Quinoa Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipes

I love quinoa – I eat this super seed at least once a week because it’s grain and gluten free and it’s high in protein. And this is a people food that’s equally super for dogs. Quinoa has been linked to everything from preventing heart disease and cancer, as well as an antioxidant and can reduce the risk of diabetes. It really was a no-brainer to use it in my Quinoa Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipe (well that, and it does have quinoa as the title as the recipe!).


Quinoa Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipes


Makes 20 cookies


Ingredients:


1 1/2 cup quinoa flour


3/4 cup buckwheat flour


1/3 cup molasses


1/2 cup water


1/3 cup olive oil


1 tablespoon honey


2 eggs


Directions:


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Using a food processor, add quinoa and buckwheat and mix well. Add in molasses and honey. In a separate bowl, lightly beat egg and add the oil and water. Add this mixture slowly to the food processor until a dough ball forms. If the flour mixture sticks to the bowl, turn off the processor and use a spatula to get it off the sides.
  3. The dough should be soft, but not wet, making it easy to work with. Using a tablespoon, scoop mixture and roll dough into balls in your hands. Softly flatten with the balls of your hands and place on the cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Store treats in an airtight container in the fridge or the freezer.


The dough wasn’t stiff enough to use cookie cutters, but I still had fun with the design. I just used a teaspoon for the dog pad and a dropper for the dog toes.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, 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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