This ginger dog biscuit recipe combines wholesome ingredients and a touch of ginger to create a flavorful and nutritious treat for your beloved dog.
In this ginger dog cookies recipe, rice flour is the main ingredient. Rice flour is an excellent alternative to wheat flour for dogs with allergies or sensitivities to gluten. These biscuits not only offer a delicious and slightly spicy ginger flavor but also provide a crunchy texture that dogs adore.
My dogs enjoyed them and took time to crunch and savor them than their normal gulping down in one bite!
Can Dogs Eat Ginger
Yes, dogs can eat ginger in moderation, and it can even have some potential health benefits for them. Ginger is known for its anti-inflammatory and digestive properties. Ginger can help alleviate nausea, motion sickness, and stomach upset in dogs. It's often recommended for dogs experiencing gastrointestinal discomfort.
Ginger has natural anti-inflammatory properties that may provide relief for dogs with arthritis or joint pain. However, while ginger can be beneficial, it should be given in moderation and under the guidance of a veterinarian.
Just 5 ingredients are all you need to make this homemade dog treat recipe.
- Rice flour - a great grain free and gluten free flour, this can be substituted with another dog friendly flour.
- Eggs - helps to bind the mixture and adds protein.
- Coconut oil - A dog friendly oil.
- Ginger - ground ginger is used but finely grated fresh ginger can be substituted.
- Cinnamon - a source of antioxidants. Be sure your dog is not allergic to cinnamon, as some dogs may have sensitivities.
Just like humans, some dogs may be sensitive or allergic to certain spices, including cinnamon. Watch for any signs of adverse reactions, such as gastrointestinal upset or skin issues, when introducing cinnamon to your dog's diet.
How to Make Ginger Dog Biscuits
This is a simple homemade dog cookie recipe baked in the oven.
Mix the dry ingredients.
Add the wet and mix into a dough.
Roll and cut out cookie shapes.
Place on a baking sheet and bake.
Allow the ginger dog biscuits to cool completely on a wire rack before storing them. Place the cooled biscuits in an airtight container. This can be a plastic or glass container with a tight-fitting lid or a resealable plastic bag designed for food storage.
If you plan to use the biscuits within a week or two, you can store them at room temperature in a cool, dry place. Make sure the container is airtight to prevent moisture from getting in.
If you want to extend their shelf life further, store the biscuits in the refrigerator. Refrigeration can help prevent spoilage for several weeks. Again, use an airtight container to keep moisture and odors out.
For longer storage, consider freezing the ginger dog biscuits. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Then transfer them to a freezer-safe, airtight container or resealable freezer bags. Properly stored, frozen biscuits can last for several months.
When you're ready to give your dog a treat, you can thaw frozen biscuits in the refrigerator or on the countertop. Avoid microwaving them, as it can make them soft and less enjoyable for your dog.
Ginger Dog Biscuits
- 2 cups rice flour
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup water
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a large mixing bowl add the rice flour, cinnamon and ginger. Mix well.
- Add the egg and coconut oil. Mix together and bind into a dough with the water.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about ¼ inch thickness. You can use cookie cutters to create fun shapes for your dog's biscuits.
- Place the cut-out biscuits onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until they are golden brown and crisp. Turn the cookies over half way through cooking.
- Once baked, remove the biscuits from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack. Make sure they are completely cool before giving them to your dog.
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