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9 Homemade Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipes (Vet-Approved)

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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If you want to learn how to make a grain-free dog treat, you have two options: substitute an alternative flour or make a naturally gluten-free treat. We have both types of recipes on this list, so you can do either — or both!

The most common grain-free flours include coconut flour, chickpea flour, and oat flour. These flours, which work essentially the way regular flour works, don’t contain gluten and therefore won’t upset your pup’s sensitive stomach.

Prefer not to use flour at all? No problem. We recommend frozen dog treats, dried vegetable chews, and jerky!

A Quick Note
Keep in mind that dogs have different dietary needs. If you’re not sure which ingredients will work best for your pup’s stomach, we recommend consulting your veterinarian.

Ready to get started? Scroll down to find your pup’s new favorite grain-free dog treat recipe:

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Top 9 Delicious Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipes

1. Salmon Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipe

Grain free salmon pumpkin dog treat
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We start the list with a simple grain-free dog treat recipe that uses wild-caught salmon, gluten-free coconut flour, pumpkin puree, and eggs. Trust us: you won’t miss the grains!

2. Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats

Frozen Pumpkin Spice Dog Treats
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Are your dogs in the mood for a pup-sicle? Of course, they are! This incredibly easy recipe combines yogurt, pureed pumpkin, and cinnamon to make a tasty frozen treat.

3. Dried Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Dried sweet potato dog treat
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This simple recipe will provide endless entertainment (not to mention nutritional value) to your furry friends. Slice up a sweet potato or yam, throw it in the oven, and you’ll have chewy dried treats before you know it!

4. Chicken Jerky Dog Treat

Chicken jerky dog treat
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Jerky is naturally grain-free and particularly delicious for your dog. This recipe uses a dehydrator, but if you don’t have one, you can try your oven.

5. Chickpea Flour Grain-Free Dog Treats

Chickpea flour grain free dog treats
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As you can probably tell from the name, this recipe calls for high-protein chickpea flour, made from the legume. No grains in sight, but the biscuits still turn out perfectly crunchy!

6. 5-Ingredient Grain-Free Dog Biscuits

Grain free dog biscuit
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Here’s another easy, delicious, and healthy dog treat recipe. You can also take this recipe over the top by adding ingredients like parsley and shredded carrots!

7. Dog-Friendly Jelly Treats

Dog Gelatin Treats
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Would your dog enjoy a treat that jiggles? Learn how to make a grain-free dog treat that is gelatin! This recipe from Modern Dog Magazine offers four flavors, including a low-calorie option for dieting dogs.

8. Pumpkin Rice Dog Treats

Pumpkin reice dog treat
Image Credit by: Prouddogmom

In this recipe, you’ll find yet another grain-free flour: rice flour! These pumpkin and sweet potato dog snacks, which are lightly sweetened with maple syrup, look good enough for you to eat!

9. Coconut & Blueberry Frozen Treats

Brain Boosters Frozen Dog Treats
Image Credit by: Prouddogmom

These interesting-looking dog treats are made with coconut oil and antioxidant-filled blueberries. If you have a fun silicone mould, you can make them adorable shapes like these!

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Final Thoughts

We hope this list of the 9 best grain-free dog treat recipes has helped you start cooking for your pup! Even if your dogs have food sensitivities, they can still enjoy tasty treats — especially if you make them yourself. Whether you choose a baked, frozen, or gelatinous grain-free recipe, we can guarantee that your dog will come back for more!

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