Monthly Archives: February 2012

Wheat free alternatives for baking for your pet

Is you dog sensitive to wheat? Or maybe you would just prefer a
wheat free alternative. If so the following guidelines may be helpful.
Now I know why some of my recipies have fallen below cannine standards :)

Wheat-Free Alertnatives:

To substitute one cup of wheat flour, try one of these:

1-1/4 cup rye or oat flour

Or:
3/4 cup rice, barley, or potato flour or oats

Or:
For dogs not allergic to corn, 1/2 cup arrowroot flour, corn starch, or ground nuts and seeds

Wheat-Free Dog Treat Recipe Notes:

Wheat flour substitutes will take longer (10-20 minutes) to bake. Best results are produced when substitutes are used in combination. Experiment if necessary to find what works for you.
The addition of 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder per cup of non-wheat flour improves the texture of the baked goods.
Most wheat-free baked goods will crumble, so making foods in smaller sizes helps retain shape and body.
To thicken a recipe or to hold ingredients together, substitute for 1 tablespoon of wheat flour for one of the following:

* 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch, potato starch or rice flour

* 1 tablespoon arrowroot or oatmeal

* 2 teaspoons quick-cooking tapioca

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