Dog Treats Without Wheat
How would your dog vote?
First I got together some ingredients that work well in other recipes and that I know my dog likes. Who doesn't like something a little sweet or with peanut butter? For this recipe I used one banana, one egg, some Kroger crunchy peanut butter, old fashioned rolled oats, multi-grain flax and soy cereal, Agave syrup and mashed potato flakes. The only sources of sodium are in the peanut butter and the potato flakes so watch which brands you use. Additionally some peanut butter brands like Jiff add sugar to their peanut butter so if you do not want added sugar avoid those.
Although these are ready in 40 minutes, give them another 20 minutes to cool so Fido doesn't burn his mouth. You know he will gobble these up in a heart beat!
- 1 egg, large
- 1 banana, large
- 1/2 cup peanut butter, crunchy or smooth
- 1 tbsp agave syrup, you can substitute honey
- 1 cup rolled oats, old fashioned, not quick
- 1 cup flax and soy cereal, any whole grain cereal will do
- 1 cup potato flakes, or a 2 serving bag (4.1 oz)
Easier than pie!
- Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees. Pre-spray a cookie sheet or prepare with parchment paper if you prefer.
- Put the banana, peanut butter and egg in a bowl. Mash and mix together. This does not need to be perfect, but only small or no banana lumps should be present when finished.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix together with a wooden spoon. Dough will be slightly sticky.
- Use a tablespoon from your regular silverware to scoop some out and form into a meatball shape with your palms. The balls should be about 2 inches in diameter You may place them on the pre-sprayed cookie sheet or parchment paper.
- This batch should make 22 to 24 treats. When you have completed your dough balls, get a glass or cup with a flat bottom and dip it in flour (if your dog if very sensitive to wheat use a different flour like rice flour). Press the dough balls down flat with the glass. They will not spread so you can have them very close together.
|Serving size: 2|
|Calories from Fat||126|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 14 g||22%|
|Saturated fat 3 g||15%|
|Carbohydrates 30 g||10%|
|Fiber 5 g||20%|
|Protein 11 g||22%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Please note that the grams are accurate for each treat. However, the percentage of daily value information offered here is not accurate to a dog unless yours needs a 2000 calorie a day diet (the nutrition chart can not be altered for the percentages). If your dog is on a diet you will know how much to offer your dog by gauging the grams provided in each treat.
Utensils to Help You Bake Your Treats
Utensils and Storage
- I used an air bake cookie sheet and turned them over after 20 minutes.
- If you want them to be darker, use a regular cookie sheet.
- If you make them too thick you can turn the oven off and let them sit in the oven for an additional 20 to 30 minutes as it cools.
- Leaving them out overnight will allow them to be even crunchier(unless you live in a very humid area). Store the treats in a cookie jar or container without a tight seal or even a paper bag to ensure they stay firm. Storing in a zip lock bag is okay, but you will have the best results with a non-air tight container. If you live in a humid area try placing a piece of crumpled newspaper on top of the treats prior to putting the lid on the container.