These dog biscuits really do make a good human treat too! The delicious, sweet-tart flavor of the Granny Smith apple is given a boost by the addition of applesauce and honey. Granny Smiths are the classic choice for baking, because they hold up well and won’t turn to mush in the oven, but you can use another apple if you’d like. Besides the fact that they’re naturally yummy, apples are also rich in fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin C.
In those moments when you just don’t have the time to whip up a dog treat recipe, apple chunks (with the core and any seeds removed) make a healthy snack for your pooch, and most dogs really love the crunchy texture.
Apple Cinnamon Dog Biscuits
Makes about 40 (1 ½ inch) biscuits
1/3 cup grated Granny Smith apple (peel removed first)
3 tablespoons unsweetened natural applesauce
1/4 cup honey
1 large egg
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups whole wheat flour
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Place the grated apple, applesauce, honey, egg, and water in a bowl and stir to combine.
3. Sift the ground cinnamon into the flour.
4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 2 or 3 additions, stirring well after each addition.
5. Knead the mixture by hand until a smooth, flexible dough forms.
6. On a very generously floured countertop, use a rolling pin to roll the dough out into a sheet about 1/4-inch thick. Use your desired cutter to cut the dough into pieces. Arrange the pieces on an ungreased baking sheet.
7. Bake until golden brown and firm to the touch, about 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely before serving.