Dog Food Recipes & Diet

DIY: Easy & Healthy Dog Treats Recipes (Part 1)

Peanut butter DIY dog treats for your pet

Preparing cookies and treats for your dog on your own is a whole other experience and is filled and surrounded with much more love from the get-go! What’s more, your dog could not be more thankful to you for taking your time!

You will find these recipes easy to make and healthy for your dog. At the same time, happiness  is guaranteed!

Homemade Flaxseed Dog Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 2 and 2/3 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 2 and ½ cups bread flour (you may also skip bread flour altogether)
  • ¼ cup of wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/3 flax seeds
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup powdered dry milk
  • 1 cup warm chicken or beef broth

Preheat your oven at about 163 ⁰C. And prepare parchment paper or sheets.

Yummy DIY biscuits for your dog

Source: http://www.kitchen-concoctions.com/2013/09/homemade-flaxseed-dog-biscuits/

Preparation:

Combine flours, wheat germ, brown sugar, salt and flaxseeds in one large bowl. Stir in vegetable oil and then add the eggs, one at a time, and mix well after adding each one.

Dissolve the dry milk in the warm chicken or beef broth. And, then stir in this mixture into the flour mixture and mix until you form a firm, yet workable dough. If needed, add a little flour or broth – depending whether you need a smoother or a firmer dough!

Now wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and set aside to rest for around 15 to 20 minutes.

Afterwards, roll the dough and spread it out to 1 or ½ cm thick. Cut out biscuits shapes using a desired shape cutter and then place the biscuits on sheet pans.

Bake at 163 ⁰C for 25 to 30 minutes, until the biscuits are brownish and hard. Take them out of the oven and allow cooling.

You can store them in an airtight container for 2 or 3 weeks!

The whole procedure:

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Waiting Time: 15 minutes
  • Baking Time: 25 minutes
  • Yields: around 40 to 50 biscuits

 

Double Banana Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups oat flour
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
Delicious banana treat for your dog

Source: http://www.mustlovehome.com/double-banana-dog-treats/?crlt.pid=camp.FgjOOljfFc2T#

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 200⁰C.
  • In one small bowl, use fork to mash 2 and a half bananas. Meanwhile, slice the other half banana into 24 thin slices to put on top of each biscuit/treat. Set these 24 pieces aside.
  • In a larger bowl, mix the oat flour, the mashed bananas and 2 eggs. If the dough is sticky, add more oat flour until you achieve the desirable texture.
  • Place the dough in a floured board and roll it to around half cm thick.
  • Using a cookie cutter, cut the treats and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Make shallow indentations on top of each treat with your thumb and then lay a banana slice on top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 20 or 25 minutes until the edges get brown and the banana slices feel dry to the touch.
  • Remove from oven and allow complete cooling.
  • Store treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

The whole procedure:

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Baking Time: 25 minutes
  • Yields: around 24 biscuits

 

Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of canned pumpkin
  • 4 tablespoons of molasses
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pumpkin biscuits for your dog DIY

Source: http://www.browniebites.net/photos/whatdinner/peanut-butter-dog-treats-2.jpg

Preparation:

  • First, preheat your oven to 177⁰C
  • Blend pumpkin, molasses, vegetable oil, and water
  • Add wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and stir until you get a soft dough
  • Grab teaspoonfuls of dough and roll it with your hands into balls.
  • Drop the formed balls in the pan and flatten them with a fork
  • Bake around 25 minutes, until hardened

Let your fluffy pal enjoy!

Source: http://blog.doggievogue.com/blog/2011/11/homemade-pumpkin-dog-treats/

 

Homemade Coconut Banana Treats

Ingredients:

  • A ripe banana
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon of grounded cinnamon
  • ½ cup of rolled oats
  • ¼ cup of grounded flax seeds
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
    Banana coconut cookie for your pet

    Source: http://gooddogsco.com/2014/03/coconut-banana-treats/

    Preparation:

    • Preheat your oven to 190⁰C
    • Mash the banana and combine with coconut oil
    • Add the grounded cinnamon
    • Add rolled oats and flax seeds and mix well
    • Add whole wheat flour and combine
    • Roll the dough in ½ cm thickness and cut into small rounds
    • Bake on a cookie sheet for around 16 minutes. Flip them halfway through (meaning 8 minutes on each side)

    Makes about 40 treats and they are perfect for when training your dog!

 

Carrot Cake Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 1 and ¼ cup of shredded carrots (usually 2 carrots)
  • 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds
  • 1 and ½ tablespoon of grounded cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup of water
Dogs love this DIY carrot cake

Source: http://gooddogsco.com/2016/03/carrot-cake-dog-treats/

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to about 177⁰C
  • Put on a mixing bowl and stir by hand the eggs and the shredded carrots
  • Add the cinnamon and the ground flax seeds
  • Then add flour
  • Gradually add water
  • Make it a wet dough, similar to a cake’s
  • Spoon rounds of the mixture onto a cookie sheet
  • Bake at 177⁰C for about 20 to 25 minutes
  • Let your treats become softer on the inside and crispier on the outside
  • Allow the treats to cool down before giving them to your dog

This mixture yields around 30 to 40 treats!

 

Homemade Greenies: Vegan Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 1 and a ½ to 2 cups of spinach
  • ½ cup parsley
  • ½ cup mint (optional)
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Vegan DIY treat for your dog

Source: http://gooddogsco.com/2016/01/homemade-greenies-vegan-dog-treats/

  • Preheat oven to 190⁰C
  • Combine spinach, parsley and water into a food processor and process until you have a watery mix
  • Into a mixing bowl add the blended greens together with the other left ingredients.
  • Roll the dough around ½ cm thick and cut out treat shapes of your desire
  • Place the treats on a cookie sheet
  • Bake for around 20 minutes. Flip the treats halfway through (10 minutes of baking on each side)
  • Turn the oven off and leave the treats in the oven until it cools down in order to dehydrate remaining water
  • Then leave the treats out to dry for another 3 hours, approximately
  • When stored in an airtight container, these treats can last for about 2 weeks

Give your dog the treats they deserve!

 

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 cups wheat flour
Peanut butter DIY dog treats for your pet

Source: http://www.sheknows.com/living/articles/1045115/diy-dog-treats

Preparation:

  • Mix separately the peanut butter and milk
  • Slowly add powdered ingredients to the peanut butter and milk mixture
  • Combine all of the ingredients thoroughly
  • Roll out the dough to your desired thickness
  • Using cookie cutters, cut out your preferred treat shapes
  • Place them on a cookie sheet
  • Bake for around 15 to 20 minutes at 190⁰C
  • Allow them to cool down for several hours
  • Store them in an airtight container

*Note: Before using peanut butter, make sure your dog’s dietary needs and food tolerations in order to avoid any allergic or other health reactions!

 

2-ingredient dog treats (or with pureed meat)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of organic whole-wheat flour (you can also use wheat germ, spelt or rolled oats. A combination of all these is a good choice, too!)
  • 2 jars of puree baby food – either beef, blueberry, sweet, potato, chicken or other
Amazing dog treat with only two ingredients

Source: http://dog-milk.com/doggiy-easy-two-ingredient-homemade-dog-treats/

Preparation:

  • Preheat your oven to 177⁰C
  • Mix all the ingredients in order to form a stiff dough. If needed, add more flour or water to make the required dough texture
  • Roll out the dough evenly, around ½ cm thick
  • Using cookie cutters, cut the dough into a desired treat shape
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes
  • Allow to cool completely before storing the treats into a paper bag, as airtight containers may turn them a little on the soft side
  • You can get more creative and include other tasty ingredients like: grated carrots, sweet potatoes, parsley, blueberries, bananas or any other preferable ingredient as long as they are not toxic for your dog

If these measures make too many biscuits, you can always freeze either the dough or the treats for later use!

 

Potato and Quinoa Treats

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato, cooked and cooled
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • 2 cups quinoa flour
Potato and quinoa treat

Source: http://gooddogsco.com/2014/11/vegan-grain-free-dog-treats/

Preparation:

  • Preheat your oven to 177⁰C
  • In a mixing bowl, add the sweet potato and the coconut oil. Mix until well combined and smooth
  • Add about a half cup of quinoa flour at a time, until the dough sticks together
  • Roll out your dough around ½ cm thick and cut it into desired treat shapes
  • Considering that the quinoa flour is not as elastic as regular flour, the batter might break but you can always bring it back to the initial shape and maneuver carefully
  • Bake your treats for around 20 to 25 minutes
  • Turn your oven off and let the treats stay in the oven for another 45 minutes or an hour in order to dry out
  • Take the treats out of the oven and let them cool completely

 

Homemade Beef Broth Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ cup flax seeds
  • ½ to 1 cup of beef broth
  • ¼ cup of peanut butter
Your dog's gonna love this treat

Source: http://kitchenconfidante.com/simple-sundays-homemade-dog-biscuits-treats-recipe

Preparation:

  • Preheat your oven to 177⁰C
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, oats and the flax seed.
  • Mix in the ½ cup of beef broth and the peanut butter
  • Combine well, and you can always add extra beef broth if necessary to make a thick dough
  • Form the dough into a nice ball
  • Roll it out into a ½ cm thickness
  • Cut into desired shapes
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, until golden brown
  • Flip the treats half way, meaning 10 minute bake on each side
  • Cool completely
  • You can store them in an airtight container for about a week

These measures make about 12 biscuits in total. Cheers/Enjoy!

 

Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut
  • Turmeric
  • Cinnamon
Sweet potato fries for your dog to treat

Source: http://www.beaglesandbargains.com/baked-sweet-potato-fries-dogs/

Preparation:

  • Preheat your oven to 218⁰C
  • Wash, peel and cut the sweet potato into long skinny pieces
  • Coat with oil and the spices
  • You can mix them in a Ziploc bag
  • Place them on a baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes
  • Now flip the fries over and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes
  • Allow them to cool before serving to your dog

 

Frozen Apple Dog Treat

Ingredients:

  • 2 apples
  • 1 cup of non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • Water
Dogs love frozen apple treat

Source: http://irresistiblepets.net/2014/09/diy-frozen-apple-dog-treat-recipe/

Preparation:

  • Peel and slice the apples into small pieces
  • Remove the seeds
  • Mix the apple slices, yogurt and the splash of water
  • Place them in your NutriBullet or other blender
  • Blend until you achieve a liquid consistency
  • Pour this mixture into an ice cube tray
  • Freeze for a few hours, until hard

Recommended Feeding: One cube at a time! You can store the remaining cubes in the freezer for later use.

 

 

 

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