These almond flour dog treats are made with just 3 ingredients and are an easy homemade dog treat recipe. We used almond flour to make these dog treats low carb and grain-free.
You could enjoy a couple of these yourself! All you need is peanut butter, almond flour and an egg for a quick treat that your dogs will enjoy.
We often like to offer our dogs a low carb treat and this was an easy adaptation of my homemade human cracker recipes but with no seasoning or salt.
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CAN DOGS HAVE ALMOND FLOUR?
Dogs can eat almond flour and it's safe for them. Just ensure that it's an occasional treat and not a daily treat. We would say that about any flour treat to be honest.
Almond flour is low in carbohydrates and high in protein with a good fiber content and a source of vitamin E. As the almond flour has been made with blanched processed almonds there will be no toxins
Remember to go slowly when introducing new foods. And we recommend checking with your veterinarian first if your dog has any digestive issues or other health concerns.
DOG TREAT INGREDIENTS
With just 3 simple ingredients, you may already have these in your pantry.
- Almond Flour - We used finely ground almond flour.
- Peanut Butter - Do not use sweetened peanut butter and check the label as some brands have xylitol which is toxic to dogs. Make your own or use a 100% peanut butter brand.
- Egg - Save the egg shell for drying and grinding to add to your dog food.
You could add turmeric or cinnamon to these treats.
HOW TO MAKE ALMOND FLOUR DOG TREATS
Ready in 30 minutes, this is a simple dog treat recipe.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Form into a dough with your hands
Roll out in between parchment paper and cut out cookie shapes.
Bake until firm and allow to cool.
For the treat shapes we used a bone cookie cutter but any cookie cutter can be used. It's more for us than the dogs. They would eat them whatever shape they are!
Once baked, allow them to cool as they can be delicate to handle when warm. Once cool they should firm up a bit more.
If you don't want to use almond flour you can use any other dog friendly flour in this recipe. The quantity will vary depending on the flour. Start with ½ cup of the flour and keep adding until you have a pliable dough.
A few dog friendly flours are:
- Coconut Flour
- Rice Flour
- Ground Flaxseed
- Wholewheat flour
Keep these dog treats in the fridge in an air tight container. They will harden overnight in the refrigerator. They will last up to 7 to 10 days in the fridge.
CAN YOU FREEZE THESE DOG TREATS?
If you want to freeze the dog treats, allow them to completely cool. Then place them in a ziplock bag and they should last up to 3 months in the freezer. Defrost at room temperature before giving your dog a treat.
HOW MANY DOG TREATS SHOULD BE GIVEN DAILY?
As with any dog treats they should be taken into consideration with your dog's daily calorie allowance. We would suggest one or two a day is enough, despite those big eyes looking up at you for more!
MORE EASY BAKED DOG TREAT RECIPES
Homemade dog treats are great to have to hand. Try some of these recipes:
Peanut Butter Almond Flour Dog Treats
- 1 ½ cups almond flour
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 1 large egg
- Preheat the oven to 200C/400F degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the almond flour, egg and peanut butter. Mix well.
- Using damp hand form a dough from the mixture.
- Roll out the dough in between two sheets of parchment paper to about 1 cm thick. (The thinner the treat, the crunchier it will be).
- Using cookie cutters, cut out the treats and place them on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes, gently turning them over half way through (they can be delicate when warm).
- All to cool and give out the treats!
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