Homemade Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipe
Daily Paws / Jason Donnelly
These homemade grain-free dog treats are so good, they'll have your dog begging for more. Everyone knows that dogs are crazy for peanut butter, and combining it with bananas, coconut flour, and almond flour, these cookies are irresistible—not to mention super easy to make. Once you have the four ingredients (hemp or chia seeds are optional), you're ready to get baking. The ingredients get mixed together and combined to make a dough, then all there is to do is roll it out and cut it out into treat-sized pieces. Use cookie cutters to create bone-shaped biscuits or any other shapes you desire.
Prep: 30 mins
Chill: 20 mins
Bake: 25 mins
Cool: 1 hr
Total: 2 hrs 15 mins
Yield: 75 small treats
¾ cup almond flour
¾ cup coconut flour
3 ripe bananas, mashed
⅓ cup natural creamy peanut butter*
3 tablespoons hemp or chia seeds (optional)
Preheat oven to 325°F. In a small bowl, stir together the almond and coconut flours. In a medium bowl, stir together mashed bananas and peanut butter until smooth. Add half of the flour and hemp seeds (if using); stir to combine. Add remaining flour and, using hands if needed, mix into a dough. Cover and chill dough for 20 minutes.
On a well-floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thick. Using a small, bone-shaped cookie cutter or knife, cut out shapes as desired. Re-roll scraps as needed. Arrange shapes on parchment-lined baking sheets. Using a fork, poke 4 holes in the center of each treat.
Bake treats for about 25 minutes or until dried and bottoms are golden. Turn off oven and allow treats to cool inside 1 hour.** Transfer treats to a wire rack and cool completely before storing.
*Do not select items that contain the ingredient xylitol. It is toxic to pets, even in small amounts.
**While cooling the treats in the oven isn't a necessary step, we find that this technique results in crisper treats that store a bit longer.
Storage: Transfer completely cooled treats to an airtight container or resealable bag. Store at room temperature up to 2 weeks or freeze up to 3 months. Thaw before serving.