Apple of my Pie Dog Biscuits
One of my favorite things about fall is fresh baked pies. I'm quite obsessed with pies, to be honest. This recipe is inspired by the gorgeous apple orchards that are open during the fall season. Apple pie is such a classic, I just had to use it for a biscuit recipe. My father grew up in Wisconsin, so he likes to add a slice of cheddar cheese on this apple pies occasional. I decided to give these that cheddar cheese twist because what dog isn't completely obsessed with cheese?
I regularly give my dog, dracula, healing herbs from Kairos for Dogs to keep him healthy. Kairos for Dogs creates simple healing foods and effective supplements for dogs. No hidden ingredients. No nonsense. Just foods we can feel good about. These biscuits are a great way to feed herbs to your dog. To learn more about the healing power of herbs for dogs, check out their website. Use discount code "DRACULA15" to save on your order.
While I believe these herbs are beneficial to all dogs of all different lifestyles, you do not have to use these herbs in this recipe. Simply replace the herbs with additional whole wheat flour.
Servings varies depending on cutter size. Makes about 2 dozen small shapes.
4 oz apple sauce
1/4 cup cheddar, shredded*
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 Tablespoon honey
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 Kairos for Dogs herbs (optional; add 1/4 cup more whole wheat flour if omitting)
1 large egg, beaten, divded
extra cinnamon for dusting
*fancy shredded is easier to mix in
Preheat oven to 225 degrees F*. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicon mat and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine apple sauce, shredded cheddar, flour, rolled oats, Kairos herbs, honey, spices, and about half of the beaten egg. Use a sturdy spatula to combine everything together. Dump contents onto a lightly floured working surface and knead dough together.
Roll out into a thickness of about 1/4 to 1/2-inch. Use desired cookie cutters to punch out shapes. Stick to one or two similar sized shapes to ensure even baking.
Place cutouts on prepared baking sheet. Lightly brush the tops of cutouts with remaining beaten egg wash. Sprinkle lightly with cheddar if desired.
Bake for 60 minutes until biscuits are crisp. Rotate pan midway through baking. Let treats cool before giving to your dog. Store in an airtight container.
*NOTE* If you are NOT using Kairos herbs, you can bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Kairos herbs should not be cooked or baked to over 240 degrees or they could lose some of their nutritional qualities.