Dog Bisquits

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  1. thunderwagn

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    Anyone have a good recipe for dog bisquits using spent grains?
     
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    I do- but it's not exact. I take the grains, add enough peanut butter so that it's stirable, and then an egg or two and stir that. If it's sort of goopy, I add a tiny bit of flour so it holds together. Then I put it on a non-stick cookie sheet and dry/bake at 300 for about 45 minutes. Once they are firm, I turn the oven off and let them sit in there until they are completely dry.

    My dog LOVES them. When I start making them, he sits near the kitchen entrance and stays at the stove until he gets one.
    I first made this with this recipe: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum/threads/spent-grain-make-your-best-friend-cookies.87097/ but I wanted less wheat flour in them so switched it up a bit.
     
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    Have you made them without peanut butter? We have a severe peanut allergy in the house unfortunately.
     
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    I haven't- my dog likes that the best. But I don't see why you couldn't. You'd need more eggs and flour to make the binding, I'd think. More like making a meatloaf or something, to hold it all together.
     
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    I made a batch and subbed pumpkin for the peanut butter. I put them in before I went to bed at 195 and just left them till I got up (430am). They are dry and crunchy and the dogs love em!
    I think I'm going to add these to my Christmas present list. I usually make everyone soaps and some kind jar or canned good. This will be a nice addition!
     
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    Shoit yeah I'm gunna try this next batch a beer I make thanks for inspiration.
     
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    My dog LOVES pumpkin- good call on that instead of the peanut butter!
    When he was on antibiotics a few years ago, and ended up with some colitis as a result, my vet suggested a diet of pumpkin, vanilla yogurt, and rice.

    He loved it so much. One day, I was mixing the canned pumpkin into the vanilla yogurt, and thought "This smells so good- I have to have taste!". And it was very very good. There's really no point to that story, except to say that is the only time I was caught eating the dog's food.
     
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    Our boxer loves pumpkin also. We had her on antibiotics and they suggested pretty much the same to us. Probiotics and pumpkin! Now it's just a regular part of our dogs (and house cat) diet.
     
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    I made another round of dog treats today only this time I used sunflower butter. It has the same consistency of peanut butter so it works well in place of peanut butter and yet no peanut anaphylactic shock worries. I searched around and found no issues with dogs and sunflower butter so good to go.
    The dogs love em!
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    Oh yeah, we ordered dog bone treat cookie cutters off Amazon for dirt cheap.
     
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    For a second there I thought you may have spent hours carefully shaping those...
     
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    Yep they look pro here my first attempt I think I made the mixture too wet I used 4 eggs (bloody idiot) and I went with the pumpkin theme (No peanut butter in stock).
    I baked 150 forgot about it panicked turned oven off left all night still a bit cake like in the middle so their back in the oven for some more drying. Sorry dog no fancy shapes from me Lol:D. 20190929_070729.jpg
     
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    I found the pumpkin is plenty wet enough to not need more eggs. In fact, I had to use more flour. I'm sure your hound wont mind one bit!
     
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    Yep makes sence yep just gave here one i got the lick of approval :D
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    To be honest, they look good enough to snack on a few myself.:rolleyes:
     
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    Brownie anyone?
     
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    Yep I ate one or two:rolleyes: tastes pretty good. Got a bran type thing going on can't taste the pumpkin but plenty crunchy perfect for the poochess.
     
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