How To Make Dog Treats- 20 Recipes for Your Pet
'How to make dog treats' is becoming such a popular query.
Do you want to know why?
Of course, it's because your dog will adore the treats. but there is more;
- homemade dog treats are safer as they contain no chemical preservatives
- you get to measure and analyze the ingredients that are healthy for a dog treat
- they are cost-friendlier
But the question is, how do we make the best homemade dog treats?
Here are dog treat recipes that will make your dog fall in love all over again.
Homemade Dog Treats Recipes
No, these are not complicated as they may seem.
You may be the worst cook to humans, but you can easily have your dog thinking you are the most incredible cook to ever walk on this planet. (1)
Your fur baby will fancy these treats you achieve from these recipes.
Peanut Butter Treats
Many dogs adore natural peanut butter. If your dog loves it, why not make peanut butter dog treats for him?
- 2 cups of wheat flour
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- Two eggs
- 250 Ml water
- Mix the ingredients to form a consistent mixture
- Add water to form a consistent dough
- Cook for 20 minutes or until the moisture in the solution is fully evaporated.
Your dog will adore this treat, especially after a walk or exercise.
You, too, will love how simple this recipe is.
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter, Banana & Oat Dog Treat Recipe
This would be the best recipe if you want to spoil your dog, maybe on the weekend or on his birthday. He will surely fall for the sweetening aspect the banana brings into the picture. Many of them have a sweet tooth.
And yes, we are still binging on peanut butter; many dogs seem to be obsessed with it. Why not spoil them if they love it?
There are speculations that the love of peanut butter is because it smells like caramelized meat.
In addition it is a rich source of protein and healthy fats, vitamins B and E, and niacin.
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
- One ripe banana( the riper, the better)
- 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 2 cups of old-fashioned oat
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
- blend the oatmeal to achieve more refined flour.
- Place the mashed banana, peanut butter, coconut oil and mix. Add the oat flour and knead until you achieve an even dough.
- Roll out the dough using a rolling pin. Cut them into prefferred shapes using a cookie cutter.
- Arrange them on a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until they are golden brown.
These treats work excellently during dog training.
Peanut Butter & Bone Broth Dog Biscuit Recipe
When you think of making homemade dog treats, think of including something your dog adores. Remember, dog treats are about making your fur baby happy( we are avoiding the word ‘spoiling’, but that is about it.)
Bone broth and peanut butter are a fantastic combination because many dogs love both of them. Also, bone broth comes with many nutrients such as glycine, protein, vitamins and glucosamine and minerals.
Furthermore, bone broth is gentle on the dog's tummies.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter
- 1/2 pet safe bone-broth
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- In a big bowl, mix peanut butter and bone broth. Start by adding 1/3 cup of wheat flour at a time as you mix. Add the other thirds as you keep mixing until you form a consistent dough
- use your hands to form a large ball
- Roll out the dough on the kitchen surface and then cut out shapes using a cookie cutter
- bake for 15-20 minutes
Serve your canine buddy these sumptuous treats.
Nut-Free Chicken Bone Broth Dog Biscuit Recipe
Some dogs love peanuts, but some are allergic to them.
If your dog does not like or is allergic to peanuts or nuts in general, this is a recipe your dog will love.
- 1¼ cup whole wheat flour
- ⅓ cup pet-safe chicken broth
- 3 tbsp of melted coconut oil
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Keep adding the chicken broth to the mixture to achieve desired moisture.
- roll out the dough then cut out shapes using cookie cutters
Bake for 15-20 minutes on a non-stick cookie sheet.
Tip: You can always replace whole wheat flour with coconut flour. Many times, 1/4 cup of coconut flour will replace 1 cup of whole wheat flour.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Dog Treats Recipe
Many dogs love plain pumpkin, or sometimes when mixed in their food. Some dogs, too, love pumpkin seeds as snacks.
Here is a pumpkin recipe your dog will love.
- 1 cup of pumpkin puree
- 2 1/2 cups of rolled oats
- 250 ml water
- 1/4 cup water
- put the pumpkin, peanut butter and water in a large mixing bowl and stir
- From the mixture, form small balls by rolling them on oatmeals
- Place balls on a rimmed sheet pan and place them in a refrigerator. Refrigerate until they are firm
Give them to your canine buddies, one at a time.
Pumpkin is full of antioxidants, fibers, minerals and vitamins. These will be good for the digestive tract, constipation and diarrhea problems, and the dog's skin.
Simple Sweet Potato Dog Biscuits
Sweet potatoes or pumpkins? Which is best for your dog treats?
They are both good in their own rights. They are both nutritious ingredients that your dog will love.
Your dog may love the sugary content in the sweet potatoes. Careful at the quantity because this means that it has more calorie content.
- One medium-sized sweet potato
- Two eggs
- ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Use a fork to prick the potato skin several times.
- Heat the sweet potato in the microwave for approximately 6 minutes or until it is tender. Pick up potato flesh from the peels, and discard the peels
- Mash the sweet potato, and fill a cup with the mashed sweet potatoes
- Mix applesauce, eggs and whole wheat flour in a large mixing bowl. Add the cup of mashed sweet potato and mix until you achieve a consistent dough.
- Roll the dough until it's approx. ½ inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to shape them into desired shapes
- Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until its crisp
- Cool in the baking pan for approx. 10 minutes. You can then continue cooling the on cooling rack.
This is a healthy treat for your dog. Just be sure to give the right amount.
Tip: Store the rest in an airtight container and just give one at a time.
We also love to use this simple recipe to make a homemade gift for our friends and relative's dogs. Every dog seems to adore this.
Sweet Potato Dog Ice Cream
This simple recipe has just three ingredients. Easy to prepare and easy to please your fur babies. By now, you must have noticed that we adore simple to make homemade dog treats.
And, your dog will do anything for these on those hot summer days.
- 16 ounces of plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup pureed sweet potato
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- Mix all ingredients and put them in a blender
- blend until you achieve an even smoothie
- pour out the smoothie into ice cube trays. Feeze for three hours
- pop out one and feed your dogs.
This is ideal for pet owners who would love to mix things up. When we hear of dog treats, many people quickly think of homemade dog biscuits. But here we have dog ice cream!
This is one of the dogs treats your dog will crave on hot days.
Homemade dog treats with baby food
This is another simple recipe that results in a yummy dog treat.(2) And, it has just two ingredients.
- Two jars of dog food
- 2 cups of wheat flour
- Mix the baby food with the 2 cups of flour until you achieve an even dough
- Roll the dough on your kitchen surface and cut into shapes you want
- bake for 40 minutes at 350
Love this ecause its very straightforward.
Carrot, Peanut butter and Oat Dog Treat
This is a unique dog treat that your fur babies will love.
- 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
- One tablespoon honey
- One tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 cup pureed carrots
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- put all the ingredients in a deep and wide mixing bowl
- Roll out the dough
- shape them into small doggie bones or any other desired shape
- bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes
Tip: You can substitute the carrots with another veggie or fruit.
Soft Homemade Treats For Senior Dogs
If you have a senior dog, it will appreciate softer treats. Also, if your dog is older or has food allergies, you want to know precisely what it ingests. This is why you have to go the homemade treats way.
Here is a homemade dog treats recipe that your older dog will love.
- 5 ounces jar of beef baby food
- Four teaspoons of dry milk powder
- Four teaspoons of cream of wheat
- Mix all the ingredients to a consistent dough
- bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes
Your older dog obviously adores yummy treats, however, the teeth are becoming more prone to sensitivity and breakage as the dog ages. Softer treats will work perfectly.
Tip: For a change, you can always switch up from beef to chicken, turkey or ham.
Frozen Strawberry and Banana Smoothie Dog Treats
If you ever give your dog frozen fruit treats on hot days, you will quickly realize how they love them.
This easy recipe will result in your dog's favorite on sunny days.
And, oh, it is a fruit recipe, and therefore, super-healthy for your dog.
- 2 cups of strawberries
- 1/4 cup skim milk
- 1 1/2 cups of Greek yogurt
- one ripe banana
- Three tablespoons of honey
- blend all the ingredients until it is even
- add three tablespoons of honey(optional)
- pour into an ice cube tray and mold
- let it freeze for hours
- Pop them out and feed them to the dog
These can stay refrigerated for about a week. It is ideal for pet owners who do not have much time for making dog treats.
Dried Chewy Banana Dog Treats
For any dog lover looking for an easy recipe, this would serve you well. It has just one ingredient and one step.
If your kids want to get involved in making treats especially training treats, this is the recipe.
And oh, it contains lots of fibers which are good for constipation.
- Ripe bananas
- slice the bananas into long thin strips and bake them for 1hour 30 minutes at 210 degrees F.
However, if your dog minds the brown color, you can brush lemon juice on the surface to prevent browning. Many dogs loved this treat, without minding the brown color, though.
Chicken Nuggets Homemade Dog Treat
Have you ever tried giving your fur babies McDonald's chicken nuggets? They absolutely adore them.
But you cannot keep feeding them on the Mcnuggets for health reasons.
Here is how you can make chicken nuggets for your dogs.
- ½ pound cooked chicken breast thinly sliced
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup flax seed
- ¼ cup breadcrumbs
- ¾ cup chicken broth
- Mix all the ingredients and blend
- divide the solution into small pieces in the shape of nuggets
- bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes
- cool them and serve them
You can store these chicken nuggets in your fridge for up to two weeks.
We all know how kids adore dog bread. It's the same for dogs; they love it. Why not make the dog treats version of banana bread for your dogs?
Here is the recipe.
Disclaimer: make a lot of these( you may end up eating lots of it ;))
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
- 1/8 cup honey
- One egg, lightly beaten
- 3 tbsp. applesauce, unsweetened
- 1/2 cup low-fat milk
- Mix the ingredients in mixing bowl and put the mixture in a loaf pan
- bake for 50-55 minutes at 325 degrees F
- let it cool and make small servings for your dog
This recipe is clear evidence that you do not need to add peanut butter for your dog to love the dog treats you make.
Peanut Butter Apple Pupcake
When is your dog's birthday? Here is a perfect cake idea for the upcoming birthday party. Peanut butter dog treats carry the day, thanks to the versatility of homemade peanut butter.
This recipe is a little longer, but hey, it's pup's birthday, so we are going out of our way to celebrate! It will be worth it.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- Two large eggs whisked
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup apple sauce, unsweetened
- 1/3 cup smooth homemade peanut butter, plain unsalted and unsweetened
- 1 cup of shredded apple, cored and peeled
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- Mix all the ingredients in a 3-inch deep pan
- bake for 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees F
- let it cool before slicing into four or five equal layers
- spread homemade peanut butter between the layers
- You can choose to line the outside of the cake with the homemade peanut butter too.
Also, you can garnish with colorful store-bought treats.
Et voila, happy birthday, canine buddy!
Applesauce Banana Dog Cake
This is another cake you can make for your dog's birthday.
Or just because he makes you happy and you would love to reciprocate. It doesn't have to be his birthday.
- One large banana
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¾ cup wheat flour
- dash of cinnamon
- ¼ cup water
Ingredients for the frosting
- ¾ cup low-fat Greek yogurt
- ½ cup creamy natural peanut butter
- Mix all the ingredients(apart from the frosting ingredients)in a 6-inch pan. Mix until you achieve an even solution
- bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes
- add the frosting ingredients
- use store-bought treats to decorate your cake(optional)
Peanut butter X Pumpkin Dog Treats
A combination of two things your dog loves? This is a sure way to show him how much you love him.
We love this because they somehow end up testing better than store-bought dog biscuits. And that is just how peanut butter dog treats are, yummy to your dog.
- 1/3 cup mashed pumpkin
- 1 cup of oats ground into flour
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
- mix all the ingredients to achieve a smooth dough
- shape them cook them on a pan for 25-30 minutes at 300 degrees F.
Low-Calorie Pumpkin Spinach Dog Treats
This is a treat you can frequently make for your dog because it is low in calories and super-healthy. You can also use it as a change from homemade dog biscuits. Also, pumpkin is rich in fibers and is yummy.
Spinach is full of nutrients and vitamins C and A.
- 1 cup whole flour
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup fresh, young and finely chopped spinach
- 1 tbsp fresh finely chopped parsley
- Two eggs
- 1 tsp wheat germ
- 1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt
- Mix all t ingredients in a deep mixing bowl
- Roll out on a flat surface and cut out the shapes
- Cook for 30 -35 minutes at 350 degrees.
If your fur baby is a very picky eater and doesn't love peanut butter, then this could just be its most-loved treat.
Homemade Blueberry and Banana Homemade Dog Biscuits
This is another dog biscuit recipe that you could try for yummy and crunchy homemade munchies.
If your dog cannot get enough peanut butter dog treats, this homemade dog treats recipe could help you make him feel loved.
- One ripe banana
- half-cup oat flour
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/3 cup homemade peanut butter
- Mix all ingredients to achieve an even dough
- Roll out the dough on your kitchen surface and cut them into shapes
- arrange the shapes baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees F
Let them cool down and then store in an airtight container. Feed your dog just a few at a go, because trust me, they adore peanut butter banana dog treats and won't mind eating all of them at a go.
Spinach, Carrot and Zucchini Homemade Dog Treats
You need to watch what your dog eats. And this is why you need to mix up the treats. Your dog may be obsessed with peanut butter banana dog biscuits. But you want them to have vegetable dog treats too.
Mixing vegetables with peanut butter for homemade is a brilliant idea.
Here is one of our favorite vegetable homemade dog treats recipes.
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup organic peanut butter
- Two large eggs
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 3 cups wheat flour
- One carrot, peeled and shredded
- One shredded zucchini
- 1 cup chopped young spinach
- Mix all the ingredients
- roll on a flat surface and shape using a cookie cutter
- bake for at 350 degrees F 20-25 minutes, or until they are crunchy
Ensure these homemade treats are cool before serving your canine buddy.
Dogs love treats. And you, too, can use the treats to train your dog or to just give him his favorites. Dog lovers are slowly shifting from store-bought treats for the health of their dogs and the happiness of their wallets.
Spread the love in your household by trying out these simple homemade dog treats recipes. Your dog will love them.