Treat Recipes with Coconut Flour?

Hi, I'm trying to keep my dogs diet completely grain free. I bought some coconut flour because I love the health benefits of coconut. However, I've only been able to find a couple of recipes with coconut flour. So, do you by any chance have any recipes using coconut flour?

Thank you for your help!

Chef's Answer ~ You're right, coconut flour has amazing health benefits. I'm very glad to hear you are incorporating it into your dogs homemade treats.

Coconut flour is extremely absorbent, and takes a little getting use to when baking dog treats. You can replace the whole wheat flour in most dog treat recipes with a ratio of 4:1. For example, if a recipe calls for 1 cup of wheat flour, you would use 1/4 cup of coconut flour. Now, this is just a guide, and you may need to adjust the recipe as you go.

It's also a good idea to slowly introduce the flour into the wet ingredients when you make the treats. Even if a recipe says to combine the wet ingredients with the dry, you would want to gradually stir the flour into the wet ingredients.

I don't have any coconut flour recipes on my site right now, but I do have plans for some in the future. I hope that these tips will help you get started using your coconut flour.

If you want to eliminate grains from your dogs diet, another great flour to try is almond flour. I do have a recipe that uses this flour and buckwheat flour, which is actually made from a berry, not a wheat grain. The recipe is my Collard Greens Dog Treats.

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Too much oil?
by: Lm

Is that correct ? Seems like a lot

Chef's Comments ~ This is a visitor submitted recipe, so I can not comment on how the finished treat comes out.

However, although it does seem like a large amount of oil, you have to keep in mind that coconut flour is an extremely absorbent flour. For example, when you substitute coconut flour for whole wheat flour, you use approximately 1/4 of the amount of coconut flour to wheat flour.

So, it's possible that the amount of oil is needed due to the large amount of coconut flour. The rest of the recipe is large too. Rarely do you see 4 eggs needed or a full cup of peanut butter. My guess is that this recipe makes a very large batch of dog cookies. You could always cut the recipe in half to make a smaller amount.

I hope this helps. :)

Dog treats
by: AJ

1 and 1.5 cups coconut flour
1 cup peanut butter
1.5 cups coconut oil
1 cup sweet potato (Bake first for about an hour so it's really mushy)
4 eggs

Mix all together.. hands work best in mixing and cut cookies in desired shape. Bake for about 15 minutes (or until outside is harder)

My dogs go nuts for this.

Almond flour?
by: Anonymous

I thought dogs could not eat nuts.

Chef's Comments ~ We need to be careful how many nuts we give to our dogs because nuts are naturally high in fat. Using a small amount of almond flour should not cause a problem for most dogs. If you are concerned, you can consult with your dogs Veterinarian.

However, dogs should not have walnuts or macadamia nuts.

I hope this helps. :)

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