Easy Dog Treat Recipe
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This easy dog treat recipe is grain free without peanut butter. It is a plain dog treat but very popular! The dog treat recipe is easy and can be used to add dog treat icing on top to create decorated dog treats for dog birthdays, gotcha days, holidays or just to spoil your dog with something special. Have fun baking and decorating healthy, adorable homemade dog treats. We know you will make them with love!
Easy Grain Free Dog Treat Recipe Overview
Easy Grain Free Dog Treat Recipe
1 ½ cups Coconut Flour
1 cup Buckwheat Flour
3 Large Eggs
¼ cup Olive or Canola Oil
¼ cup Honey
½ cup Water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather ingredients and have a rolling pin, cookie cutters and a baking sheet ready. Dog Bone shape cutouts are optional but they are cute!
Add all the dry ingredients to a stand mixer then add the wet ingredients.
Mix the ingredients using a dough hook until the dog treat dough forms
Roll out the dough until it is ¼ inches thick. Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter. Place the treat shapes on to a cookie sheet (baking sheet)
Bake for 10 minutes then flip the treat over for an additional bake time of 10 minutes. (20 minutes total baking time)
Shut off the oven and leave the treats in it overnight (leave the door shut the whole time). Or take the treats out of the oven and dehydrate at 155 degrees for 10 - 12 hours. If you do this, your treats should have a 6 month shelf life. (If you do not do any of these steps and take the treats out immediately after baking, your treats will have a 3 - 5 day shelf life in the refrigerator or you can freeze them for up to 6 months)
After the treats are cooled you can decorate them with any healthy dog treat icing recipe that you may already use. For an icing that does not crack and dries hard without refrigeration, you might like to decorate your new Easy Dog Treat Recipe with one of the all natural dog treat icing mixes found in the Pastries 4 Pets dog treat ingredient shop.
How to Decorate Dog Treats
Decorating dog treats is a fun way to spoil your dogs! While there are numerous DIY dog treat icing recipes, Pastries 4 Pets has an amazing icing for dog treats that hardens so you can store your treats for months without refrigeration. You can even ship the treats to your friends and family!
When you start decorating, you can also add an all natural, dog safe food coloring to ensure that your treats will be a healthy snack for your fur babies. There are also dog friendly sprinkles that are fun to use, simply add them while the icing is wet so they can dry with the icing. (this helps them to stay adhered to the dog treat)
This easy dog treat recipe is perfect for decorating, after the treats are baked and dehydrated you can line them up on a baking sheet and start having fun!
If you choose one of the icing mixes from Pastries 4 Pets, all you will need is water, food color, a bowl and a spoon. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Add the amount of mix to your bowl, as indicated on the icing package. Then add a little bit of powder food coloring (if you are not using powder add the coloring after the water amounts are stirred in) Mix the powder color into the icing mix until it is blended.
Add the suggested water amount on the icing package. Use a tiny bit less water if you want the icing to be thicker for writing and details, or a bit more if you want it to be thinner for flooding your treat background design.
Pro Tip: Allow your background icing to dry prior to adding the writing and details on top of it.
Allow your entire treat to air dry overnight or to the amount of time specified on the icing directions.
Once your adorable dog treats are dry they will not need refrigeration. The dog treat icing dries hard and it will take on the same shelf life as your easy dog treat recipe. The treats can be easily packaged and given as gifts, shipped or stored in a cute jar on your kitchen counter.
Decorated dog treats can also be sold as long as you follow your State's regulations. If this is an interest for you, be sure to check out our online dog bakery course prior to selling so you know exactly how to set up your dog treat business for success.
safe ingredients for dog treats
Visit Pastries 4 Pets for all of your dog treat decorating supplies! We have entire product lines for you to decorate treats and cakes for dogs. All the ingredients are safe for dogs and are all natural, including the dog friendly sprinkles that we sell. We also have an entire dog treat training academy so you can take classes in person, we would love to meet you and help you set up your dog bakery business for success!
Below are the treat icings and dog safe food colors that we used to decorate the finished easy dog treat recipe shown in the photo (above). Any of our icings would work, just choose the one that complements your dog treat recipes. We offer grain free and wheat free mixes. Have fun with your fun designs and remember that practice makes perfect!