Homemade Treats

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Our adventure took in my kitchen over the weekend. How does homemade sweet potato sunflower seed butter biscuits sound? Xena anxiously waited for the first batch for tasting. When I gave her two to taste, she took them carefully to her private place and savored them. Then, she ran back to me for more!

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Ingredients:
2 1/2 c spelt flour (or your choice)
1 c mashed organic sweet potato
4 tbsp sunflower seed butter (or your choice)
1 tbsp ground roasted flaxseed (optional)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs

Directions:

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C).
  2.  Add all ingredients in to a mixing bowl then whisk.  Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff.  (I only needed to add 2 tbsp at the most.)
  3. Roll the dough in to a 1/2 to 3/4 -inch thick roll.  Use cookie cutters to cut out cookies.  (I used 1-inch cookie cutters as in the picture below)
  4. Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 35-40 minutes depending on your oven capacity.

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This recipe made a little over 70 biscuits. I am not a baker but I enjoy making Xena homemade treats because it feels good to feed her something I prepared. These biscuits are loaded with vitamins and Omega-3. I know they are good for her. Xena treating homemade treats more special is a bonus. I think she knows..  She knows they are made with love. ♡

xoxo~

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11 comments on “Homemade Treats”

  1. They look delicious! I see others asked if they can be fed to humans as well as that’s what I was going to ask. Looking at the ingredients, they seem very healthy. I seem to remember that spelt flour may be tolerated better than ordinary wheat flour for people with gluten problems, or perhaps I am wrong about that.

    1. Thank you, Jane! You are absolutely right about that. That’s why I use spelt flour in my cooking instead of ordinary flour. I am not allergic to gluten but I self-diagnosed that I am gluten intolerant. I find spelt flour easy to digest. Since that’s what I have available, that’s what Xena gets. 😊 I tried couple of them and they taste bland to me but I don’t want to add salt in her food. Dogs can get a lot of health issues humans get including high blood pressure. Xena seems to love them as is so I plan to keep the recipe as is. 😊

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