Chicken Barley Bites

This tasty low fat dog treat is a great recipe for our canine companions that might be watching their waist lines. These homemade dog biscuits contain barley and oats, resulting in a whole grain, nutty taste your dogs are sure to enjoy.

NOTE: While these treats are wheat free please be aware that barley is NOT gluten free so they are not suitable for dogs that are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease. You could try substituting rice flour for the barley and adjusting the flour and chicken broth amounts as needed.

If you haven’t used barley flour in your baking before then I think you are in for a pleasant surprise. The dough was easy to roll out and held together well when cut in to desired shapes. I like to use chicken broth because that is what I usually have on hand, but you could certainly use beef or vegetable broth as well.

Chicken Barley Bites

1 3/4 Cups Barley Flour
1/4 Cup Rolled Oats
1/4 Cup Non-Fat Powdered Milk
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
1 Egg
1 Tablespoon Canola Oil


In a large bowl mix together dry ingredients and set aside. In a separate bowl beat together the chicken broth, egg, and canola oil.

Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients and mix until a stiff dough forms. Place on a floured surface and roll to desired thickness. Cut into desired shapes.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until treats begin to brown.

Tip: After shutting off the oven I leave the dog biscuits in the oven for a couple hours to make sure they are completely dry and crunchy. Then they can be stored for a long time with out worrying about spoilage.

Give to your dog and watch them enjoy!

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