5 Easy Dog Treat Recipes

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Kendall Abbott author of 5 Easy Dog Treat Recipes

Some dogs will eat just about anything, but sometimes it is settling to know what ingredients are used in their treats. If you make their treats, then you know exactly what goes in them and can easily be on top of any food allergies they might have. I have made the following treats for my dogs many times and they absolutely love them! 


Chicken Dog Treats

With this recipe, you can use chicken or any other meats. My pup prefers chicken so that is what I choose to use. You will need 1 cup of diced meat, rice, rice flour, parsley, and an egg. These will take about 20 to 30 minutes to cook.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked, diced chicken
  • ½ cup of rice, cooked and mashed
  • 3 tablespoons rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 egg

Instructions

First, you will preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. While it is preheating, you will mix all the ingredients together and stir them well. Get silicone molds and pour the mixture into them. Place them in the oven and cook for 20-30 minutes. Once they are cooled, remove them from the molds and feed your pup. You can store them in the fridge for a few days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. 


Homemade Dog Biscuits

This homemade dog biscuit recipe only requires five ingredients! It is fun, easy to make, and your dogs will love you for it! You will need whole wheat flour, oats, flaxseed, beef broth, and of course peanut butter! 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup of oats
  • ½ cup flaxseed (healthier for your pup if you grind the seeds first)
  • ½ to 1 cup beef broth
  • ¼ cup of peanut butter

Instructions

First, you will preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. While it is heating up, you can stir together the flour, oats, and flaxseed. Then add ½ cup of beef broth into the mixture and then the peanut butter. Mix well and add more beef broth if necessary. This should be a thick dough consistency. Once you have your doughy mixture, roll into a ball and flatten it out on a floured surface. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes. Once cooled, place them in an airtight container for no longer than a week.


Two-Ingredient Dog Treats

The easy to make, the better right? They don’t take that long to make and don’t require you to buy a bunch of new ingredients at the grocery store. All you need for this recipe is whole wheat flour and pureed baby food. A little weird but my dogs love these. Beef or sweet potato are pretty popular, but it’s up to you! Just make sure your dog can eat it.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 (4 oz) jars of pureed baby food

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix your ingredients together to form a stiff thick dough. If you need to, you can add extra flour to get the right consistency.  Next, you will take the dough and roll it out on a floured surface. Make it about ¼ inch thick. Once rolled out, take cookie cutters or a pizza cutter and make your desired shapes. For baking, you will want to use a cookie sheet and line it with parchment paper. Bake your treats for about 25 minutes. Once cooled, store in a paper bag. This will keep them crispy. 


Sweet Potato Fries 

Veggies are very important to our diets and dogs too! Luckily sweet potatoes are very good for dogs and most dogs like the flavor too. All you need for this is sweet potatoes, coconut oil, cinnamon, and turmeric. Who knows, maybe you’ll like them too. 

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (melted)
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of turmeric

Instructions

You will first preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. While it is heating up, you can wash and peel your sweet potato and then cut it into even long skinny slices. Coat these pieces with the coconut oil and spices. One trick you could try is putting the oil and spices in a Ziplock baggie and then putting the fries in and shaking it up. After they are oiled and seasoned, place them on a baking sheet and bake them for 15 minutes. After those minutes are up, flip them over and bake them for another 10 to 15 minutes. Let them cool and then enjoy! 


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Apple Cinnamon Dog Treats

It’s like apple pie for dogs but the best part is that you don’t have to cook anything! This is one of my dog’s favorite treats, especially in the summertime. All you need is apples, yogurt, and ice cube trays, then you are good to go! 

Ingredients

  • 2 apples 
  • 1 cup greek nonfat plain yogurt
  • Water

Instructions

Slice 2 apples into small pieces but be sure to remove the seeds and the core. Next, you mix the apple slices, yogurt, and water in your blender and blend until you get a liquid consistency. Then you will pour the mixture into ice cube trays and freeze them for a few hours or until hard. 

Tip: You could use blueberries instead of apples if you wanted. 

These recipes can all be suited and adjusted to your dog’s needs. Make sure you are aware of any food allergies your dog may have before trying out these recipes. If you are unsure, you can always ask a veterinarian for advice.

Summer is coming up! It is time to relax and enjoy spending time with your doggo even if it’s eating sweet treats!


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Meet The Author 

Kendall Abbott

Kendall Abbott obtained her Bachelor's Degree at the University of Kansas, she then went on to pursue her education and love for animals by attending the Animal Behavior College. When she isn't working Kendall enjoys hiking with her two dogs Oscar and Tank. She also loves taking time out of her day to coach her nieces youth basketball team.