Is your dog sensitive to grains? They will absolutely love these grain-free peanut butter carrot dog treats! My dog Blaze sure loves them!
Do you only feed your pets the best food?
I know I sure do. These treats are great because they are made with only ingredients that YOU can eat as well! No funny business here.
Made with only a few simple ingredients (coconut flour, natural peanut butter, carrots and eggs), you don’t have to worry about food allergies in these tasty treats.
If you’re not familiar with, or have not worked with coconut flour, it is a very absorbent flour that acts quite different than regular flour. It cannot be substituted 1:1 with other types of flour.
Yes, my pup wants these, let’s make them!
As you can see, my greyhound Blaze was very interested in these treats, and he enjoyed them very much!
To make them, you’ll simply mix the ingredients together in a bowl. If your coconut flour has a lot of clumps in it, it’s a good idea to use a fork to mask up the clumps before mixing in the other ingredients.
Once the ingredients are well-incorporated, simply split the dough into 8-10 evenly sized balls, and flatten. You can make the cookies thick or thin (I tried both), depending on how soft or crunchy you want them to be.
You can also cook them longer to get them crispier. For the softest treats, make them thick and cook for less time.
For crispier, cook longer and make them thinner. Easy peasy!
Are these soft or crunchy?
You can make them either way, depending on how long you bake them for! For soft treats, bake for 10-15 minutes. For crunchy treats, bake for 15-20 minutes.
You can also make them thicker for softer, and thinner for crispier.
Can I substitute the coconut flour for something else?
I cannot recommend that personally, as I have only made these with coconut flour. Coconut flour is very absorbent, and does not act like other types of flour. So if you try another kind of flour, I cannot guarantee success.
Can I use something else instead of the eggs?
I have not tried this personally, but I have heard about flax eggs. This may work for dogs with egg allergies, but I am not familiar with making flax eggs, so you would have to play around wit this for yourself.
If you make these grain-free peanut butter carrot dog treats for your pup, please let me know what you think in the comments below. Also be sure to follow me on Facebook and Pinterest so you don’t miss a recipe!
If your pup loved these, then they will also enjoy these other treats (actually two recipes in one!)
Grain-Free Peanut Butter Carrot Dog Treats
- 1/4 cup coconut flour (28 g) I used the Arrowhead brand
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter natural, no sugar or oil added
- 3 baby carrots shredded
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Pour coconut flour into a bowl. Using a fork, remove clumps, if necessary.
- Add in other ingredients and mix well. Add a little more coconut flour if batter is too wet and sticky to be formed into balls by hand. If the dough is too dry, add in a splash of water to moisten.
- Split dough into 8-10 evenly sized balls, depending on the size of cookie you want to make.
- Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes for soft cookies, or 15-20 minutes for crispier. The longer they bake, the harder they will become. Just watch that they do not burn!