Healthy Grain Free Dog Treats

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About: I love animals, baking, being creative, and finding healthier alternatives for everyday things.

Intro: 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!

Ingredients:

- 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)

Materials Needed:

- Mixing Bowl

- Spatula

- Rolling Pin

- Baking Sheet

- Spoon

- 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.

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    Bramael2

    2 years ago

    My pups love these treats, I made my own quinoa and oat flour dog biscuits. I checked on some dog safe flour alternatives and came up with a bunch of options. Thanks for this great recipe!

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    AshwawaBramael2

    Reply 2 years ago

    Your Welcome! The quinoa/oat flour sounds great!

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    Prettypeas831

    2 years ago

    Thanks Ashwawa for this recipe. I am baking some this weekend for My Granddog.

    Since his parents watch his diet very close (meat), this meat free recipe will be a nice treat once in a while.

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    AshwawaPrettypeas831

    Reply 2 years ago

    Your Welcome! Glad to hear that you tried this recipe! :)

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    AirbourneNation

    2 years ago

    I'd like to ask a few questions:

    1. "Set the oven to 350 degrees". What temperature measurement are you using? While I think that you meant Fahrenheit, you should clarify that ;).

    2. Since dogs are carnivorous, shouldn't their treats contain some meat? Would it be safe for my dog to eat them?

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    Hi - Actually dogs are able to live on a vegetarian diet quiet well depending on the veggies, as some are VERY HARMFUL to dogs. Cats, however, must have meat in their diets; that's what my research has shown.

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    AshwawaAirbourneNation

    Reply 2 years ago

    First, thank you for pointing out, it is Fahrenheit, I will change that. Next, dogs need a varied diet and these treats aren't meant to be used for the main food source, just a treat, it would be fine to add meat, meat buoillon, or chicken stock. You can also substitute the flax seed substitute for 2 eggs. Thank you!

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    ranwithjesus

    2 years ago

    Great Instructable! Especially for your first time! Pictures are perfect, text is not confusing, and those treats look awesome! I'll have to try this sometime :)

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    Ricardas Satinskas

    2 years ago

    im madet and my dog is happy

    :))))))))))))) :OOOOOOOOOOOOO

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    Ashwawa

    2 years ago

    Please vote for me in the dog contest. Thanks!

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    ChefJohn1955

    2 years ago

    I may be wrong here. But I was always lead to believe that cinnamon is NOT good for dogs.

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    AshwawaChefJohn1955

    Reply 2 years ago

    According to the ASPCA cinnamon is only toxic to dogs in very large amounts and one teaspoon will not harm them. Thanks for visiting my Instructable!

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    AirbourneNation

    2 years ago

    I'd like to ask a few questions:

    1. "Set the oven to 350 degrees". What temperature measurement are you using? While I think that you meant Fahrenheit, you should clarify that ;).

    2. Since dogs are carnivorous, shouldn't their treats contain some meat? Would it be safe for my dog to eat them?

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    seamsterAshwawa

    Reply 2 years ago

    If you use the "Reply" button, your comments will get send to the person you're replying to. Otherwise, they'll only see your comments if they happen to come back to your instructable ;)

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    seamster

    2 years ago

    Fantastic instructable! This looks like a great dog treat recipe.

    Definitely got a vote from me! :)

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    Ashwawa

    2 years ago

    Please vote for me in the dog contest! I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks! :)