These grain free dog treats have become a hit in our household. When I first came across a recipe that was similar to this, I knew they would become a staple. And they have!
For a long time I have been looking for ways to not only save money, but to keep my gluten free pooch just that, gluten free.
Buying treats at the store can be expensive and a guessing game as to what you are actually getting in a treat. That is what started my search and with much interest and excitement I improvised the original recipe and threw in some of my own favorites to make Darcy, my dog, his now “all time favorite grain free dog treats.
What you will need:
· Medium bowl
· Measuring cup
· Your hands-clean of course
½ cup of Peanut Butter ( I use Crunchy because Darcy like the “Crunch”)
1 to 1 ½ tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 cups of Almond Flour (or 1 cup of Almond flour and 1 cup of GF Oats - makes it not grain free)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f. Spray a cookie sheet with coconut oil spray or whatever oil spray you have.
In a medium bowl add all the ingredients together and mix well. This is where the spatula comes in handy. I actually recommend using your hands to knead the dough. You will feel it come together as you knead it to a thick consistency. Knead it for about 1 minute thoroughly or until all ingredients are well mixed. Use good judgement.
Next, take small ball-like portions, the size of a quarter or smaller, and work together with your hands. Form a small cookie like piece and place on cookie sheet. Use good judgement based on size of your furry friend…Darcy is a Shih Tzu so I make mine smaller.
Once cookie sheet/s are filled, you can bake for 10-15 minutes. We have a gas oven so I have to watch mine carefully so that they don’t burn.
A full batch should make 2-4 dozen. Not bad for a few cents on the dollar with ingredients you probably already have in your home.
Recently I doubled my batch and saved some away in the freezer. I have found that the cookie treat freezes well and can be a great emergency go to when the treats run out.
May your Lovable canine love their grain free dog treats as much as my little guy loves his!
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