Healthy Dog Treats – Gluten free dog cookie recipe

Chloe Relaxing

Chloe relaxing out front

My dog Chloe has Mega Esophagus, which means her esophagus has lost muscle tone and has a hard time moving food down into her stomach. That’s a story all in itself, but because of this illness we were told to give her foods that are easily digestible.  I found a great dog cookie recipe for her! This is my Gluten Free Pumpkin cookie recipe for dogs. Both dogs devour them! Rocco, our boxer sits and drools as they are being baked. Chloe, the lab, doesn’t usually show much interest in food, probably because it makes her uncomfortable to eat – but she loves these cookies!

I can’t take the credit for this recipe. I found it online, but I did change it up so that its gluten-free. Give it a try!

Here is the Pumpkin Oatmeal Dog Cookie recipe. It makes about 4 dozen cookies

What you need:

  • 2 cups of rice flour (available in the health foods area usually)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup of steel cut oatmeal, uncooked. I buy gluten free
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 small can of pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons water, as needed

Preheat oven to 350

Spray cooking spray on cookie sheets. I use Pam Baking Spray

In one bowl, mix dry ingredients and set aside

In a larger bowl, mix wet ingredients. Make sure the peanut butter is mixed in well. You can use a mixer, or a spoon.

Then combine all ingredients.  It will be thick and dry. Add a little water so that you can get it all mixed up.

I like to chill the dough for 15 minutes or so before starting, but its not necessary.

Take teaspoonfuls of dough and place on cookie sheet. I put 12 on each sheet. Then press them down into a circular shape. Thin, maybe 1/8 inch thick.

Put into oven for 14 minutes. Flip cookies and cook for another 14 minutes.

Cool completely on cooling rack.  Then store in airtight container in the refrigerator. You don’t have to put in the frig – but they last longer if you do. I am not sure how long they stay good in or out of the frig. Since our doggies love them so much, we use up our bag in about a week and a half.

Note: if you have a smaller dog, you can make the cookies smaller. This size is perfect for my large dogs.

I hope your dogs enjoy this Gluten free Pumpkin Oatmeal dog cookie recipe!