Homemade Dog Treats

While the market is certainly saturated with all kinds of dog treats, they aren’t necessarily all that healthy! Besides that, you’ll soon find that making your own Homemade Dog Treats is rewarding and much cheaper than commercial treats!Homemade dog treats in a bowl

Easily vary your homemade dog treats by including different ingredients that are safe for your furry friend and make an extra batch that you can freeze for convenience.
Give these dog treats a try – they’re tail-wagging good!

ingredients for dog treats

HOW SHOULD I STORE HOMEMADE DOG TREATS?

  • These homemade dog treats are made with fresh ingredients and no preservatives. As such, they should be stored in the refrigerator or in the freezer, not at room temperature on the countertop.
  • These dog treats will last for up to two weeks in an airtight container in the refrigerator or 3 months in the freezer.

WHAT VARIATIONS CAN I MAKE TO THESE HOMEMADE DOG TREATS?

  • Create different shaped or sized dog treats by simply using different cookie cutters. You may need to adjust the baking time slightly.
  • Drizzle some yogurt and peanut butter over the cooled treats just prior to giving to your dog.
  • If your dog is on a gluten-free diet, make sure to use a gluten-free flour when making these treats.

TIPS FOR MAKING HOMEMADE DOG TREATS

  • When it comes to making homemade treats for your dog, only use 100% all natural, pure ingredients. Additives in various ingredients can be unhealthy and sometimes even toxic to dogs.
  • While I’ve used oat flour and whole wheat flour, you could use only whole wheat flour or only oat flour, or even a combination of other types of flours.
  • The size of your homemade dog treats can be varied depending on the size and shape of cookie cutters used. You may like to make your treats smaller for training purposes or if you have smaller dogs, and reserve larger-sized treats for the large-breed dogs. These dog bone cookie cutters can be easily purchased online.
  • Make sure to use canned or homemade pumpkin puree, NOT pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin pie filling contains added spices and other ingredients which you don’t want to have in these treats.

Homemade Dog Treats

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In the bowl of a food processor or blender, pulse to combine all ingredients until a thick paste-like dough forms.ingredients for dog treats in food processoringredients mixed
  2. Press dough into pre-shaped baking pan or roll between two sheets of wax paper and cut out shapes with cookie cutters.pressing dough into silicone mold
  3. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until treats are baked to desired level of doneness. At 20 minutes, the treats will be browned and crispy on the outside, but still soft on the inside. For crunch treats all the way through, bake a bit longer.baked dog treats in baking mold
  4. Cool pan and transfer treats to an airtight container.Homemade Dog Treats in a bowl

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Homemade Dog Treats

While the market is certainly saturated with all kinds of dog treats, they aren’t necessarily all that healthy! Besides that, you’ll soon find that making your own Homemade Dog Treats is rewarding and much cheaper than commercial treats!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup all-natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup 00% pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. In the bowl of a food processor or blender, pulse to combine all ingredients until a thick paste-like dough forms.
  • Press dough into pre-shaped baking pan or roll between two sheets of wax paper and cut out shapes with cookie cutters.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes, until treats are baked to desired level of doneness. At 20 minutes, the treats will be browned and crispy on the outside, but still soft on the inside. For crunch treats all the way through, bake a bit longer.
  • Cool pan and transfer treats to an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 559IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

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4 Comments

  1. Minerva Reyes says:

    For the dog treats I mistakenly used pumpkin pie filling not purée can our dog still eat these??

    1. I think there might be spices in the filling that are not good for dogs. I would ask your vet first.

  2. Can you just use 2 cups of whole wheat if oat flour is not available?

    1. I have only made the recipe as written, so I can’t say for sure Trisha