25 Homemade Dog Treat Recipes Your Dog Will Love

Dog owners these days seek out ways to pamper their pets, and baking homemade treats for their pup is surely one way to do so. Moreover, homemade dog treats are, in many ways, better than store-bought ones as the store-bought treats often contain ingredients such as food colorings and toxic preservatives that aren’t particularly good for your dog.

You can use simple and readily available ingredients from your kitchen like pumpkin, eggs, oats, honey, carrots, sweet potato, and peanut butter to make 25 or more homemade dog treats that your dog will love.

Making homemade dog treats is one of the best ways to bond with your dog. Read on for 25 such homemade treat recipes that they will love.

Applesauce Biscuits

Ingredients: 1 cup flour, 1 cup applesauce, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1 egg

Preparation: Whisk the egg in a bowl and add in all the remaining ingredients. Mix them all till they reach a sticky and thick consistency. Pour the mixture to a parchment baking paper and bake at 350°F (176.6°C) for 20-25 minutes.

Once out of the oven, cut them into small squares. These will easily last up to a week but can be frozen for longer shelf life.

These simple applesauce biscuits are a sure shot way to make your dog feel extra special. Your dog will love to snack on these biscuits as a treat, and you can put your feet up and rest, knowing that you have some more of it already made and waiting in the freezer.

Chicken Broth and Oats Treats

Ingredients: 2 cups of rolled oats, an egg, and 1 cup of chicken broth

Preparation: Made of only three ingredients, this is a quick and hassle-free recipe that you can make for your dog and also consider gifting them to other dog parents for their dogs.

Whisk an egg and add in two cups of rolled oats and combine. Then gently add in the chicken broth, a little at a time, to the mixture and combine till it all sticks together. The eggs act as a combining agent, while the chicken broth is what lends flavor to this dish.

Take a parchment paper and lay it on top of a baking tray. You can use Reynolds Kitchens Non-Stick Baking Parchment Paper Sheets for lining your baking tray. It has smart grid lines that serve as a guide to keep your dough spaced evenly in the parchment sheet so that the cookies do not bake into each other.

Use a cookie cutter to create interesting shapes from the dough. Once all the cookies are cut from the dough, transfer them onto the parchment sheet and bake it in the oven at 350°F (176.6°C) for 25-30 minutes. These biscuits can be served fresh or frozen for later use.

Oats and Cornmeal Treats

Ingredients: 1 cup flour, 1 cup shredded carrots, 1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup cornmeal, 1 cup vegetable oil, and 1 egg

Preparation: Mix the ingredients in a bowl to make your dough. Dust a flat surface with some flour and roll out your dough and cut it using cookie cutters. Then place it in an oven at 350°F (176.6°C) for 20-25 minutes.

Once done, do not pull out the baking tray from the oven. Rather, let it rest there in the residual heat for another 20 minutes. This is to ensure that the cookies harden up properly. Then you can bring it out of the oven and let it cool before showering your dog with these well-deserved treats.

Making treats for your dog not only ensures that you are avoiding the toxic chemicals that may be present in some of the store-bought dog food, but it also allows you to incorporate some healthy alternatives such as cornmeal and carrots into their diet instead.

Peanut Butter Treats

Ingredients: 4 tablespoons of peanut butter, 2 eggs, 1 cup milk, and 1 cup wheat flour

Preparation: This is one of the easiest homemade dog treats ever. Simply mix all the ingredients in a bowl, and till they form a dough-like consistency.

On a flat surface, sprinkle some flour and put the dough on it. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a flat sheet and then using a cookie cutter, cut out the dough in different shapes and sizes. This Dog Themed Cookie Cutter Set comes in different shapes and sizes and is fun to work with. Bake on a cookie sheet at 350°F (176.6°C) for 20 – 25 minutes.

These delicious peanut butter treats will have your dog jumping up and down for more. Do not forget to use cookie cutters to make it more interesting for your dogs. If you are bulk baking the treats for your dog, you can freeze the extra treats for a couple of months.

Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons sweet potato puree, 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 2 eggs, 1 cup flour

Preparation: In a big bowl, add the sweet potato puree and the peanut butter. Mix well. Then add in the eggs and whisk them with the mixture of sweet potato puree and peanut butter. Lastly, add in the four and combine to form a dough.

On a flat surface, sprinkle some flour and then roll out the dough before cutting it to different shapes and sizes using a cookie cutter. Alternately, you could also use a glass or a small round object from your kitchen and have the cookies cut into nice round shapes.

Once the cookies are ready to be baked, put them in the oven at 350°F (176.6°C) for 20 minutes. In case your dog likes extra crunchy treats, you may want to keep the cookies in the oven a few minutes longer.

Beef Broth and Oats Treats

Ingredients: 2 cups of rolled oats, an egg, and 1 cup of beef broth

Preparation: Whisk an egg and add in the two cups of rolled oats and combine. Then slowly add in the beef broth to the mixture and combine till it all sticks together. The eggs act as a combining agent, while the beef broth is what packs the dish with flavor.

Use a cookie cutter to create interesting shapes from the dough. Once all the cookies are cut from the dough, transfer them onto the parchment sheet and bake it in the oven at 350°F (176.6°C) for 25-30 minutes. These biscuits can be served fresh or frozen for later use.

Sweet Potato Carrot Cake

Ingredients: 1 cup almond flour, 3 tablespoons honey, 1 cup yogurt, 1 cup oil, 2 heaped tablespoons of sweet potato puree and 1 cup shredded carrot, 2 eggs

Preparation: For special occasions when you might want to bake your dog a cake, this is an easy go-to recipe you can always rely on. In a big bowl, break 2 eggs and add 3 tablespoonfuls of honey and whisk.

To this mixture, add 1 cup of oil and mix further. In a separate bowl, take one cup of almond flour and add in the sweet potato puree, yogurt, and the shredded carrot and mix. Then combine the mixture of the dry ingredients with the egg mixture. The cake batter is now ready.

Line a baking tray with oil on the base and the sides and pour in the cake batter. Bake in an oven at 350°F (176.6°C) for 45 minutes to an hour. You will have a delightful dog treat. This is also a great idea if you want to bake a cake for your dog on their birthday.

Fish Biscuits

Ingredients: 1 cup sweet potato puree, 1 cup sardine chunks, 2 eggs, and 2 teaspoons fish sauce, and ½ cup flour

Preparation: Whisk the eggs and add in the sweet potato puree, flour, sardine chunks, and the fish sauce into the mixture. Combine to form a thick but runny blend. Take a ladle and scoop out

small portions on a parchment baking paper and bake at 350°F (176.6°C) for 25-30 minutes.

You can store them in the refrigerator if you wish to use the treats within the week, or for longer storage, you can use Ziploc Storage Bags and store them in the freezer.

Peanut Butter Oats Treats

Ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup flour, and 2 eggs

Preparation: In a blender pour in all the ingredients and give them a good blitz. Then pour out into a baking sheet and bake at 350°F (176.6°C) for 20-25 minutes. Once baked, let it cool and then break small bite-sized pieces from it. They usually last up to a week, but their shelf life may be extended by storing them in air-tight containers.

Frozen Yoghurt and Mint Treats

Ingredients: ½ cup coconut oil, ½ cup chicken broth, 1 cup mint, ½ cup yogurt

Preparation: In a blender blitz the mint with a little bit of water till it transforms into a green liquid. Then add in the rest of the ingredients to the blender till you get a thicker minty green concoction. Pour in this mixture into silicone molds and let it sit in the freezer for a few hours. Serve frozen to your dog.

Breakfast Biscuits

Ingredients: 1 cup rice flour, 1 cup ground flaxseed, 1 cup vegetable oil, ½ cup bacon bits, 1 cup shredded carrot and 1 egg

Preparation: Whisk eggs in a bowl and slowly add in the flaxseed, bacon bits, and shredded carrots and mix. Then add oil to the bowl and gently fold a few times before adding in a cupful of flour. Add a little bit of the flour at a time, and mix all these ingredients to form a dough.

Use a cookie cutter to create interesting shapes from the dough. Once all the cookies are cut from the dough, transfer them onto the parchment sheet and bake it in the oven at 350°F (176.6°C) for 25-30 minutes. These biscuits can be served fresh or frozen for later use.

This is a special treat that you can give your dog for breakfast as it is packed with as much nutrition as flavor.

Coconut Berry Cake

Ingredients: 1 cup coconut flour, 3 tablespoons coconut oil, 2 eggs, e tablespoons of honey, ½ cup blueberries

Preparation: Preheat the oven to 350°F (176.6°C). In a bowl, whisk the eggs. Then add in the honey and the oil and mix. Next, slowly add the flour to the mixture and then tip in the half cup of blueberries towards the end. Your batter is now ready.

In a baking pan that is now greased with coconut oil, fill in the batter and bake it in the oven for 20-25 minutes.

Sweet Potato Treats

Ingredients: Sweet potatoes

Preparation: This recipe requires only one ingredient and is possibly the easiest dog treat recipe you will ever make. All you will need are freshly washed and sliced sweet potatoes.

Take a sweet potato and wash off any dirt from its skin. Then slice the sweet potatoes ½ inch (1.27 cm) thick. Place the slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake it at 200°F (93.3°C) for about an hour.

At the halfway mark flip over the slices so that they are evenly baked on both sides. This basically dehydrates the sweet potatoes, and they become more like chips after it’s time in the oven.

This, too, has a long shelf life and can be frozen and kept for several weeks.

Chicken Broth and Applesauce Biscuits

Ingredients: 2 eggs, 1 cup vegetable oil, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 cup chicken broth, 1 cup flour, and 1 cup applesauce

Preparation: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder. In another bowl, whisk the eggs and then add oil, chicken broth, and the applesauce to it. Combine the ingredients in both the bowls together by gently tipping the flour, a little at a time, into the bowl with the egg mixture. Keep mixing till you get a dough-like consistency.

Use a cookie cutter to create interesting shapes from the dough. Once all the cookies are cut from the dough, transfer them onto the parchment sheet and bake it in the oven at 350°F (176.6°C) for 40-45 minutes. These biscuits can be served fresh or frozen for later use.

This simple chicken broth and applesauce biscuit recipe is an excellent alternative to store-bought dog treats. It has a minimal prep time, and in the 45 minutes that it takes to bake, you can spend that time playing with your dog or even jamming with the pooch, as you can see in this fun video:

Frozen Apple and Blueberry Treats

Ingredients: 1 cup chicken broth, 1 cup water, 1 cup blueberries, 1 cup cut apple

Preparation: Mix the chicken broth and water in a bowl. In a silicone mold, preferably with dog bone shape, but any shape will do actually! Add in a few pieces of the cut apples along with a few of the blueberries in each well of the mold and fill up the mold with the liquid mixture of water and chicken broth.

Freeze for 4-5 hours, and soon it is ready to be served to your dog. This treat comes in especially handy during hot summer months. Your dog will love to chew on some frozen broth and fruits to cool down during this season.

Pumpkin and Flax Seed Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup pumpkin puree, 2 tablespoons honey, 2 eggs, ½ cup ground flaxseed, 1 cup flour

Preparation: Take a large bowl and whisk the eggs. Then add in the pumpkin puree, honey, and ground flaxseed. Gently start adding in the flour and fold the mixture till it becomes a dough.

Cut the dough into a variety of shapes using a cookie cutter set. Then bake them in an oven set at 350°F (176.6°C) for 20-25 minutes. And that’s it! The treats are now ready for your dog to dive in.

Soft Coconut Flour Treats

Ingredients: 1 egg, 1 cup of coconut oil, 1 cup sweet potato puree and 1 cup of coconut flour

Preparation: This is a soft dog treat made by mixing all the ingredients to a thick, runny consistency and then baking it at 350°F (176.6°C) for 15-20 minutes. Once done, immediately remove from the oven and let it cool. The result will be soft, chewy treats that your dog will love.

It is advisable to make these cookies in smaller portions soon as they have a much shorter shelf life and are best eaten within the week.

Banana and Peanut Butter Biscuits

Ingredients: 2 eggs, half teaspoon baking powder, ½ cup rolled oats, 2 mashed bananas, 1 tablespoon honey, 2 tablespoon peanut butter, and 1 cup flour

Preparation: Take a large bowl and whisk the eggs. Then add in the mashed bananas, honey, peanut butter, and oats. In a separate bowl, mix the baking powder with the flour and then add in the mixture of flour and baking powder into the other bowl. Mix it to make a batter.

Once the batter is formed, pour it into a baking tray and bake them in an oven set at 350°F (176.6°C) for 40-45 minutes. Once it has sufficiently cooled down, cut it into bite sized pieces for your dog to enjoy.

Soft and Chewy Chicken and Peanut Butter Treats

Ingredients: 1 cup flour, 1 cup rolled oats, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons peanut butter and 1 cup chicken broth

Preparation: Mix all the ingredients in a bowl till you have a dough. Cut the dough to small shapes using a cookie cutter and bake it in the oven at 350°F (176.6°C) for 15-20 minutes. Let it cool, and then fill your dog’s treat jar with these delectable cookies.

Peanut butter can be considered to be an almost universal favorite among dogs. They are also rich in protein which is good for your dog. The chicken broth gives strength to your dog and provides a lip-smacking flavor to the already hearty treat that your dog will not be able to resist.

Peanut Butter and Bacon Treats

Ingredients: 1 cup of flour, 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 2 eggs, ½ cup of bacon, 1 tablespoon honey, ½ cup of shredded carrot

Preparation: Shred a carrot until it measures about half a cup and keep aside. In a separate bowl, break two eggs and whisk them. Then add two tablespoonfuls of peanut butter and a tablespoon of honey and mix. Add the shredded carrot and the bacon at this stage and mix that in as well. Then add a cup of flour and gently fold it into a dough-like consistency.

Let the dough rest for a quarter of an hour — dust a flat surface with some flour and roll the dough on the surface. Once rolled out to about the thickness of 1 inch (2.5 cm), you can create small treat sized shapes from the dough by using a cookie cutter and put them in the oven at 300°F (148.8°C) for 20-25 minutes.

When making in large batches, keep a separate container jar to store about a week’s supply and stock up the rest of it in the freezer for later.

Pumpkin Biscuits

Ingredients: 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder, 1 cup pumpkin puree, 2 eggs

Preparation: To a bowl of finely beaten eggs, add in a teaspoon of cinnamon and a cup of pumpkin puree and gently mix. Then slowly start adding flour, a little bit at a time, and make a dough.

Bring out the good old cookie cutter to cut out in different shapes and sizes. Finally, bake them in an oven set at 350°F (176.6°C) for 25-30 minutes. Let it cool down before showering your dog with these delicious treats.

Carrot and Banana Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup flour, 1 cup cornmeal, 1 cup shredded carrot, 2 eggs, 2 ripe bananas

Preparation: Mash the ripe bananas and keep them to one side. In another bowl, whisk the eggs and then add it to the mashed banana. To this, add the remaining ingredients of flour, shredded carrots, and cornmeal. The mixture will not gain a dough-like consistency but will be thick and slightly runny.

Place small dollops of this mixture on a parchment baking paper and bake at 350°F (176.6°C) for 25-30 minutes.

Once done, you can store them in a jar for about a week. If you would like to keep them for longer, store them in a Ziploc bag in the freezer.

Simple Dog Biscuits

Ingredients: 1 cup flour, 2 eggs, and 2 tablespoons honey

Preparation: With three simple ingredients that are easily available in your pantry, you can whip up an easy dog treat recipe. Mix the flour, eggs, and honey and lay it on a parchment baking sheet in small dime-sized dollops and bake at 350°F (176.6°C) for 15-20 minutes.

The recipe does not take long to whip up and is easy to store by keeping them in air-tight containers. You could also increase the consistency and cut the dough into small bone shapes as a cute looking treat for your dogs or gift them to your dog-loving friends.

Honey and Peanut Butter Treats

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 1 cup flour, and 2 eggs

Preparation: This, too, is a very simple treat to make. Mix all ingredients in a bowl till it forms a dough. Take pinch sized amounts of the dough and shape it into round and flat disks using your hand. Then place them in the oven at 350°F (176.6°C) for 15-20 minutes.

These simple cookies will be sure to delight your dog’s taste buds. You can give them to your dog as occasional treats and store them in an air-tight container in the freezer for up to two months.

Chicken Biscuits

Ingredients: 2 eggs, ½ cup yogurt, 1 cup cooked and shredded chicken, and 1 cup flour

Preparation: Preheat your oven to 350°F (176.6°C). In a bowl, combine all ingredients till you form a batter that is thick and sticky. Then, using a ladle spoon, drop the batter on a parchment baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes until the biscuits turn slightly golden.

Once out of the oven, cool them on wire racks. After it has cooled down, you can store them in a jar for a week. If you would like to keep them for longer, store them in a Ziploc bag in the freezer.

It is a quick and easy recipe that can be made with leftover chicken and is also a much better alternative to store-bought treats.

Conclusion

Try your hand with these easy to make treats for your dog, and your dog will love you for it. Perhaps the most important tip here is to feel free to experiment. As long as you are choosing healthy ingredients and giving these treats to your dog in moderation, you are on the right track.

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