January 30, 2010

Chickpea Biscuits


4 cups chickpea flour
1 cup apple sauce
2 teaspoons Saigon cinnamon
2 teaspoons carob powder


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cover large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface and knead well. Cut into desired shapes and place on cookie sheet, or place dough in middle of cookie sheet, roll out to the corners, and lightly score with knife or pizza cutter. Bake for 20 minutes, then turn oven down to 175 degrees F and allow to bake for 40 more minutes. Allow treats to cool in the oven. Store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag.

You can replace the apple sauce with organic canned pumpkin or bananas; for your feline friend, try pureed liver. You can also use 1 finely minced garlic clove and 2 teaspoons fresh parsley in place of the cinnamon and carob powder. Another variation is to make the recipe with 1 cup of salmon, tuna, sardines or other fish, 1 finely minced garlic clove, and 2 teaspoons fresh parsley or catnip.

This is a great, nutritious recipe that any dog is likely to enjoy. If your dog has lost his appetite due to illness, try this tasty treat!

Courtesy of Animal Wellness Magazine.

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