Dog Treat Recipe for Dogs with Allergies (Grain Free)

Dog Treat Recipe for Dogs with Allergies (Grain Free)

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

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My golden retriever Indy developed allergies early on as a puppy. First it was an allergy to chicken, then grains.

The scratching and infected ears gave it away.

We went through a long trial of allergy testing trying different foods and eliminating ingredients one by one.

My other dog Riley is a senior and takes medication for normal liver function. As such he must eat a low protein diet.

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How to make a dog treat recipe that all dogs love

Finding the right 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 ingredients in my dogs’ treats with very little options.

So I decided to take matters into my own hands and create a one of a kind treat both dogs would love and appreciate.

In researching ingredients I discovered coconut flour to be grain free.

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

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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. Now I needed a binder.

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

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

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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 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 cookie-cutter to shape out the dog treat.

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To be honest, I ended up skipping the cookie-cutter and just scooping by rounded tablespoon.

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.

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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 some treats for your humans too:

Love dogs? Also be sure to follow the adventures of Indy and Riley on Instagram.

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Dog Treat Recipe for Dogs with Allergies (Grain Free)

Bake up dog treat recipe that is pup-approved and grain-free specifically made for dogs with allergies.

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dog Treats
Servings: 2 dozen
Author: Ali Randall

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a large cookie sheet.
  • Use a mixer 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 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 dog treats to completely cool before refrigerating in an airtight container.

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If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #homeandplate. I’d love to see what you cook!



17 thoughts on “Dog Treat 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. 🙂

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • I made these for my dogs. They seemed a little bit hard for my dogs to chew.
    Maybe a little less time in the oven.

  • 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!

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