The Best Gift For (Wo)Man’s Best Friend


Raise your hand if you are celebrating the year of the dog. That’s right. 2018 is all about that WOOF. There is nothing like the love of a good pet and I, along with millions of others, love dogs. Looking back 3 years ago I posted a pumpkin dog biscuit recipe here.


My Deacon loved that recipe, but pumpkin is not always readily available. After watching my daughter’s dog chow down on a few fallen apples in the yard last fall I wondered about using unsweetened applesauce in place of the pumpkin. Turns out that dogs love apples and unsweetened applesauce is safe for dogs to eat.


So in addition to celebrating your favorite humans this Valentine’s Day consider showing your favorite Fido some love, too. This recipe for grain free dog biscuits is dog approved and with only 5 ingredients super easy to make.


Honest and loyal, Dogs are the truest friends and most reliable partner. Could you ask for a better Valentine? 

Apple of My Eye Grain Free Dog Treats

3/4 cup buckwheat flour (did you know that buckwheat is actually a fruit seed related to rhubarb—me neither, but it is true)

1/2 cup almond flour

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 egg

1 tablespoon peanut butter

Mix all the ingredients together adding more buckwheat flour if too sticky. Roll out to a 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet at 300F for 30 minutes. Turn each biscuit and bake 5 more minutes. Cool. Makes about 2 dozen.



11 thoughts on “The Best Gift For (Wo)Man’s Best Friend

  1. I bet my pups would love these. Love the pictures of the doggies but Caitlin is the star. She is so beautiful with her dog Levon. Deacon is one lucky dog to have a baker for a mom!

    • Caitlin is a beauty inside and out and that Levon is a lover dog “pet me pet me please just rub my belly”. Deacon, on the other hand, is an aloof dog. She wants to be near and have me in her sights, but does not like to be pet……maybe some rescue trauma there.

  2. Thanks Lisa, and Sadie thanks you too! Applesauce contest entry, or just good use of the product?

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