-inch thick; remove plastic wrap and cut out biscuits with a 3 1/2-inch bone-shaped cookie cutter. Reroll scraps and continue cutting out biscuits.

Space biscuits one inch apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes until nicely browned and firm.

Transfer biscuits to a wire rack. Turn off oven and place biscuits on wire rack in oven overnight. Remove from oven and store in an airtight container up to two weeks.