DIY Doggy Biscuits (For The Feast Day Of St. Francis!)

Since St. Francis is the patron Saint of animals, I decided this would be a great feast day to remember man’s best friend! You can get the kids involved in this one and live the liturgical year in a way that Fido can celebrate with you. Today I’m going to share with you a super simple diy doggy biscuit recipe that only takes 6 simple ingredients that you probably already have at home! You can find more resources for celebrating St. Francis’ feast day here. Now let’s get to baking for our 4 legged friends. 

There is a legend of St. Francis where he tames a wolf, which is one of the reasons St. Francis is the patron Saint of animals. When the wolf is tame, he offers St. Francis his paw, and St. Francis is often pictured holding the paw of the wolf in his hand, almost like they’re shaking hands. For this reason, I thought it would be fun to shape the doggy biscuits like a paw! You can grab your own paw shaped cookie cutter here

Because the feast of St. Francis falls in October, I like to keep the feast days centered around foods of the season. This dog treat recipe is flavored with cinnamon, which is festive for the season, and will give your house a great cinnamon aroma when you bake them! What’s not to love?! 

Ingredients Needed For DIY Doggy Biscuits:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1  1/2 cups old fashioned oats 
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F. 

Mix the flour, oats, and cinnamon together in a large bowl.

In the middle of the dry ingredients, make a well. Pour into that your water, oil, and egg. 

Mix this well and form it into a ball. If it’s too dry, add a little bit more water slowly.

Flour your working surface and roll out the dough to a 1/4 in thickness using a rolling pin. You can cut out your treats in whatever shape you want. Dog shaped and bone shaped would also be cute! We cut ours into paw shapes.



Place the biscuits 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet for baking. 

The biscuits need to bake from 20 to 25 minutes. When they’re finished baking, leave them in the oven for 2 hours to allow them to fully harden.

They’re ready to go! Give one to Fido!

Just kidding! Our dog’s name is Ellie. It’s extremely challenging to photograph her because she is part bull dog, so she always looks sad. But I assure you, she is quite happy and she loved the treats!

Happy feast day of St. Francis, Ellie!!!

Find more ways to celebrate the feast day of St. Francis with your family here. I even have some recipes for humans. 😉

Be sure to check out all of my other October feast day resources as well!
 

Homemade Cinnamon Dog Biscuits Recipe

Here is a super simple diy doggy biscuit recipe that only takes 6 simple ingredients that you probably already have at home!
Author: Lacy

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  • Start by preheating your oven to 350°F.
  • Mix the flour, oats, and cinnamon together in a large bowl.
  • In the middle of the dry ingredients, make a well. Pour into that your water, oil, and egg.
  • Mix this well and form it into a ball. If it’s too dry, add a little bit more water slowly.
  • Flour your working surface and roll out the dough to a 1/4 in thickness using a rolling pin.
  • You can cut out your treats in whatever shape you want using cookie cutters or a knife.
  • Place the biscuits 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet for baking.
  • The biscuits need to bake from 20 to 25 minutes.
  • When they’re finished baking, leave them in the oven for 2 hours to allow them to fully harden.

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