Oklahoma Baked “Fry” Bread For Dogs

Photo Mar 11, 10 09 22 AM

We were very surprised with the wonderful culture and food of Oklahoma, our #38 state on the Adventure Of A Lifetime!

Fry bread is not a traditional Oklahoma Cherokee recipe, yet it has become a staple here over the past 50 years. It’s often served with brown beans or as the base for an ‘Indian Taco.’ Everyone has a strong opinion on the best way to serve and eat it!  We won’t argue! Why?

People here LOVE their Fry Bread. Although delicious, how could we make it dog friendly? Certainly, dogs should never eat fried food.  So here is our dog friendly version.  Can you share?  You will totally want to.

4 cups organic unbleached, unenriched flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 ½ cups warm water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a mixing bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Stir in the water until dough becomes soft without sticking to the bowl. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface, folding outer edges of dough toward the center.
Return dough to the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rest one hour to rise.

Shape dough into 12 evenly sized balls and roll out using your hands, to ¼-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Stretch or roll each piece of dough so that it is approximately 8 inches in diameter. Your dog can’t measure by the way.

Set the pieces in a greased baking pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.

Turn the oven off after 15 minutes and let sit in the oven for another 10 minutes. Serve immediately with your dog’s favorite topping!  Local, organic honey for allergies or a crumbled, low fat, cooked meat!

Leftovers may be refrigerated for up to 4 days and frozen for up to 3 months.

Disclaimer: This is meant as a TREAT and not a meal replacement.  Always consult a vet before making any changes to your dog’s diet.