Homemade Dog Treats: 10 Delicious DIY Recipes Your Pooch Will Love

It’s no secret that every dog loves treats.

They are the perfect tool for reinforcing good behaviour and play an essential role in training any dog.

But, you also want to consider your dog’s health at the same time. What better way to monitor what your dog is consuming than by making your own homemade dog treats?

It may seem a little extravagant and but it doesn’t have to be difficult.

Here’s a list of our favourite easy homemade dog treats that your pooch will love:

  1. Peanut butter dog treats
  2. Simple DIY dog biscuits
  3. Watermelon pupsicles
  4. Pumpkin and peanut butter treats
  5. Cheddar and bacon treats
  6. Flavored yogurt popsicles
  7. Cranberry dog cookies
  8. Sweet potato chews
  9. Apple crunch pupcakes
  10. Strawberry dog treats

1. Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ¾ cup nonfat milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ⅓ cup oats
  • 2-3 strips cooked bacon

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (163°C) and line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the peanut butter, milk, and eggs together in a large bowl. Add the flour and baking powder.
  3. Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and use your hands to work in the flour and mix in the oats and bacon. 
  4. Roll out the dough and cut into shapes.
  5. Bake for 18-20 mins. Remove from the oven, flip the treats over and bake for 10-12 mins. 

➡️ Check out the full recipe here.

2. Simple DIY Dog Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup of water

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. 
  3. Roll out the dough and cut into shapes.
  4. Place onto a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  5. Bake for 15-20 mins.

➡️ Check out the full recipe here.

3. Watermelon Pupsicles

Ingredients:

  • Quarter of a watermelon
  • One can of coconut milk

Method: 

  1. Scoop out the melon and blend together with the can of coconut milk.
  2. Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze!

➡️ Check out the full recipe here. 

4. Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Treats with Bacon Glaze

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup oil 
  • 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Glaze: 

  • 2 tablespoons bacon grease, coconut oil, chicken fat, or any other fat that solidifies at room temp, melted.
  • ¼ cup smooth peanut butter

Method: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix pumpkin, peanut butter, eggs, and oil in a bowl. Add baking soda and whole wheat flour. 
  3. Roll out dough and cut into shapes
  4. Bake for 15 mins. 
  5. For the glaze – whisk fat/oil and peanut butter until smooth and drizzle over biscuits. 

➡️ Check out the full recipe here

5. Cheddar and Bacon Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 eggs

Method: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix oats, cheese, and bacon together until they reach a crumb-like consistency.
  3. Add the eggs until the mixture is a sticky dough
  4. Sprinkle oats onto your chopping board and roll out dough on them. Cut dough into shapes. 
  5. Place biscuits on a parchment-lined tray and bake for 20 mins. 

➡️ Check out the full recipe here. 

6. Heart-Shaped Cranberry Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2-4 tablespoons coconut flour
  • ½ cup dried cranberries

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Beat the eggs and set aside. 
  3. Mix almond flour, coconut oil, and dried cranberries in a bowl. 
  4. Add eggs and knead ingredients into a wet and sticky dough.
  5. Add the coconut flour one tablespoon at a time until you have a consistency that is easy to roll out. 
  6. Roll out and cut the dough into heart shapes. 
  7. Place the treats on a parchment-lined baking tray. 
  8. Bake for 15-18 mins. 

➡️ Check out the full recipe here.

7. Peanut Butter, Banana, and Yogurt Pupsicles

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 large banana
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter
  • Coconut or olive oil
  • Small dog treats for the pupsicle “sticks”

Method: 

  1. Blend yogurt, banana, and peanut butter together. 
  2. Place small cups in a rimmed baking pan and spray with oil. 
  3. Fill cups halfway with yogurt mixture and place one dog treat in each as a “stick”.
  4. Put in the freezer for 2-3 hours. 

➡️ Check out the full recipe here.

8. Sweet Potato Chew Treats

Ingredients: 

  • Sweet potatoes or yams

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 250°F.
  2. Wash and dry the sweet potatoes, then slice thinly (¼ – ⅓ inch wide max).
  3. Place them on a parchment-lined baking tray and bake for 3 hours. Turn them halfway through.
  4. They should be chewy and dry.

➡️ Check out the full recipe here.

9. Apple Crunch Pupcakes

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups of water
  • ¼ cup apple sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped apples

Method: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix water, apple sauce, vanilla extract, egg, and honey together in a large bowl. 
  3. Combine the flour and baking powder then mix into the other ingredients.
  4. Fold in chopped apples. 
  5. Spoon mixture into greased muffin tins.
  6. Bake for 35 mins. 

➡️ Check out the full recipe here.

10. Strawberry DIY Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup diced strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup oatmeal
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt

Method: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Mash bananas and strawberries together.
  3. Add in flour, oatmeal, and yogurt, and stir well. 
  4. Roll out dough and cut into shapes.
  5. Place them on a parchment-lined baking tray and bake for 15-17 mins.

➡️ Check out the full recipe here.

Try these DIY dog treats

As you can see, you don’t need to rely on a pet shop to make your dog a delicious snack.

These homemade dog treats are a great way to practice your cooking skills, whilst also getting some vitamins into your pup’s diet that they might not get from their standard food.

The question is: Which of these easy homemade dog treat recipes are you going to try first?

Sprocker Lovers is run by me, Elise--a first-time dog mum to my Sprocker puppy, Hugo. We also run the @SprockerLovers Instagram 🐶

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