Gluten-Free Carob Molasses Dog Treat Recipe

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

I’ve had a few requests for gluten-free recipes, and I’m always happy to oblige. This Gluten-Free Carob Molasses Dog Treat Recipe uses rice flour to keep the gluten out and the tasty in. Because most gluten-free flours don’t stick together as well as regular flour (the gluten protein is what binds the mixture), I added an egg to help it keep its consistency. And be sure to make these treats thicker (about a ½ inch thick). Any thinner and they’ll crack and break apart. Following these instructions, my batch came out great!

Gluten-Free Carob Molasses Dog Treat Recipe

Makes 40 cookies


3.5 cups rice flour

1/2 cup dry powdered milk

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup coconut oil

1 egg

1/4 cup molasses

¼ cup carob chips, melted

1 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Melt carob chips in a double boiler. I added 1/8 cup water and 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil to make the melted carob mixture smoother.
  3. In a large bowl, mix rice flour, coconut oil, egg, cinnamon, molasses, powdered milk and water together.
  4. Add melted carob to the mixture in the large bowl. Combine into a moist yet stiff dough.
  5. Roll out dough to ½ inch thickness on a rice-floured surface. Cut using cookie cutters and place on cookie sheets.
  6. Bake in oven for 45-50 minutes. Let cool on rack, and store in an air-sealed container or zip lock bag in your refrigerator or freezer.

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Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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