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Grain Free Dog Treat Recipes

Are you looking for a way to spoil your dog, but in the healthiest way possible? We got you covered, because these Grain Free Dog Treats are the best.  My biggest problem with store bought treats are: I do not know if I can trust them, and  the great ones are a bit expensive!

So that brings us to these easy-to-make treats that just take a couple of minutes, and have no more than 5 or 6 ingredients. Your dog will go nuts for these grain free recipes, and are best for training or spoiling as they’re healthy, grain-free, and guilt free.

Grain-Free Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Made from just 5 wholesome ingredients, such as sweet potato and coconut flour, the healthful maven has created some very cute little doggie treats that I believe your fur-baby will appreciate. The best part being that’s simple to make, affordable, and you can make a huge batch so that you can keep spoiling your dog!

Instructions

Preheat oven to 225 degrees F.
Grease two baking trays with coconut oil.
In a large bowl blend almond meal, coconut flour and poultry seasoning.
Add in sweet potato and 1/4 cup of liquid and stir till well-combined. If mixture is too thick to roll out, add in more liquid.
Mixture should not be crumbly, but it should be thick and dry.
Divide dough into two parts and roll out each part using your hands (you can use a rolling pin, but you don’t need to!) Into a 1/4 inch thick.
Use cookie cutter and place cookies on tray.
Re roll the dough and use cutter, and do this until all dough has been used.
Swap the trays in the way the top tray goes to bottom,  and bottom tray to the top and then bake for about 25 minutes more.
Turn the oven off,  and let cookies chill in closed oven.
Remove the cookies from oven and let them cool totally on tray for a minimum 1 hour.
Store in mason jars.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups almond meal
1/2 cup coconut flour
2 tsp poultry seasoning
1 cup of cooked and mashed sweet potato
1/4–1/2 cup water (or other dog-safe liquid)
Bone-shaped cookie cutters, if wanted
Coconut oil, for greasing pan
Mason jars to keep

Dog Popsicles

carrot and beef dog popsicles

Growing up Popsicles were my absolute favorite summertime treat, I feel like my dogs need to talk about my childhood experience (because why not?) Well… have just the thing. Randi over at Dukes & Duchesses has created a carrot and beef broth Popsicle, perhaps not exactly the snacks from your childhood (I hope), but your dog will certainly appreciate it. And with just two ingredients and a little bit of freezer time, they’re a perfect quick summer treat.

Pour the beef and carrot mixture into an ice cube tray. This quantity will fill one twelve-cube tray so if you want to make a bigger batch, either double or triple the recipe. And if you would like something a bit cuter than a block, freeze the mixture in a shaped or stained ice cube tray.

Pop the cubes out one at a time and serve to your dog! I make my dog eat them outside because she is not exactly tidy and likes to carry them around.

Store the leftover dog popsicles in the freezer… you can just leave them directly in the ice cube tray as you would with regular ice cubes and cover with plastic wrap if desired.

Coconut Dog Biscuits

Instructions

Preheat Oven To 350º and line 2 baking pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
Make a well in the Middle of the flours.
Mix until blended and then knead it for a few minutes till you form it into a smooth dough ball.
Roll the dough ball out to approximately 1/4″ in depth and cut out shapes out with a cookie cutter. Keep an eye on these as everyone’s oven can be different which could alter baking times.

Ingredients

3 cups brown rice flour
1 cup coconut flour
1 cup coconut water (or regular water)
Two whole eggs
Two  tbsp honey
2 tbsp coconut oil

Grain Free Dog Treat Recipes

Pumpkin Sweet Potato Bites

Grain Free Pumpkin Sweet Potato Bites Dog Treats

Using sweet potato, pumpkin, and a touch of honey. Sounds like treats I might need a sample of for myself. These are perfect little grain-free biscuits that you can make anytime of the year (not just Fall). Also the combination is really beneficial for dogs will digestion problems or sensitive stomachs.

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together brown rice flour and cinnamon.
In a separate bowl, mash sweet potato.
Put pumpkin, egg, water, and maple syrup to sweet potato and mix until thoroughly mixed.
Add in the wet ingredients to dry ingredients and blend together with a spoon until you’re left with a thick batter.
With your fingers, pinch off a small amount of the mixture (approx. 3/4 teaspoon) and roll into little balls. Place the balls on the baking sheet, spacing them about an inch apart.
After your dog treats are placed on the baking sheet, use a fork to flatten the little balls to around a ¼” thick.
Bake at 350ºF for 20 minutes.
Turn them over and continue baking for another 10 minutes, or more.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Ingredients

1½ cups brown rice flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup mashed sweet potato
1/2 cup 100% pure pumpkin purée
1/2 cup water
1 egg
1 teaspoon organic maple syrup

Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Dog Treats

Simply use the freezer with a little natural peanut butter and coconut oil, and in minutes you’ll have wonderfully healthy grain free treats that your dogs will love.

Instructions

If the coconut oil is not liquid, place it in a medium sauce pan over medium to low heat and cook until it’s melted nicely.
Add peanut butter with cinnamon and stir until mixture is totally smooth and incorporated. Side Note: mixture should be thick, but pour-able.
Pour the mixture into ice cube (silicone)trays and refrigerate or freeze until they’re done.
Take dog treats out and serve them to your puppy! (Store in an air-tight container and keep in refrigerator.) For exact coconut oil measurements, we use 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds dog’s body weight, or 1 tablespoon per 30 pounds. Begin with about 1/4 of coconut oil dose, and gradually increase over the course of several weeks so your puppy can get used to it.

Ingredients

A cup of all-natural peanut butter
1 cup pure, unprocessed coconut oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
silicon ice cube tray

Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Chews

Homemade Sweet potato Dog Chews

Instead of biscuits or frozen treats,  your dog might needs something a bit more chewy? This is so simple, with just 1 ingredient, and that is Sweet Potato!

Instructions

Heat the oven to 250 degrees F. Wash and dry your sweet potatoes nicely. Slice thinly your potatoes length-wise. 1/4- 1/3 inch wide max.

Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment if you have one. I was all out this time so I just placed them on my cookie sheet. Then bake them for about 3 hours, turning them over halfway through the process. You want them to be pretty chewy and dry, so your dog will enjoy 100%. You can also use a dehydrator,  if you have one that would be great.

Leave them in the fridge or freezer because if you leave them out they could get a bit moldy.

Dried Chewy Banana Dog Treats

I was pleasantly surprised to see many banana chews and fries at the store. Most of them contains many preservatives. Banana chews and chips are simple to make, and of course, grain free treats. You should use a dehydrator if you have one, however your oven is a good alternative method. The secret to this recipe is setting your oven at a low temperature.

Ingredients

Bananas, optional: lemon and honey

Instructions

1. Lay slices on a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper or silicon mat.
3. This is Optional: Brush every slice with lemon juice (to prevent from browning)
4. Bake at 210F (or lower, depending your oven), for 1.5 hours (if you cook it longer it’ll be crunchy)
5. Optional: Drizzle some honey

Holiday no grain Dog Treats: PB & Ginger Snaps

Holiday Dog Treats

The holidays are upon us and it is time for baking Christmas cookies and awesome holiday dog treats. I’ve recently found out that Coco is a fan of ginger, so I’ve concocted a healthy grain-free recipe.

Instructions

Heat the oven to 165 F.

1. Mix all the ingredients nicely in a large bowl,  and form a  nice round ball with the dough.

2. Roll out the dough until flat and use a cookie cutter to cut out the individual treats. I didn’t have a mini cookie cutter on hand, so I just used a jar cap as a makeshift cutter.

3. Place your snacks on your baking tray and bake for 25 minutes.

4. Turn off oven after the 25 minutes are finished and leave the treats in the oven for 45 more minutes, or until crisp.

Ingredients

2 Cups of Almond Flour
1/2 Cup of  Coconut Flour
1/2 — 3/4 Cup of Natural Peanut Butter
3 Tablespoons of  Ground Ginger
1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon
1/4 Cup of  Water

Grain-Free Black Bean Dog Biscuits

Grain-Free Black Bean Dog Biscuits

Dogs often suffer from allergies that prevent them from eating grains, by way of example, wheat flour or oats. Using black beans is an outstanding substitute for most any grain.

Instructions

Add previously cooked black beans into your food processor, blender, or use a fork and mash nicely as alternative. Mix mashed beans with peanut butter,whipped egg and banana. Stir until smooth and well combined.
Cover and refrigerate until chilled and slightly thickened, approximately 1 hour. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto a parchment lined or nonstick cookie pan.
Makes roughly 30 to 34 small biscuits. After 15 minutes remove pan and use the back of a spoon or a fork to flatten. Bake another 10 minutes then flip biscuits over. Continue baking 15 to 20 minutes.

Total baking time is 40 to 45 minutes. Allow to cool completely before serving or storing in an airtight container.
Tip: For dogs with allergies to poultry products, substitute 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce for one egg.
Make Ahead: Since there’s absolutely no flour used in this recipe the biscuits are more like soft baked cookies. This biscuit recipe is great for freezing. Simply bake as instructed, allow to cool completely then store in a freezer ziplock bag. Make certain to label the bag with the contents and date. Eliminate a few biscuits at a time and thaw at room temperature before serving.

Ingredients

1 cup cooked black beans (rinsed and drained)
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 very ripe banana, mashed
1 egg, whipped

Grain-Free Coconut Flour Soft Chews

Instructions

1. Measure out a half cup of mashed sweet potato. If you are using fresh, this is usually about 1 little or 1/2 large potato. Canned is less nutrient dense, but also an option if you’re in a hurry.
2. In a skillet or food processor combine mashed sweet potato, eggs, apple sauce, melted oil and honey. Add coconut flour and add to batter nice and slow, stirring until smooth.

3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread your mixture on parchment paper in a layer around 1/4 inch thick and sprinkle the top with sea salt if you have.

4. Put in oven at 350°F and bake for about 20 minutes. Remove pan and score treats into small”bite-sized” squares. Put back in oven and bake for another 15 minutes or until outer edges start to brown. Allow to cool on the pan for 5-10 minutes prior to moving to a container.

5. There are going to be a lots of cute begging faces from your dog. Try not to forget that that treats are all about moderation however, no matter how healthy they could be. Give your dog two or one, and keep a jar in the refrigerator for long-term storage.
Ingredients

1/2 cup sweet potato, mashed (approx. 1 little or 1/2 large)

2 eggs

3 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1 teaspoon raw honey (optional)

6 tablespoons coconut flour, sifted

pinch salt, unrefined

Grain Free Liver and Potato Recipe

Grain Free Liver and Potato Recipe

Producing your own grain free dog treats is straightforward. Just because your dog is to sensitive to grains, does not mean you can not make the snacks he needs. You always have the option to make substitutions to present dog treat recipes, but with this yummy liver and curry recipe, who desires to!

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400° F
Cut liver into 1″ pieces. The size doesn’t need to be accurate because you’ll be pureeing it. However, the smaller size helps aid the procedure.
Add the ingredients, liver through potato flakes, into a food processor.
Pulse ingredients.
Be prepared to bring the broth as necessary to produce the mixture spreadable to the pan. The consistency will be very thick.
Pour into a greased 13 x 9 pan.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Let it cool for 5 minutes, on a wire rack.
You can a knife to loosen, then invert pan so you can empty it onto a wire rack.
Let it cool completely before cutting.

Ingredients

1 pounds. Liver
1 egg
1 1/4 cup potato flakes
chicken of beef broth

 

 

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