Recipe for Seeded Dog Biscuits

How to make your own basic dog biscuits.
By Susan Tasaki, May 2018, Updated August 2021
basic dog biscuit

Treat your dog with these super easy homemade dog biscuits. This recipe includes basic ingredients that you can find at home and can easily be adapted with any number of toppers.

In India, Parle-G biscuits are a popular snack that is often shared with dogs. But Parle-G isn’t a great treat for dogs because they contain too much sugar and added ingredients that can irritate a dog’s stomach. With this recipe, you’ll find an alternative—a healthy biscuit for dogs that is easy to make. Adapted from Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen recipe for hemp seed dog biscuits, this recipe uses a variety of ground seeds like flax and pumpkin.

Basic dog biscuit recipes

Prep time: 45 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour (grind the oats yourself for maximum freshness)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (canned or homemade)
  • 1/3 cup ground up seeds. Use a variety of ground seeds like flax, pumpkin and sunflower.
  • 1/4 cup olive, canola (non GMO) or grapeseed oil (or any neutral vegetable oil).

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350º

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2. Mix all of ingredients in a bowl.

3. Knead the mixture a few times (you can do this in the bowl).

4. Form dough into a ball and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

5. Generously dust working space and rolling pin in oat flour. Roll out the dough, about 1/4-inch thick.

6. Cut the dough into rectangles or cookie-cutter shapes.

7. Place on a parchment lined-baking sheet, evenly spaced.

8. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until hardened and cooked through.

Article first appeared in The Bark, Issue 93: Spring 2018

Photo Cameron Woo

Susan Tasaki, a freelance editor and writer, lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her Husky, who wishes they both got out more.

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