The Bake-A-Bone dog treat maker is simple to use and easy to clean up. It comes with a recipe book containing 30 recipes and most of the recipes only require on average four ingredients that are usually stocked in most kitchens. They also have pre-made mixes that can be bought seperately but making your own mixes is easy, cheap and you have the peace of mind of what is actually in the mix.
Basically a glorified waffle maker, Bake-A-Bone makes soft, fresh, moist, bone-shaped treats in 5-10 minutes. The recipes are similiar to a waffle formula recipe, so the treat is fluffy and soft with crusty edges and a golden brown surface. A harder treat can be made by putting the finished Bake-A-Bone treats in a 350-degree heated oven, turning off the oven and letting them “bake” for 4-6 hours.
Using the Bake a Bone is a nice way to provide treats to dogs with dietary restrictions since you know exactly what the treats are made of. Unfortunately because you aren’t adding any preservatives the treats don’t stay fresh for long unless you freeze them.
Overall, I enjoyed making doggie treats with the Bake-A-Bone treat maker because it does create dog treats with no preservatives, however while baking I kept wishing it baked more treats at a time because it is time consuming to bake only 4 treats every 10 minutes or so.
If you do decide to purchase one, buy it at a store rather than order it through the TV. It seems the direct order company has some issues with delivery.
In any case, here’s a grain-free recipe from an Amazon customer to try with your waffle maker or the Bake a Bone:
* 1 sweet potato – cooked and skin removed
* 1 egg
* 1/2 cup coconut milk
* 1/2 cup peanut butter
* 1.5 tablespoons flax
* 2 tablespoons water
* 1/2 cup coconut flour
* Combine the flax and water in a bowl and let it sit so that the flax makes a paste.
* Cut up the sweet potato and boil until soft. Let cool, remove skins and mash.
* Combine all ingredients in a mixer and mix well.
* Drop batter onto the bake a bone or waffle iron.
* Bake for 10 minutes. Pull out and let cool.
* Store chilled in the fridge.
* Yields: About 30-32 dog biscuits
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