It’s that time of year again: blueberry picking season! Full disclosure–we sadly did not pick our blueberries this year. The patch we usually visit has been absolutely packed every day and they keep closing for days at a time to allow the berries to ripen. Instead of waiting for an opportune moment, we decided to just swing by and pick up a couple quarts of their pre-picked berries. A dollar extra per quart, and just as tasty!
Blueberries aren’t just delicious and nutritious for people. They’re a super healthy treat for dogs as well. Added in a homemade biscuit, they created a lovely snack for our dear senior boxer, Banjo.
Side note for you parents of youngsters: Let your kids help out! Lyra loved carefully placing the cookie cutter and then pressing down as hard as she could, to get that clean-cut edge on every biscuit. And after the treats had cooled, she got to give one to her grateful doggy!
This recipe yields about a dozen treats, depending on the size of your cutter. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge and use within a week.
Adapted from Miss Molly.
Fresh Blueberry Dog Biscuits
- 1 medium banana, mashed
- 1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour, plus more for kneading
- 1/2 c. rolled oats
- 1/2 c. fresh blueberries
- 1 egg
- 1/3 c. (xylitol-free) creamy peanut butter
(optional for egg wash)
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp. water
- Preheat oven to 325 and line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat
- Combine first 6 ingredients (through peanut butter) in a medium bowl until all of the flour is incorporated
- Dust your countertop with flour and knead the dough, adding more flour as needed, until it is soft and pliable
- Roll the dough out to 1/2″ thickness and, using a cookie cutter, cut out biscuit shapes
- (Optional) For a more golden finish on your biscuits, you can whisk the egg and water, then brush the tops of the biscuits
- Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the treats are golden brown