14 Homemade grain free dog treats Quick and easy homemade recipes under 30 minutes13 min read

Healthy treats for puppies and dogs come in many ways, you can buy it or you can make it yourself fast and easy with these homemade recipes that you are about to find. Most natural for your dog are grain free treats, where the any type of grain would be excluded or would have just a trace of some grains.

Stores that sales these types of dog treats are more likely to be the most expensive one. Even so called the healthy and grain free treats are loaded with other ingredients that not really give additional nutrition for your dog.

The idea of making grain free treats in your home for your dog is not just about saving money and time, we all want to give our dogs the best. Treats with good ingredients promote vitality, high energy and longevity of your dog.

Since you already decided to make grain free treats for your dog I will give you homemade grain free dog treats recipes that are fast and easy to make, only a few ingredients and it will take you less than 30 min to have it ready. Before I give you my list of homemade recipes I would like to include the list of ingredients one that you should use and, one that you should not use it.

Grain free flours

Potato flour – High in carbohydrates, high in protein, loaded with potassium, heavier flour makes it good texture for dog food or grain free treats.

Hemp flour – High in fiber great source of protein, short shelf life need to be refrigerated after baking.

Almond flour – high in protein, low in carbs, good source of fiber and vitamin E. almond flour is a heavier flour, so leaving your baked grain free dog treats in the pan a little longer after removing it from the oven is best.

Coconut flour – Great source of fiber and is low in carbohydrates. High fiber content in coconut flour will soak up moisture in your homemade dog treats recipes it is best to add an extra egg, chia seed or flax seed slurry, unsweetened applesauce or water to keep your recipe moist.

Tapioca flour – Light fluffy texture, bread and pastry like texture, low on carbohydrates low on fiber most part of carbohydrates is sugar. Best for sweet and fruity grain free dog treats recipes.

Arrowroot flour – High in protein, loaded with vitamins and minerals. Arrowroot flour will give you crispy texture for your baked dog treats.

Tiger Nut flour – High in protein and fiber, loaded with vitamin E and C helps to keep magnesium and potassium levels in balance.

Chia flour – High in protein, fiber and omega 3, best to add in grain free dog treats to boots nutrition value of baked treats

Green banana flour – High on carbohydrates most sugar low in fiber, loaded with potassium and magnesium. Best to add one tea spoon per batch. Fairly new in grain free dog treats

There is many others type of flours, list above shown the best results between texture and nutrients.

Meats and Eggs

Lamb – spare ribs, necks

Beef – tongue, liver, heart, trips

Chicken – necks, backs, wings, liver, gizzards, heart

Pork – necks, spare ribs

Fish – salmon, herrings, tuna, mackerel, sardines

Turkey – necks, backs, wings, tails, liver, heart

Eggs – boiled eggs and dry ground egg shells

Meat in general is high in protein and essential amino acids, main building material for your dog is critical to maintain, heal and protect tissues and hair.

Broths

Bone, Chicken, Beef and Vegetable broths could be used to give flavor and boost nutrients of your homemade grain free dog treats.

Vegetables

Sweet potatoes – High in fiber and low in fat, good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6.

Pumpkin – Low in carbs, excellent source of beta-carotene, lot of other vitamins and minerals Alpha Tocopherol, Niacin, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, Copper and Manganese.

Carrots – Used all the time as dog treats, contain vitamins B, C, D, E, K, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, and iron.

Peas – High in protein and amino acids great source of fiber, loaded with iron, zinc, potassium, and magnesium.

Chickpeas – Along with other beans this is the best for your dog. Great source of fiber, protein, potassium and magnesium, contain lot of sodium best in small portions.

Broccoli – Loaded with nutrients, High in fiber, beta carotene, folic acid and calcium. It is great source of chromium and goes very well with homemade grain free dog treats.

Spinach – loaded with iron, good source of fiber vitamins B6, K and great source of antioxidants like broccoli work best to enhance nutrients in your homemade dog treats

Celery – High in calcium, vitamins A, B and C. Known for characteristic smell and taste used as aromatic ingredient for homemade grain free dog treats.

Mint – breath freshener for dogs, this is great herb you can add in homemade dog treats

Parsley – used as breath freshener as mint. Parley also has lot of minerals.

Kelp – Natural source of iodine, contain 60 minerals and 21 amino acids great as supplement. Best to prepare in low heat and avoid exposing to high heat and long cooking.

Garlic – Nature’s best antibiotic. High in potassium, zinc, vitamins A and C, and selenium. To preserve all nutrients prepare in low heat and short cooking. Great for any type of dog treats.

Fruits

Apples – High in carbohydrates low in fiber lot of sugar, beside vitamins and minerals it is well known for malic acid that has many health benefits for your dog.

Blueberries – Low on fiber, well known as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, promote good skin and hair to your dog.

Bananas – High in carbohydrates, loaded with potassium very unique mix of vitamins, minerals and digestive enzymes help your dog to absorb nutrients from food better.

Ingredients not to use in grain free dog treats

Corn – Most of the corn is genetically modified (GMO), dog food is loaded with corn just to give more volume.

Wheat – This is commonly used in all types of dog food contain gluten, since we making grain free dog treats this is not the best fit.

Soy – Most of the Soy is genetically modified (GMO), most common grain used in all kinds of dog food.

Additives and Preservatives

These are commonly used in processed dog food, and they don’t have any nutritional values. This list is just a part what you will possibly find if you buy dog food or treats in the store.
Food coloring, Anticaking, Antimicrobial, Curing, Drying, Emulsifiers, Firming, Flavor enhancers, Flour treating, Formulation aids, Humectants, sweeteners, Oxidizing and reducing, pH control, Solvents, Stabilizers, Texturizers

Recipes

Beef liver snaps

Ingredients:
1lbs beef liver (half inch thick stripes)
2 cloves garlic

Directions:
Preheat you oven to 375 degrees. In the medium pot boil water, cut beef liver in long half inch thick stripes. Put together 2 cloves of garlic and beef liver in the boiling water, boil for 15 minutes, Place beef liver stripes in the sheet using parchment paper and bake (dry) for 15 minutes. Take out of oven let cool down and store in proper container.

Grain free quick lamb treats

Ingredients:
2 cups ground lamb (cooked)
1 cup Tapioca flour
1-2/3 cup Tiger Nut flour
1 clove of garlic
4 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1  egg (beaten)
1-1/8 cup water

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Combine cooked lamb with all dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix egg, oil and water, add gradually to dry ingredients stir to mix well. Dough should form a sticky ball. Using a teaspoon, scoop and form a small oval shape. Place on a baking sheet using parchment paper. Bake 20 minutes or until the treats are firm.

Grain free apple chicken treats

Ingredients:
2 cups ground Chicken (cooked)
1 cup Almond flour
1 cup Arrowroot flour
1/4 cup Chia flour
1 tbsp. peanut butter
2 tbsp. applesauce
2 eggs, (beaten)
1/2 cup water

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Mix ground chicken with all dry ingredients.  Add applesauce and peanut butter and stir well.  In a separate bowl mix the eggs and water, do not overbeat the eggs. Add to the dough.  Add a little more water if the mixture is too dry – you want a firm dough. Knead for a few minutes.  Roll out to 1/2″ thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Bake for 20 minutes, or until treats are brown and firm.

Grain free turkey treats

Ingredients:
2 cups ground turkey cooked
1 1/2 cups Potato flour
1 cup Tapioca flour
1 egg (beaten)
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 2/3 cup water

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix ground turkey with all dry ingredients together well. Mix egg, oil, water and chicken broth in small bowl, add to dry ingredients and stir well.  Add a little more water if the mixture is too dry. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out dough to about 1/8 inch thickness and cut out desired shapes or use teaspoon to make balls. Bake for 25 minutes, or until treats are brown.

Grain free parsley chicken liver treat

Ingredients:
1 cup chopped chicken liver (cooked)
2 cups Tapioca flour
1 cup Arrowroot flour
1 Egg (beaten)
3 tbs. Vegetable oil
2 tsp. Chopped parsley
1/2 cup Chicken broth

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Combine all dry ingredients. In separate bowl, mix egg with oil, then add broth & parsley, mix well. Add to the dough.  Fold in chicken livers and mix well. Dough will be firm. Turn dough out on lightly floured surface and knead briefly. Roll out 1/2″ thick and cut into shapes. Place on a baking sheet using parchment paper. Bake 20 minutes or until the treats are firm.

Grain free apple cinnamon treats

Ingredients:
1 cup applesauce
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups Tapioca flour
1 cup Coconut flour
2 Tbs. baking powder
2 eggs (beaten)
1/2 cup of water

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Combine all dry ingredients. In separate bowl, mix eggs, applesauce and water. Add to the dough, add more water if needed. Using spoon pour the batter into each mold or use small deep sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown. For crispier treats, leave the sheet with baked treats inside the oven with the oven turned off.

Grain free banana treats

Ingredients:
3 cup mashed ripe banana
1 cup Potato flour
1 cup Green banana flour
1 Tbs. almond flour
1 Tbs. baking powder
4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs (beaten)
2 cups beef stock broth
1/2 cup hot water

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Combine all dry ingredients. In separate bowl, mix eggs, mashed ripe banana, oil, beef broth and water. Add to the dough, add more water if needed. Using spoon pour the batter into each mold or use small deep tray. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown. For crispier treats, leave the sheet with baked treats inside the oven with the oven turned off.

Grain free pork treats

Ingredients:
1 cup ground pork (cooked)
2 cups Arrowroot flour
1 cup Potato flour
2 egg, (beaten)
1 cup beef stock broth
2 tsp. Chopped parsley
1 1/2 cups hot water

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Combine all dry ingredients. In separate bowl, mix eggs, beef broth, parsley and water. Add to the dough.  Fold in ground pork and mix well. Dough will be firm. Add potato flour or water if necessary. Turn dough out on lightly floured surface and knead briefly. Roll out 1/2″ thick and cut into shapes you like. Bake for 20 minutes, or until treats are brown and firm.

Grain free mint treats (breath freshener for dogs)

Ingredients:
2 cups Tapioca flour
2 Tbs. chia flour
3 Tbs. vegetable oil
2 eggs, (beaten)
1/2 cup mint (chopped)
1/2 cup parsley (chopped)
1/2 cup water

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Combine all dry ingredients. In separate bowl, mix eggs, oil, mint, parsley and water. Add to the dough, add more water if needed. Using spoon pour the batter into each mold or use small deep baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown. For crispier treats, leave the sheet with baked treats inside the oven with the oven turned off.

Grain free sweet potato chicken treats

Ingredients:
2 cups ground chicken (cooked)
1 cup Tapioca flour
1 cup Potato flour
1/4 cup Chia flour
2 Tbs. vegetable oil
1 cup mashed sweet potato
2 eggs, (beaten)
1/2 cup water

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Mix ground chicken with all dry ingredients.  Add mashed sweet potato and stir well.  In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, oil and water, do not overbeat the eggs. Add to the dough.  Add a little more water if the mixture is too dry, you want a firm dough. Knead for a few minutes.  Roll out to 1/2″ thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Place on a baking sheet using parchment paper. Bake 20 minutes or until the treats are firm.

Grain free salmon treats

Ingredients:
2 cups ground raw salmon
1 cup Tapioca flour
1-2/3 cup Tiger Nut flour
1 clove of garlic minced
4 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 egg (beaten)
1 tsp. chopped parsley
1-1/8 cup water

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Combine salmon with all dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix, egg, oil and water, add gradually to dry ingredients stir to mix well. Add garlic and parsley, keep mixing. Dough should form a sticky ball. Using a teaspoon, scoop and form a small oval shape. Place on a baking sheet using parchment paper. Bake 20 minutes or until the treats are firm.

Grain free vegetarian pumpkin treats

Ingredients:
2 cups Tapioca flour
4 Tbs. chia flour
2 Tbs. vegetable oil
1/2 cup applesauce
1 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup water

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Combine all dry ingredients. In separate bowl, mix oil, applesauce, pumpkin puree and water. Add to the dough, add more water if needed. Dough should form a sticky ball. Using a teaspoon, scoop a small oval shape. Place on a baking sheet using parchment paper. Bake 20 minutes or until the treats are firm.

Grain free vegan carrot treats

Ingredients:
1 cup shredded carrots
2 cups Potato flour
1 cup Tiger Nut flour
1/2 cup peas flour
1/2 cup apple sauce
2 Tbs. Vegetable oil
2 tsp. Chopped parsley
1/2 cup chopped steamed spinach
1 cup warm water

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Combine all dry ingredients. In separate bowl, mix apple sauce with oil and water, then add spinach and parsley, mix well. Add to the dough. Add carrots last and mix it. Add more water or potato flour if needed. Dough will be firm. Turn dough out on lightly floured surface and knead briefly. Roll out 1/2″ thick and cut into desirable shapes. Place on a baking sheet using parchment paper. Bake 20 minutes or until the treats are firm.

Crispy sardine snaps

Ingredients:
2 cans sardines in oil

Directions:
Open the cans, drain oil from sardines using a kitchen strainer, let it sit for 2 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place sardines in a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake (dry) for 20 min or until sardines are crispy.

 

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Your dog will appreciate and love you for making these treats, I want to remind you as much you love your dog, treats shouldn’t make up more than 10% of your dog’s daily food intake. This is my personal list that I have collected over the long period of time from many different sources.

After reading list of 14 homemade grain free dog treats recipes you probably got some ideas to make it your own recipes, please share your homemade recipes and what would you add to improve this list.

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