Recipes for Dogs: Gluten-Free Amaranth Waffles

Tasty Snacks for Your Dog
By Martina Schops, July 2011

Every dog deserves the occasional cookie, but some treats can trigger allergies or tummy trouble. Dog Cookies comes to the rescue with 30 easy-to-follow recipes for healthy, allergen-free treats—including vegetarian and gluten-free treats—so you can find the perfect cookie no matter your dog’s diet.

3 ½ Tbsp soft butter or margarine
1 free-range egg
2 cups amaranth flour
1 cup carrot juice
2 Tbsp hazelnuts (if your dog has a nut allergy, you could use rolled oats, millet flakes or spelt flake* instead)
1 Tbsp baking powder
A pre-heated waffle maker
Makes 5 waffles

Place the butter in the food processor or hand mixer and beat vigorously until it is fluffy. Add the egg. Mix together the flour, nuts or rolled oats and the baking powder, and pour the carrot juice into the butter and egg mixture. Combine all of the ingredients. The dough should be a thick mixture which glides off the spoon. If it’s too solid, add more carrot juice; if too runny, add more amaranth flour. Spoon three tablespoons of dough into the waffle maker for each waffle.

Important: Always allow the waffles to cool before eating.


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Treat tip
The butter and egg mixture will not really bind properly, but instead will “collect” together. This is because there’s no sugar in the dough. Once you add all the other ingredients, the mixture will bind together.

*Spelt flake contains gluten

Printed with permission of Veloce Publishing Ltd., publishers of Dog Cookies by Martina Schöps

Article first appeared in The Bark, Issue 65: Jun/Aug 2011