Here’s a baking recipe for dog biscuits made from potato flakes. So if you have some instant puree powder at home, you can use it to quickly bake lots of small, soft, and tasty treats without cutting them out.
To the recipe
The main ingredient in this treat recipe is of course the potato flakes, which we mix with a little egg.
Potato flakes are made from peeled and pre-cooked potatoes, which are chopped up and rolled into thin crumbs. Many are familiar with this ingredient as an instant powder for mashed potatoes.
But the starchy flakes are also marketed directly to dog owners as a BARF additive or in flake food.
It’s a grain-free ingredient, which might make this easy recipe interesting for some allergy-prone dogs too.
In order to make these training bites tasty for our clubbers, a few other ingredients have to be added to the dough.
You can add any ingredients to the dough and adapt it to the diet of your four-legged friend.
I used some cream cheese and grated cheddar this time.
Instructions for dog treats made from potato flakes
How to bake potato flake cookies:
- Mix the potato flakes with eggs and wet flavoring ingredients. Stir until the flakes have dissolved.
- Now wait a bit until the mass thickens. For me, the dough was still quite tough and sticky, but that’s ok.
- Press the dough flat on a greased baking paper.
- Optional: I sprinkled the mass with a small amount of grated cheese.
- Bake the dough sheet at 170 °C for about 15 minutes.
- Turn the still-warm sheet of dough over and cut it into small pieces. Or cut them up and then turn them over, it doesn’t matter. The dough was a bit rubbery for me at this point and was easy to handle.
- Let the cookies cool in the turned-off oven.
Save flake biscuits
I deliberately baked some semi-moist training treats that can be easily broken up with your fingers.
The moisture content and the cheese in my version of the recipe ensure, to the delight of my dogs, that these treats should be fed quickly.
If you let the cookies dry as much as possible in the oven with the door ajar on low heat, they should last a little longer. I didn’t try it this time.
It’s best to bake a manageable amount and store the cookies in an open container in the fridge. Alternatively, YOU can also bake larger quantities and freeze them in portions.
More about this recipe
Potato flakes combine with the liquid from other ingredients to form a sticky dough. Instead of putting cream cheese and egg in the flakes as I did, you can also use just one egg and other flavor carriers instead.
All of the usual cookie ingredients for dog biscuits are available here. Tuna, baby jars, cottage cheese, liverwurst, peanut butter, or wet food are very popular.
Instead of cutting the biscuits into small pieces, you can simply divide them into strips. These are easy to transport and can be broken up with your fingers if necessary. Of course, they crumble a little less in this form.
Bake treats from potato flakes
- A cheap and grain-free alternative to store-bought training snacks.
- The recipe can be adapted as desired. So you can always try other varieties.
- Baked quickly and easily because we don’t use cutters and such.
- Due to the still somewhat soft consistency, it is great as a training snack.
Dog biscuits with potato flakes
Yes, you can also make dog biscuits from mashed potato flakes. And that’s actually very easy.
- 100 g potato flakes
- 3-4 eggs
- 60 grams of cream cheese
- 25 g cheese, grated
- Oil for greasing
- ▢Preheat your oven to 170 °C top and bottom heat.
- ▢Mix the potato flakes with the eggs and cream cheese. Leave the mixture to stand for a while until it is still very sticky but malleable. If necessary, add a drop of water or some potato starch to the mass to achieve the right consistency.
- ▢Put a few drops of oil on your parchment paper and spread it with your hands.
- ▢Now take the potato mixture and press it flat on the baking tray (it was around 8 mm for me).
- ▢Sprinkle the pastry sheet with the finely grated cheese.
- ▢Now bake the potato biscuits for about 15 minutes.
- ▢Cut the sheet of dough into bite-sized chunks while it is still warm. Turn them over and let them cool in the switched-off oven.