Since Fig has grain allergies, we've been working developing new Grain Free training treat recipes! Enjoy! The Grain Free treats are labeled as are the wheat-free treats!
We use Bob's Red Mill flours for the grain free treats...found in most grocery stores now.
Roo's Super Brownies:
These treats are named for Xander (Xanderoo-roo) because he LOVES peanut butter treats. They're his favorite. He drools when peanut butter comes out of the cabinet...he even blows big drool bubbles. These are his Super-delicious brownies...but he'll share with others!
2 cups Quick-cook oatmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup oil
1 1/2 mashed banana
1/2 cup peanut butter (melted in microwave)
3 large eggs
1 Tbsp. molasses
Set oven to 350 degrees. Whisk wet ingredients together in a large bowl. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Spread on a greased cookie sheet and back for 15 minutes. Cool, cut and serve or freeze.
Inara's Banana Bites
2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg
1 pureed banana
1 Tbsp. corn syrup
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Roll out the dough onto a floured surface...about 1/4" thick. Place on ungreased cookie sheet...and bake at 300 degrees for about 30 minutes. Cool after baking, and cut into small squares. Refrigerate or freeze until use.
Sawyer's Liver Bites (Wheat free!)
3 cups quick oats
1 1/2 cups cooked liver (boiled and pureed)
1/2 cup beef fat (or veg oil)
3 large eggs
1 tsp. molasses
350 degree oven
Mix all ingredients until well blended. Spread onto a greased cookie sheet (with sides) and back for 15 minutes, or until the center is done. Cool on a wire rack, cut into small squares...freeze or serve immediately.
Rip's Oatmeal Squares
1 large egg
1 cup fast cook oats
4oz. jar baby food (any flavor**)
4 oz. water
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Spices as desired
Mix all ingredients in bowl. Spread on greased plate and microwave for 3 minutes. Flip the treat over and microwave for another minute. Cool, cut and serve.
**Favorite types: Vanilla custard baby food with nutmeg sprinkled in; Apples and Chicken baby food with cinnamon sprinkled in; Chicken and Rice baby food with garlic powder sprinkled in...
Liver Bits (a nice variation on the traditional liver bait recipes)
1 lb. chicken liver
1 box graham crackers
3 Tbsp. molasses
Process ingredients in food processor. Pour into microwave safe container, approximately 8" square or round. Microwave on high until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (about 7 minutes) When cooked, turn out of pan immediately, allow the bottom to dry since it will be damp from condensation, and cut into squares while still warm.
Spread bits on a foil-lined cookie sheet and bake at 200° for 1.5 hours.
Freeze or refrigerate.
1 can (14oz) Mackerel or Salmon-don't drain
1 1/2 cups flour
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
Grated Parmesan cheese
Mix wet ingredients in food processor till smooth. Add flour and blend well. Pour into 8x8 greased pan and sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool, cut and serve or freeze.
Fig's Fish Fudge (Grain Free)
1 can mackeral (do not drain)
1 box potato starch
Mix ingredients in a bowl...add water to moisten if needed. Spread mixture on a greased cookie sheet, and bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees, until brown around edges. Cool, cut and serve or freeze
P.B.-Molasses Training Treats with a Grain-free option
2 cups oat flour (for grain-free treats, use garbanzo bean flour instead of oat flour)
2 Tbsp carob powder
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup molasses
2 Tbsp honey
Thoroughly mix together flour and carob powder. Work in peanut butter until the mix is like fine crumbs. Stir in molasses and honey.
Mix as much as possible, then knead ingredients together. The mixture should be firm but pliable...and will be very dark from the molasses. Add more flour if it's too soft, or more honey or molasses if it's too dry and crumbly.
Roll or pat the dough to 1/4" thickness (it won't be easy!) onto a surface where you can cut. It usually won't stick to the surface even without flour. Cut strips 1/4" wide then make perpendicular cuts to make 1/4" squares. Refrigerate or freeze and use as needed. Makes about a pound of treats.
Figgy's P.B. Sammiches (Grain Free)
2 cup tapioca flour (also called tapioca starch)
Chai spices (a dash of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, etc)
1 mashed banana
1 tbsp molasses
1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter (melted in microwave)
Mix all the ingredients into a large bowl...it will be a very thick, rather sticky batter. Pour onto a greased cookie sheet (with sides) and spread to the edges so it's the same thickness all over.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. The top will be golden brown and slightly crispy.
Cool, cut with kitchen shears into your desired treat size (I like little squares). The top and bottom will be golden brown and slightly crispy, but the middle will be dark brown and chewy. They'll look like little sandwiches.
Freeze or refrigerate until use.
Puzzle's Choco-covered Banana Brownies (Grain Free)
2 1/2 cups garbanzo bean flour
1/2 cup carob powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2 bananas, mashed
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tbsp honey
1/2 cup milk or soymilk
Combine dry ingredients, mix well. Add wet ingredients and mix...it will be a thick batter. Spread on greased baking sheet (with sides)...and bake for 30 minutes. Cool, cut into small squares and freeze/fridge until needed.
Fig's Fish n' Pumpkin (Grain Free)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 can salmon
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cassava or tapioca flour
Spread onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool, cut, serve, or freeze until needed.
Sweet Potato-cheese Treats (modified slightly from The Doggy Dessert Chef)
This is a nice easy one...you can use it for training treats or just as a soft cookie.
1 sweet potato (baked, mashed-I used one of those microwavable potatoes in plastic wrap!)
1/2 cup shredded Monteray Jack cheese
3/4 cup tapioca flour/starch
water if needed to moisten
Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. The dough will be soft. Plop rounded spoonfuls onto a lined baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, until the bottoms are browned. Turn off oven, keep the baking sheet in the oven overnight. Take the treats out, and cut into small pieces for training, or keep as soft cookies. Refrigerate or Freeze...do not leave these out on the counter!
This is a special one, named for the dog that LOVED these treats at flyball practice!
Pickles' Chickpea Treats (grain free!)
1 15oz can Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans)
3 tbsp olive oil
2/3 cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp basil
Drain chickpeas and dump into a blender, add egg and oil and blend thoroughly. Pour the mixture into a bowl and add the cheese and basil. Mix well. Spread the mixture onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes...or until golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool and cut into small squares. Freeze, refrigerate or use! Happy Training!
2 cups of cheerios (or any similar cereal)
1/2 cup leftover bacon grease
1 tsp garlic powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread cheerios on a baking sheet, pour grease over the cereal, and sprinkle garlic powder all over the cereal. Using your hands or a spoon, mix the ingredients until all the cheerios are coated. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Leave in the oven overnight to harden up. Freeze or refrigerate until needed.
Banana Cream Pie Treats! (originally from Doggy Dessert Chef, and fiddled with by me)
2 bananas (mashed-approx. 1 cup)
8 oz. heavy cream
8 oz. coconut milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup butter (softened)
2 eggs (slightly beaten)
3 cups all purpose flour
Mix wet ingredients in a large bowl, add flour a little at a time until mixed. Spread onto a greased cookie sheet (or use parchment paper or non-stick aluminum foil) and bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Cool on a rack and when cool, cut into bite sized pieces for training!
Swagger's Savory Squares
1 lb ground meat (I used turkey)
3 lg eggs
1/2 cup shredded cheese
1 Tbsp basil
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
Preheat oven to 300 degrees
Blend meat, eggs and oil in blender or food processor until smooth...add water as needed. Pour into a bowl and add cheese, basil and flour. Mix until well combined.
Spread onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the edges are brown and middle is firm to the touch.
Cool and cut into small squares. Store in an airtight container, freeze anything you won't use immediately.
Apple Spice Training Treats
1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
dash of ground cloves
1 apple (grated skin and all)
1 tbsp honey
1/2 cup water or coconut milk
Spread onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack, cut into bite sized pieces and store (or use immediately) in freezer till needed.
Swagger's Pumpkin Brownies (his first recipe!)
1 14 oz can of pureed pumpkin
1 1/2 cup oatmeal
2 tbsp molasses
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
Mix ingredients in a large bowl, combining well. Spread onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Cool, cut and freeze/refrigerate until needed.