In dog treat recipes, they tell you to use baking powder but I don't have any baking powder. Do I have to use baking powder?
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I looked up dog treat recipes saying that I have to use baking powder but do I really have to?
Chef's Answer ~ Do you have to use baking powder ... no ... you don't have to. But you should know that baking powder is included in recipes to make the end product light and fluffy (like in cakes and muffins). It also works as a leavening agent to increase the volume of the baked good.
If you omit the baking powder, you run the risk of the dog treat not coming out quite right, and probably not as pretty as it could be. The nice thing about baking for your dog is that she'll forgive you for a flat and/or hard dog treat! :)