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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 :)
To substitute one cup of wheat flour, try one of these:
1-1/4 cup rye or oat flour
3/4 cup rice, barley, or potato flour or oats
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