first attempt at making dog treats – gluten free recipe

by purelytwins

Hello friends,

Ever since getting my little Vizsla puppy I have been doing my best to set aside time to make some homemade treats.

I did some online research, pretty much googled dog treat recipes. I did come across some great recipes to get me started.

I am not necessarily keeping Jax’s diet gluten free or anything but when I am making him treats I do plan on doing them gluten free. Since that is how I like to eat, why not let him eat that way with me.

This was my first attempt at making gluten free dog treats. It is something that I have always wanted to do but never did. I must say I am very proud of myself for finally trying it.

I cut them into the little cubes before I cut them into bite size treats for Jax.

The recipe is pretty simple to make based out of oats and peanut butter with some coconut oil mixed in there.

I am learning that Jax really loves soft and chewy treats instead of hard ones, so I kept these soft and chewy.

I also put some chicken broth in there for more flavor. Since I know dog’s love flavors like chicken and such.

Recipe Type: Homemade Gluten Free Dog Treats
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
A simple recipe using wholesome ingredients because your dog is worth it.
  • 1 cup oats (gluten free ones)
  • 3/4 cup potato starch
  • 1 1/4 cup amaranth flour (or brown rice flour)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy kind)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  1. Place all ingredients into a large bowl.
  2. Stir till combined.
  3. It will be very sticky!
  4. Spread batter onto a parchment lined baking tray and spread. Be patient as it might be a little tough to spread fast.
  5. Have oven preheated to 350 degrees.
  6. These bake for about 20 minutes.

Here is what they end up looking like – bite-size treats of my little puppy.

Basically after they cooled I cut them into even smaller bite-size treats.

These dog treats were gone in about a week.

Jax really enjoyed them. I do plan on making more recipes just playing around with some more ideas. I will share more over time.

Twins Question: Do you make your own dog or cat food? Do you make dog treats? Do you have a recipe or tip to share?

till next time,



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KaraHadley August 25, 2012 - 9:42 am

It makes perfect sense to me that you’d keep Jax’s treats gluten free — I mean, why go out and buy flour just for the dog?
And I make most of my dog’s treats. I usually do some variation of either pb, pureed vegetables, or meat/cheese. It can be time consuming, so I’m not great about doing it regularly, but it’s also a really nice way to satisfy a desire to bake when you don’t exactly have a desire to eat, if that makes sense.

purelytwins August 25, 2012 - 3:47 pm

It is time consuming, but worth it! and yes I understand what you mean 😉

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean August 25, 2012 - 9:48 am

i just made some dog treats last week!! i’m posting about them tuesday 🙂

purelytwins August 25, 2012 - 3:47 pm

awesome! can’t wait to your recipe!

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Meaghan August 26, 2012 - 5:42 am

Hello, I’m a fairly new reader (couple of months now) and love your recipes! I think making your own dog treats is an awesome idea, something that when I have a dog again I want to do. I just wanted to say be careful with the amount of fat in the cookies though. Dogs need very bland foods with specific fat contents since they are prone to a condition called pancreatitis. Sorry I don’t mean to be a know it all, I’m a Veterinary Assistant so I’ve seen this stuff before. I would just watch the amount you give him or cut back on the coconut oil :).
Again I love your blogging, you guys are wonderful.

K. @ In My Skinny Genes August 26, 2012 - 10:59 pm

My dog is drooling looking at your recipe (although it may just be due to the fact that she’s, well, know you…a dog.)

I went through a phase when I was only feeding my puppy raw meat, but I got tired of cleaning pieces of raw chicken out of my bed (where she would hoard her meaty conquest). It was rather gross.

She’s packed on a few pounds over the years, so these days, the only treats I give her are the leftover marrow and beef knuckle bones from the broths I make. She seems to like that just fine–although I’m sure she wouldn’t complain if I made her your recipe!

jeaniene butler December 26, 2013 - 1:20 pm

You do not mention what size pan to use. Thanks in advance.


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