Homemade Dog Treats Made with Cornmeal

by Lori Lapierre
Cornmeal is a hearty, nutritious ingredient in homemade dog treats.

Cornmeal is a hearty, nutritious ingredient in homemade dog treats.

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Your dog deserves the best-quality food possible, and one way of spoiling him with a healthy option is to whip up some homemade treats. While a variety of flours can be used—white, whole wheat and oat—the addition of cornmeal gives dog biscuits a denser texture and a unique flavor.

Step 1

Pour the water in the saucepan and bring it to a boil on the stove. While the water is heating, preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a cookie sheet with baking spray.

Step 2

Mix the cornmeal, salt and oil in the mixing bowl with a spoon. Pour the boiling water over it and stir the mixture thoroughly. Allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes.

Step 3

Form the mixture into two-inch patties and place them on the baking tray. Repeat this process until the cookie sheet is full.

Step 4

Bake the cornmeal patties for 30 minutes. Remove them from them the oven and allow them to cool on the cookie sheet for several minutes before using a spatula to remove the cornmeal treats to a wire rack.

Step 5

Allow the cornmeal treats to completely cool before storing them in an airtight container.

Items You Will Need

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons corn or vegetable oil
  • Saucepan
  • Baking spray
  • Cookie sheet
  • Mixing bowl

Tip

  • Mix in tasty additional ingredients—such as cheese, liver, pumpkin, cooked veggies, salmon or tuna—for extra flavoring. If you add meat, store the treats in the fridge to avoid spoilage.

Photo Credits

  • Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images

About the Author

Lori Lapierre holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science in public relations/communications. For 17 years, she worked for a Fortune 500 company before purchasing a business and starting a family. She is a regular freelancer for "Living Light News," an award-winning national publication. Her past writing experience includes school news reporting, church drama, in-house business articles and a self-published mystery, "Duty Free Murder."

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