*Editor’s Note: Originally, we had posted this recipe as a grain-free do treat recipe, but had included gluten-free oats and rice flour in the recipe. We realize that these are considered grains and are gluten free, so we’ve changed it to a gluten free recipe. To make this grain free, take out the rolled oats completely or substitute with 1 sweet potato, and use coconut flour instead of rice flour.
If you’ve noticed that your dog licks his paws on a regular basis, it may signal an underlying allergy. Just like people, dogs can be sensitive to wheat and grains, and gluten free treats are a great away to stop the obsessive licking.
I love making Oscar and the other office dogs homemade dog treats and was tickled when I came across this grain free dog treat recipe. I love that it’s made with simple, all-natural ingredients. Seriously, you would probably pay $10-$20 for these treats in an upscale dog boutique. But with this grain free dog treat, you’ll be going against the grain and making your dog a healthy and homemade treat that will save you big bucks.
Makes about 30-40 cookies
1 banana, mashed
1/2 cup of mashed blueberries
3 tablespoons natural creamy peanut butter
1 egg, beaten
1 3/4 cup coconut/rice flour
2/3 cup gluten free rolled oats
1/3 cup of warm water
1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. In a small bowl, mix together the banana, blueberries peanut butter and egg until completely combined. In a medium bowl, add the flour and rolled oats and mix. Add the wet and dry ingredients together and combine until the dough forms. If the mixture is too dry add a bit of water to moisten the dough.
2. Roll out your dough onto a piece of coconut-floured wax paper (the dough is sticky and the flour will help). Roll the dough to a 1/4-inch thickness and cut out using a cookie cutter. Place cut out cookies on a non-stick baking sheet.
3. Bake cookies for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. Take cookies out of the oven and let the cool.
4. Ask your dog to sit or perform a trick and give him a treat!
If you made these treat, we’d love to know how they turned out. You can post pictures on our Facebook page or leave a comment down below.
We’d love to hear about how the Going-Against-The-Grain Free Dog Treats Recipe worked for you. Post your treat pictures on our Facebook page for everyone to admire or leave a comment in the comment section below.
Amy Tokic, Editor of Our Site , is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).