If you’re thinking of making dog treats at home, you might be wondering if it’s worth it. You might be having fun doing it plus the benefits of doing this go beyond just making your pups happy.
When it comes to dog treats, it is better to make it your own rather than buying them. It’s best to know exactly what goes in your dog’s treats, and it is great having control over the portion size. Not only that, it guarantees making your kitchen smell great and it could be a great way to improve your baking skills.
Below are some easy homemade dog treat recipes that your dogs will love:
Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Treats
If your dog loves peanut butter as much as other dogs do, you can’t go wrong with this humble dog treat recipe. You will only need 2 eggs, 2 cups of flour and 1/2 cup peanut butter. Combine the ingredients together, then add water until the dough is moist enough to roll out.
20 minute cook time for a 3-ingredient recipe.
Easy Two-Ingredient Pup Treat
This homemade dog treat recipe is perfect for rookie cooks (and for those who have babies). If you’re interested in making some super simple dog treats, it is important starting out with this easy recipe. The only ingredients you need are 2 jars of pureed baby food and 2 cups of organic whole wheat flour.
20-25 minute cook time for a 2-ingredient dog treat.
Sweet Potato fries for Dogs
We all need our vegetables, and sweet potato appears to be a favorite among our canine companions. You’ll need a sweet potato, coconut oil, cinnamon, and turmeric for this homemade dog treat recipe. These are a fantastic way for both you and your dog to receive part of their daily veggie portions.
30 minute cook time for a 4- ingredient delight.
Apple and Ginger Dog Treat
Another fantastic option for our canine companions with grain allergies is this homemade dog treat recipe. 1 cup brown rice flour, 1 cup chopped apple, 2/3 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, and 1 tablespoon coconut oil are required. These are not only easy to make, but they’re also quick – the total cooking time is only 25 minutes.
Carrot-Apple Dog Delight
These simple dog treats could be a favorite if your pups like carrots and apples. They would starts licking their lips as soon as you take a couple of carrots. A cup of whole wheat flour, one cup of grated carrots, one egg, and a half cup of apple sauce are required for this dish.
40 minute bake time for a 4-ingredient treat.
Banana Almond Pup Treats
This soft dog treat recipe is suitable for both puppies and adult dogs. And, just so you know, when you make these, the smell in your kitchen will be incredible. One egg, three-quarters cup unsalted almond butter, a third of a banana, and a teaspoon of cinnamon are all you need.
10 minute bake time for a 4 ingredient delight.
These dog cookies are super adorable (especially with different shaped cookie cutters) plus they are easy to make. For this recipe you’ll need 1/2 cup of dried cranberries, 2 eggs, 1 and ½ cups wheat flour, 3 tbsp. coconut flour and 1 tbsp. coconut oil.
20 minute cooking time for a 4 ingredient treat.
Frozen Fruit Treats
If your dog enjoys fruit, this dog treat recipe is ideal for them, and they’re also wonderful for beginners because they don’t require any cooking. Watermelon, raspberries, and yogurt are the only things you’ll need. You simply combine those three components, lay them in an ice tray, and wait for them to freeze.
No cook time for this 3 ingredient treat. Just freeze them and they’re ready!
Frozen PB and P(pumpkin)
This simple dog treat recipe just requires three ingredients and takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and clean up (not including freeze time). A half cup peanut butter, a can of 100% pumpkin puree and one cup plain yogurt are required.
Three ingredients, freeze time 12 hours.
Easy Pumpkin Cookies
This is a fantastic recipe to start with if you’ve never made pumpkin dog treats before. These sweets are tasty and simple to make. An egg, 2/3 cup pure canned pumpkin, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 1/2 cups flour are needed.
Four ingredients, 4o minute bake time.
Final Thoughts About Homemade Dog Treat Recipes
These dog treat recipes are so easy, you can make it in no time even if you’ve never baked before. It’s hard to go wrong with five or fewer ingredients, and knowing exactly what is in your dog’s food can be reassuring. These can be helpful when working on training behavior.
Give your dogs a little special treat some time. They will be amazed by your culinary skills. Your friends might not appreciate it, but to your dogs, you are the world’s best cook.