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Wheat-Free Apple Crunchers

Make fresh treats at home for your dog

The Humane Society of the United States

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Makes about 70 small treats

1 cup rice flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
1/2 cup finely grated carrot 
2 tablespoons ground flax seed plus 6 TBS warm water
3 tablespoons molasses

Preheat the oven to 350 F (177 C). 

In a small bowl, mix together the flax meal and the warm water. Let it stand for 5 minutes.

In a medium bowl, stir together the rice flour, rolled oats, and cinnamon.

Add the applesauce, grated carrot, and molasses to the flax-seed paste, and combine.

Make a well in the medium bowl and pour in the applesauce mixture; mix thoroughly until well combined.

Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Drop teaspoon-sized clusters onto the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Good for about 3 weeks in the refrigerator, or 4 months in the freezer.

Recipe adapted from DogTreatKitchen.com.

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