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How to Make Grain Free Dog Biscuits

French Bulldog nuzzling bag of homemade treats

Is your doggo groveling in the kitchen again? Grain free dog biscuits could be just the thing to tide over their appetite. It’ll also give you an excuse to bake a delicious treat. Dog’s are more than pets, they’re family. So when you get the opportunity to spoil them, it feels good. 

Grain-free and gluten-free dog treats can benefit doggo's with sensitive stomachs. Each recipe has the right balance of nutritious ingredients to satisfy their appetite and keep them healthy. So if you’re struggling to appease your picky eater, grain free dog biscuits are here to save the day.

Beneficial Ingredients for Dogs

Dog treats are a great opportunity to boost your dog’s nutrition, while they get to enjoy a delicious treat. Including healthy ingredients can help their coat, skin, and body. If your dog is facing grain or gluten sensitivities, then these treats could help save the day. 

Which ingredients should I look for in recipes?

      • Protein
        • peanut butter
        • eggs
        • chicken/ turkey
      • Healthy Fats
        • coconut oil
        • olive oil
        • almond butter
        • peanut butter
        • flax seed (gluten free, not grain free)
        • chia seed (gluten free, not grain free)
      • Digestive Support
        • yogurt
        • pumpkin puree
        • turmeric
        • honey

Grain Free Dog Treat Recipes

Homemade dog biscuits to drool over

Grain Free Dog Treats with Peanut Butter & Pumpkin

It’s no secret that dogs like bones. So what-if you made these scrumptious PB & pumpkin treats with your pups favourite bone or paw cookie-cutter? They would be in doggo-paradise. Don’t let your dog down. Make these treats to entice them to keep up their tail-wagging and cute behaviour.

Egg-static Ingredients 

      • 320 grams coconut flour
      • 118 ml coconut oil melted
      • 225 grams pumpkin puree
      • 135 grams organic peanut butter
      • 3 eggs
      1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
      2. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
      3. Roll dough out gently onto a cutting board dusted lightly with additional coconut flour.
      4. Cut out shapes using your preferred cookie cutters.
      5. Transfer gently to a parchment lined baking sheet.
      6. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Treats will have a slightly golden color around the edges.
      7. Cool before serving and can be stored for up to three weeks.

Spinach & Oat Gluten-Free Dog Biscuits

Pop-eye isn’t the only one who enjoyed spinach. In small quantities, your pooch can enjoy this nutrient dense veggie, while munching on a delicious treat.

Doggone Good Ingredients
      • 160 grams old-fashioned gluten-free oats
      • 45 grams grated parmesan cheese
      • 30 grams fresh spinach
      • chicken stock
      • 13 grams olive oil
      • 42 grams grated carrots
      1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
      2. Put Gluten-free oats in the blender and grind to flour.
      3. In a separate bowl, mix together oat flour and parmesan cheese. 
      4. Steam spinach until wilted, in a saucepan with a dollop of water. 
      5. Drain any excess water from spinach, then add to the blender with grated carrots and chicken stock.
      6. Blend until pureed. Add puree to dry ingredients, with olive oil. Combine ingredients either with a mixing utensil or your hands.
      7. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Shape dough into 14-16 1-inch balls and place on the cookie sheet. Flatten the balls into 1/4-inch cookie shapes. Bake for fifteen minutes, turn over and bake an additional 15 minutes.

Mini Turkey Treats

Thanksgiving is coming up! This American-made holiday happens in November and they eat turkey for days. Don’t let that deter you. These turkey-treats will make your doggo gobble-gobble no matter what time of year it is. 

      • Coconut oil, to grease muffin pan
      • 1 pound lean ground turkey
      • 145 grams pure pumpkin puree
      • 48 grams finely ground almond flour
      • 84 grams fresh peas and carrots
      • 1 large egg
Daring Directions
      1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC and grease two mini muffin pans with coconut oil. 
      2. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
      3. Mix all ingredients together until thoroughly combined.
      4. Spoon mixture into muffin tins.
      5. Bake for 20 minutes.
      6. Tada! The mini-turkey treats are ready to go.

 3-Ingredient Gluten Free Dog Biscuit

These treats are simple, delicious, and provide a protein-punch that will give your doggo energy. Chickpeas contain an assortment of beneficial nutrients, such as: folate, potassium, fiber, protein, magnesium, vitamin A, B, & C. Don’t forget to whip these up when you have a spare moment.

Easy Ingredients
      • 165 grams chickpea flour 
      • 90 grams peanut butter (no sugar or salt added)
      • 145 grams pumpkin puree 
      1. In a large bowl, combine the chickpea flour, puree pumpkin, and peanut butter with your hand and knead it until it forms a dough ball. If the dough feels very sticky, keep adding chickpea flour 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough is smooth and not sticky.
      2. Cover it in plastic wrap and keep in the fridge for an hour to make dough stiffer.
      3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 180°C.
      4. Sprinkle chickpea flour on the counter, then roll the dough to desired thickness.
      5. Use your favourite cookie cutter and cut shapes. Don’t forget to dip the cookie cutter in the chickpea flour in between each cooking cutting to prevent the dough from sticking.

*If you don't have a cookie cutter, you can cut them into squares or rectangles with a knife.

      1. Place on parchment paper and bake for 30 minutes.
      2. Turn off the oven and leave them in for another 30 minutes, door closed.

Once finished, let cool at room temperature for at least a few hours. 

Bulldog in flower field waiting for a biscuit

Grain-Free Warnings

If you’re trying to put your pup solely on a grain-free diet, consult your veterinarian! The FDA is currently investigating how grain-free diets can interplay with genetics, and Deficient Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) in your doggo [1]. DCM is caused by a taurine deficiency and or it’s a genetic predisposition. Sometimes, these two factors negatively coincide when your doggo is getting a grain-free meal.

You’re considering putting your dog on a grain-free diet because their health is your number 1 concern. Make sure it’s the right choice for you and your pooch.

Why Do Dogs Need Taurine?

Dogs typically get taurine from meat, eggs, and seafood. It isn’t found in essential vegetables, which provide different nutrients to you and your dog. While taurine seems like a no-brainer, grain-free diets are causing a deficit that could harm your furry-friend [2].

So, what does taurine actually do? It protects:

  • their heart, brain, and body
  • your pooch against obesity
  • the liver against oxidation from free radicals
  • dogs with diabetes
  • their body’s immune response
  • and promotes reproductive health
  • doggos vision and their eyes, in general

If you need to put your dog grain-free, check the first ten ingredients. If you don’t see a specific meat product, such as kangaroo, chicken, or eggs, then look further. The first ingredients shouldn’t be pea protein, potato protein, soybean meal, etc.

Dogs need whole-food ingredients in their diet to thrive. Don’t let the grain-free hype take you from one food filler to the next [3].

Aussie-Made Food

Life just keeps getting better with Australian-made dog food. Fresh from your kitchen or your continent, food is more simple when it comes from a place you know. It takes a lot of trust to put your food needs in another’s hands. 

So don’t let shipping delays or long-haul food deliveries age your doggo’s food. Fast, affordable, and nutrient-rich dog food is always close by with Petzyo products.

Friends Are Better When They’re Well-Fed

Your furry-friend is thankful to have you. That’s why they run to the door when you get back and cuddle up beside you in bed. At Petzyo, your pets are our top priority. We care for them like our own, and as such, they should get the best treats that they can at an affordable price.

When you’re just too tired to whip up a homemade batch, wrap one of our shark cartilage treats in a bow and they’ll be none-the-wiser.