5 Ingredient Grain-Free Dog Treats

Usually Saturday or Sunday mornings mean recipe development for the blog. This also usually means baking chocolatey-goodness or some sort of paleo-friendly treat that I just have to taste test over and over.

 

5 Ingredient Grain-Free Dog Treats

The past few weekends however were extra special, because little Jax got to be the real taste-tester. Let’s be real, Mike and I tried them too, of course, but the real test was our puppy- and it passed the test with flying colors! So, instead of your traditional Foodie Friday with myself and American Express, this one is for all the dogs out there!

 

The best part about these, aside from them being packed with nutrients, is that the dough yields up to/if not more 60 dog cookies (depending on your cookie cutter size)! Seriously so much better than spending $10-15 on 20 grain-free cookies! PLUS, you need only 5 ingredients. Total win all around.

5 Ingredient Grain-Free Dog Treats

 

That is one happy puppy. He was ready to sit, roll over, throw his paws up, and pull out every trick in his book for these. His eyes lit up way more than with his usual treats!

 

5 Ingredient Grain-Free Dog Treats

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5 Ingredient Grain-Free Dog Treats

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 50 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter or nut butter of choice, no added ingredients
  • 4 organic eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp sweet potato puree or pumpkin puree**

Optional add-ins:

  • 1/3 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 tsp dried parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients and form dough into a ball
  • Roll out dough in between two sheets of parchment paper*
  • Gently use your desired cookie cutters to cut and lift cookies into ideal shape**
  • Transfer to a lined baking sheet
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cookies are hard
  • Let cool completely before serving

Notes

If dough is dry, add an additional egg

This recipe also works with unsweetened apple sauce

I used these cookie cutters

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5 Ingredient Grain-Free Dog Treats

 

 

This has me thinking of a doggy birthday cookie cake for this newly 6-month old pup (his birthday was yesterday). I made him two massive cookies and sandwiched them between peanut butter. Happy, happy birthday puppy!

 

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Do you make homemade dog treats? What are your favorite ingredients to use?

108 comments
February 6, 2015

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108 Responses

  1. I’m making these today! Thanks for publishing a grain free recipe. Do these need to be refrigerated?

  2. Our Beagles love these wonderful treats! We have been cutting them into 1inch squares. Any idea of how many calories each will have? Thanks.

  3. Just made these as treats for working with my vehicle-reactive dog, after discovering he loved some coconut cookies he got as a birthday present.

    I did use melted coconut oil. Like some others, I found the dough was too wet to roll out, even when I added more coconut flour. I made one batch as drop cookies and refrigerated the remaining dough after which it could be rolled out.

    I think next time I’d halve the eggs, or maybe even use water instead as someone suggested so that they turn out crispier. I had to bake these for like 20 min to get them crispy enough, even though I flattened them out to like 3-4 mm.

    Anyway, the dog loves them!

    4.0 rating

  4. A naturopathic doctor and a scientist told me to never heat up flaxseeds or flaxseed oil as it becomes toxic and never use flaxseeds or flaxseed oil to bake with for same reason.

    I’m also allergic to eggs and a doctor confirmed that some people with egg allergy can actually eat eggs if they’re baked in foods like breads and cakes etc because the protein in the eggs is changed when baked at temperatures like 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15, 20 or more. I’ve been able to consume eggs that way without any problems. I just can’t eat scrambled eggs or even a fried egg. I’ve been able to tolerate hard boiled eggs.

    I don’t know if it’s safe to heat up or cook with chia seeds though. But it is safe to make non heated cold pudding using flaxseed and/or chia seeds.

    Is this dog cookie hard or soft? Older dogs and puppies need softer foods. I’m trying to learn to cook grain free gluten free dog treats. I used to make dog cookies ( soft) using wheat until my dogs started having food allergies to gluten, corn and other foods.

    I’m also trying to figure out how to make dog shampoo as my dogs are allergic to chemicals like I am.

    3.0 rating

  5. I haven’t made these yet, but scrolling through the comments I’m wondering if the eggs are preventing the biscuits from getting crunchy?
    If they aren’t necessary, maybe just use water. Also, coconut is very absorbent so maybe allowing the dough to sit for a period of time
    to absorb the moisture before rolling them? I have a pit with multiple food allergies so I am making her treats. I am experimenting with different recipes using foods that I know she can have. I am finding that I have to bake treats at a low temp for quite a while to dry them out once they are actually cooked. Another idea would be to dry them in a food dehydrator if they are still moist?
    Since all homemade foods and treats do not have preservatives, unless they are really dry, they will only keep a few days and especially not in plastic which will cause moisture build up and mold faster.
    Hope all of this helps. I will try making these after we get back from a trip this weekend.

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