Calming biscuits

by | Jun 7, 2020 | Homemade Dog Food Recipes | 2 comments

A diabetic-friendly, calming dog treat recipe

By Bev Cobley for BDWS

These cinnamon biscuits are good for periods of anxiety; vet visits, times of separation, groomers, stressful situations, etc.

Cinnamon is a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and also lowers blood sugar.

As the sweetness comes from the sweet potatoes and bananas, this is an ideal treat for dogs with diabetes.

Sweet potato is a natural soporific so is a good relaxant and an excellent natural sleep aid. They are also a good source of vitamins and minerals.

INGREDIENTS

METHOD

ingredients for dog biscuits

1. Our ingredients.

chopped sweet potato

2. Peel and dice your sweet potato.

boiling sweet potato

3. Boil sweet potatoes until soft and then drain.

mashed sweet potato

4. Mash. Leave in the warm pan without lid, to allow the excess water to steam away.

mashed sweet potato in mixing bowl

5. When potatoes are cool, transfer to a mixing bowl.

mashed banana

6. Add a banana and mash.

oats in mixing bowl

7. Add 170 gm (6oz) rolled or nibbed oats.

oats in mixing bowl

8. Add 115 gm (4oz) wholemeal flour.

cinnamon in a bowl

9. Add 3 teaspoons of cinnamon

egg in a mixing bowl

10. Add an egg.

cinnamon dog biscuit dough

11. Combine the ingredients. The consistency needs to be soft enough to handle but not wet. More oats can be added to firm.

spoonful dog dough on spoon
12. Using a soup or pudding spoon as a measure, form into balls (damp hands will stop them sticking).
dough balls on biscuit tray

13. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet or tray.

flattening dough balls

14. When they are all on tray use a fork to squash down

dog biscuit tray in oven

15. Bake in a preheated for 30 to 35 minutes. (200C/400F/Gas Mark 6)

dog biscuits cooling

16. Once cooked, take out the oven and leave to cool.

eager dog

17. Expect nosey dogs to appear.

How to store

As a general guide if meat protein is present in recipe then it will last around 3 to 5 days stored in a cool place.  If it has second class protein in it eg. cheese, lentils, eggs, etc, then they will store for about 10 days in a cool place. You can use cake tins lined with baking paper – greaseproof. If there is no meat or second class proteins present then it will last around 3 weeks before they go soft like human biscuits.

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Julie

So easy to make, perfect for our o week old puppy as she is being brought up on a natural and roar diet.