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Garbanzo Bean Flour - good/safe for dogs?

I am going to make some treats for Honey this weekend. I usually replace regular flour with brown rice flour, but they were out at the health food store and the salesperson recommended garbanzo bean flour. I bought it and I assume it's okay for dogs (can't find any info otherwise) but I just wanted to check here. Has anyone used this to make dog treats? (if the treats come out, I'll post the recipe )
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I am going to make some treats for Honey this weekend. I usually replace regular flour with brown rice flour, but they were out at the health food store and the salesperson recommended garbanzo bean flour. I bought it and I assume it's okay for dogs (can't find any info otherwise) but I just wanted to check here. Has anyone used this to make dog treats? (if the treats come out, I'll post the recipe )
I have used garbanzo beans in some grain free treats and they turn out fine. Dogs like them, and we haven't had any issues. I know some have sub'ed the flour into dog treats, too.
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Thanks! I was thinking it would be alright. These aren't majorly fancy treats. Just "mini meatballs" for training, and I need something to bind them - I'm only using a small amount. The only ingredient in the flour is garbanzo beans so I think it's just dried out/ground up chickpeas.
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Your individual dog might have issues with it, theres no way to predict that, but in general its fine as far as I know.
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Great for added protein and no flour to add allergy problems. Garbanzo beans are a new thing some of the dog food manufactures are replacing sweet potatoes with.
It reduces the glycimec index in the food, which keeps the blood sugar more even.
That keeps them feeling full longer. I just started using a food with them in it and my dogs seem more satisfied with their meal.
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Ruth - yes, I am always prepared for individual issues, since Honey's a sensitive dog...I just wanted to make sure there was nothing potentially toxic or something (I over-worry about this sort of thing to a somewhat unhealthy extent).

I used it tonight to make some teeny meat ball type treats to use for training (just lean ground beef, unsweetened apple sauce, and garbanzo bean flour). It worked great as a binder. I baked some and boiled some - just to see how they'd come out. Both had great form/texture.

So far, no negative reaction from the pup, and she finds them very delicious (although she seems to slightly prefer the baked ones over the boiled ones).

Thank you for the help/advice! Hopefully I've found a new, useful ingredient.
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Ruth -
Thank you for the help/advice! Hopefully I've found a new, useful ingredient.
I made up this recipe because the cost of grain free treats are so expensive.
you can cut into training bites or cookie size

FLOUR LESS PEANUT BUTTER APPLESAUCE COOKIES

DRY INGREDIENTS
4 CUPS BOBíS RED MILL STONE GROUND GARBANZO BEAN FLOUR
YOU CAN ALSO GET GARBANZO FLOUR IN BULK AT SOME STORES
1/ 2 CUP GROUND FLAX SEED


WET INGREDIENTS
1 CUP UNSALTED PEANUT BUTTER
1 CUP UNSWEETENED APPLESAUCE
1 / 4 CUP OLIVE OIL OR VEGETABLE OIL
1 CUP WATER

PUT DRY INGREDIENTS IN LARGE BOWL

PUT ALL WET INGREDIENTS IN BLENDER AND MIX WELL

POUR OVER FLOUR AND MIX UNTIL SMOOTH

GREASE 9X13 COOKIE SHEET PUT THE COOKIE DOUGH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COOKIE SHEET GREASE HAND AND SMOOTH DOUGH OVER THE COOKIE SHEET CUT INTO DESIRED SIZE BAKE AT 350 FOR 30 MINUTES
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