Kidney beans in healthy dog treats? It was new to me, but never wanting to miss an easy, healthy and quick ingredient with which to make tasty dog treats, I forged ahead. There was no need for hesitation, the beans work marvelously in these little baked kidney bean morsel dog treats.
Kidney beans make a wonderful addition to your dog treat pantry. Several nutrients make kidney beans an excellent choice in helping your dog maintain a healthy heart. They have been shown to be high in cholesterol lowering fiber, both soluble and insoluble. They also are a good source of folate, magnesium and protein. All of these things, plus other vitamins and minerals, all contribute to preventing heart disease.
Spelt flour is a fun alternative to the typical whole wheat flour. It is related to the wheat, and does contain gluten. So, our gluten free dogs will want to have their dog treat baker switch to 3/4 cup of brown rice flour and 1/4 cup of tapioca flour, or another gluten free flour of your choice.
So are the homemade dog treats that you make with spelt flour wheat free? Well, technically no. But don't let that stop you from trying a batch of these dog treats. Spelt flour is much better tolerated that whole wheat flour for many dogs who are wheat intolerant.
Storing - These healthy dog treats should be kept in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks. Store them even longer in the freezer, up to 6 months. Be sure to read our tips on storing homemade dog treats for more information.
Yield - This recipe will make 4 dozen mini morsels, if you use a teaspoon sized cookie scooper.
Loving your dog is easy. So is making these heart healthy dog treats. Love your dogs heart and keep his heart as healthy as possible with good nutrition, daily exercise and delicious healthy homemade dog treat recipes.
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