I switched my dogs food to completely grain free about a year ago and have found huge changes in their skin, coat and weight. Both of my dogs had itchy, flaky skin and even with oil supplements the itchy skin continued. Switching them to grain free really helped and I started to see happier dogs. The itching stopped, the flaky skin disappeared and their coats seemed even more soft and shiny than before.
Because their improvements were so amazing, I decided to go grain free too! No more rice, corn, wheat, oatmeal, barley… etc. Now I bake with garbanzo, almond, soy, coconut and quinoa flours. I’m a cookie person and I couldn’t imagine my life without a delicious cookie every once and a while. Using the “new” flours actually made the cookies more delicious! I found the exact same results when I switched to a grain free diet myself. My skin became more luminous and youthful, no more breakouts, I had more energy, I felt more alert and alive. It was amazing!
Since I love cookies and I know my dogs are foodies too, I wanted to provide them with a grain free dog cookie as well. Both of my dogs LOVE peanut butter, so I altered my dog cookie recipe I previously posted to grain free. **Some dogs, like humans have an allergy to peanuts, so before you give your dog peanut butter for the first time, let your dog smell the peanut butter first. If they have a peanut allergy, they will get a small reaction from the smell alone (itching, rash, runny nose, nausea). Check for these symptoms first before you let your dog eat peanut butter for the first time.
Organic Grain Free Peanut Butter Dog Cookies
3 cups organic garbanzo and fava bean flour (Bob’s Red Mill)
1/2 cup organic all natural peanut butter
1 cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350° F. Combine oil, peanut butter and water. Add flour, one cup at a time, forming a dough. Knead dough into a firm ball and roll to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into pieces and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Enjoy!!