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Just Bean It With a Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

This recipe comes to you from Jen Phillips April of www.all-natural-dog-treat.com

It’s gluten free, it has a nutty like flavor (from what I’ve read).  It certainly didn’t affect the dog’s enjoyment of the treats.

If you’re looking for wheat free dog treat recipes for your dog who can’t eat wheat anymore here’s one to try.  It’s so easy too!

Pumpkin Pupcakes Dog Treat Recipe


  • One 15 oz. can mashed pure pumpkin (NOT the spiced pie filling)
  • 3/4 cup garbanzo & fava bean flour
  • 1/2 cup dry powdered milk

I mixed all the ingredients together with a hand mixer. The pumpkin makes it really wet so it mixes in a snap. Then, I spooned them into mini muffin tins. (I also tried the pastry bag to squirt them into the mini muffin tins. You could do either one.)

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

This makes 24 mini muffins.

How to store?: These lasted 4 days on my kitchen counter before they got moldy. They’re really wet due to the pumpkin so if you want to keep them longer, I recommend the refrigerator.

Optional: you could skip the powdered milk and just make up the difference with more of the flour. They’ll come out fine.

Since everything I found online was devoted to people gluten free diets (and that was sparse) I’m guessing not a lot of people are using these flours yet.  I expect that to grow as more people begin to eat less wheat because of gluten intolerances or just to cut down on wheat.

You can definitely experiment by mixing them with other flours.  Rice flour was recommended by several websites.

*If you’re concerned about protein–each 1/4 c. serving garbanzo/fava flour has 3.5 g more protein and 4 g. more fiber than sorghum flour. The garbanzo/fava flour also provides 10% of the RDA for iron, while the sorghum flour provides 0%.

If your dog can’t eat much protein due to kidney issues, this recipe would definitely not work.

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