Just For Your Pooches...

Dog Oatie Biscuits

These biscuits are so easy to make and the house smells delicious when you are baking them. They are a good natural alternative to shop bought biscuits for your pooches.

They are a fairly sturdy biscuit so are great in a little bag for on the go. You can make them to suit the size of your dog.

The Recipe


  • 2 Free range eggs
  • 130 grams of oats
  • 70 grams coconut flour or self raising and enough for rolling
  • 70 grams light brown sugar
  • 45 grams butter
  • 45 grams lard
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

Essential Equipment:

  • Two flat baking trays
  • Scales
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Pyrex bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Spatula or flexible spoon
  • Rolling pin
  • Sufficient grease-proof paper to place biscuits on and roll out on
  • Cutters
  • Cooling rack

Simple method:

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

Place cubed lard and butter in a Pyrex jug in the microwave on medium power until it has melted, add the vanilla extract and stir.

Pour the melted ingredients into a mixing bowl and use your spatula to make sure you get all the melted ingredients out of the jug. Add the oats, flour, sugar and salt, mix well. Add the 2 free range eggs and stir in.

The mixture will be quite thick and crumbly as it starts to cool.

Divide the mixture into two. Roll out between two pieces of grease-proof paper. There is no rule on the size of the biscuit. I find floured circle cutters work best as the mixture is chunky.

Delicate dog cutter shapes are not great for this mix. Once you have cut out your shapes, place on a grease-proof sheet on a flat baking tray. Gather up the left over scraps, bring together into a ball roll out and cut more shapes.

The biscuits won’t expand from the cut width, they will rise a little. Cook the biscuits in the oven until light golden brown.

As with all biscuits, keep a close eye on them as they can over cook in seconds.

When they are ready, place them on a cooling rack. Keep in an airtight tin.

Cooks tips:

You can add crumbled oxo’s for a meatier biscuit.

Flour your cutters and grease-proof paper.