Turmeric Dog Biscuit Recipe

Turmeric Dog Treat Recipe via Lolathepitty.com!

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

Turmeric Dog Treat Recipe via Lolathepitty.com

In addition to turmeric powder, I also added peanut butter to help bind everything together, a combination of oat 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.

Turmeric Dog Treat Recipe via Lolathepitty.com

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!

Turmeric Dog Treat Recipe via Lolathepitty.com

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

4.3 from 15 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 Oat 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

50 Replies to “Turmeric Dog Biscuit Recipe”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    1. That’s what the ground flax + water does, it helps bind it together. Alternatively a ripe banana works well if your dog likes bananas.

    2. Nope I think it was left out purposefully if you didn’t want to add the egg next time or if you don’t have it at a little bit tiny bit more warm water and adding a tiny bit of cracked back pepper into these actually activates the turmeric and makes them twice as healthy

  3. 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!!

  4. 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?

  5. 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??

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

    2. 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.

  6. 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!!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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:)

  12. 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!

    1. I bought Paw Print Silicone molds to bake mine in, so I didn’t have to roll it out. Just fill the molds tight with dough and bake them for 30 minutes. Makes the perfect serving every time. Enjoy.

  13. 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 ????????

  14. 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!!

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. [email protected] I made these turmeric treats. I have 4 English Labs. Cameo is 11, has some stiffness, had a huge abscess on neck from rough playing . Had surgery and because of age she healed slowly , Liberty Bell, she is 6, hurt her front right shoulder, painful at times of stressful playing, Pearly whirley, , she is 8, has a huge growth on her neck, I fear like Cameo. Winston 2 years old the most lively and he is full of energy. I heard about Turmeric and began adding to all the dogs food. Then I found your recipe, made it three days ago, I can say this is their favorite and get one large biscuit before bedtime. They are my family and I feel so good about your recipe, thank you. They are three retired breeders which i adore. Just in the time I began turmeric in their food I can see small improvements, and because of ages I want the very best for my girls.

  18. I am making more of these wonderful treats. It is the only treat they need. I thank you for this. Can’t wait for them to bake. By the way the flours are very expensive, is their an alternative?

  19. Hi there, I have researched and research ingredients for dog treats, apparently peanut butter is not good for dogs so I left them out and used brown rice flour and coconut flour and added egg turmeric and black pepper. Worked wonderfully

  20. All vets I spoke with have cautioned against giving dogs almonds. Reseaching on google also drew the same conclusion. I subbed the almond flour with whole wheat flour and they turned out great. Also added egg as it was super crumbly. Love the turmeric idea though.

  21. My dogs love these treats and i love this recipe. I have made them twice and they were a hit. Today I’m adding one egg and a blueberry to each one. My dogs loved it! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us! 🐕
    Happy holidays!

  22. If you add fresh ground pepper to the recipe it helps with the absorption of the turmeric. No almond flour for dogs.

  23. I made these my dogs love them I would give them 5 stars except for the fact that the dough is very very crumbley even after adding the egg, extra peanut butter and water. I use pb on my hands and press into cookie cutter on my counter top I have also used silicone molds.

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