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How To Make The Best Homemade Dog Treats

Updated on January 06, 2017
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L.M.Reid is an Irish writer who has published many articles in magazines and online.

Homemade Dog Treats Recipes

I have three dog treat recipes to share with you that I make for my Yorkshire Terrier, Lexie. She loves homemade peanut butter and coconut oil treats the most. I firmly believe in healthy food for dogs.

That to me means I do not feed her any of the processed dog food or treats you can buy in the stores or online. I prefer to make all her food myself including her treats

Homemade Dog Treats
Homemade Dog Treats

Peanut Butter Recipe

This is a dog biscuit that you can cook to be soft or crunchy to suit your dog's taste. The biscuits stay fresh in the fridge for three weeks if stored in an airtight container.

They are ideal for making in bulk because they also freeze very well for up to six months.

I use Whole Wheat Brown Flour in this recipe. You can substitute it for White all purpose flour depending on your own dogs dietary needs

The ingredients are for one large tray of dog treats. Once you have cooked these and know that your dog loves them you can double or treble the amount of ingredients to allow you to freeze some of them.

Healthy Dog Treats

My Yorkshire Terrier Lexie
My Yorkshire Terrier Lexie

Ingredients

  • 2 Large cups of wholewheat brown flour
  • 1 Large cup of rolled oats
  • 1/2 Large cup of smooth peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Pre heat the oven to 350 F, 180 C or Gas Mark 4
  2. Pour the rolled oats into a mixing bowl
  3. Add the flour and mix together
  4. Boil 1 and 1/2 large cups of hot water.
  5. Pour into a bowl and add the peanut butter to the water
  6. Stir the peanut butter gently into the water until it has completely dissolved.
Put the Oats into a Bowl
Put the Oats into a Bowl
Add the Flour
Add the Flour
  • Add the peanut butter to the bowl and mix thoroughly into the flour and oats
  • It will be sticky so add a small amount of flour to knead it into a dough
  • Prepare a baking tin by spreading a small amount of flour onto it
  • Add the dog biscuit dough to the tray and roll out to about ¼ inch thickness.
  • Using a knife or a pizza cutter make small indents into the dough. Going up and then across it. This will mark out the squares for you and make it easier when you go to separate them after they have cooked.

Pour the Peanut Butter into the Bowl
Pour the Peanut Butter into the Bowl
Place the Mixture onto a Baking Tray
Place the Mixture onto a Baking Tray
Mark the Dog Treat Mixture into Squares
Mark the Dog Treat Mixture into Squares
  • Place into the preheated oven at 350 F, 180 C or Gas Mark 4 and bake for forty minutes.
  • They will be cooked now but if your dog prefers them to be extra crunchy then leave them in for another ten minutes.
  • Place the baking tray on a board and leave to cool.
  • Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut the peanut butter biscuits into small squares.
  • When completely cold place them in a container and seal tightly.

Store in the fridge for up to three weeks. Freeze in the freezer for up to six months.

Peanut Butter Dog Treats
Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Peanut Butter and Chicken Recipe

I would only make these dog treats when I have cooked two whole chickens and other meat to make my dog's dinners. I use chicken pieces for the treats.

Ingredients

  • 2 Medium sized cooked chicken breasts
  • 1 ½ Large cups of whole wheat brown flour
  • 1 ½ Large cups of rolled oats
  • ½ A large cup of peanut butter

Instructions

  • Pre heat the oven to 350 F, 180 C or Gas Mark 4
  • Cut the chicken into very small pieces
  • Mix the peanut butter and water in a large bowl until it has completely dissolved.
  • Add the chicken pieces into the bowl and mix in well
  • Add the oats and mix in well
  • Add the flour and mix until it becomes sticky and slightly hard

Add the Chicken Pieces
Add the Chicken Pieces
Add the Flour
Add the Flour
  • Prepare a baking tin by spreading a small amount of butter or margarine onto it
  • Add the mixture to the tray and push around to about ¼ inch thickness.
  • Using a knife or a pizza cutter make small indents into the dough. Going up and then across it.
  • This will make it easier when you go to separate them after they have cooked.
  • Place into the preheated oven at 350 F, 180 C or Gas Mark 4 and bake for thirty minutes.

Leave the Dog Biscuits to Cool Down
Leave the Dog Biscuits to Cool Down

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  • Place the baking tray on a board and leave to cool.
  • Use a knife or pizza cutter to to cut into small squares.
  • When completely cold place them in an air tight container and seal tightly.
  • Store in the fridge for up to one week.

My Dog is Happy and Healthy

Lexie having a snooze in the sun
Lexie having a snooze in the sun

Peanut Butter and Coconut Oil Dog Treat Recipe

Ingredients

  • Half a cup of Peanut Butter
  • Half a cup of Coconut Oil
  • Half a cup of boiling water

Instructions

  • Melt the coconut oil in the microwave until it looks like clear water. This only takes a few seconds
  • Add the peanut butter and a cup of boiling water into a bowl and blend in
  • Add the coconut oil to the bowl and mix in well
  • Pour the mixture onto a baking tin that has edges to stop it running off
  • Let it cool for about an hour until it is sticky to touch
  • Place in the fridge for two hours
  • Remove from the fridge and cut into smaller pieces
  • Place in an air tight container and store in the fridge.
  • Will last for up to four weeks if stored this way

Blend the Peanut Butter and Coconut Oil together
Blend the Peanut Butter and Coconut Oil together
Pour the Mixture onto a Baking Tray
Pour the Mixture onto a Baking Tray
Break up into Treat Size Pieces
Break up into Treat Size Pieces

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I hope you will make some of these healthy peanut butter dog treats for your dog too.

I am sure they will love them as much as my dog Lexie does.

They are a healthy alternative to the processed treats that are sold in the shops and also a lot cheaper to make too.

They store very well and can last in the freezer for months

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Lexie enjoying her walks
Lexie enjoying her walks

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    • Jaypyramid profile image

      Jaypyramid 2 years ago

      Loving the photographs of the dog. Great article. They look simple and easy to make and I am sure they turn out much cheaper in the end as well as know exactly what is in them

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      L M Reid 2 years ago from Ireland

      Yes they are very easy to make Jay and so much more healthier for your dog too

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