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Sweet Potato & Peanut Butter Nib-Balls

Looking for an easy training treat to make? Or looking for a treat that’s bite sized for doggos of all size?  Then these peanut butter & sweet potato nib-balls are right up your alley!☺️

I made these Nib-Balls for my sister, Peanuts the Chihuahua, she’s not as big as me and can’t eat every treat I make in one go like I can. I thought I’d treat her to something yummy and Peanuts sized because I’m suuuch a good brother! Did she eat them in one go? No. It turns out that they’re just easier for her to steal more and stash away in her bed for a midnight munch. This leaves poor ol’ me without any treats! major facepalm moment 😬

Whatever makes her happy I guess?! Right?

These Nib-Balls are super easy to make. This recipe uses four ingredients only; I think this has to be the most simple recipe I’ve ever posted! Mix everything together, roll the dough mixture into bite sized ball shapes using your paws – woops, I mean hands – and bake!


Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total cooking time: 35 minutes

Yields 54 nib-balls

Ingredients:

1 cup (140g) sweet potato (peeled, chopped)

½ cup (145g) Organic, natural apple sauce

1 ½ cups (150g) Rolled oats

2 tbsp Peanut butter (natural, raw, unrefined)

Method:

1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C (356°F). Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

2. Place sweet potato in a microwaveable bowl, cover with a piece of damp kitchen paper and microwave for 5 minutes until cooked, it should be fork tender. Then, puree the sweet potato using a hand blender or a food processor.

3. Blitz rolled oats into a fine powder using a hand blender or a food processor.

4. In a large bowl, whisk together the apple sauce, peanut butter and sweet potato puree until combined well. Then mix in the oats until a dough has been formed. The dough should NOT be sticky!

5. Using half a teaspoon, scoop out the dough mixture and roll into a ball using your hands, then place onto the baking tray. Repeat this step until you have no dough left.

6. Bake at 180°C (356°F) for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wiring rack completely before serving to your pup!

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Frozen Greens Bone Treats

Does your pup enjoy eating their green veggies? If they do, then they’re truly one of the good boys/girls! I do NOT like eating them, they’re just plain and well… they haven’t got anything on good ol’ carrots let’s face it. 😋

I recently switched to having homemade cooked food of an evening (best thing ever), so I’ve been eating a lot more vegetables and eating my greens is important to help me get nutrients and vitamins.

I have a confession for you though but please don’t tell my mum, it’ll be our little secret🤫. I eat everything in my bowl, BUT I’ll wait for mum to leave the room and spit the greens back out into the bowl. Peanuts helps me out and hoovers them up before mum comes back. Teamwork is dreamwork 😉

Okay! I know! Eating veggies is important and I must eat them. So, I thought that since my sister and I really enjoyed my carrot puree, why not give it a go with green veggies. These frozen greens bone treats are super easy and quick to make, they’re also full of calcium, vitamins and iron. Just boil frozen spinach, green beans and peas, drain, and blitz in a food processor until smooth. Then, spoon the puree into silicone moulds or onto a baking tray lined with a baking sheet and freeze for 2-4 hours.

These treats are pawfect for a cool treat on a summer’s day or I like to microwave a couple bones and stir into my dinner. They’re scrumptious AND yes, I am now eating my greens like a good boy! Where’s my gold star sticker?

If you give these a go, I’d love to know so tag me on Instagram or Facebook using #bakingwithbiscuit


Prep time: 10 minutes

Freezer time: 2-4 hours

Makes approximately 26 small frozen bones

Ingredients:

1/3 cup (40g) Frozen garden peas

1 cup (150g) Frozen spinach

¾ cup (96g) Frozen green beans

Method:

1. Boil frozen vegetables in a saucepan for 5 minutes until cooked completely.

2. Drain vegetables and blitz in a food processor until smooth, you may want to add a tablespoon of water to add more liquid. Alternatively, you can puree the vegetables using a hand blender.

3. Using a teaspoon, scoop the puree into silicone moulds. You can also spoon the puree onto a baking tray lined with a baking sheet.

4. Freeze for 2-4 hours until solid.

5. Serve with your pup’s dinner or enjoy as a cooling treat.