Doggie Treats 

Homemade Peanut Butter Cheerio Dog Treats

Your dog will love these, mine sure do! These delicious treats are made with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. While this it is not a grain free recipe you can make it gluten free.

Ingredients: 

  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 cups Cheerios (honey nut, plain, or multigrain)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour or coconut flour for gluten free diets
  • 1/2 cup unrefined extra virgin coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  • in a large bowl mix all ingredients together well
  • form 1 inch size balls, packing the dough tightly
  • place on a non stick baking sheet
  • bake for 8-10 minutes
  • allow to cool and store in airtight container in the refrigerator

Two Ingredient Dog Treats

Short on time but want to make something homemade for your pup? Try this simple 2 ingredient treat. (For dogs with oat allergies coconut flour can be substituted) Picture on the left shows treats made with Gerber apple/blueberry and banana baby foods.

Apple Peanut Butter Dog Treats


Doggy Breath Mints

While I definitely recommend brushing your dog’s teeth you can also toss your pup a breath mint!

Aside from the health and breath benefits of these ingredients, my dogs seem to love the flavor. I hope your little ones gobble them down as happily as mine did!

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup water + 1 teaspoon
  • 3 tablespoons unrefined extra virgin coconut oil

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • place oats in blender or food processor and pulse to a flour consistency
  • in a large bowl whisk together parsley, mint, egg, water, and oil
  • add oat flour, stir to combine
  • using your hands or rolling pin flatten dough to approximately 1/8″ thick
  • using a cookie cutter or small glass cut out 1″ mints (recipe makes about 40)
  • place mints on parchment lined cookie sheet
  • bake 35-40 minutes or until golden and crispy

Double Banana Dog Treats

If your family is anything like mine you probably have over ripe bananas sitting around that nobody wants to eat. Don’t let them go to waste, your fur babies will love them!


No Bake Dog Treats

This is perfect for the summer when you don’t want to turn on the oven and the dogs love them!

You can have these whipped up in less than 10 minutes and ready to feed to your dog after they chill for 1 – 3 hours. (refrigerated or frozen depending on what your pup prefers)

https://www.pinterest.com/avlearay/doggie-treats/

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

While the market is flooded with treats for dogs not all of them are good for your dog. Use caution when purchasing treats, always read the ingredients, and make sure there are no recalls. A good way to avoid these issues is to make your own treats.

Fresh doggie treats, fresh ingredients. I have found that this recipe freezes well and can be defrosted quickly in the fridge. So when you have the time double or triple up the recipe. I have used gallon size freezer bags so I can store more treats for future use. You can also store some in airtight containers in the fridge which make them last 3-5 days because they tend to get moist.

If your dog is on a grain free diet you can use coconut flour instead of the whole wheat. I make it both ways because some of the dogs need grain free. They love them both ways!

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients listed below together. Kneed the dough, roll it out on a lightly floured surface and use whatever cookie cutter shapes you choose.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

Bake for 25-30 min depending on the size and thickness of your cookies. Oven times may vary. Allow to cool well before packing and storing them.

Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes

Do you have a dog who deserves an extra special treat? I know I do! These Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes will have your dog begging for more! All of the ingredients are human grade, so you can enjoy them, too. 

This recipe makes 24 pupcakes.

Tools:

  • mini muffin pan 
  • mixer 

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup natural creamy peanut butter 
  • ½ cup mashed banana
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup water

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter

Instructions:

  • preheat oven to 350 degrees 
  • lightly oil or use liners in a mini muffin pan
  • in a medium sized bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, old-fashioned oats, and baking powder set aside 
  • cream together peanut butter and mashed banana with mixer 
  • mix in eggs
  • mix in the prepared flour mixture, alternating with water, until combined
  • fill each mini muffin cup about ¾ of the way with batter
  • bake for 6-8 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a pupcake comes out clean
  • let cool completely

Icing Instructions:

  • using a mixer combine cream cheese and peanut butter, beat together until creamy 
  • fill a pastry bag with tip or a large ziplock with corner cut off with icing 
  • when pupcakes are cool pipe frosting onto each one
  • top with an additional dog treat if you wish 😊

Recipe adapted from: 

http://jenwoodhouse.com/homemade-pupcakes/

Peanut Butter Macaroons 

If your dogs are anything like mine they will LOVE these treats! My dogs are big fans of peanut butter and this is one of their favorite doggie cookie recipes. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • additional peanut butter for sandwiching 

Instructions:

  • preheat oven to 350
  • add flour, baking powder, peanut butter, honey and milk to large bowl
  • beat with mixer or hand mix until well combined into a soft dough
  • roll dough on to a lightly floured surface, about 1/2 inch thick
  • cut out circles using a cookie cutter or small glass
  • place dough circles on parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes 
  • allow to cool completely 
  • when ready to serve to your pup, put some peanut butter between 2 cookies making a yummy sandwich 
  • store cookies in airtight container in refrigerator 

Recipe adapted from: 

http://www.thenovicechefblog.com/2013/08/peanut-butter-sandwiched-dog-treats/

Herbal Dog Treats

The following recipe will require a bit of organic and herb shopping on your part, but it’s worth it.  

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic coconut flakes
  • ½ cup organic hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup organic peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp organic sunflower oil 
  • 1/2 cup organic teff flour 
  • 1 organic banana
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Herbal Blend:

  • 1 tbsp organic Chamomile Powder
  • 1 tbsp organic Oatstraw Powder
  • 1 tbsp organic Valerian Powder

Instructions: 

  • preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • blend all ingredients together until mixed well into dough
  • roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet
  • bake for 10 min then rotate 
  • bake for an additional 10 minutes 
  • remove from the oven and let cool on baking sheet
  • store in an air tight container 

Photo and recipe source:

 mountainroseherbs.com

Turmeric Bluberry Treats

There has been an overwhelming response and a great deal of interest since my post about the wonder herb turmeric and its benefits for your dog. I have been asked if I have any more recipes, I do, and am very happy to share them with all of you! 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 1/2 cups flour of your choice 
  • 1/2 cup water 
  • 1/4 cup chopped blueberries
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 2 tsp unrefined extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 egg

Instructions:

  • preheat oven to 350°F.
  • combine your flour and water mixing until combined well 
  • add egg, coconut oil, peanut butter, flax seeds, blueberries and turmeric
  • mix well 
  • add more flour or water as needed until you reach a dough consistency
  • roll dough out on a floured surface and cut shapes 
  • place on baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes
  • store in airtight container

For best quality use within four to five days or you can freeze them for later use.

Turmeric Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • turmeric, unrefined extra virgin coconut oil, and ground pepper (dosage amounts that suit your dog’s weight) 
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice 
  • 1/2 cup mashed pumpkin
  • 1 cup of gluten free self rising flour (plus some extra for rolling out dough)

Instructions:

  • cook the rice and pumpkin until firm (don’t overcook) 
  • mix eggs, pumpkin and rice 
  • add turmeric, coconut oil and pepper
  • add flour, a little at a time and mix to a stiff dough
  • roll out on a floured surface to an even thickness
  • cut out shapes and put on a non stick or lightly greased tray 

Bake at 450 for 10 minutes and then turn the oven off and let them sit for another 5 minutes (oven times may vary) 

Crispy Turmeric Treats

One way of feeding your dog the wonder herb turmeric is in these light and crispy  treats. They are a healthy snack for your pup, and an easy way to get some of this wonder herb into their diet. Your dog is going to love these!  

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 3 tablespoons ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup water

 Instructions:

  • preheat oven to 350
  • combine all ingredients in a bowl
  • mix well until you get a crumbly dough 
  • roll out and cut shapes
  • bake for 25 min, turn off oven and let treats sit in oven another 10-15 min or until crisp
  • store in refrigerator in airtight container for up to 2 weeks

No Bake Pumpkin Oat Treats

In the hot summer months it’s sometimes just too unbearable to turn on the oven and bake dog treats. My fur babies only eat homemade treats, so what’s a mom to do?

This is an easy no bake recipe my pups love and I know yours will too!  

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup pumpkin purée 
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups oats
  • additional oats for rolling
  • 1-2 tbsp. natural peanut butter (optional)

Instructions:

  • combine pumpkin purée and water in a bowl
  • add the peanut butter (optional)
  • add 2 1/2 cups of oats and stir really well
  • using your hands roll the “dough” into balls
  • after you’ve rolled all the mixture into balls, spread some additional oats on a plate, and roll them in the oats lightly coating them on the outside
  • refrigerate for 24 hours or until firm
  • store in airtight container in the fridge 

Chicken & Rice Treats 

This delicious recipe can be served as a treat, or as a topper to your pups meal. I baked them in a mini muffin pan for bite size treats. Your pup will love these, mine sure do! 


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup wild or brown rice, cooked until very mushy
  • 1 cup diced or shredded chicken
  • 3 tablespoond rice flour 
  • 1 tablespoon diced parsley
  • 1 egg
  • unrefined extra virgin olive oil to grease muffin cups (if not using liners) 

Instructions:

  • preheat oven to 350 
  • combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well 
  • press mixture into each lined or greased muffin cup, filling almost to the top 
  • bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown
  • cool completely before serving
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze for later use. 

 Recipe adapted from: 

http://kolchakpuggle.com 

http://www.lolathepitty.com/chicken-wild-rice-dog-treat-recipe/ 

Apple Cinnamon Pupcakes With Sweet Potato Icing

These pupcakes are a healthy sweet treat for your dogs Birthday, Gotcha Day, or any day you want to make them something extra special. This recipe makes 24 delicious mini pupcakes. I guarantee your pup will love them!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cups rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons of whole flax seeds
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten 
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • unrefined extra virgin coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil to lightly grease muffin pan (if not using liners)

Instructions:

  • preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • combine dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
  • in a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients, whisk to blend
  • fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients
  • fill lined or lightly greased mini muffin tins
  • bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into Pupcakes comes out clean
  • allow to cool, then ice with sweet potato icing

Sweet Potato Icing:

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • bake or microwave sweet potato until it’s VERY soft
  • discard the skin, and place sweet potato in bowl
  • beat with electric mixer until light and smooth
  • spread or pipe icing on pupcakes

If you don’t have an icing bag, you can create your own by placing the icing in a ziplock bag and cutting off a tiny bit of the corner. Works very well 😊

You can serve these shortly after frosting or store in the fridge or freezer until ready to use. 

Paw Print Fritattas

If you’re whipping up a brunch for your family on the weekend why not make something for your pup too, after all they are family! Here’s a cute, fun way to incorporate eggs into your pups diet 😊

Tools:

  • knife or food processor to chop the spinach
  • measuring cup and teaspoon 
  • medium size mixing bowl
  • paw print silicone mold for baking (or any other shape you may have) 

  Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • packed cup of finely chopped spinach
  • extra virgin olive or unrefined extra virgin coconut oil to coat your pan 

Instructions:

  • preheat oven to 400º 
  • mix the 2 eggs in a medium size bowl
  • add 1/4 tsp of turmeric, mix and set aside
  • finely chop one cup packed spinach (remove stems)
  • add spinach to eggs and mix well
  • grease your silicone mold tray with olive oilor coconut oil
  • fill each mold in silicone tray 3/4 of the way (eggs will puff up when baking)
  • bake for approximately 20 minutes
  • check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of each frittata (toothpick will come out clean when they are done)
  • remove from oven, let cool, then remove from mold

Make sure Paw Print Fritattas are cool enough to eat so they don’t burn your dog’s mouth. You can store the cooled frittatas in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.  

Your pup will love these, mine do!  

Recipe adapted from: 

www.ProudDogMom.com 

Anti- Inflammatory Cookie

Eating a healthy diet is one way to keep inflammation at bay. It is very easy to add anti-inflammatory ingredients like turmeric and flax seeds to your pups homemade snacks. 

The following recipe contains both these wonderful anti inflammatory ingredients, and is yummy too! How can you go wrong with a delicious treat that healthy too? 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 egg

Instructions:

  • preheat oven to 350º 
  • line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together
  • add water and egg
  • mix together until thoroughly combined into dough
  • knead dough for about 3 minutes (dough will be sticky)
  • allow dough sit for 15 minutes so the oats soak up the water and the dough gets dry
  • using a rolling pin, roll the dough out to about 1/4″ in thickness 
  • use a cookie cutter to cut out your desired shape
  • place each treat on a lined baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes (oven times may vary)

You can store these cookies in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks in refrigerator, or three months in your freezer.

Recipe adapted from: 

www.ProudDogMom.com

Apple Peanut Butter Pupcakes

Is your dog’s Birthday or Gotcha Day soon? Or do they deserve and EXTRA special treat just because? This delicious recipe will have them begging for more! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 oz. plain low fat yogurt
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ⅓ cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup grated apple, peeled and cored
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 12 mini doggie biscuits/cookies

Optional:

  • ¼ cup carob chips

Instructions:

  • preheat oven to 350
  • line cupcake pan with liners
  • in a large bowl beat together the flour, baking powder, eggs, yogurt, and applesauce
  • mix well until combined
  • add in peanut butter, honey, and grated apple, mix well
  • place ¼ cup of batter in each cupcake liner
  • bake for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick comes clean (oven times may vary)
  • allow to cool in pan for a few minutes before removing

Once pupcakes have cooled, beat heavy cream until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.

Pipe the whipped cream onto the cooled pupcakes and top with a dog biscuit/cookie.
You can serve these shortly after frosting or store in the fridge or freezer until ready to use. 

If you are planning on freezing the pupcakes, don’t put the icing and doggie biscuit/cookie on top until ready to use. Defrost, mix up icing, top off and serve.

Recipe adapted from:

http://www.thelittleepicurean.com/2015/07/peanut-butter-apple-pupcake.html

Doggie Donuts

Spoil your pup with a healthy homemade dog treat that’s fun and easy to make. This dog treat recipe is made in the shape of donuts and covered in carob icing so they look like real donuts. My pups loves them!

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup low fat milk
  • 1/2 cup natural smooth peanut butter 
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

For the icing:

  • 1/4 cup carob powder
  • 1/4 cup boiled water 

Instructions:

  • preheat oven to 375
  • line baking pan with parchment paper
  • beat the egg 
  • mix in milk and peanut butter 
  • beat until smooth
  • mix in the whole wheat flour and baking powder until you have a doughy consistency 
  • knead dough on flat surface and add a little flour to keep from sticking 
  • roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness 
  • using a small round cookie cutter, cut dough into as many circles as you can 
  • using a smaller cookie cutter, cut out smaller circles in the middle of each circle to create the donut
  • place the cut out donut on your baking pan 
  • bake for 20 minutes, or until the donuts are dried and hard

To make the icing:

  • mix carob powder and boiling water in a small bowl
  • mix until you achieve a smooth paste 
  • if icing seems too stiff, add in more water 1/2 teaspoon at a time

Once donuts have cooled, decorate by piping the carob icing on top. (To keep icing soft during decorating, keep icing bag or bottle in bowl of warm water in between decorating donuts)

Recipe adapted from:

https://www.theworktop.com/breakfast-brunch-recipes/donut-dog-treats-peanut-butter-carob/

Strawberry Oatmeal Doggie Bites

If you are not accustomed to baking homemade dog treats then you may be a little hesitant to start, but I promise you, this recipe is very easy to make and doesn’t take a long time to bake. 

Just knowing your dog is eating preservative-free, gluten-free, healthy treats, will make you feel great and your pups will love them!  

Ingredients:

  •  2 cups oatmeal flour
  • 3/4 cup frozen defrosted strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 egg

Instructions:

  • preheat oven to 350º
  • line baking sheet with parchment paper
  • in a large bowl, mash defrosted strawberries
  • add the flour to the mashed strawberries 
  • add coconut oil and beaten egg 
  • thoroughly mix until you have a little moist and sticky dough 
  • roll out tiny balls of dough and flatten them into bite size treats (approximately 1” round and about 1/4” thick)
  • place on baking sheet spaced so they don’t touch each other (they don’t need a lot of in-between space, they won’t rise or spread)
  • bake for approximately 20 minutes (oven times may vary)
  • turn oven off and let treats cool in oven (this will allow them to continue to dry out) 
  • once completely cooled store in airtight container in fridge


Doggie Fruit And Veggie Strips

Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamin C, and can boost your dog’s immune system. They are an important part of any diet, human or canine. 

Today I am sharing a recipe for fruit and vegetable strips for your pup. This recipe is a relatively inexpensive way to make more rewards/treats for your dog that are healthy and tasty! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup minced carrots 
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup of water

Directions:

  • preheat oven to 400
  • bake your sweet potato for a half hour or microwave it for eight to ten minutes. 
  • reduce or preheat oven to 350 
  • blend the sweet potato and the banana together in a large bowl 
  • mix in the carrots, flour, and oats
  • add in the applesauce and water, mix well

The ingredients will form a soft dough. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface until it’s about 1/8 inch thick.

  • cut the dough into strips
  • bake on a cookie sheet for twenty-five minutes (oven times may vary) 

Store strips in airtight containers or ziplock bags in your fridge for up to two weeks.