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Homemade Dog Treats: Whole Grain

Updated on May 13, 2011
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Whitney has over 10 years of experience in dog training, rescuing and dog healthcare.

Whole- Grain Treats

Grains are the key ingredient in the following dog treat recipes. The combined flours give your dog a step up in nutrition, but the treats don't lack in flavor.

Minty Stars

The mint is added to aid in digestion, while the molasses is meant to help aid a healthy coat. The mint aids in fresh breath and stimulates the digestive juices.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Makes: 30

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups (560 g)- whole wheat flour (fine grained)

3/4 clup (55 g)- fresh mint (chopped)

4 tbs (60 ml)- vegetable oil

4 tbs (60 ml)- molasses (blackstrap)

1/2 cup (125 ml)- water

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Blend wheat and mint.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  3. Place the dough on a floured counter and roll out about 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick and cut into shapes with the cookie cutters (or make flattened balls).
  4. Bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until golden brown.

NUTRITIONAL BREAKDOWN PER SERVING:

cal 93.33, protein 2.38 g, carbohydrate 16.86 g, sugars 2.11 g, dietary fiber 2.93 g, fat 1.80 g, saturated fat 0.30g

Multi-Grain Bites

Packed with a dynamic blend of grains, this dog treat is great for long- burning energy, fiber and vitamin E from the oatmeal, and vitamin B from the wheat germ.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Makes: 36

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups (475 ml)- hot water

1 cup (120 g)- oatmeal

1/2 cup (45 g)- powdered milk

1 cup (140 g)- rye flour

1 cup (115 g)- wheat germ

2 cups

3 cups (420 g)- whole- wheat flour (fine grained)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Pout hot water over the oatmeal and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the powdered mile and add the rye flour and wheat germ. Mix well.
  3. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time and mix well.
  4. Knead for 3 to 4 minutes to form a stiff dough.
  5. Place dough on a floured counter and roll out about 1 inch thick and cut into shapes with the cookie cutters (or make flattened balls).
  6. Back at 350F for about 35 minutes or until golden brown.

NUTRITIONAL BREAKDOWN PER SERVING:

cal 82.32, protein 3.37 g, carbohydrate 14.46 g, sugars 0.79 g, dieary fiber 2.73 g, fat 1.33 g, saturated fat 0.43 g

Teak's Treasurers

The bulgar is a great grain for your dog's diet. The pumpking and sunflower seeds will give the treat an added taste as well as nutrition.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Makes: 42

INGREDIENTS

3 cups (420 g)- whole wheat flour (fine ground)

2 cups (400 g)- bulgur wheat

2 cups (240 g)- nonfat dry milk

2 cups (475 ml)- beef stock

handful- pumpkin and sunflower seeds

DIRECTIONS

  1. Blend the flour, blugur wheat, and dry milk together in a bowl.
  2. Slowly add beef stock to form a stiff dough.
  3. Knead for 3 to 5 minutes until well blended.
  4. Place dough on floured counter and roll out about 1 inch cut into shapes with the cookie cutters (or make flattened balls).
  5. Sprinkle with seeds.
  6. Bake 350F for about 35 minutes or until crispy.

NUTRITIONAL BREAKDOWN PER SERVING

cal 72.98, protein 2.17 g, carbohydrate 10.18 g, sugars 0.83 g, dietary fiber 1.91 g, fat 2.60 g, saturated fat 0.66 g

Two Paws

I would not post recipes that I have not tried myself. Well, not me personally, but my pups.

Three of three dogs all approved! That's one yorkie, one APBT, and one St Bernard/Collie mix.

If you're worried that your pooch is a picky eater, well the St. Bernard/ Collie is a very picky eater, only eating select dog cookies. And, well, these dog biscuits suit her taste buds.

She chowed down. She preferred the Cranberry Liver Brownies, her favorite of the two.

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      hananclan 

      6 years ago

      I just tried the minty stars, and I couldn't get it to stay together. I added a little bit more oil and water...and an egg. Finally I just rolled them into balls. My pup loves them tho!

    • plentyofpuppies profile image

      plentyofpuppies 

      8 years ago

      Those multi grain ones look pretty healthy, and the dog bone cookie cutters on ebay would be perfect!

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      Whitney 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      Sounds good.

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      bspilner 

      10 years ago from Altanta, Ga.

      heres one my mom does...supposed to be good. I also have some more articles with healthy treats posted on http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/ just search my name and there some other good stuff...i think

      Doggie CookiesWhat you’ll need:½ Cup of cornmeal6 Tablespoons of oil1 tablespoons of water or meat broth (beef is great)2 Cups of whole-wheat flour1 Rolling pinBone shaped cookie cuttersCookie sheetWhat to do:Mix all the dry ingredients (cornmeal and flour) together, then add the wet ingredients (oil and water or meat broth). Use your hands to mix the dough thoroughly. If it feels too dry, adding a few drops of water should do the trick. If it feels too wet, go ahead and add a teaspoon of flour until it feels soft, but not too sticky. Be careful not to knead the mixture too much, or the dough will become tough and hard to work with. Roll out the mixture to about a ¼” thick on a flour dusted surface. Then, cut out the dough with the cookie cutters. Place cookies on the cookie sheet. Next, bake in the oven at 350°, for about 30-35 minutes, or until they are lightly browned.

    • Whitney05 profile imageAUTHOR

      Whitney 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      I don't have any cat recipes.. :-( I'm not sure of the health benefits towards cats, but you could try them.

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      sundance 

      10 years ago from Oklahoma

      GRRRRReat recipes. Makes me want to go buy a dog! Personally, I own cats. Do you have any treat recipes for cats? Or do cats like these?

      Sundance

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      Olive S. 

      10 years ago

      lol okay thanks whitney, i'll try the fruit ones. =)

    • Whitney05 profile imageAUTHOR

      Whitney 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      My yorkie eats everything. Ha. He liked the fruit ones better. He's a big fruit fan.

      There's a link to the fruit and veggie recipes at the bottom.

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      Olive S. 

      10 years ago

      I think I will try out the multi grain. Did your yorkie like one better than any other? Just wondering maybe my yorkie would like the same.

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