Written By : Zee Kay

Simple homemade healthy dog treat recipes

You love your dog and your dog loves treats. I assure you that making simple homemade dog treat recipes is easier than you think.

Some ingredients we usually have at home and others are easy to find in local grocery stores, so I am sure you will love and enjoy making dog foods at home, But in this article, some recipes have wheat flour, so we have to make clear that however wheat flour Is a healthy ingredient but some dogs may face allergy to wheat, we suggest you make sure that your dog does not have a wheat allergy.

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Easy Pumpkin Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup cooked Oatmeal
  • 1 15oz. can of Pumpkin
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric

 Directions:

Beat eggs in a bowl and add remaining ingredients. Spoon onto greased cookie sheet.

Bake for about 30 minutes at 350°F

No-Bake Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut or almond butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup granola Preparation

 Directions:

Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed and

refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Remove from the refrigerator and roll into 1-inch balls.

Store in a sealed container in wax paper and keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Spent-Grain Dog Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups spent-grain
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • ½ pumpkin puree (from a can or a roasted fresh pumpkin)
  • 1 egg

 Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, combine the spent grain, flour, peanut butter, pumpkin, and egg. Roll the mixture into twelve 2-inch balls. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and put the balls about 2 inches apart on the sheet.

Flatten the balls to ¾ inch height and bake them for 30 minutes.

Lower the heat to 225 °F and cook until they are dry.

Apple Cinnamon Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped apple (or applesauce)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 ½  cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 5 cup flour
  • 2 eggs

 Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 °F. Combine all ingredients – add additional water to the dough if needed for consistency. Roll out the dough to the appropriate thickness and use cookie cutters to cut out fun shapes. Bake 20-25 minutes until browned.

Puffy Cream Cheese Dog Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (1/4 oz) dry yeast
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 1/3 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup powdered milk

 Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 °F. In a small cup, dissolve yeast in warm water. Mix well with all of the ingredients, adding more water if necessary. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface and cut individual biscuits with a cookie cutter. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Refrigerate for up to one week to two months.

Cinnamon Buns for Dogs

Ingredients:

Dough:

  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup broth, chicken, beef, or vegetable. Low sodium is best.
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce.
  • Additional flour for rolling.
  • Additional egg for egg wash.

Filling:

  • 1 tablespoon medium or dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Cream Cheese Glaze: (Optional)

  • 3 oz. cream cheese, low or fat-free
  • 3 tablespoon milk, fat-free
  • 2 tablespoon powdered sugar

 Directions:

preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl whisk together the cornmeal, whole wheat flour, and cinnamon. In the middle of the dry mixture, make a well and pour in the broth and applesauce.

Stir until thoroughly combined. In a small bowl combine the filling ingredients and set them aside. Knead and roll out the dough into a 1/4″ thick square.

bake for 25-30 minutes or until baked well.

Banana Bones

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ cup mashed banana
  • ¼ cup vegetable Oil
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 beef bouillon cube. dissolved in ½ cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

 Note: Banana Bones and Banana Biscotto Bones have the same directions below.

Banana Biscotti Bones

  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup peanuts (chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1large mashed

 Directions:

Plugin bake-a-bone when the green light comes on, it is ready to bake.

Add ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix until well blended.

Using a silicone or rubber spatula. spoon well into each lower bone mold.

Close the unit and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

Cool on a rack for 30 minutes.

Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats

 Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pure pumpkin
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Wax paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Frosting bag or Ziploc bag

Directions:

Mix pumpkin and yogurt in a bowl. Scoop the mixture into a frosting bag or a Ziploc bag. If you’re using a Ziploc, cut the corner of it so you can squeeze the mixture out.

Put the wax paper on the baking sheet. Squeeze the treat mixture onto the

wax paper, making the treats as big as you want them.

Freeze the treats for 2 hours.

Let your dogs enjoy, then store in a bowl or jar in the freezer.

Fishy Dog Treat

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ can Of tuna in Spring water
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions:

Blend the oats to form flour and add to a large mixing bowl with the coconut flour and mix.

In a separate small bowl, add the tuna, egg, melted coconut oil, and the water to mix.

Add the wet to the dry and combine.

Add to a silicone mold or if you don’t have a silicone mold, use a lined baking sheet.

Add the mixture and press flat.

Bake at 590°F for 40-45 minutes or until crisp.

Once cool remove from the molds or slice into treat-sized pieces.

A Quick Dog Food Type Comparison

Dry foods

Pros

Travel well, Lasts long, Large variety to choose from offers a complete diet, Comes ready to eat

Cons

Contain processed elements, Contains fillers, Contains preservatives Ingredients are not fresh

Wet foods

Pros

Offers a complete diet, Has high moisture content, Easy for dogs to ingest, Comes ready to eat

Cons

Perishable, Less convenient option than comparable dry food

Dehydrated foods

Pros

Offers a complete diet, Lasts longer than raw or homemade, Provides nutrients in a more pure form

Cons

Less processed than dry food. Takes up to three minutes to prepare, Needs a water source to prepare. so it doesn’t always travel well

RAW foods

Pros

Nutrients will be in their purest form, All ingredients are fresh

Cons

Must be constantly bought (or frozen and thawed) to maintain freshness. Doesn’t travel well Ingredients must be handled well or there’s a risk of dogs developing food-Borne pathogens

Homemade foods

Pros

All ingredients are fresh and of the highest quality. Query ingredient is controlled and selected by the owner

Cons

Finding the right ratio to ensure a complete diet requires blood testing, Thorough knowledge of what dogs can eat is necessary, Preparation is time-consuming

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