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Chickpea Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipe

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I’m learning all about grain-free recipes this month. And I’m also realizing that Oscar is acquiring a taste for them! If your dog can’t digest grains, there’s no reason why he can’t enjoy a tasty, homemade biscuit. This time around, I’m pleased to present my Chickpea Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipe. This type of flour is full of flavor, dietary fiber and protein. Because it’s a bean, it’s not considered a grain – which is good news for dogs who can’t digest gluten. And this recipe has the extra benefit of banana, peanut butter and flax seed meal.

Makes about 25 medium-sized cookies

Ingredients:

2 cups chickpea flour

1 banana

3 tablespoons peanut butter

1 large egg

1 1/2 tablespoons flax meal

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix banana, peanut butter and egg until completely combined and smooth.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the flour and flax seed. Add the wet and dry ingredients together until the dough comes together.
  4. Warning: This is going to be some tough dough! Set parchment paper on the counter to roll the dough out onto. Roll the dough to a 1/2- to 1/4-inch thickness and cut out the cookies using a cookie cutter of choice. Transfer the cookies to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake the cookies for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool treats on cooling rack store in fridge or freezer in airtight container.

This was my first time working with chickpea flour. I found the dough tough to work with and the smell was a bit strange at first – it had a bit of a savory scent. But Oscar liked them and that’s always my indicator of a job well done!


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