WHEAT FREE TUNA TREATS
Did you know?
Tuna is beneficial for the skin and coat of your dog due to the high amount of omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids also aid joint health and mobility, plus are responsible for a long list of cardiovascular benefits Tuna is low in saturated fats and high in protein, making it a suitable treat for dogs. It is an excellent source of Vitamin B6 and 12, folic acid and selenium, which plays a major role in preventing the occurrence of cancer and heart disease.
Polenta itself stands for grounded corn flour. Polenta can be either yellow or white. Polenta contains a good range of vitamins and minerals, Vitamin A, Vitamins B6, B12, D, E and K, thiamine, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc. It’s also a great source of fiber. Polenta adds a different texture with a hint of crunchiness to dog treats.
WHEAT FREE TUNA TREATS
1½ cups Oat flour
1 cup yellow Polenta (If you prefer corn-free, increase Oat flour by 1 extra cup)
1 small can tuna in oil, undrained
¼ tsp. baking powder – gluten free, aluminum free
1 small garlic clove – pressed (optional)
1 tbsp. oil
⅓ cup water
Preheat oven to 180° C (350° F) and line a cookie tray with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk tuna in oil with the water, egg, pressed garlic and oil.
Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly until well combined and form into a ball.
Turn out dough on to a floured surface and knead lightly.
Roll dough out to about ¼ inch thickness.
Using a cookie cutter or a sharp knife, cut into shapes and place on cookie tray OR .
Repeat process of knead, roll, cut and place until all the dough is used.
Bake for 25 minutes, depending on your oven.
Remove from oven, flip the cookies over and allow them to rest on the cookie tray for about 5 – 10 minutes.
Remove cookies from tray and place on wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Yield: about 24 medium sized crumbly textured cookies.
Storage, Refrigeration and Freezing instructions:
Store in zip lock bags or air tight containers in your refrigerator.
Allow to come to room temperature before feeding.
Home-baked dog treats contain no preservatives, so they can mold or spoil the same as home-baked people cookies/cakes do. Other variables, ingredients/moisture content of the treat and climate conditions will also determine the storage time.
Refrigeration will prolong the life of home-made dog treats.
Freeze for up to 4 months – Always allow treats to thaw completely before feeding.
Feed these Wheat Free Tuna Treats only as a treat.
Treats should not make up more than 10% of your pet’s diet.
As with any treat, always provide fresh water after feeding.
Be sure to check the recipe for any known foods or ingredients your pet may be allergic to.
If in doubt, check with your Vet.