Gluten Free Dog Treats

AND a Happy 6th Birthday to my sweet Pug!

I’ve been saying for years that I’m going to bake my own dog treats. Well, I finally did it!  And they were SO easy to make.

GF Dog Treats

Ingredients: Gluten free all purpose flour (with Xanthan gum), pumpkin puree, peanut butter, egg and cinnamon.

The GF flour I used is Pillsbury Best Gluten Free Multi-Purpose Flour Blend. This is the first time I’ve used this flour and I must say, I was impressed. When mixed with the other ingredients, the dough was perfect and easy to roll out. I didn’t even need to flour my hands, as the dough was not sticky.

Baked (and mashed) sweet potato can be substituted for the pumpkin puree. Sweet potato is my Pug’s favorite but, I was in a hurry so it was much easier to open a can of pumpkin.

Everyone says to use natural peanut butter for dogs, which I’ve attempted but, my Pug tasted it, stuck her nose up in the air, put her paws on her hips and said “whaaaat?”. So, I just use regular ol’ creamy Jif.

1. 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons of Gluten Free flour

2. 1 egg

3. 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (your choice)

4. 1/2 cup pumpkin puree

5. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all wet ingredients plus cinnamon until creamy. Add mixture to GF flour. Combine until dough forms. Roll out to approximately 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out treats using cookie cutter. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Pug and a Treat

These were big treats for my little Pug and she loved them. Just look at the intensity in her eyes! When it comes to food, she has no self control. After standing on her hind legs and dancing, this pic was the best I could get.

Happy Birthday Phoenix!

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3 thoughts on “Gluten Free Dog Treats

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’ve been meaning to bake some biscuits for our new French Bulldog puppy for some time so it was great to see this recipe (saves me scouring the internet for hours trying to find a recipe)! Is there a reason you used Gluten Free flour for these or is it just personal preference? I wouldn’t want to upset my puppy’s tummy anymore than it is! Thanks, Cath

    P.S. A belated Happy Birthday to Phoenix 🙂

    • Thanks Cath! I’ve been Gluten Free since 2003 and although Phoenix is not, I chose to make these treats GF. She does have a sensitive tummy and is on a limited grain diet (Natural Balance) so, I do limit her intake of Gluten. Side note: Shelf life is much shorter than when using wheat flour. I have found this to be true with all baked goods utilizing gluten free flours.

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