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Turmeric Dog Biscuit Recipe

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Before we get into the health benefits of these homemade dog treats, let’s talk about how much Lola and Rio obsessed over these! I’m thrilled with the texture of these and they for sure go on my top three dog treat recipes I’ve made to date. They’re perfect for Lola because they snap easily in half and aren’t so rock hard that she just swallows them whole (yes, this is a problem around here). These treats are crisp and crunchy kind of like a graham cracker.

Okay, so turmeric. It’s kind of a buzz word for 2016 and 2017? And for good reason. Turmeric made the list in my 9 Healthy Additions to Your Dog’s Diet and I knew I had to incorporate it into a recipe!

What is turmeric? Good question, it actually comes from a root, that looks similar to ginger, imo.

Turmeric is one of the most researched plants in existence today as a powerful antioxidant. The health benefits include:

  • Anti-cancer properties
  • Protects against radiation-induced damage
  • Reduces unhealthy levels of inflammation
  • Detoxifier
  • Relieves allergies
  • Acts as a binding agent, great for treating diarrhea
  • High in fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals


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In addition to turmeric powder, I also added peanut butter to help bind everything together, a combination of almond and rice flour, and flax seed…because why not!?

It’s official. My dogs are spoiled. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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This recipe can be made with only dirtying ONE bowl. Mix everything together until nice and crumbling like the photo above.

Roll out and cut into shapes. Easy as that!

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Okay, this recipe just might be one of my favorites yet.

4.1 from 10 reviews
Turmeric Dog Biscuits
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These turmeric dog treats are the perfect healthy treat for your pup! They are light and crispy when cooked making a snack your dog is certain to love!
Serves: 24-30
  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Turmeric (ground)
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Flax Seed
  • ½ cup + 2 Tbsp peanut butter
  • ¼ cup water
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients
  3. Mix until crumbly
  4. Form into two large balls and roll out
  5. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters
  6. Place onto prepared baking sheet
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, turn off oven and leave in the oven for another 10-15 minutes or until crisp
  8. *Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Have you made these treats before? Please share with us in the comments. Thanks for reading!

-Sarah, Lola, & Rio

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  1. February 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm — Reply

    Looks fantastic! Great use of turmeric.

  2. February 22, 2017 at 2:42 pm — Reply

    Wonderful recipe!! My dogs are grateful!! They are sending their woofs and I am sending my regards! 🙂

    But I think the next time when I make this, I will add more flaxseed because I didn’t have much the first time.

    • February 22, 2017 at 9:35 pm — Reply

      Enjoy!! And thanks for the comment 🙂

  3. Marti
    June 22, 2017 at 3:15 pm — Reply

    I started to make these as written and realized they needed a egg or
    something to hold the crumbs together. So, I added an egg. Wondering if this was left out by mistake.

  4. Melanie Cash
    July 7, 2017 at 6:50 pm — Reply

    I made these treats today. I have 7 dogs and all 7 totally loved these. This is great. I have tried others but never have I had all 7 enjoy them. Will try the other dog treat recipes.
    Thank you soooo much!!

    • suzanne graham
      April 15, 2018 at 8:56 pm — Reply

      7 dogs?! Thats brave!! ????????????????????????????

  5. July 25, 2017 at 1:04 pm — Reply

    Wow, now this is called healthy and tasty dog treats. I am surely going to try this recipe on this Sunday. Can we store them? If yes, then how long and what is the procedure?

  6. James
    August 28, 2017 at 5:43 am — Reply

    Can I use soy….grou nd. W heat. Flours…sub??

  7. Anthea Baczkowski
    September 5, 2017 at 5:30 am — Reply

    I noticed you use almond flour… I was told almonds we’re on the ‘dogs can’t eat’ list. Anyone else know if almonds are ok or dangerous for dogs??

    • John
      October 13, 2017 at 8:22 am — Reply

      Almonds can cause gastritis problems in dogs, Since almond flour is made from almonds I would think that I would do the same thing.

    • connie
      March 25, 2019 at 1:10 pm — Reply

      My vet said almonds are dangerous in any form for dogs. So i am going to use ground oats for mine.
      Excited to make treats as we make homemade meals of rice, carrots, green beans all pureed, then boiled chicken.

  8. September 9, 2017 at 11:28 pm — Reply

    I made these for my sister’s dog and he went absolutely crazy over them! Thank you for the recipe will definitely continue to make these for him.

  9. James
    September 11, 2017 at 6:05 am — Reply

    Can I substitute flours…….almond flour is limited in our area…thanks

  10. Christina
    December 30, 2017 at 12:27 pm — Reply

    Just made these and my dogs love love love them! I did add an egg and that made it easier to roll out. Even gave one of them to my parrot who’s a fan! Thanks for this recipe!!

  11. Loulou
    January 27, 2018 at 3:22 pm — Reply

    Made these for my Yorkie/Maltese dog, Roxy.
    She eat a few as is but stop eating them.I put Chezz Wizz on them so she will eat them. Going to try Honey instead of water.

  12. Loulou
    January 27, 2018 at 3:24 pm — Reply

    What flour can I replace Almond Flour with?

  13. vicki northeimer
    March 17, 2018 at 4:21 pm — Reply

    smell great dog like them, but must add eggs and even then it’s to hard to roll out and make cut outs it crumbles.

  14. Jenny
    May 18, 2018 at 3:29 am — Reply

    Can humans eat these too?

  15. Daisy
    May 18, 2018 at 10:20 am — Reply

    Thanks for this. I’m starting to get ingredients ready now!!

  16. Susan
    August 9, 2018 at 2:39 pm — Reply

    Made these using coconut flour and ww flour plus added and egg and pumpkin. Very crumbly. Looks good but hoping the coconut flour wasn’t a mistake… they are still baking.

  17. August 13, 2018 at 7:31 pm — Reply

    Wow! I had no idea how healthy tumeric is for you! That is a lot of amazing benefits! Looks good enough for me to eat! 🙂

  18. Fran
    August 22, 2018 at 5:20 pm — Reply

    I made these but used 1 cup wheat and 1 cup oats, instead of rice and almond flour (because that’s what I’ve used in other pet recipes). No egg; pooch LOVED them. Like seriously nuts for them. Now I’m making them again with an egg to see if they are less crumbly.

    • September 2, 2018 at 9:22 am — Reply

      So great to hear! Thanks for the comment 🙂

  19. Troy
    August 28, 2018 at 4:33 pm — Reply

    Hi sarah, nice recipe. I done mine with coconut flour instead of almond and everything turned out nice. Also added a couple of eggs… ???????????? my boxer girl loves them:)

  20. October 12, 2018 at 9:02 am — Reply

    Thanks for sharing! Turmeric is good for people, but I didn’t know it was so good for dogs!

  21. Liz
    January 8, 2019 at 10:22 am — Reply

    Coconut flour is a great beneficial replacement flour!

  22. Michele
    January 18, 2019 at 7:15 am — Reply

    Hi! Thank you for the recipe! I was wondering if I could sub coconut oil instead of the egg? How much?

  23. Meka G
    February 23, 2019 at 9:03 am — Reply

    Great recipe! My dogs love them but it’s too crumbly. No way I can roll the balls out and cut them with a cookie cutter. I just form them in my hand and they’re not too pretty but the dogs eat them. All that matters. Thank you!

  24. Joan Kelly
    April 24, 2019 at 5:55 pm — Reply

    I made these treats for my 4 pug puppies and they just love them. I also take them to the beach and give them to all the other furry friends there too. They also think they are yummy and run straight to me for their share! Thank you so much for this wonderful healthy and delicious treat ????????

  25. Petra
    May 3, 2019 at 5:09 pm — Reply

    My doggies love your doggie treats. I have a pitbull as well and we are so happy we came across your website. Thank you so much for all the great recipes!!

  26. June 9, 2019 at 10:28 pm — Reply

    Very cute! I need to make these for my boyfriend’s dog 🙂

  27. Ashley
    June 26, 2019 at 10:03 am — Reply

    Can I freeze these?

    • November 19, 2019 at 7:27 pm — Reply

      I have not tried it, but I don’t see why not!

  28. Judy
    July 22, 2019 at 2:35 pm — Reply

    I,m so excited, mine are in the oven at the moment. They smell yummy, my little Roscoe is already licking his lips😉fingers crossed.

  29. Jennifer
    August 18, 2019 at 3:32 pm — Reply

    My dogs are actually eating these which is difficult! One has arthritis and is super picky and I’ve been trying to find preventatives and treatments which prevent me having to push a pill down her throat every morning. I added a sweet potato to this recipe and an egg to hold everything together. Thanks!

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