This wheat-free dog biscuit recipe is intended for our 4-legged friends with wheat sensitivities.
No one said this website was only for humans... Our furry companions need healthy treats too. These dog biscuit bones are made from completely natural ingredients with adjustments made for pups with allergies to grain.
The main flavour in these is peanut butter. (I have yet to meet a dog who doesn't love peanut butter... If you know of one, feel free to mention it in the comments below.) The flour you would typically find in these dog treats is replaced with Cassava flour, which is made from yucca root. It is safe for dogs and removes allergy inducing grain.
At 51 calories for large bones and 18 for small, these are so low-calorie and healthy, your good boy or girl could have two (depending on pet activity level).
Once these are cooled to room temperature, store these in an airtight container like the Weck jars pictured above. They should keep fresh for several weeks.
(Makes 100 small treats or 35 large treats | Serving size = 1 treat)
3/4 cup pumpkin purée (not pie filling)
1/4 cup all-natural peanut butter
2 large eggs
1, 3/4 cups Cassava flour
1/2 cup quinoa flakes
3/4 cups Cassava flour
Preheat oven to 350°F / 175°C. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin purée, peanut butter, and eggs. Mix to combine.
In separate bowl, blend the 1, 3/4 cups Cassava flour and quinoa flakes together.
Add the flour and quinoa mixture to the wet ingredients until it comes together in a shaggy dough.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead in the remaining 3/4 cups Cassava flour a bit at a time until the dough forms a ball.
Roll out the dough into a 1/4-inch-thick sheet, and using a bone-shaped cookie cutter, stamp out the bone shaped treats. (Use the size of bone cookie cutter appropriate for the size of the dog for whom these treats are intended.) Gather the scraps of dough and re-roll until you've stamped out as many treats as you can.
Place the treats onto the sheet pan about 1/2-inch apart. At this point, you can decorate the surface if you desire. Bake small bones for 15 minutes, and large bones for 30 minutes. They are ready when they are dry and hard.
Remove them from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack until they reach room temperature. These can be stored in a container on your countertop and shared with your lucky pooch as desired.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (large treats):
total calories = 51 | total fat = 1.12g | saturated fat = 0.22g | cholesterol = 11.14mg | sodium = 6.78mg | carbohydrates = 9.67g | dietary fibre = 1.22g | sugars = 0.44g | protein = 1.29g
Nutritional Information Per Serving (small treats):
total calories = 18 | total fat = 0.39g | saturated fat = 0.08g | cholesterol = 3.9mg | sodium = 2.37mg | carbohydrates = 3.38g | dietary fibre = 0.43g | sugars = 0.15g | protein = 0.45g