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Easy homemade dog treats with added health benefits!
Tired of buying processed dog treats at the store and then reading about the recalls and health dangers? Try these healthy homemade treat options!

Posted by Andrea Arch from Holland, Michigan, United States • Published See Andrea Arch's 7 projects »
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Peanut Butter + Oats Cookies
2 cup Whole Wheat Flour 1 cup Rolled Oats 3/10 cup natural Peanut Butter (or regular) 1 ¼ cup hot Water Cookie Cutter
Peanut Butter Cookies
2 cup Whole Wheat Flour 1 tbsp Baking Powder 1 cup Natural Peanut Butter (or regular) 1 cup Skim Milk Cookie Cutter
Peanut Butter + Banana Cookies
1 Large Egg 1 Large or 2 small Banana , peeled and mashed 3/10 cup Creamy Peanut Butter 1 tbsp Pure Maple Syrup 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour ½ cup Rolled Oats 1 Egg White , lightly beaten
Gimme Kisses Cookies
2 cup Whole Wheat Flour 1 cup Rolled Oats 1 tbsp Dried Parsley flakes or fresh parsley 2 Large Eggs ½ cup Water ½ cup Non-fat dry Milk 1 cup Peanut Butter
Pumpkin Cookies
1 (15 oz.) can organic Pumpkin puree (NOT the spiced pie filling) ¾ cup Dry, uncooked Cream of wheat (or rice cereal if wheat sensitive) ½ cup Dry Powdered Milk
Vegan Biscuits
1 Banana , mashed ½ cup Peanut Butter 1 cup Rolled Oats ½ cup Applesauce 1 ¼ cup Whole Wheat Flour ½ tsp Cinnamon
Two-Ingredient Treats
2 cup Whole Wheat Flour 2 (4 oz.) jars of pureed baby Food - beef, blueberry, sweet potato, chicken, etc.
Pumpkin Apple Treats
3 cup Whole Wheat Flour ½ cup Oatmeal , chopped in food processor 2 Sm. or 1 lg. Apple , finely chopped or grated 1 Egg ½ cup Pumpkin 2 tbsp Brown Sugar ½ cup Cold Water
Frozen Peanut Butter Banana Pops
3 (6 oz.) containers of plain, low-fat vanilla Yogurt ½ cup Peanut Butter 1 (4 oz.) jar banana Baby Food 1 tbsp Honey
Canine Cookies
1 cup Hot Water or broth 1 Envelope Dry Milk 2 tsp Bouillon Cube ¾ cup Oil 2 Eggs 2 tbsp Brown Sugar 5 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • How to cook pet food. Homemade (Healthy) Dog Treat Recipes - Step 1
    Step 1

    Peanut Butter + Oats Cookies

    Preheat oven to 350°. In one bowl, combine flour and oats. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and hot water. Combine mixtures and stir well.

    Drop dough on lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out dough anywhere from 1/8” to 1/4” thick. Cut into desired shapes. Bake on greased baking sheet for 20-30 minutes. Store in airtight container.

    HEALTH BENEFIT
    Oats contain more protein per calorie than any other common grain. They have anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing properties. Oats also have a calming effect on the nervous system (great for anxious dogs!) and help strengthen the spleen, pancreas, heart and immune system. Lastly, they are rich in silicon and help make bones strong.

  • How to cook pet food. Homemade (Healthy) Dog Treat Recipes - Step 2
    Step 2

    Peanut Butter Cookies

    Preheat oven to 375°. In one bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk. Combine mixtures and stir well.

    Drop dough on lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out dough anywhere from 1/8” to 1/4” thick. Cut into desired shapes. Bake on greased baking sheet for 20 minutes. Store in airtight container.

    HEALTH BENEFIT
    Peanut butter is rich in oil, protein and fatty acids. These ingredients, along with vitamins H and K, give dogs a shiny coat. Vitamin E also helps strengthen your dog's immune system.

  • How to cook pet food. Homemade (Healthy) Dog Treat Recipes - Step 3
    Step 3

    Peanut Butter + Banana Cookies

    Preheat oven to 300°. Combine large egg, banana, peanut butter and syrup and mix thoroughly until smooth. Stir in flour and oats.

    Drop dough on lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out dough to 1/4" thick. Cut into desired shapes. Brush tops with egg whites. Bake on greased baking sheet for 25-30 minutes or until hard and crunchy. Store in airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

    HEALTH BENEFIT
    Bananas are an excellent source of fiber, vitamins C and B6, manganese and folate. They contain almost no fat, very low in sodium and are loaded with potassium.

  • How to cook pet food. Homemade (Healthy) Dog Treat Recipes - Step 4
    Step 4

    Gimme Kisses Cookies

    Preheat oven to 300°. In large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs lightly; add in water and peanut butter. Gently add the wet to the dry ingredients.

    Drop dough on lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out dough and cut into desired shapes. (You can also bake the dough as one giant cookie and break it apart after it's done.) Bake on greased baking sheet for 20-30 minutes or until golden. If you want the cookies to look shiny, you can also brush a thin coat of egg whites on them before baking.

    HEALTH BENEFIT
    Parsley aids in digestion and will also give your pup fresh breath. Parsley is also high in vitamins A and C.

  • How to cook pet food. Homemade (Healthy) Dog Treat Recipes - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pumpkin Cookies

    *Instead of cream of wheat, you can add 3/4 cup of rolled oats.

    Preheat oven to 300°. In large bowl, mix ingredients together thoroughly.

    Drop dough on lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out dough and cut into desired shapes. Bake on greased baking sheet for 15-20 minutes.

    HEALTH BENEFIT
    Pumpkin is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins C and E, which help to reduce cataracts and heart problems. Pumpkin is also great for weight loss since it acts as a healthy filler.

  • How to cook pet food. Homemade (Healthy) Dog Treat Recipes - Step 6
    Step 6

    Vegan Biscuits

    *If your dog is allergic to wheat, try substituting amaranth, rice, millet, quinoa, almond, corn, oat or potato flours/starches.

    Preheat oven to 350°. In large bowl, mix ingredients together thoroughly.

    Drop dough on lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out dough and cut into desired shapes. Bake on greased baking sheet for 10-15 minutes, until edges brown. Cool and refrigerate.

    HEALTH BENEFIT
    Cinnamon is good for your dog's heart since it improves circulation. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which helps relieve joint pain. Cinnamon helps lower cholesterol levels and regulates blood sugar. Perfect for diabetic pups!

  • How to cook pet food. Homemade (Healthy) Dog Treat Recipes - Step 7
    Step 7

    Two-Ingredient Treats

    *Make sure baby food does not have traces of onions, raisins, grapes or artificial preservatives.

    Preheat oven to 350°. In large bowl, mix ingredients together thoroughly.

    Drop dough on lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out dough to 1/4" thick and cut into desired shapes. Bake on greased baking sheet about 1/2" apart for 20-25 minutes. Cool and store in paper bag. (Storing in an air-tight container will make them soft, but still edible.)

  • How to cook pet food. Homemade (Healthy) Dog Treat Recipes - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pumpkin Apple Treats

    Preheat oven to 350°. Mix flour and oatmeal. Add apples, egg, pumpkin, brown sugar and water. Drop dough on lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out dough to 1/4" thick and cut into desired shapes.

    Bake for 35 minutes. Then, turn off oven and leave baking sheets inside for an additional 35 to 45 minutes to crisp.

  • How to cook pet food. Homemade (Healthy) Dog Treat Recipes - Step 9
    Step 9

    Frozen Peanut Butter Banana Pops

    In medium bowl, combine all ingredients thoroughly. Pour mixture into small cups (i.e. Dixie Cups) or silicone mold. Freeze.

    Once frozen, peel away paper cup and serve!

  • How to cook pet food. Homemade (Healthy) Dog Treat Recipes - Step 10
    Step 10

    Canine Cookies

    Combine first set of ingredients. Add second set of ingredients. Stir to form a very stiff dough. Roll out and cut into shapes. Bake at 300° for 40 minutes, turning cookies over after 20 minutes.

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CO + K User

These are all great recipes! My mom was just talking about looking for a recipe for dog biscuits, and here I found one without looking for it specifically! So cool!
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