Super simple, healthy homemade dog treats for your puppy using only 4 ingredients, yup it’s that easy and your ‘best friend’ will love you for it!
This past autumn I found myself in a car travelling for 4 hours to go see a little boxer/lab pup. Little did I know I’d have a tiny frightened (and absolutely adorable) puppy in the back seat of my car (pooping and peeing I might add) on our way home. Boy was I unprepared; no leash, no toys, no bed, no dog food. Just me and her ready to figure things out!! World, this is my Sophie, Sophie meet the world 🙂
I thought it would be a fun idea to learn some recipes for Sophie too, that way I know exactly what she is getting in her diet. We are in the training process so it’s good to have treats on hand at all times, and she is definitely a food driven pup! If you’re buying store bought dog treats you have to be careful of what’s inside those treats. Please make sure you always read the ingredients! In this recipe, we’ve got pumpkin, natural chunky peanut butter, eggs and whole wheat flour, that’s it. You might even have everything in your pantry!
How To Make Dog Treats
This recipe is easy as 1, 2, 3.. seriously!! Mix 4 ingredients together, roll out the dough, cut into shapes and bake! I got this cute dog bone cookie cutter from Bulk Barn but you don’t have to use a bone shape. You could use little heart shapes or circles, really anything goes. I found the dog bones that I have a little big, I’d rather have smaller bones instead of having to break them into pieces for training purposes. The recipe also made a lot, so I took half the treats and froze them so they don’t go bad before Sophie gets to eat all of them!
You only need 4 ingredients for this simple recipe and you may already have all the ingredients sitting around. Make sure you stay away from pumpkin pie filling when buying your pumpkin puree.
- Pumpkin puree (make sure it’s not pumpkin pie filling)
- All-natural chunky peanut butter
- Whole-wheat flour
I highly recommend making your own treats for your pup. It was fun making them and it didn’t take any time at all! These 4 ingredients homemade dog treats come dog certified from Sophie 😉 she loved them! Although it was difficult getting a picture of her eating them as the camera scared her (silly pup)! Make sure you know if your dog has allergies as some dog’s systems don’t sit well with wheat and grains and this recipe is loaded with whole wheat!
Happy Baking for your ‘bestie’ 🙂Print
4 Ingredients Homemade Dog Treats
Super simple, healthy homemade dog treats for your puppy using only 4 ingredients.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 25 mins
- Yield: 30 1x
- Category: Dog Treats
- Cuisine: American
- 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/3 cup all-natural chunky peanut butter
- 2 large eggs
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl beat pumpkin puree, peanut butter and eggs for approx. 1-2 minutes. Add flour and mix to combine.
- Roll out dough approx. 1/4 inch thick on a prepared work surface.
- Using a cookie cutter, cut out shapes and place 1 inch apart on your baking sheet.
- Bake for approx. 20-25 minutes. (depending on the size of your shapes).
- Let cookies cool before giving one to your pup.
Cookies will last a week in a jar or in the freezer for up to two months.
- Serving Size: 1 biscuit
- Calories: 59
- Sugar: 0.4g
- Sodium: 5mg
- Fat: 1.5g
- Saturated Fat: 0.3g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 8.9g
- Fiber: 0.6g
- Protein: 2.2g
- Cholesterol: 12mg
Keywords: Dog Treats, Dog Biscuits
The best part about making homemade dog treats is you know exactly what is going in them. A lot of store bought dog treats are filled with preservatives, filler and unknown ingredients making homemade treats a better choice.
Yes, dogs can have all-purpose flour as long as they are not allergic. If you need to you can switch out whole-wheat flour for all-purpose flour in this recipe. Whole-wheat flour has more nutritional value so it’s a better choice.
Well there is no set amount for how many dog treats to give a dog and it will depend on your dog’s size, age and if it’s in training or not. A good rule of thumb is 10% of the dogs daily calories.
Homemade dog treats will last one-two weeks stored in a jar away from direct sunlight. Or they can be frozen in an airtight freezer bag for up to two months.
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