Mint Buckwheat Dog Biscuits

Homemade Mint Buckwheat Dog Biscuit Recipe | LolaThePitty.com

Things I like about these Mint-Parsley-Buckwheat dog treats:

  • The entire batch fits on one cookie sheet. (As you learned with my Peanut Butter Banana dog treats, I’m not a fan of rolling out dough for an hour.)
  • They help with stinky dog breath…’nuff said.
  • I have extra fresh parsley & mint to use for human recipes.

I was at a Pet Expo a few weekends ago with our friend Amaya and her SDiT Tater. We couldn’t help but stop by the homemade dog treat booth and one treat that caught my eye was a dog biscuit made with buckwheat flour.

I’ve honestly never baked with buckwheat flour (partially because I tried buckwheat pancakes one time and umm, yeah….), but I immediately knew I wanted to try and create my own version but of course didn’t have a recipe for one.

I played with the ingredients a little bit and initially tried to make it without the egg but it was too dry – so after a little trial and error I think I’ve perfected it! I hope your pups enjoy these as much as Lola & Rio.

 

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Mint Buckwheat Dog Biscuits
 
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I call these the dog's after dinner mints! The parsley and mint in these treats is great for helping with bad doggy breath!
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Serves: 20-24
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups buckwheat flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • 4 Tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon pure honey
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • water (approx. 1-3 tsp)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir buckwheat flour, parsley and mint leaves together until combined
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil and honey.
  4. Pour olive oil-honey mixture into the flour and stir. Add egg and stir until well combined.
  5. Knead dough with hands to thoroughly mix the ingredients together. Add a teaspoon of water at a time to help the dough come together. This should take about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out to approx. ¼" thick.
  7. Cut into desired shapes with cookie dough cutter.
  8. Place biscuits onto a nonstick baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
Notes
Store biscuits in an airtight container in the fridge to keep fresh.

Homemade Mint Buckwheat Dog Biscuit Recipe | LolaThePitty.com

This recipe yielded exactly 21 treats for me, using a 2″ cookie cutter.

They are a thin, crispy biscuit and are very easy to break into pieces.

I’ve been putting one on top of Lola & Rio’s dinner and they love it!

Homemade Mint Buckwheat Dog Biscuit Recipe | LolaThePitty.com

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42 Replies to “Mint Buckwheat Dog Biscuits”

  1. Thank you for this recipe. My doxies love them. I followed the recipe exact but the dough did not form into a ball; it was very crumbly and I could only cook it for a few minutes. Also your directions did not specify what to do with the water. Any suggestions? Thanks

    1. Hi Nancy,
      Thanks for the comment & apologies that I did not specify what to do with the water! The water is to be added at the end, when kneading the dough, I’m sure this is why yours was crumbly. Fixing the directions now! 🙂

  2. Just made a batch of these. They smell so fresh and minty! Let’s hope my dogs’ breath soon smells the same 🙂 Both of my mutts seem to really like them. I didn’t have buckwheat flour so I subbed a combination of whole wheat and oat flours. Thank you for the recipe!

  3. I just made these and I find rolling dough and cutting it to be too time consuming and mind-numbing. So…I rolled the mixture into a log, cut the log into 1/4 inch discs, then flatted each piece down with the bottom of a flour dusted flat bottomed drinking glass. Ok, maybe not as cute as the cookie cutter version, but less messy and into the oven in a flash!

  4. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I tried it today but I could not get it to bind. I used whole wheat flour, so I’m not sure if it absorbed the liquid more than buckwheat would have, but it was crumbly. I added 5 tsp of water. Any advice?

    1. Hmm, I’m thinking it was the flour difference. If it was crumbly possibly it needed more moisture – maybe an egg or add a little more water at a time until it’s able to roll out nicely. Even a splash of oil would work :). Hope this helps.

  5. Hi! Do you think I could do this recepie using rice flour? If so, can I use the same messure?

    Thanks a lot for your help.

  6. Hi, I came across your recipe. Couldn’t find buckwheat flour and used sorghum flour instead and added cinnamon to the recipe. I didn’t have a cookie cutter so I just flattened out and hand patted some pieces. Still worked beautifully and my Lilly loves it.

    1. Hi Harmony, you certainly could, you may have to play with the measurements though to get the right consistency!

  7. Instead of eggs:
    1/3 cup applesauce or 1/4 cup puree banana or 1 tablespoons ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons of water.

    I make a lot of homemade dog treats. Thank you for recipe.

  8. Hi! I’m using buckwheat flour and finding the end result more fragile/brittle than, say, rice or garbanzo flour. Have you experienced that? Is that just a property of buckwheat? If so, any suggestions on how to make them harder/less brittle? Thanks!!

    1. That is how these were too – I think it’s just the property of the flour…You could probably try substituting the recipe w/ rice flour though if you’re looking for a harder treat. Or don’t roll them out as thin. Thanks for the comment!

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