Homemade Dog Treats Made with Cornmeal

by Lori Lapierre

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

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.

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