Dogs live off their doggy treats. You can tell just by the way they come running with their tails wagging every time you hold out a doggy treat. The way they happily munch on their treats can tell just how much they enjoy it.

As delicious as they find it, you don’t know what’s in that store-bought dog treat. Is it really safe for your dog to eat? Does it contain any artificial ingredients? So how can you be sure to give your beloved dog a treat you know nothing about?

However, there is a solution to this problem: make your dog their own doggie treats. Here are 20 dog treat recipes with five or less ingredients that you can prepare for your dog in no time at all.

1.   Peanut Butter Treats

 Peanut Butter Treats dog

You’ll need:

Flour, peanut butter, eggs, and water, applesauce or mashed banana ,chicken or beef stock

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce or mashed banana
  • 1/4 cup vegetable, chicken or beef stock
  • bone shaped cookie cutter

Method:

Mix everything together to make a dough. Roll it out and use a bone-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the cookies. Bake for around 20 minutes.

2.   Two-Ingredient Doggy Treat

 Two Ingredient Dog Treats 

  1. 2 cups 100% organic whole wheat flour* (or wheat germ, spelt, rolled oats — or a mixture of these)
  2. 2 (4oz) jars of pureed baby food** – beef, blueberry, sweet potato, chicken, etc.

You’ll need:

Whole-wheat flour, pureed baby food (whatever flavor your dog prefers).

Method:

Mix together till it forms a stiff dough. Take a rolling pin to roll out the dough. Take a cookie cutter and cut out the cookies. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes.

3.   Four-Ingredient Doggy Treat

four ingredient dog treat

You’ll need:

Chunky peanut butter,  eggs, ,banana, and wheat flour

  • 1 small overripe banana.
  • 1/2 Cup peanut butter.
  • 1/3 Cup chicken stock OR beef stock for beef flavor.
  • 1 Cup wheat flour.
  • 1/2 cup of powdered brewers yeast (optional) (for flea treatment)

Method:

Beat the chunky peanut butter, eggs, and pureed pumpkin in a bowl. Add in the wheat flour and knead the mixture to form a dough. Roll it out and use a bone-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the treats. Bake for 5 minutes.

4.   Soft Banana and Almond Pup Treats

 Soft Banana and Almond Pup Treats – 

You’ll need:

Eggs, bananas, almond butter, and cinnamon.

1 Organic Pasture Raised Egg

3/4 Cup Unsalted Almond Butter

1/3 of an Organic Banana

1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon

Method:

Purée the banana, then add the rest of the ingredients. Mix everything together evenly and put small dollops on a baking sheet. Put it in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes.

5.   Carrot Apple Treats

Carrot Apple Treats 

You’ll need:

Grated carrots, gluten-free flour, one egg, oats , carrot , oil, wate and applesauce.

  • 2 ½ cup whole wheat flour.
  • ½ cup oats.
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar.
  • ½ cup apple peeled and grated (about 1 small apple)
  • 1/2 cup carrots peeled and grated.
  • 1 egg beaten.
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil.
  • ¼ cup wate.

Method:

Blend the above ingredients together in a dough form. Make small balls and place them on a cookie sheet. Bake until the cookies turn golden brown.

6.   Wild Rice and Chicken Treats

Wild Rice and Chicken Treats – 

You’ll need:

Wild rice, shredded chicken, rice flour, egg, and diced parsley

  • 6 oz . Boneless Chicken Breast, boiled or grilled; cooled
  • 1/2 c . Cooked Wild Rice; cooled
  • 1/2 c . Chicken Stock
  • 2 1/2 c . All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp . Salt
  • 1 Egg

Method:

Mix everything together. Place the mixture in a small muffin pan to bake.

7.   Bacon Doggie Treats

 Bacon Dog Treats 

You’ll need:

Wheat flour, water, melted bacon fat, one egg, and wheat germ.

  1. 1 cup (255g) natural creamy peanut butter.
  2. 3/4 cup (180ml) nonfat milk
  3. 2 cups (244g) whole wheat flour* (measured correctly) with 1 Tablespoon baking powder.
  4. 1/3 cup (30g) oats (either whole-rolled or quick oats are fine)
  5. 2-3 strips cooked bacon, chopped.

Method:

Mix all the ingredients together till you form a dough. Take a rolling pin to roll out the dough. Take a cookie cutter and cut out the cookies. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes.

8.   Chicken Dog Biscuits

Chicken Dog Biscuits  

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped, cooked chicken (see note)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour or white whole wheat flour
  • 1 5.3-ounce container nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

You’ll need:

Chicken stock, oil, and whole-wheat flour.

Method 

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Mix together till it forms a dough. Roll it out and cut as many shapes as you can. Place the biscuits onto a baking tray and bake for 10 – 15 minutes.

9.   Gummy Doggie Treats

 Gummy Doggie Treats 

You’ll need:

Beets, water, gelatin, and bone broth.

Ingredients
½ beet, handful parsley leaves or pinch turmeric
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
½ cup homemade bone broth (or low-sodium broth from the store)

Bone broth
Picked over carcass of one chicken, cut up, or 3 lbs of mixed pork, turkey, chicken or beef bones
4 cups of water

Method:

Puree the beets with water. Add in the gelatin along with hot bone broth. Place the mixture into gummy molds and put it in the freezer.

10.Banana and Peanut Butter Dog Treats

 This easy-to-make, flavorful treat will definitely please even the finickiest eater.

Peanut Butter Banana Dog Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter* (low sodium is a healthier choice for pets)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten, for brushing (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 300ºF.

You’ll need:

Uncooked ground oatmeal, peanut butter, a banana

Method:

Mash the banana with the peanut butter and then add in the ground oatmeal. Roll out the dough and cut as many shapes as you can. Place the treats onto a cookie sheet lined with a piece of parchment paper. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes.

11.Carrot Pumpkin Dog Bites

 Carrot Pumpkin Dog Bites

You’ll need:

Canned pumpkin, whole-wheat flour, shredded carrot, and one egg.

  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin (get the kind that has ONLY pumpkin in it)
  • egg, slightly beaten.
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots.
  • cup whole wheat flour.

Method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix the ingredients into a batter. Make small balls and place it onto a baking sheet to bake for 15 – 20 minutes.

12.Peanut Butter Pumpkin Doggie Delights

 Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats  

You’ll need:

Whole-wheat flour, eggs, pureed pumpkin, and peanut butter.

  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree (do not use pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons all-natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup oats*
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour, brown rice flour, or gluten free flour

Method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix the pumpkin puree, eggs, and peanut butter. Keep adding the flour until a dough forms. Smooth out the dough and cut out the cookies. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes.

13.Frozen Pops

 Watermelon and Yogurt Frozen Dog Treats (Pupsicles) 

You’ll need:

Beets, bananas, Greek yogurt, blueberries, and carrot sticks.

2 ripe bananas, cut into chunks
1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1/3 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
1 slice raw beet
6 carrots

Method:

Blend all the ingredients together except the carrot sticks. Scope the mixture into a Popsicle mold and place the carrot stick right in. Serve the pops when they are completely frozen.

 

14.Bacon-Blueberry-Pumpkin Pupsicles

Bacon-Blueberry-Pumpkin Pupsicles – 

You’ll need:

Bacon, water, blueberries, canned pumpkin, and carrot sticks.

Method:

Blend all the ingredients and pour it into a Popsicle mold. Place the carrot sticks into the mold as a Popsicle stick and freeze till it hardens.

15.Carob Cookies

 Carob Cookies for dog

You’ll need:

Carob powder, vanilla extract, rice flour, water, and cinnamon.

  1. 1 cup whole grain wheat/rice flour.
  2. 13 cup brown sugar..
  3. 12 tablespoons carob powder.
  4. 12 tablespoon vanilla extract.
  5. 2 tablespoons chopped almonds.

Method:

Combine all ingredients into a bowl. Knead until dough ball forms. Smooth out the dough and cut the cookies with a cookie cutter. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes.

16. Baked Sweet Potato and Salmon Brownies

 

You’ll need:

Canned salmon, coconut flour, baked sweet potato, and eggs.

1 can salmon

1 medium sweet potato, baked in the skin

2 eggs

1/3 c. coconut flour

Coconut oil for greasing a pan

Method:

Preheat oven to 300F.

Mix coconut flour, salmon, and eggs and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then mix in the baked sweet potato. Grease a cake pan and pour in the mixture and put it in the oven to bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

17. Oatmeal with Peanut Butter Doggie Snacks

 Â Your Dog Will Go Nuts For These Homemade Peanut Butter Oat Dog Treats!

You’ll need:

Unbleached organic flour, hot water, oats, and peanut butter.

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (make sure it does NOT contain artificial sweeteners such as xylitol)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal

Method:

Preheat oven to 350F.

Mix all ingredients and knead out the dough. Roll it out and use a bone-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the doggie snacks. Bake for around 20 minutes.

18.Banana Sweet Potato Dog Biscuits

Homemade Sweet Potato Banana Dog Treats –

You’ll need:

Whole-wheat flour, oats, eggs, a baked sweet potato, and a banana.

Method:

Preheat oven to 350F.

Mash the baked sweet potato and banana and add in the oats, eggs, and wheat flour until a dough starts to form. Roll out the dough and use a bone-shaped cookie cutter to make the biscuits. Place them onto a baking pan lined with a piece of parchment paper and put the tray in the oven to bake for 15 minutes.

19. Four-Ingredient Cheese Treats

 Four-Ingredient Cheese Treats – 

You’ll need:

Flour, oil cheddar cheese, and water.

  1. 1/8 tsp kosher salt (plus a bit more for garnish, if desired)
  2. 3/4 cups all purpose flour.
  3. 4 TB cold butter, cut into small cubes.
  4. 1 1/2 cups high quality sharp cheddar, grated.

Method:

Mix the cheese and flour together. Add in water and oil until a stiff dough is formed. Roll out the dough and use your preferred cookie cutter to cut out the shapes. Place onto a cookie sheet and into the oven for 20 minutes.

20  Pumpkin Pie Cookies

Pumpkin Pie Cookies 

You’ll need:

  • 16 oz. can of pumpkin (plain)
  • 8 oz. plain low-fat yogurt
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour, or a mixture of all-purpose and whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened

Method:

Mix the ingredients until a dough starts to form. Take a rolling pin to roll out the dough. Cut out the cookies and place them onto a baking pan lined with a piece of parchment paper. Bake until the cookies turn nice and soft.

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