Gluten free dog biscuits are difficult to find and very expensive. I have 3 dogs that love treats. It gets rather pricey to purchase enough for all 3 dogs. They act like little kids...if one gets something different....they pout. Needless to say...they all get the gluten free diet. Nina (my youngest dog) is by far the pickiest of them. She only likes certain flavors and they have to meet her high standards. If they taste "gluten free" or don't have enough flavor then she WON'T eat them! I tried a lot of different recipes and she snubbed them all (even the store bought ones) until I came up with these 3 recipes that she LOVES! My dogs really like it if I make them biscuits with tuna but I can't handle the smell of them so I avoid making them most of the time! ;)
Here is the first one: (this is my dogs' favorite biscuit recipe)
Meat & Veggie Dog Biscuits:
- 1 1/2 cups broth (I use left over broth from cooking if possible. I include any little bit of fat, seasonings and little tiny meat scraps. Canned broth works fine too but it isn't usually as flavorful).
- 1 tbs. paprika
- 1 tbs. parsley or basil
- 1 cup cooked rice (I use left over rice if I have any, otherwise I just use instant rice since it takes less time to cook)
- 1-2 tbs. powdered beef or chicken bullion (make sure it is labeled gluten free! I used Mazola brand that I found at the Mexican market which was labeled gluten free).
- 2 1/2 cups of gluten free flour (any gluten free flour will work. I have tried a different variety of them and since these don't need to rise like regular baked goods, any of them will work. I use whatever I have on hand or whatever is on sale. Today, I used 2 cups of brown rice flour + 1/2 cup of gluten free oats). If your dog does not have a gluten allergy, you can use regular flour!
- 1 cup finely chopped or pureed cooked vegetables (I used some leftover broccoli, cauliflower, green bean & carrot mixed veggie blend that we had leftover from dinner last night. If I have any left over meat scraps or leftover lunch meat then I will chop them up real fine and toss them into the mix also. If I have any bacon grease or bacon bits...I have been known to add it for some extra flavor. I did not add bacon today since I didn't have any on hand. (poor doggies!)
Peanut Butter Biscuits
- 2 1/2 cups gluten free flour or gluten free oats (or combination). I used buckwheat flour today because I had some leftover and I wanted to use it up. Buckwheat is gluten free even though it has the name "wheat" in it. I have used rice flour, oats or a combination gluten free blend and they have all worked just fine. I have also used Maseca brand gluten free corn flour. My dogs don't have an allergy to corn so I have used it without issues. If your dog does not have a gluten allergy, you can use regular flour!
- 1 cup peanut butter or almond butter (I like to use crunchy just because it adds texture)
- 1 tbs. cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice (optional)
- enough water or broth to get a brownie like texture dough (I used about 1/3 cup today but it varies depending on which type flour you use)
- 2 1/2 cups gluten free flour or gluten free oats (any type will work. I used rice flour today)
- 1 cup pumpkin puree or sweet potato puree (or any squash puree)
- 1 tbs. cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice (optional but my dogs like it better with this spice & it sure makes the house smell great!)
- 1 cup finely chopped veggies or apples (I usually use either mixed vegetables, carrots or apples. (Avoid raisins or grapes because they are not healthy for your pet!)
- enough fluid (water or broth) to get a brownie dough like consistency.
|Mmmmm. I love mommy's homemade gluten free biscuits. They don't taste like cardboard! :) I am the picky eater! I approve of these recipes!|
|This is my dog Rico (he has gluten allergy) when he first started losing his hair. We took him multiple times to the vet for blood work and no one could figure out what was wrong with him. He was miserable. Every test came back normal.|
|This is Rico at his worst. He lost almost all his hair, he was pink, itchy and irritable (not to mention...hairless!)|
|This is Rico on a gluten free diet. His hair has grown back silky and full, no itchy skin and much happier!|
|Taste testing the biscuits! Yummy!|
|These are the meat & veggie version|
|Up close view of the meat & veggie version. You can see how crisp they look|
|Here is a small jar as a gift for my new grand puppy!|
|You can see the rich, golden peanut butter color.|
|Here is a look at the pumpkin flavored biscuits|
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