Mint Buckwheat Dog Biscuits [Happy 9th Birthday Einstein!]
Easy homemade buckwheat dog biscuits with mint and parsley for fresh breath!
Can you believe this is Einstein’s last single-digit birthday?! I do feel like he’s been in my life forever, so in some ways nine years doesn’t seem all that long at all, but still… nine already! As I do every year for both him and Duke, I scoped out a new homemade treat to make to celebrate his birthday. For all the homemade dog treats that I’ve made over the years, I still hadn’t made one with parsley or mint, and thought that a breath-busting treat would be fun to make.
These are incredibly easy to make with just a handful of ingredients (I bought the buckwheat flour at my grocery store – Bob’s Red Mill brand) and you could cut them into any shape or size you’d like. I have a bone-shaped cookie cutter, so I used that, and it makes pretty big treats. If you’d like smaller treats (or just more of them), you could simply cut them into smaller squares.
Einstein, not surprisingly, wanted to eat the entire batch in one sitting (food has always been his biggest vice), but we made him share with Duke and then put them away for a rainy day… or, tomorrow ;-)
The big guy has had a big year – he became a big brother again! (How many times can I type “big” in one sentence??)
He’s so incredibly in tune with Joseph – running over if he hears him crying, and following him around the house from one spot to the next whenever he’s playing, laying down a few feet away so he can keep an eye on him. It melts my heart.
I love you, buddy!
Here’s to a million more birthdays together :)
One year ago: Frozen Peanut Butter-Yogurt Dog Treats
Two years ago: My Mom’s Legendary Salad Dressing
Three years ago: Sweet Potato Pretzel Dog Treats
Five years ago: Apple & Cheddar Cupcakes
Mint Buckwheat Dog Biscuits
- 1½ cups (180 g) buckwheat flour
- 4 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 egg, beaten
- Water, as needed
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- In a large bowl, stir together the buckwheat flour, parsley and mint. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and honey.
- Pour the olive oil-honey mixture into the flour and stir. Add the egg and stir until well combined (the mixture will still be dry and crumbly).
- Turn the mixture out onto a clean work surface and knead the dough to thoroughly mix the ingredients together. Add a teaspoon of water at a time to help the dough come together (this should take about 5 minutes).
- Roll the dough out to approximately ¼-inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with a cookie dough cutter and place on the prepared baking sheet. Using a fork, prick the center of each bone to create four small holes.
- Bake for 15 minutes, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
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I’m curious about something, looking back over the treats and the birthdays I have for Einstein and Duke I don’t see any special treat or cake for Einstein’s second birthday. Did I miss something? What happened on his 2nd birthday in January 2009? Am I missing it somewhere? I have every other year for him and the 1st and 2nd for Duke. You’ve been so devoted each year so I’m just a little puzzled if I’m missing one of the doggie recipes?
Hi Pamela, No, you didn’t miss it! I had just moved back in with my mom around that time and she was having some health problems, so I didn’t blog much that month, and missed sharing Einstein’s birthday :(
I wish someone had reviewed the cookies!
Happy Birthday Einstein! He melts my heart too!
Happiest of birthdays, dear sweet Einstein! Here’s to many, many more!
Happy Birthday, Einstein! I’m giving your mom another treat recipe. :D I am a subscriber to the use real butter recipe site and last month Jen featured this apple, bacon and cheddar dog biscuit for her black lab pup Neva. It looks good enough to be a human treat.
Love that picture with Joseph and the dog.
Happy birthday to Einstein – and many, many more! I know he and Duke enjoyed his birthday treats!
You know, it is hard to believe he’s already 9 – I’ve been following you for quite a while – seems like only yesterday that sweet Duke was just a brand new puppy!
As always, love your pics – especially the one with Joseph and his bodyguard!
Happy birthday to you, sweet beautiful Einstein. You are such a loved boy, it’s so obvious by all the wonderful things your mom says about you and all the pics she shares. And you also give so much love to all of your family, it’s such wonderful thing to see!! Wishing you all the best and many more birthdays filled with love and delicious doggy treats :)
Happy Birthday Einstein!!
haha nice pictures! Great
Happy 9th Birthday Einstein!!! – I hope you have many,many more!! – My Golden is 10 years old, and she still plays with all her toys like a puppy :)
“A boy and his dog . . .” comes to mind every time I see a picture of Einstein (and/or Duke) sitting protectively near Joseph. Those pictures always move me to tears. Happy Birthday, Einstein! Tell momma that you can have lots of tasty homemade treats on your birthday ;)
Happy Birthday Einstein!!!
Happy Birthday to Einstein and to many more! What a great friend for Joseph
Happy Birthday Einstein! He is such a beautiful and wonderfully behaved dog. The treats look easy to make and I bet they are tasty.
Happy Birthday to Einstein! Such a handsome boy!
I love seeing photos of your dogs. Happy Birthday Einstein!
Happy Birthday to Einstein! The last photo with him salivating over the treat is adorable! Always look forward to the photos of your four-legged babies as well as Joseph.
Happy birthday Einstein!
Happy Birthday to a very handsome furry Big Brother!
Happy Birthday, Einstein! You are so handsome! Have a wonderful day and a fabulous year! My Buddy, golden and chow, is now twelve!
Awwww, I love goldens! Happy Birthday to your golden birthday boy!
Happy Birthday Adorable Einstein xx
Happy Birthday Sweet Einsteim, wishing you many more years to come x
Happy birthday Einstein!