Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Gluten-free Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits #recipe from @DarylWoodGerber



With a treat for his pals!

From Daryl aka Avery:

Sparky has been having a few, um, disorders, and I simply had to figure out why. He's a sensitive little guy. Quite highstrung. Was it going to the groomer? Nope. He loves it there. They don't give any unwarranted treats. Going to play time? Nope, loves it there, too, and comes home exhausted. No treats I hadn't authorized there, either.

Our vet had already put him on WD kibble for "diabetic" dogs just because the food was specifically for dogs with sensitive stomachs. That was fine, but Sparky wasn't enamored with the food. It was just "there" if he had to eat. I added chopped turkey or chopped beef and he liked that.

But then the problem started.

I reviewed the treats I was giving him. He's never had any problem with Iams Puppy biscuits, so I ruled those out. He has the occasional treat of peanut butter on a chew bone or antler. No problem.

It had to be the chopped turkey or beef.

I tried removing that and offering cooked yams. Yech. Not a chance. I tried a few other "human" foods. Nope. He wanted nothing to do with them. He wanted meat!

So I read up on sensitive dogs and realized that he really needed to "chew" his food, so I switched his "meat" to stew beef that I cook and cut into Sparky-sized chunks, and voila, new dog. No problems whatsoever. Yay!

In the meantime, I decided to make gluten-free dog biscuits, just in case the Iams or the WD were the issue because of the gluten in them.  His human mom eats gluten-free; maybe he needed to be like me. LOL 

I found this easy recipe. He likes them so much, but he's willing to share with his buddies.

I hope your four-legged pet will like them, too!

GLUTEN-FREE PEANUT BUTTER DOG BISCUITS

1 1/4 cups sweet rice flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon honey
1 egg white

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients.  This will be a stiff dough. It’s okay. Roll it into a ball.

Set the ball on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Pat down.  Cover with another sheet of parchment paper and roll dough to about 1/2” thickness.  Remove upper parchment paper and work the dough around the edges to seal any “frayed” edges.

If you want, you can cut this with cookie cutters into cute shapes. Nice for giving as gifts to other friendly doggies.

Being lazy, I simply made the rectangle, cut it into approximate square, and moved the squares apart on the sheet. The cookies do not spread. 

Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.


Make the dough

Roll it out.

Parchment paper really helps.

Nice and smooth, about 1/2 inch thick.

Cut into squares. You can probably use cookie cutters.

Squares are easy.

These don't spread.

Nice and crunchy. Keep airtight.

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8 comments:

  1. I have a rescued Chihuahua. She was having multiple little problems but when I switched to a grain free crunchy dog food she cleared up.

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    1. Sue, that's great! ~ Daryl Which food do you use?

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  2. Saving this to try later! They look good for any dog! :)

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  3. Clever you to be so committed and resourceful!
    Sounds like his 2-legged friends might enjoy them.

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  4. Oh poor Sparky. Didn't realize he was having tummy problems. So happy he has such a dedicated mom. Who would have thought you both would benefit from the gluten free diet. My friend's dog has to be on sensitive tummy prescription diet. No treats. She felt so bad, I told her about making chicken jerky. Now her dogs think they are getting something amazing. Tyler has to have all of his food cut into small pieces. I do that with his treats too. Maybe you should invest in a dehydrator. You could cut the meats into tiny pieces in that too. Good luck and thanks for the recipe!

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