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For furry canine friends that require a special diet, these gluten-free dog treats are the jam! They're quick and easy to make, and are a BIG hit with all the OPP (other people's pets) I encounter along the way. I think it also helps that I chose a squirrel shaped cookie cutter...

 
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Step 1: Recipe

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  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter (I prefer crunchy)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cup gram (chickpea) flour
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats

Tools you'll need are:

  • one medium & one small mixing bowl
  • measuring cup & spoons
  • fork or mixing spoon
  • rolling pin
  • fun cookie cutter or butter knife
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • cooling rack

Step 2: Mash & Mix

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Before you get started, preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

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In the small bowl, mash up your peeled banana with a fork.

Add the peanut butter and egg. Stir with a fork or spoon until completely mixed together.

Set aside.

Step 3: Dry Goods

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In the medium bowl, thoroughly mix the oats and gram flour.

Step 4: Get it Together

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Now, add the wet mix to the dry and stir until the dough forms a ball.

Step 5: Get Rollin'

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Sprinkle your work surface with gram flour.

Pat the dough ball into a thick pancake with your hands, place on the floured surface and coat the top of the dough with more flour.

Dust your rolling pin with flour.

Roll the dough evenly until it's approximately 1/4" thick.

Step 6: Shape Up!

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Make a small mound of gram flour for your cookie cutter. Coating the bottom cutting edge of the cutter in flour before each use will make getting the dough out of the cutter much easier.

Use your Tetris skills to cut as many treats out of your dough as possible.

*If you don't have a cookie cutter, use a butter knife to cut the dough into bite sized squares!

Step 7: No Dough Left Behind

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Place your first round of freshly cut treats onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Squish all the left over dough bits together and repeat the rolling process. Don't forget to re-flour the work surface or your little guys will get stuck!

Repeat this process until you've used up all the dough.

Step 8: Get 'em Baked!

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Place your hard work in the oven for 30-35 minutes and bake until golden brown.

Silvia Cantu5 months ago

Nice! I will try this.
You should add a funny note: "do not make them in cats figure" jajjajajajaja
Well... It´s kind of ironic to me because my dogs actually bite cats.....u.u snif

sgoeders5 months ago

I make my babies treats as well. This is a new recipe and I am going to try it. I LOVE the idea of Chickpea Flour. I have been using brown rice flour and some Flaxseed meal.. Thanks so much for the share. Oh, how many approx. does this make?

Could you replace the chickpea flour with regular flour? These treats look great, but I can't find the flour anywhere...
azigta6 months ago

aaww what a beautiful dog x333

kurshiukas6 months ago

Great post! I try that too at home, should make perfect training treats.