Quick, easy and oh soooo good for your fur kid, these homemade gluten free dog treats pass the pooch test. Fresh carrots and just-ripe seasonal blueberries add color and nutrients to the whole grain gluten free flour batter. Then, after a quick oven trip and cool time, these light and airy gluten free dog biscuits tantalize your best friend's taste buds with an enticing aroma and slightly crispy consistency. Yep and yay...
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Homemade Gluten Free Dog Treats Make Variety the Spice of Your Dog's Life...Yep...
Just like their mom, two of my three dogs are gluten-intolerant. My super sweet husky/shepherd mix Ling Ling, the oldest of our brood, gets never-ending tummy rumbles when she eats anything with wheat in it.
They're the kind of tummy screamers that you can hear from the other side of the house. The ones that gurgle like a volcanic eruption is about to take place in her belly, featuring alternating high and low notes that sound like something straight out of a cheesy early 90's horror film.
And when our boy dog Buster eats gluten, neither he nor we have any real peace or smell-safety for the foreseeable future. Yep. You see, Mark and I have a platform bed. And the bottom of the bed is just high enough for Buster Bear to slide his upper body right under me...And relax his back legs in the 'I am going to fart you both into stinky Hades oblivion' position.
See, we obviously want to avoid these two canine gluten-intolerance scenarios as much as possible. So, I decided that it was time for me to start making their homemade gluten free dog treats myself. You know, so no stomach-screaming, stinky repercussions from one or both of them accidentally getting glutened around here...
Homemade Gluten Free Dog Treats are Oh Sooo Simple and Easy, Ya'll...
These homemade gluten free dog treats are honestly waaaaayyyy more easier to make than I thought they would be, y'all. The batter comes together quickly, especially if you have a Kitchenaid mixer.
I added shredded and diced carrots to the gluten free batter base because all three of my dogs love them. And, since it's springtime and blueberries are in season, I thought that they would make a great complement to the carrots. So, I researched the safety of dogs eating both carrots and blueberries. And once I double-checked my research with the AKC, I was confident that these homemade gluten free dog treats would be extremely healthful for my dogs.
Once you make the batter, you roll the dough out into about ¼ inch square. Then, you use a dog bone cookie cutter to form the treats. You then transfer the formed gluten free dog biscuits onto a greased cookie sheet. Finally, you bake them for 20 minutes, then let them cool completely before feeding them to your dogs.
That's if they let you wait that long!! I'm very happy to report that my dogs love, love, love these treats! I know this because they are all old and spoiled enough to boldly and unashamedly turn up their nose at anything they don't like. Yep.
And since I know they don't like hard, dry treats, I made sure that these biscuits baked up to be on the softer side. With a slight crunch that grabs the dog's attention, these treats still retain a lot of natural, health-enhancing moisture from the fruit, veggie, and coconut oil.
Share these blueberry carrot homemade gluten free dog treats with those who unconditionally love you all the way down to your soul. And see y'all on the yum side...
Blueberry Carrot Homemade Gluten Free Dog Treats
- 2 ½ cups gluten free flour blend
- 2 cups shredded and diced carrots
- 1 ½ cups rough-chopped blueberries
- 2 eggs
- ⅔ cup room temperature coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Pour the coconut oil and eggs into the bottom of a Kitchenaid bowl or mixing bowl.
- Process over medium speed until incorporated, about 1 minute.
- Add the carrots, then process until combined.
- Add gluten free flour, 1 cup at a time, until incorporated.
- Fold the blueberries into the batter.
- Lightly flour a large marble cutting board or over ample surface area to roll and cut the dog treats.
- Use a rolling pin to roll the batter til it's approximately ¼-thick.
- Use the dog bone cookie cutter to form the dog treats. Note: Since this recipe makes 35 to 40 medium-sized treats, you might want to wrap and freeze half of the batter for later use.
- Place the formed dog treats onto a large greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Then, cool completely and serve to your fur kid.
- Store the cooled dog treats in an air-tight container or plastic bag.