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10 DIY Dog Treats Your Pet Will Love

Do you enjoy spoiling your pet?  Treats are a great way to show your pet just how much you care.  What says love more than making your pet’s treats from scratch.  Not only is it a fun way to interact with your furry friend but you know exactly what ingredients are in them.  Here is a variety of DIY dog treats that include wonderful ingredients like peanut butter, oats, fruits, vegetables, yogurt, and cheese.  ENJOY!

Bacon and Cheddar Dog Treats

Bacon Chedder

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices of bacon (cooked crispy)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup milled oatmeal
  • 2 large eggs

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine bacon, cheese, and oatmeal in mixing bowl. Allow mixer to break bacon and cheese up into little bits.
  3. Add eggs to the dry mixture to form a thick sticky dough.
  4. Dust surface of counter with additional milled oatmeal, to prevent sticking.
  5. Roll dough out to approximately 1/4 of an inch. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes.
  6. Bake treats on a parchment paper lined baking tray for approximately 20 minutes (slightly longer if treats are larger). Treats will be a pale-ish brown when they’re ready.
  7. Allow to cool completely before feeding to your pet.

[-Munchkins and Military]

Carrot Oat Applesauce Treats

Carrot Oat

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup carrot finely grated
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and cover a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Mix all four ingredients in a medium bowl.
  3. Use a tablespoon to drop clumps of the mixture on to the baking tray. Shape if you wish.*
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until treats are set.

 [-Baking Mischief]

Homemade Sweet Potato Chews

Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250° F.
  2. Slice sweet potatoes into long strips about 1/4” thick using a sharp butcher knife or a mandolin.
    • To make slicing easier, slice on one side and then rest the potato on the flat side. Cut strips across perpendicular to the first slice. For small dogs you can then cut these wide strips into narrow pieces if you want a smaller treat.
  3. Toss sweet potato slices in a large bowl with olive oil, stir and toss well to coat thoroughly.
  4. Place on a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  5. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

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Peanut Butter and Cheerio Treats

Peanut Butter Cheerio Dog Treat

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups Honey Nut Cheerios
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large microwave bowl, warm the peanut butter in the microwave until soft enough to pour, 30 seconds – a minute.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to the peanut butter and mix well.
  4. Form 1-inch sized balls, packing the dough tightly.
  5. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.

 [-Bitz n Giggles]

Yogurt Peanut Butter Banana Treats

Peanut Butter Yogurt Chews

Ingredients:

  • 32 oz. plain yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 large banana, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp honey (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Put all ingredients into a food processor or blender. Blend until creamy.
  2. Fill a silicone moldor an ice cube tray.
  3. Freeze for at least 2 hours.
  4. Pop out of molds and serve to your furry best friend. Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer.

[-Cooking with Janica]

Homemade Dog Biscuits

Homemade Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups white flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 chicken or beef bouillon cube
  • 1/2 cup hot water

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Put water into a microwaveable bowl and heat it until it’s almost boiling. Then drop your bouillon cube in the water to dissolve.
  3. Throw all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and begin to stir until everything is combined
  4. Sprinkle flour onto your work surface and begin to roll out dough. Then grab your cookie cutter and start cutting out your dog biscuits.
  5. Place the dog biscuits on the cookie sheet and back for 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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Pumpkin Apple Treats

Pumpkin Apple Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups oatmeal
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Grind the oatmeal down in a food processor or blender. Transfer to mixing bowl.
  3. Core apple, being sure to remove all of the seeds. Grate apple, and add to bowl with oatmeal.
  4. Add egg and canned pumpkin to bowl and mix well to combine. The mixture will be thick and slightly sticky.
  5. On a surface dusted with oatmeal (ground or not, your choice) roll the dough out to approximately 1/2″ thick. Use a doggy bone cookie cutter to cut dough into shapes, and transfer to a lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes, or until golden and crispy. Allow to cool to room temperature, then store in an airtight container for up to a week.

 [-Munchkins and Military]

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Treats

DYI Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat pumpkin puree, peanut butter and eggs on medium-high until well combined, about 1-2 minutes. Gradually add 2 1/2 cups flour at low speed, beating just until incorporated. Add an additional 1/4 cup flour at a time just until the dough is no longer sticky.
  3. Working on a lightly floured surface, knead the dough 3-4 times until it comes together. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut out desired shapes and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Place into oven and bake until the edges are golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.*
  5. Let cool completely.

 [-Damn Delicious]

Oat and Apple Pretzel

Oat & Apple Prezzle

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Beat egg and set aside.
  3. Combine applesauce, oat flour, and rolled oats in a large bowl. Pour all but 1 tablespoon of the egg over the mixture and set aside the remaining 1 tablespoon of egg.
  4. Using a wooden spoon, stir the mixture until a dough forms. The dough should be tacky but not overly sticky. Add a bit more or less flour if necessary.
  5. Take a two tablespoon sized piece of dough (approximate) and roll into a tube. It should be about 10 inches long and about the width of a pencil.
  6. Take each tube and make into a U shape, then twist the ends together and fold back to the top. This makes the pretzel shape. Pinch the ends in to make sure they’re secure.
  7. Place the pretzels onto the baking tray. Brush the top of each pretzel with the remaining egg.
  8. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes until they’re slightly browned and become crispy. The pretzels should be pretty hard, just like pups love them!
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving.
  10. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

[-The Cookie Rookie]

Dog Birthday Cake

Dog Cupcake

And for your dog’s birthday!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 peanut butter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg

Instructions:

  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix ingredients
  3. Spray cupcake pan with nonstick spray.
  4. Pour into cupcake pan.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Let cool.
  7. Spread peanut butter on top.

[-Little Sloth]

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