Homemade dog treats are a fun and easy way to show your pup some love. They’re also a great way to introduce your dog to new flavors and ingredients.
The best part is that making your own dog treats is a lot cheaper than buying them from the store. If you have never baked a thing in your life, you can make these simple dog treat recipes and it is a great way to get started baking.
My guess is that your furry friend will be impressed by your baking skills.
While this is a great treat for your animal, it is not a dog food replacement. So, give treats in a small amount.
Treats for Shelter Dogs
Recently, we made six batches of these and donated them to our local animal shelter. We used bone-shaped cookie cutters. They sold some of them at a craft show for raising funds and gave some of the dog treats to the dogs at the shelter. They were loved by all.
It is a perfect way to donate to our local shelter and it was so much fun too.
Show Love with Delicious Homemade Treats
And what’s the best way to show your fur baby how much you care? By making them some homemade dog treats, of course! These treats are easy to make, and your dog will love them.
Benefits of Making Homemade Dog Treats
There’s comfort to be found in knowing exactly what’s going into your dog’s food. It’s cheaper than store-bought treats. Additionally, you can control the portion size.
So, get ready to whip up a batch of yummy treats for your furry friend.
How to Make Easy Homemade Dog Treats
This recipe uses just five simple ingredients plus water. Mix the flour, rolled oats, eggs, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and water in a large bowl. Pro Tip. Make sure to use pasteurized honey. DO NOT use artificial sweeteners. They are not good for a dog’s digestive system.
At this point, you can either use a cookie scoop to make drop cookie treats or make cut out cookie treats.
If you choose to make drop cookie treats, I like to flatten with a fork before baking.
When making the cut out dog treats, pat out the dough on a generously floured surface to 1/2-inch thick. The dough will be a little sticky so flour the top of the dough too, so your hands do not stick. You could also use a rolling pin for this. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the shapes. We also used a fork to help get the dog bones cookie cut outs to the baking tray.
Place on a parchment paper lined baking tray.
Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 18 minutes. They will be golden brown on the edges.
Can you use regular all-purpose flour for dog treats?
Yes, you can, but the nutritional value is not as much as you would get using other types of flour. Whole wheat flour, rice flour, coconut flour, or oat flour are all great options for making this easy dog cookie recipe.
Can Dogs Have Oatmeal?
Yes, oatmeal is a great alternative to regular flour for dogs that may have a sensitive stomach.
Can Dogs Have Coconut Flour?
Yes, Coconut flour is an excellent choice for dogs. It is safe for them to consume, and it is high in fiber and plant proteins too.
How to Store These Dog Biscuits?
These dog biscuits will store well for a few weeks at room temperature if stored in an airtight container.
Homemade Dog Treats Recipe
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- 1 1/2 Cups Flour all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, rice flour, coconut flour, or oat flour
- 1 1/2 Cups Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 2 Large Eggs
- ¼ Cup Honey pasteurized
- 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ½ Cup Water
- Combine all ingredients together. Mix the flour, rolled oats, eggs, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and water in a medium bowl.
- Spoon mixture and roll into about 1-inch balls. You can also use a cookie scoop for this.
- Place on ungreased baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Use a fork to press down the balls and flattening them.
- If you choose to make drop cookie treats, I like to flatten with a fork before baking.
- Place on a parchment paper lined baking tray.
- Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 18 minutes. They will be golden brown on the edges.