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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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Biccy’s Chicken & Cheddar Bites

Happy belated National Dog day!🐶Did you do anything special to celebrate? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear!😁I decided to make some yummy treats for me and my sister since we ran out of apple & cheddar biscuits really quick *licks leftover crumb off keyboard.* We, and by we, I mean me, also celebrated by splashing around in the paddling pool and then woofed down a scrumptious salmon dinner. Peanuts stole my salmon skin though… I’ll get her back for that.😡

My apple & cheddar biscuits were so divine I wanted to include cheese in another one of my bakes. Well, I should also say that Peanuts had a say too. I found a note (covered with cheese crumbs) on my next recipe saying: ‘must include cheese’. So here we are: Biccy’s Chicken & Cheddar Bites!😋

I also added mint to this recipe because Peanuts has fishy breath and I can’t take it anymore. Oh, and before I forget, I also personalised them to make them extra special as a gift for my friends Tigger, Lally & Bo. I was so happy that Bo ate them too, he’s a rescue dog and extremely wary of being given food (he normally won’t eat it)! Success!😊

I hope you enjoy these bites as much as we did!🤩


Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Total cooking time: 35 minutes

Makes 32 bites

Ingredients:

1 & 1/2 cups (210g) whole-wheat flour

½ cup (50g) rolled oats

1 tbsp of roughly chopped, fresh mint

1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil

¼ cup (60ml) water

1 large egg

½ cup (50g) cheddar cheese (grated)

1 cup (220g) cooked & shedded chicken breast

Method:

1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C (392°F) and line a baking tray with baking/parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, water and egg until combined. Mix in the cheddar cheese and chicken.

3. Add the oats and gradually mix in the flour until you have a dough. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.

4. Place the dough on a floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to 1cm thick.

5. With a cookie cutter of your choice, cut out the dough into shapes and place on baking tray.

6. Bake at 200°C (392°F) for 20 minutes until golden brown on top. Flip the biscuits half way through for an even bake.

7. Cool completely on a wire rack and serve to your pup!

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

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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.

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Doggy Cake Lolli-Pawps

Hi everyone, Biscuit here! 😋🐶

Have you heard of these so-called ‘cake pops’ that hoomans seem to have at parties? They’re everywhere! Baby showers, birthdays, any occasion –  you name it! Now it’s time for us doggies to enjoy cake heaven in a bite! I present to you Doggy Cake Lolli-Pawps!  

Hoomans are pretty used to making doggy cakes (some really scrumptious ones too), but the big question is how on earth do you achieve the dip without using melted chocolate?! Well, peanut butter is not only one of our favourite foods, it is also thick enough for a dip/glaze. All it needed was thinning out slightly with coconut oil and honey and BAM you’ve got yourself the perfect lolli-pawp dip.

I had so much fun making these, I got to use my paws for rolling the cake crumbs into balls (as best as I could) and I attempted to dip my paw… I mean lolli-pawp into the glaze/dip. In the end, my mum had to dip the lolli-pawps into the dip for me, you know, not having apposable thumbs doesn’t help, but hey, can’t blame a dog for trying.

The great thing about these is that if your pupcakes or doggy cakes don’t come out of the tin properly, you can just crumble the cake up and turn them into lolli-pawps. See, no cake wasted!

I’ll be taking these down to the dog park to share with my furry frens, I certainly don’t need an occasion to enjoy a bit of cake! I’ll be sure to remove the stick quickly before my friend, Duna the Boxer, gets a whiff of the lolli-pawp! She’s like a hoover!

Next time you have a doggy occasion, give these a go and stand out of the pack! Tag me on Instagram and Facebook if you do!


Prep time: 45 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total cooking time: 1 hour 5 minutes plus chilling time

Makes approximately 22 lolli-pawps

Ingredients:

Cake mixture

1 cup (130g) whole-wheat flour

1/3 cup (35g) oats (blitzed into a fine powder using a hand blender or food processor)

2 tsp baking powder

2 ripe (or very ripe – even better!) bananas (peeled and chopped)

3 tbsp organic honey

¼ cup (60ml) sunflower oil

¼ cup (60ml) oat milk

‘Frosting’

½ cup (125g) plain, natural Greek yogurt

Glaze/dip

1 cup (240g) natural, raw, unrefined peanut butter

¼ cup (60ml) coconut oil

1 tbsp organic honey

Method:

1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C (400°F) and line a cake tin (I used a 18 x 20cm tin) with baking/parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, mash the chopped banana up with a fork. Next, add in the eggs, oat milk, sunflower oil and honey. Whisk together until combined well.

3. Sift in the flour, baking powder, and add in the oats. Using a wooden spoon, mix together until you have a smooth, lump-free mixture.

4. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 20 minutes at 200°C (400°F) or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Once baked, allow the cake to cool completely on a wire rack.

5. Crumble the cake into a large bowl. Then, add in the yogurt and stir together.

6. Grab a tablespoon of cake crumbs/mixture and use your hands to roll into balls. Place the balls onto a plate or lined baking tray and put a lollipop stick or wooden skewer into each ball. Then, put into the refrigerator to set for 30 minutes.

7. While the cakes are setting, make the dip by mixing coconut oil (if not melted by the summer heat, place in microwave for ten seconds to melt), peanut butter and honey until smooth and lump-free. I recommend using a bowl or jar deep enough to dip the entire ball into. This saves you from having to spoon some of the dip on!

8. Optional decoration: I also whipped up some carob dip from my PB, Carob & banana cookie recipe for decoration purposes, give this a go if you fancy a bit of chocolate!

9. Take each of the chilled cake lolli-pawps and dip into the peanut butter glaze, allowing excess dip to drip off into the bowl. Sprinkle mixed seeds or decorate with carob dip and allow to dry stood up in Styrofoam or in a mug in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

10. Serve to your pup! Keep refrigerated for up to 5 days in an air tight container.

Remember to ask your vet about any allergies that your pup may have!

Additional notes:

1. Substitute eggs for applesauce

2. Swap oat milk for water