Some dog owners are accused of treating their pets like children, spoiling them as they would a human. Making dog treats might be considered a form of spoiling, but it also saves money and is healthier for your dog than processed treats. A healthy alternative to typical dog treat recipes containing flour is a flourless dog treat recipe. Perhaps you or another (human) living in your house cannot eat flour, and having it in your cupboard would be too tempting. Maybe you just want your dog to be as healthy as possible. Whatever your reason for making flourless dog treats, it is doable and affordable. If your dog is finicky when it comes to seafood, no worries: the following recipe can be made using either canned tuna or salmon.
Things You'll Need
- Food processor
- Rolling pin
- Cookie cutter
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup ground oats
- 1 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/3 cup black beans
- ¼ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. garlic powder
- 1 small can tuna or salmon
- 1/3 cup water (more if mixture is dry)
Put all ingredients in food processor and pulse on and off until a smooth ball forms.
Remove dough from processor and knead. Sprinkle a mix of ground oats and cornmeal on the counter so the dough doesn't stick.
Using the rolling pin, roll dough until it is ¼ inch thick.
Cut dough into shapes using a cookie cutter.
Place cut shapes onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until firm and evenly browned.
Cool the dog biscuits on a rack and store in an airtight container. The treats last longer if they are stored in the refrigerator or freezer (thaw before giving them to your dog).
Tips & Warnings
- Rolled oats can be purchased ground; they can also be ground in your food processor before adding them to the other ingredients.
- Do not add onions to this recipe as they can make your dog very ill.
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