Dog Treats Recipe for Dogs with Allergies (Grain Free)

Dog Treats Recipe for Dogs with Allergies (Grain Free)

Bake up an allergy free dog treats recipe that is pup-approved and grain-free specifically made for dogs with allergies. These treats feature apples, bananas, pumpkin and carrots.

Grain-free dog treat recipe for dogs with allergies | Specially made dog biscuits made with coconut flour for dogs with allergies.

My golden retriever Indy developed food allergies early on as a puppy.

First it was an allergy to chicken, then grains.

The itchy skin, scratching and infected ears gave it away.

We went through a long trial of allergy testing trying an elimination diet and eliminating ingredients one by one.

Dogs who have food sensitivities require a lot of patience and love.

For some of our furry friends, they require a novel protein.

Others may need a special diet, like hypoallergenic dog food or a grain-free diet.

My other dog Riley is a senior and takes medication for normal liver function.

As such he must eat a low protein diet.

Luckily he does not suffer from a sensitive stomach and will eat anything, even grain-free dog treats.

A dog looking up toward a sheet of baked dog treats.

How to make this allergy free dog treats recipe that all dogs and pet parents love

Finding the right hypoallergenic dog treat recipe for dogs with allergies that works for both dogs has been a challenge.

I’ve searched high and low for the right natural ingredients in my dogs’ treats with very little options.

So I decided to take matters into my own hands and create homemade treats both dogs would love and appreciate.

Regular flour was out.

In researching a specific ingredient, I discovered coconut flour to be grain free.

Another option is oat flour if you are looking for grain-free healthy ingredients.

I also took a closer look at what my dogs could eat and used several common ingredients in my dog cookies recipe that are safe and allergy friendly.

A golden retriever looking at a sheet of baked dog treats.

What tasty treat can you give dogs with allergies?

I knew I could create an easy recipe for the boys that were better than anything I could find in a pet store.

We go through a lot of treats for training and good behavior.

Indy gets a scoop of unrefined, cold pressed coconut oil on his food in the morning so I knew coconut flour would be safe for him.

Apples and carrots are safe as is pumpkin puree. Now I needed a binder.

Because eggs are a no-no on the list of ingredients, I used mashed ripe bananas.

You can substitute two eggs for banana if your dog is not allergic.

Also, if your furry friend can have peanut butter or nut butters, adding a spoonful helps bind the batter.

A dog looking at a hand holding a dog treat.

Mixing everything together was easy. Coconut flour is made from defatted coconut meat.

It is gluten-free, high in fiber and is a great alternative to whole wheat flour.

It does require a higher ratio of liquids when baking so add more water to the recipe if needed.

I scooped out handfuls of the dough to flatten before using a dog shaped or dog bone cookie cutter to shape out the grain-free treats.

A golden retriever looking at a hand holding a dog treat.

To be honest, I ended up skipping the cookie cutter and just scooping by rounded tablespoon and placing on baking sheets before sticking them in the oven.

Why? Because my dogs really don’t care what they look like. As long as they’re delicious they are happy.

They took 25 minutes in the oven to bake to a light golden color.

A golden retriever looking at a sheet of baked dog treats.

Indy and Riley offered their help in the kitchen throughout the entire process. They were more than willing to be taste testers.

Be sure to make a special treat for your humans too

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Dog Treat Recipe for Dogs with Allergies (Grain Free)

Ali Randall
Bake up an allergy free dog treats recipe that is pup-approved and grain-free specifically made for dogs with allergies. These homemade dog treats feature apples, bananas, pumpkin and carrots.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 dozen


  • 1 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 cup water


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a large cookie sheet.
  • Use a mixer and large bowl to blend together the coconut flour, banana, apple sauce, pumpkin, grated carrots and water. The mixture will be slightly crumbly. Use a cookie scoop and roll small amounts of the dough in your hands into a circle. Alternately, you can flatten out a large ball of the dough and use a cookie cutter. (My dogs don’t care if their treats are shaped like bones or dogs.)
  • Arrange the dough on a cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes. Allow the homemade dog biscuits to completely cool before refrigerating in an airtight container.
Keyword Dog Treats
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29 thoughts on “Dog Treats Recipe for Dogs with Allergies (Grain Free)”

  • How lucky is your dog?! Bookmarking this recipe for the day when we get our first puppy (next month!) How exciting! I’m sure my daughter will love making these for her 4 legged friend:)

  • Your dogs are so well behaved!!! I am not sure that my Lulu would have sat through so many photos!!!

    She doesn’t have any allergies (other than to the bath!!!) but she would still love these!

    The perfect treat for when she sleeps on her bed, rather than sneaking onto the sofa once we have all gone to sleep!

    • OMG….we have one that sneaks onto the sofa as well, like we don’t know. These pups know the "leave it" command and had their share of these snacks for their good behavior:)

  • I love that you used pumpkin, applesauce, and carrots! Such good stuff for dogs. Plus these are adorable! I make my own dog food and haven’t made homemade treats in ages but you’ve inspired me!

    • These treats are chock full of tasty ingredients all dogs will love not just those with allergies. Glad to have inspired you. 🙂

  • Oh my Goodness! My Clara would just love these! Can’t wait to try them out!

  • Man, I have to make these for my beagle! She scratches constantly! I have her changed her foods 5 times and nothing seems to work.

    • We went through a lot of food trials and finally found what worked. Good luck to you and your beagle in finding the right food.

      • 5 stars
        Can’t wait to try these for my little girl! I was wondering if they were a real crunchy cookie or if they were soft and easy breakable as she has sensitive teeth

  • Made these and my dog loved them however I was expecting them to harden like biscuits but they do not. They are soft treats with a banana bread type consistency and easily break apart. Great treat for your dog at home but to give as gifts they break and crumble very easily so the presentation isn’t great.

    • I’m glad the dogs enjoyed them. I have found that using eggs if your dogs are not allergic work great as a binder. Thanks so much for reaching out. 🙂

  • Coconut flour, what a great idea. I recently made peanut butter treats for my dog with whole wheat flour and oats. Wholesome, but I knew she didn t REALLY need the grains. These will be great for next time.

  • Hi I was just wondering if you mean by a half can of pumpkin the can is 796ml size.? It seems like a lot of pumpkin.. I’m just about to put in oven we will see how they turn out?

    • Hi Jeanette…I should have been more specific since it does come in all sizes. I use about a cup of pumpkin for this recipe. Hope they turned out alright.

  • 5 stars
    In the oven and they smell delicious. My dog won’t leave the kitchens. Some how he knows they are for him. I swear!

  • I need to make most of my dog’s treats because she has so many allergies and also I need to add coconut. I’ve made some homemade treat recipes and she won’t eat them, but she loves these pumpkin cookies. Unfortunately I don’t make cute shapes. I add a little probiotic powder in as well. I am actually making my second batch. These have become her favorite treats.

  • Can you substitute the pumpkin for mashed sweet potato? I sure am having trouble finding canned pumpkin in the stores right now.

    • Sure. I would think your pups would love it and not notice a difference. Let me know how it turns out. 🙂

    • Hi Jen. You could try using grated apple or zucchini in the recipe. Also, if your pup in not allergic to egg or the whites, that is always an option. Good luck.

  • 5 stars
    I just made these and they came out great. I baked for the 25mins and then turned the temp down to 200 for practically another hour and the cookies got crunchy.
    Question. How long can we keep these in the fridge? Do you think freezing is an option?

    • You can leave in the fridge for a few days or freeze them for up to three months to last longer. Glad your pup loves them!

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