Low carb and gluten free pumpkin turmeric dog treats is an easy recipe that your dogs will love.
If your dog is in need of a low carb, high fiber or grain free dog treat, this is the recipe for you. When your dogs are enjoying a healthy homemade dog treat you cannot help but feel happy.
IS TURMERIC SAFE FOR DOGS?
In small quantities, turmeric is safe and a healthy spice for dogs. As well as giving any food or treats a yellow colour, turmeric has anti-inflammatory benefits. It may help with joint pain and allergies.
Turmeric may also help with diarrhea, acting as a binding agent due to it's fiber content.
Just a handful of ingredients are used to make this grain free turmeric dog treat recipe.
We have use two of our favourite low carb and grain free flours that are also safe for dogs.
- Pumpkin Puree - We make our own but if you use tinned do not use pumpkin pie filling. That may contain ingredients that are not safe for your dog.
- Coconut Flour - Is a good low carb and grain free flour for dogs.
- Ground Flaxseed - Either golden or dark can be used.
- Nutritional Yeast - A good source of protein and amino acids.
- Eggs - Another great source of protein.
- Turmeric - This spice is a great anti-inflammatory ingredient and can help with arthritis.
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.
HOW TO MAKE TURMERIC DOG TREATS
This is an easy one bowl recipe. We roll out the dough and use a dog treat cutter but you could cut out the shapes by hand. Let's face it, the fun shapes are more for us than our dogs!
Many low carb flours are best rolled out in between two layers of parchment paper as they can be a bit sticky.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the ingredients and mix out into a dough.
- Roll the dough out in between two layers of parchment paper.
- Cut the treats out with a cookie cutter.
- Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake.
STORAGE AND FREEZING
These homemade pumpkin turmeric dog treats are easy to store and freeze. As they contain eggs it is best to store these in the refrigerator. Keep them in an air tight container.
To freeze, store them in a zip lock bag or air tight container. They will last up to 3 months in the freezer. Once defrosted, they can be given as a treat.
The flours used in this dog treat recipe can be substituted with other dog safe flours. Brown rice flour, almond flour, sorghum or oat flour are good substitutions. You will need to vary the amounts and increase the volume of them.
MORE HOMEMADE BAKED DOG TREAT RECIPES
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Pumpkin Turmeric Dog Treats
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup nutritional yeast
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- ¼ cup ground flaxseed
- ½ cup coconut flour
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl mix all the ingredients thoroughly into a dough. If the dough feels too sticky, add more coconut flour.
- Roll out the dough in between two layers of parchment paper to about ¼ inch thick. The thinner the dough, the crunchier the biscuit.
- Either use a cookie cutter or cut out the treat shapes with a knife.
- Place the treats onto the baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes until firm. Turn over after 10 minutes.
Michelle Biela says
Can oat flour be substituted for the coconut flour?
Yes it could, although I'm yet to try it.