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Pup-kin Spice Dog-nuts

The pumpkin spice life has really grown on me and I can’t seem to get enough of the warm fuzzy fall feels. A week ago I made some pup-kin spice ice coobs, which I never got around to eating in the end… they were tucked away in the freezer – who knew! BUT they were super yummy, so I am gutted I didn’t hoover them down.

So, since I had a pumpkin spice mix ready to go and I was NOT prepared to let it go to waste what was a doggo meant to do? Did I hear you say make donuts, Biscuit? THAT’S RIGHT!

Pumpkin spiced donuts topped with Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon – hang on – let me just clean my dribble up (how embarrassing).

This is the first of MANY fall inspired recipes, and what better way than to kick it off with donuts flavoured with what seems to be a super popular drink over in America – Pumpkin spice!

I thought I’d give us European pups a taste of the American cuisine!

Oh, I promise these donuts are super easy to make, give them a go and I  hope your pups enjoy them as much as I did!


Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Total cooking time: 35 minutes

Yields 6 dog-nuts

Ingredients

For the donuts

1 cup (80g) rolled oats

1 cup (140g) whole-wheat flour

½ cup (130g)  pumpkin puree

1 large egg

½ cup (125ml) oat milk

¼ tsp cinnamon (plus extra for decoration)

¼ tsp ground ginger

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tbsp organic honey

For the topping

4 tbsp Greek yogurt

1 tbsp organic honey

Method

1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C (356°F). Prepare a sheet of parchment paper by drawing large circles with a pencil using a mug (be sure to leave 1-2cm space between each circle). Then, grab an icing tip (or an object small enough to create a smaller circle than the larger one) and draw inside the large circles. You should now have donut guides! Once done, line a baking tray with the prepared parchment paper. Alternatively, if you’re lucky enough to have a donut pan, feel free to use instead!

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, oat milk, pumpkin puree and honey.

3. Then, add in the oats, flour, ground ginger, cinnamon and baking powder and mix together until combined well.

4. Fill a piping bag (2.5cm wide icing tip) with the donut mixture and pipe onto the donut shape guides on the parchment paper.

5. Bake donuts at 180°C (356°F) for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

6. Cool on a wiring rack completely. While the donuts are cooling, mix together the Greek yogurt and honey in a bowl until you have a smooth consistency.

6. Grab a donut and dip one side into the Greek yogurt. Repeat this step until all donuts have been covered with topping. Then give the donuts a dusting of cinnamon!

7. Serve to your doggy!

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Salmon & Sweet Potato Bites

It was my mum’s (my non furry one) birthday a week ago and my sister and I enjoyed time away with our pawrents 😁 It was amazing! We got to run around on the beach and make friends with other pups on holiday, we also splashed about in the pool AND my favourite part was chomping at the water from the hose while my dad played with me! I thought I’d share some photos of us having a whale of time for you. 🤩

Even though I had a fantastic time I did miss baking up yummy treats! So, last week I filmed a recipe video and today I get to show off my kitchen skills to you! Mum was there to help when I needed opposable thumbs of course!

Feel free to check out my video below – be sure to watch out my naughty sister, Bella the cat! 😤

In a nutshell, these bites were scrumptious, Peanuts even ran away with two of them while I wasn’t looking (she thinks I don’t know). I basically found a new love for sweet potato and combined it into a treat with salmon. I think all doggies can agree on how yummy salmon is!

These are a fantastic savoury treat for training, a small snack or to break up and add to kibble. Oh and let’s not forget how easy these are to make as well, with 5 ingredients it doesn’t get much simpler than that! Just combine everything together to make a dough, scoop into moulds or roll into balls and bake! The mixture is quite sticky and stuck to my paws a lot but that was okay, these treats aren’t like biscuits and are supposed to be soft and well… I got to lick it off my paws. Win win.

If your pup thoroughly enjoys salmon and sweet potato, then these are definitely worth trying!😛 Tag me on Instagram or Facebook using #bakingwithbiscuit if you give these a go!


Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total cooking time:  35 minutes

Makes approximately 50 small bites (size can vary if you want to make them bigger!)

Ingredients

1 large (approx. 500g or 1lb) sweet potato peeled & chopped roughly

1 cup (155g) shredded cooked salmon

2 ¾ cups (360g) whole-wheat flour

½ cup (160ml) water

2 large eggs (beaten)

Method

1. Pre-heat oven to 190°C  (375°F). Line a baking tray with parchment/baking paper. You can also use silicone moulds like I did in my video.

2. Place the sweet potato in a microwavable bowl, cover with a sheet of damp kitchen paper and microwave for 5 minutes until the chunks are fork tender.

3. Mash the sweet potato chunks with a fork or masher until smooth and set aside.

4. In a large bowl, mix together the sweet potato, eggs & water. Then fold in the shredded salmon.

5. Gradually mix in the flour until you have a sticky dough.

6. Using a teaspoon, scoop the mixture into silicone moulds. If you don’t have silicone moulds, sprinkle flour on your hands and roll into balls, use a teaspoon to get the right size for your pup. Place onto a baking tray.

7. Bake at 190°C (375°F)  for 20-25 minutes and cool completely before serving to your pup.

8. Keep in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.