You probably have friends or family members that have switched to a grain- and/or gluten-free diet. These types of diets are also becoming more popular in the canine world. These grain free dog treats are easy to make and only require 5 ingredients.
Coconut flour is naturally grain- and gluten-free. It is also rich in dietary fiber and low in sugar and carbohydrates. Coconut flour is a great source of protein and healthy fats as well.
There is research to support both sides of the grain free dog food diet, but ultimately the decision lies with you and your veterinarian. Some dogs need to eat a grain free diet for health reasons. Some pet owners just want to feed their dog a grain free diet for personal reasons.
Grain-Free Dog Treats Recipe
Whether your dog is completely grain-free or you’re just looking to add healthier treats to his diet, these grain-free dog treats are a tasty option. You could use a different type of flour is you prefer. If you’d like to make a substitution for the peanut butter, you could try almond, cashew or hazelnut butter instead. Sunflower seed butter would be a great choice if you’re trying to avoid nuts.
Recipe: Grain-Free Dog Treats with Coconut Flour
Most veterinarians don’t recommend a grain free diet unless your dog has an allergy that requires this type of food. These grain free dog treats offer an easy way to reduce the amount of grain in your pet’s diet without cutting it out completely.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: about 20 treats 1x
- Category: Biscuit Treats
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Dog Treats
- 1.5 cups of coconut flour
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup and 2 tbsp. pumpkin puree
Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and combine into a dough. As you’ll see in my video guide above, I use a well greased mini muffin tin to bake these treats. You could also drop spoonfuls of the dough onto a well greased baking sheet and press the cookies down with a fork. No matter what shape you make them, bake the treats for about 12-15 minutes or until they’re firm.
Let the dog treats cool completely before serving them to your pup.
- Serving Size: 1 biscuit
- Calories: 214
- Sugar: 2.4 grams
- Sodium: 49 mg
- Fat: 20.6 grams
- Carbohydrates: 6.5 grams
- Fiber: 3.5 grams
- Protein: 4 grams
- Cholesterol: 33 mg
How to store: Store leftover treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 12-14 days. Remember that homemade treats do not have the preservatives that store bought products do. They will not last as long. If you’d like, you can freeze these treats in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
For More Information
We publish many homemade dog food and treats recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you’re new to home cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.
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