Best Homemade Dog Treat Recipes

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Is your dog sick of the treats that you are buying from the store? Then try making some homemade dog treats, you won’t regret it. All the recipes on this list are not made by me and the creators of the recipes are linked to in the titles.

Take a look at these general instructions for cooking dog treats before you begin! Enjoy and best of luck!

General Instructions For Baking

Don’t Let The Cookies Stick

When baking, just like when you bake things for yourself, you should make sure that these dog treats don’t stick to the pan. 

To make sure that these treats don’t stick to the pan you should use a non-stick pan. If you don’t have that lining a regular pan with parchment paper is also a great alternative.

Don’t Burn Your Dog’s Tongue

When you finish cooking all of these treats let them sit until they are completely cool. This can take longer depending on the treat. Wait an hour if you need to, safety first!

Keep Your Treats The Right Way

You don’t want your time and money to go to waste! Make sure after you make your treats you put them in a airtight bag or put them in the freezer in a ziploc bag.

If you do put the treats in the freezer, make sure you let the treats thaw before feeding them to your dog.

DON’T USE THESE INGREDIENTS

Only use all natural peanut butter in these recipes with no added sugar or salt. Any peanut butter with artificial sweeteners could be very harmful to your dog.

If you are curious about all the ingredients that could harm your dog, check out our article!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Banana Dog Treats By The Cozy Cook

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Delicious and simple peanut butter, oatmeal banana treats.

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1 Egg

⅓ Cup Peanut Butter

1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour

½ Cup Old Fashioned Oats

1 Mashed Banana

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  1. Heat Oven To 300 Degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine All Ingredients Together, Work It Until A Dough Ball Forms.
  3. Flour A Surface And Roll Out The Dough Onto The Surface.
  4. Cut Into Shapes With Cookie Cutters.
  5. Place Onto Baking Sheet And Cook For 15-20 Minutes.

Oat Broth Dog Treats By Add A Pinch

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A salty treat with a nice meat flavor! And a simple flaky oatmeal coating.

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2 ½ Cups Rolled Oats

½ Teaspoon Salt

1 Egg

½ Cup Unsalted Low-Fat Beef or Chicken Broth

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  1. Heat Oven To 325 Degrees
  2. Combine 2 Cups Of Your Rolled Oats and All Of The Other Ingredients. After Combining, add the other ½ Cup Of Rolled Oats That’s Left.
  3. Pour Onto Wax Paper And Work Dough For Three Minutes.
  4. Let Dough Become Firm For Three Minutes.
  5. Use A Cookie Cutter To Cut Dough Into Shapes.
  6. Place Onto Baking Sheet Lined With Parchment Paper.
  7. Cook For 20 Minutes Then Let Rest.

Spinach, Carrot, And Zucchini Dog Treats By Damn Delicious

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Don’t let the extra steps deter you. This treat is a great healthy option with the nice flavor to back it up.

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1 Cup Pumpkin Puree

1/4 Cup Peanut Butter

2 Large Eggs

1/2 Cup Old Fashioned Oats

3 Cups Whole Wheat Flour, Or More, As Needed

1 Carrot, Peeled and Shredded

1 Zucchini, Shredded

1 Cup Baby Spinach, Chopped

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine In A Bowl and Beat the pumpkin puree, peanut butter and eggs on medium-high until mixed.
  3. Add old fashioned oats and 2 1/2 cups flour at low speed a little bit at a time. Add an additional 1/4 cup flour until the dough is no longer sticky.
  4. Then, add carrots, zucchini and spinach, until they mix into the dough.
  5. Continue to work the dough on a lightly floured surface until it comes together.
  6. Then, roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness.
  7. Cut Shapes Using cookie cutters and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Cook For About 20-25 Minutes. Then, let treats completely cool.

Doggie Breath Mints By SkinnyMS

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If your dog has bad breath, this treat is perfect! Your dog will eat these treats and not only be happy, but also have minty fresh breath.

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2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats,

1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped

1/2 cup fresh mint, finely chopped

1 large egg

1/4 cup of water, plus 1 tablespoon

3 tablespoons melted coconut oil

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  1. Heat oven to 325 Degrees.
  2. Add oats to a blender and blend to a flour like consistency. In a bowl mix your diced parsley, mint, egg, water, and oil. Then, add oat and flour.
  3. Put Dough On A Lightly Floured Surface.
  4. Then, flatten dough to ⅛ inch thickness. Cut Out Shapes with a cookie cutter. Place mints on a non-stick cookie sheet.
  5. Cook For About 35-40 minutes. Let treats cool all the way before feeding.

Healthy Pumpkin Balls By Cesar’s Way

A cute dog smelling a pumpkin
Photo by Mathew Henry

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Even though this treat uses pumpkin ingredients it is still great year round. These treats can be more challenging to make, but the pumpkin flavor will make your dog love this treat.

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1/2 cup canned pumpkin

4 tbsp molasses

4 tbsp water

2 tbsp vegetable oil

2 cups whole wheat flour

¼ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp baking powder

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix pumpkin, molasses, vegetable oil, and water together.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda, and baking powder to the mixture. Then, stir until the dough softens.
  4. Roll small spoonfuls of dough into balls.
  5. Set the balls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and flatten.
  6. Cook For 25 minutes or until dough is hardened.
  7. Let Treats Cool Completely Before Serving.

Conclusion

All these recipes are great choices for a homemade treat, guaranteed to make your dog happy. With the proper preparation and if you follow all the steps to these recipes, you will have delicious homemade treats!

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