How to Make Baked Dog Kibble

by Deborah Lundin
 

With a little time, you can make homemade kibble your dog is sure to love.

You want to make homemade dog food but your dog prefers the crunch of kibble and is not too happy about cooked rice and vegetables with his meat. Fortunately, making homemade dry kibble takes only a few steps and can be added to cooked foods or made alone as a balanced meal.

Basic Kibble as Supplement

Step 1

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Combine 6 cups of flour with 1 cup powdered milk. In another bowl, combine three large eggs, 1/3 cup oil and 2 1/2 cups meat broth or water. Mix wet and dry ingredients together to create thick dough similar to bread.

Step 2

Spread the dough onto a cookie sheet. The dough should be 1/4- to 1/2-inch thick depending on the size of your dog. Using a pizza cutter or knife, lightly cut the desired kibble sizes into the dough but do not go all the way through. This will make it easier to break it into kibble pieces when cooking is complete.

Step 3

Place in the oven for about one hour. Dough should be brown and beginning to harden. Remove and allow cooling and hardening. Break kibble into desired pieces. Place into an airtight container until feeding time.

Balanced Kibble

Step 1

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place 3 1/2 to 4 cups cooked lean meat into a food processor or blender and puree. Add a small amount of oil if needed to puree the meat. Consider meats such as chicken, beef, turkey, lamb or rabbit. If your dog is allergic to certain meats, cottage cheese, yogurt or cooked eggs also may be used.

Step 2

Place 4 to 5 cups of cooked vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, greens beans or carrots, into a food processor and puree. Place in a large bowl and combine with the pureed meats.

Step 3

Add flour 1/2 cup at a time until you create a bread dough consistency. Roll onto a cookie sheet and score with a pizza cutter or knife. Bake for one to three hours depending on thickness. Kibble should be brown and just starting to harden. Remove from oven. Allow for cooling and hardening before breaking into kibble pieces. Store kibble in an airtight container.

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