Tender Tuna Treats

At the last Rally Obedience Trial we attended in Regina, Saskatchewan, I borrowed some of my friend Dayna’s tuna fudge for one of our runs and Bear just about lost his mind. Tuna is not something Bear gets on a regular basis so I got to thinking I should make some grain free tuna treats for him and so, after a bit of experimenting in the kitchen, I came up with these.

Here we go…

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a blender or food processor, puree tuna (water included) and eggs until smooth. I pureed one can of tuna and one egg at a time because my blender is kinda small.

Once your eggs and tuna are pureed smooth, add in sliced garlic and puree until smooth again.

Pour your pureed garlic, tuna and eggs into a bowl and mix in tapioca flour, making sure to whisk out lumps. I used my mixer but a whisk works well too.

Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or lightly coat it in cooking spray and pour in the batter. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

Once the loaf is finished baking, remove it from the pan immediately to cool upside down on a cooling rack.

Once cool, cut your loaf to whatever size you prefer.

Store in a sealed container in yourfreezer, taking out what you need for training on a daily basis.

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13 thoughts on “Tender Tuna Treats

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  2. Love the recipe. We just tried to make similar treats – one recipe with tuna and one with sardines but both came out too soft and mushy. We will have to give yours a try!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! The recipe is solid but soft, thanks to the tapioca flour but you can easily make it more solid by adding that extra 1/2 cup of tapioca flour. The original recipe has more the consistency of the softer tofu or paneer and if you add the extra flour (to total 2 cups) it will closely resemble the consistency of rollover – with the benefit of being nitrate free!


  3. Jill just passed this recipe on to me and I made it for the 1st time. I love that I know what 4 smiple ingredient the girls are getting. It freezes well to.
    I just linked your recipe on another training group.

      1. Indeed they are very inexpensive compared to other treats. I also want to try making them with flakes of Turkey. You can get a canned Turkey that doesn’t have all the salt and other stuff some of the other canned meets have.

  4. Thanks for this Ayoka, I’ve been thinking of trying something myself and this looks appealing – and easy! Way better (less smelly) than liver and not so pricy as bought treats with questionable ingredients.

  5. Thanks for this recipe! I’ve been looking for a grain free one. My one question is about the garlic. Since it’s part of the same family of plants as onions, isn’t it bad for dogs? Onions are super toxic.

    1. Thanks for your Comment Kasia. The toxicity of onions/garlic is dependent on the size of the dose the dog eats and the size of the dog. The amounts listed here does not cause any issues for my 80-90lb rottweilers.

      If you’re still concerned about the garlic in this recipe, it can be easily omitted and I’m sure your dog will still love it.

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