Today might be National Margarita Day, but tomorrow marks another landmark holiday: National Dog Biscuit Day. We almost closed the office to observe these important occasions, but then there would be no First Annual Horny Toad Dog Biscuit Taste-off.
Here’s how it went: we baked two different and bought three different kinds of dog biscuits.
Then we arranged one of each in a straight line in the backyard.
Then we released the hounds, one at a time. Each dog got the full array to choose from.
We waited to see which biscuit each dog would pick first.
And were shocked and pleased to see that the unanimous winner was one of the homemade varieties!
Here is the recipe, courtesy of Whole Foods Market:
Horny Toad Winning Dog Biscuit Recipe
1 peeled banana
1 cup oat flour
2/3 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup dried parsley
3 tablespoons peanutbutter
1 egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 300° F. Thoroughly mash banana in a bowl with potato masher or fork. Mix in oats, oat flour, parsley, peanut butter and egg and stir well to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes.
Roll mixture into 24 balls, using about 1 tablespoon of dough for each; transfer to a large parchment-paper-lined baking sheet. Use the back of the spoon to press each ball into a 1/2″ thick coin shape. Bake until firm and golden brown on the bottom, about 40 – 45 minutes. Let cool completely. Treat your best friend lavishly and store the rest in an airtight container in the fridge.