5 Simple Dog Treat Recipes You Can Make at Home

5 Simple Dog Treat Recipes You Can Make at Home

There's no doubt about it; your furry friend loves a treat when they've been good. Luckily, dog treat recipes are all over the internet.


Believe it or not, making dog treats at home is just as easy as whipping up your favorite batch of cookies. In this article, we've collected our top-five most loved dog treats* that you can make at home for your favorite pup. 

 


Puppy Paw Peanut Butter Apple Treats

These peanut butter biscuits are an easy treat that can be whipped up just as fast as it would take for you to buy treats at the store. Try out this fun recipe that your dog is sure to love!


What you'll need: 

  • 1 large apple, cored, peeled, and cut into 1-inch pieces (the color and brand of your choice)
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter
  • Whole wheat flour for dusting 

Let's get baking!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. In a food processor fitted with a blade attachment, add in the apple pieces and process to make a puree.
  3. Add the rolled oats and continue to process until the oats begin to break down. 
  4. Add the peanut butter. Continue to process until the ingredients are combined and begin to form a dough ball. If the dough seems dry, add water, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach the desired consistency.
  5. Sprinkle a flat surface with whole wheat flour, then transfer the dough to your floured surface. Roll out the dough to about a ¼ inch thickness, then use a medium paw print-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the "cookies." 
  6. Transfer each cookie onto a lined baking sheet and place the baking sheet in the oven. 
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the edges are just barely starting to darken.
  8. Cool completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about a week.

 Recipe Notes: 

  • You can use whatever shape or size cookie cutter you like for this recipe; just make sure to adjust the cooking time for larger or smaller shapes.
  • You can freeze these treats once baked for up to 3 months.
  • Double-check that the peanut butter you choose does not contain artificial sweeteners, specifically xylitol, which can be harmful to your pup. 



 

DIY Frozen Apple Dog Treat Recipe From Irresistible Pets

Among all those baked dog treat recipes, this one is perfect for your furry friend on those warm summer days. Made with only three simple ingredients, these treats are sure to impress your dog.

What you'll need: 

  • 2 apples, remove core, seeds, and slices into small pieces
  • 1 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • A splash of water 

Let's make some tasty treats!

  1. Add apple pieces, greek yogurt, and a splash of water to your blender. 
  2. Continue to blend until you get a liquid consistency.
  3. Pour the liquid into an ice cube tray and freeze for a few hours or overnight. 
  4. Keep these treats in your freezer, and award your dog a cube when you see fit! 



 

DIY 3-Ingredient Vegan Dog Treats from The Plant Philosophy 

These tasty dog biscuits only require three ingredients that you likely have already stocked in the kitchen. This recipe makes about 12 medium-sized dog treats that can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.


What you'll need: 

  • 2 ripened bananas
  • 1 cup of oat or rice flour
  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter

Let's get baking!

  1. Peel and mash your bananas in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add in the peanut butter and mix until smooth. 
  3. Fold in the flour until all the ingredients are evenly combined. Use your hands to form the dough into a ball.
  4. Chill the dough for 20 minutes. This step is optional, but it will help make the dough more manageable.
  5. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  6. Use additional rice or oat flour to dust a flat surface, then roll out the dough to a ⅓ to ½ inch thickness.
  7. Using your cookie cutter, cut out your desired shapes.
  8. Transfer the biscuits to a lined baking sheet, then poke each cookie with a fork in the middle of the shape, creating four holes for steam to escape while baking.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes
  10. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before transferring to an airtight container. 

 

 

Berry Delicious Frozen Treats 

These berry-based treats are another frozen snack that your pup will love on a warm day or after a long walk. It's easy to keep simple by using a regular ice tray, or make it extra cute with a silicone mold that looks like paw prints or dog bones! 


What you'll need: 

  • 2 cups strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or a mix of the three
  • 1 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt 
  • ¼ cup of water 

Let's make some doggy treats! 

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until you reach a liquid consistency. 
  2. Pour the liquid mixture into an ice tray or the silicone mold of your choice.
  3. Freeze for a few hours or overnight.
  4. Keep in the freezer and award your pup with one of these tasty treats whenever you see fit!



 

Spoiled Dog Cake Recipe from Love From the Oven

This recipe might be the most fun and cutest dog recipe of all time! If you've been searching for dog treat recipes that are worthy of a party, this is the one! Celebrate your furry friend by baking them a cake for special occasions like birthdays, adoption anniversaries, and training graduations! 


What you'll need: 

For the cake: 

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour 
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ⅛ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree 
  • 1 egg

For the frosting: 

  • ½ cup plain nonfat greek yogurt 
  • ¼ cup peanut butter 

Let's bake this cake!

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour and baking soda.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the vegetable oil, peanut butter, applesauce, and pumpkin puree. Once thoroughly mixed, add in the egg and mix until combined.
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  5. Pour mixture into a greased 8" round pan or an 8x8" square pan. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool on a wire rack before removing it from the pan.
  7. While cooling, you can make the frosting by combining the peanut butter and greek yogurt until smooth.
  8. After cooling, add the frosting, and let your pup enjoy!

 

 

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*Please note that these dog treat recipes contain ingredients that have been proven to be okay for dogs in moderation and in small amounts. If you have any concerns about foods that your dog can consume, please contact your veterinarian.


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