Introduction: Healthy Grain Free Dog Treats
This is my first Instructable and I am really excited to show you how to make healthy grain free treats for your dog. My Yorkshire Terrier, Toby, has grain and egg allergies. He loves these treats! So, if you have a dog with allergies, or just want healthy treats for your beloved pet, keep reading!
- 3/4 c. Coconut Flour
- 1/4 c. All Natural Peanut Butter
- 1/4 c. Melted Coconut Oil
- 1/2 c. Applesauce or Pumpkin Purée
- 2 Tbl. Ground Flax Seed
- 6 Tbl. Water
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon (optional)
- Mixing Bowl
- Rolling Pin
- Baking Sheet
- Cookie Cutters
- Silicone Mat or a lightly floured surface
Yields: 56 small dog cookies or 1 full sheet
Step 1: Preheat Your Oven
Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2: Make the Flaxseed Egg Substitute
Mix your Ground Flaxseed and water together with the spoon and let sit for 15 minutes. This creates a gooey texture that is much like an egg.
Step 3: Mix the Wet Ingredients
Mix the flaxseed mixture, peanut butter, melted coconut oil, and the applesauce together. This will make a gloppy mixture.
Step 4: Make the Dough
Mix the coconut flour and cinnamon in with the wet mixture. This will form a dough ball. If your dough ball starts to crumble, add water. If it sticks your fingers, let it sit longer or add some more flour.
Step 5: Roll Out the Dough
Now, roll out the dough to about 1/4 an inch thick on a silicone mat.Then use fun cookie cutters to make shapes and transfer them to a baking sheet. You could also roll the dough in little balls if you would like.
Step 6: Bake the Treats
Put your sheet of dog treats on the middle rack of your oven. Bake the treats for about 20 minutes. If your oven has a history of baking things unevenly, rotate the sheet halfway through the time.
Step 7: Cool Dog Treats
Let the dog treats cool for about 15 minutes, then put them in a cute jar and keep refrigerated.
Step 8: Enjoy!
I hope your dog will enjoy these treats as much as mine does. I bet your dog will be begging at your feet while you make them! These treats can be used to train your dog or just to let him have a few here and there.