If you are looking for a healthy dog treat recipe to spoil your pup with, you’ve come to the right place! Every one and awhile it is nice to bake something for your best 4-legged friend! This recipe is pretty basic and doesn’t take long to make. I enjoyed making them- and I know that our dog more than enjoyed snacking on them! They are gluten-free and grain-free! Try out these yummy Homemade Gluten-Free/ Grain-Free Pumpkin Dog Treats and try to snap a picture of your dog enjoying one! I lucked out and got an adorable picture of our dog patiently waiting for a treat, and then second later gobbling one down! Check them out below!
Your ingredients 🙂
Mix it all up!
Bake at 350* for 20 minutes on each side!
Your finished treats will look like the above picture!
And….. if your pup is anything like ours, they won’t be able to contain their excitement! Yummy Yummy! 🙂
- 2 cups Buckwheat flour
- ½ cup ground flax seeds (flaxmeal)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup chicken OR beef stock
- Note: All of the above ingredients are available in organic form at most large stores and health food markets.
- Preheat oven to 350* F/ 176* C
- Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats
- Place buckwheat flour and ground flaxmeal in a large mixing bowl. Add pumpkin puree, eggs and chicken or beef stock. Use an electric mixer or stand mixer and beat on high until the mixture is smooth and very thick.
- For easy prep, use a 1 tablespoon equivalent spring-loaded scoop (like an ice cream scoop) to drop rounded mounds of mixture on prepared baking sheets. Use a fork to press down on mounds, just like making classic peanut butter cookies. Dip fork in water frequently to prevent sticking and press mounds until they are about ¼-inch think.
- For small pets: Use a teaspoon instead of a tablespoon to drop mounds of dough on baking trays
- Bake in preheated over for 20 minutes. Remove trays and turn the dog treats upside down. Return to oven and back for an additional 20 minutes. When done cookies should feel hard to the touch. Cool completely on a cooling rack
- When completely cool place dog cookies on an air tight container. If cookies aren't completely cool when stored, they may become soggy. If this happens, crisp in preheated oven for about 8 minutes OR store in a smaller paper lunch bag instead of plastic.
- Depending on how often you give your dog treats, tightly wrap and freeze part of the batch and thaw and use as needed.
Last Christmas I made these as part of my son’s teachers Christmas gifts! I knew most of them that had dogs and they all enjoyed them so much!
I also had a little fun with the cookies while they were cooling! Although they do look good enough to just gobble up ourselves, I wouldn’t recommend them as the tastiest cookie out there. Last Christmas I played a little trick on my husband with the Elf on the Shelf! hehe! He wasn’t so easily fooled though! 🙂