If you know our dog, Link, and I – we have a love-hate relationship. When I say, “love-hate” I mean he loves to make me hate him. He’s a neurotic, anxiety-ridden, very vocal pain in the butt. Unfortunately, he’s part of the family. I am a bit worried about how he will handle things once the baby arrives which is why I am trying to make amends with him. Can you believe this? I’m actually trying to reason with my dog, a beagle.
In my attempts to reconcile my relationship (with my dog) I decided to whip up a batch of “kitchen cupboard cookies”, where I rummage through my cabinets to see what I can throw together. Link went crazy for these, to the point where it just about backfired as he sat in the kitchen and whined for a full hour while the treats cooled. Let’s hope he loved these enough to behave himself a bit.
Oat Flour + Almond Butter Dog Treats
Adapted from Betty Crocker
Makes about 3 Dozen Dog Biscuits
2 Cups of Rolled Oats
1 Cup of Organic Almond Butter
1 Free Range Egg
1 Tablespoon of Baking Powder
½ Cup of Whole Milk
1 teaspoon of Cinnamon, ground
Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Give the parchment paper a nice even coat of cooking spray.
Place the rolled oats in a food processor and pulse until a fine oat flour has been produced. Add in the baking powder, give it a quick pulse and set it aside.
In a large mixing bowl combine the almond butter and egg and mix well. Pour half of the flour mixture into the almond butter and egg, as well as half of the milk and stir. Once combined, repeat with the other half of the flour mixture and milk. The dough will be thick.
On a well floured work surface roll out the dough to about a ¼-inch thickness. Using a cookie cutter, cut out the treats and place them on the cookie sheet.
Bake on the middle rack for about 20 minutes. Immediately transfer them to a cooling rack and allow them to thoroughly cool before giving to your furry friend.