Maple Oat Puppy Treats
a gluten-free and vegan dog treat made with oats, brown rice, flax and banana
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
- 2 cups large flaked rolled oats
- 1/4 cup ground flax
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 large ripe bananas mashed
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup or honey or this can be optional
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2-1/2 cups brown rice flour
Preheat oven to 325 and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with paddle attachment, add oats, flax and boiling water. Let stand for about 10 minutes. Add bananas, maple syrup (if using), salt, cinnamon and baking powder and mix until well combined. Add brown rice flour - adding a little at a time until a stiff dough forms. Mix well, a good 3-4 minutes on low. Dough will be sticky but thick.
Using a piping bag (no tip needed) or a large plastic bag with a small opening at one end, squeeze tablespoons size drops of dough on the cookie sheet. I made mine in little circles, but other shapes are fine.
Bake at 325 until cookies are mostly dried out and very crisp, about 1 hour and 30 minutes. (This will vary depending on the final shape you choose for your cookies). Cookies should be almost dry when you break them in half and lightly browned. You want to try them out, not burn them, so if they brown too quickly, turn the heat of the oven down. If dried out properly these will last a couple of weeks in an airtight container.