17 Simple Recipes For Dogs

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I’m not gonna lie — when it comes to making dinner I’m a terrible cook. I burn toast more often than not, my rice always ends up mushy, and my cookies have a tendency to turn into one giant blob. But there is one kind of cooking that always goes over well in my homemaking homemade dog treat recipes.

Every weekend I pick out a new dog treat recipe to try, and my dog loves the process from start to finish. My cooking might make my friends run for the hills, but to my dog, I’m the world’s greatest chef.

And since I’ve made so many different dogs treat recipes over the years I decided to put together a list of my all-time favorites. So if you’re looking to make some homemade dog treats of your own here are 17 simple recipes to choose from.


17 Simple Recipes For Dogs: Made With 5 Ingredients or Less

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If you’ve never made your own dog treats before I suggest starting with one of the dog treat recipes from the list below. In fact, I’d recommend these recipes to anyone, regardless of baking skill. Who doesn’t love simple?

With five ingredients or less these simple dog treat recipes are easy to make, even for novice cooks like me. And if your treats don’t turn out as pretty as they do in their photos don’t worry — your dog will love them just the same.

Here are 17 simple dog treat recipes, all made with 5 ingredients or less. From grain-free dog treats to frozen options, there’s a dog treat recipe that’s right for everyone.

1. Quick & Easy Peanut Butter Treats

Does your dog love peanut butter as much as mine does? If so you can’t go wrong with this simple dog treat recipe — it’s a staple in my house. You’ll need 2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup peanut butter, and 2 eggs. Mix the ingredients together until combined, and then add water until it becomes wet enough to roll out as dough.

3 ingredients + water, 20 minute cook time

2. Chicken Dog Treats

Laika loves chicken, and these homemade dog treats make her go insane — just a fair warning. You’ll need a cup of diced chicken, half cup of cooked rice, 3 tablespoons of rice flour, a tablespoon of parsley, and one egg. If you don’t have chicken on hand you can dice up your pup’s favorite meat for this simple recipe as a substitute.

Five ingredients, 20-30 minute cook time.

3. Easy Two-Ingredient Dog Treats

This homemade dog treat recipe is perfect for novice cooks (myself included). If you’re interested in making some super simple dog treats I’d recommend starting out with this easy recipe. The only ingredients you need are 2 cups of organic whole wheat flour and 2 jars of pureed baby food. For the baby food I’ve found Laika loves blueberry, beef, and sweet potato.

Two ingredient dog treats 20-25 minute cook time.


4. Homemade Dog Biscuits

These homemade dog biscuits made with five ingredients are one of my favorites. You’ll need whole wheat flour, oats, flaxseed, beef broth, and peanut butter. If you don’t have any fun cookie cutters you can use my living as a bachelor method; use the tops of your shot glasses.

Five ingredients dog treats, 20 minute cook time.

5. Sweet Potato Fries for Dogs

We all need our veggies, and luckily sweet potato seems to be quite popular with our canine friends. For this homemade dog treat recipe you’ll need a sweet potato, coconut oil, cinnamon, and turmeric. These are a great way for both you and your pup to get in some of your daily vegetable servings – they’re delicious.

Four ingredients, 30 minute cook time.

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6. Frozen Apple Dog Treats

This dog treat recipe is so simple it doesn’t even involve any cooking. If you’ve got two apples, a cup of nonfat plain yogurt, and some ice cube trays you’ve got yourself a yummy treat your dog will love. My dog Laika absolutely loves these treats.

Two ingredients (plus water), freeze for a couple of hours.

7. Cheesy Bone Treats

These homemade dog treats will make your kitchen smell awesome; good lucking keeping your dog out of the kitchen while making these. You’ll need four cups of flour, two cups of shredded cheese, some oil, and water – just that simple.

Four ingredients, 3 hour cook time.

8. Apple Cinnamon Dog Treats

If you want to impress your dog try out this simple dog treat recipe. It’s another one that smells awesome so expect some excitement in the kitchen while you’re cooking these. You’ll need one cup of dry quick cook oatmeal, half a cup of apple sauce, and one egg.

Three ingredients, 22 minute cook time.

9. Three-Ingredient Vegan, Gluten-Free Dog Treats

Looking for a simple grain-free dog treat recipe? This is an awesome recipe good for dogs with grain allergies. If you’ve got some oat or rice flour, peanut butter, and a couple of bananas you’re good to go. Does it get much easier than that?

Three ingredient dog treats gluten-free, vegan, 30 minute cook time.

10. Ginger Apple Dog Treats

This homemade dog treat recipe is another great option for our canine companions that have grain allergies. You’ll need one cup of brown rice flour, one cup of diced apple, two-thirds cup plain yogurt, half teaspoon ginger, and one tablespoon of coconut oil. These ones are not only simple but they’re quick – cooking time is only 25 minutes.

Five ingredients, 25 minute cook time.

11. Apple Carrot Dog Treats

Laika loves carrots and apples, so these simple dog treats are one of her favorites. As soon as I grab a few carrots she starts licking her lips. For this recipe you’ll need a cup of whole wheat flour, one cup of grated carrots, one egg, and a half cup of apple sauce.

Four ingredients, 30-40 minute bake time.

12. Diabetic Dog Treats Recipe

When you’ve got a diabetic dog it can be hard to find suitable dog treat recipes. This one is super easy to prepare takes only 15 minutes to cook. You’ll need a half cup of whole wheat flour (watch for gluten levels), two eggs, and one a half pounds of beef liver cut into small pieces.

Three ingredients, 15 minute bake time.

13. Best of Breed Dog Biscuits

This dog biscuit recipe with peanut butter gets Laika drooling. Anything with peanut butter is pretty much guaranteed to be a big hit around here. You’ll need two cups of flour, one cup of rolled oats, a tablespoon of parsley, half a cup of dry milk, and a half teaspoon of salt.

Five ingredients, 40-60 minute bake time.


14. Easy DIY Dog Treats

This homemade dog treat recipe is extremely simple. If your dog does fine with wheat and milk I’d recommend trying this out if it’s your first time baking dog treats. For this simple recipe, you’ll need two cups of whole wheat flour, one cup of peanut butter, one cup of skim milk, and a tablespoon of baking powder.

Four ingredients, 15-20 minute bake time.

15. Banana Almond Puppy Treats Recipe

This a great soft dog treat recipe for puppies and grown dogs alike. And just so you know the smells in your kitchen will be amazing when making these. You’ll need one egg, three-fourths cup unsalted almond butter, one-third of a banana, and a teaspoon of cinnamon.

Four ingredients, 10 minute bake time.

This dog treat recipe is delicious and simple. If you want to make some good-looking dog cookies the icing (yogurt) will give them a nice personalized touch. For this easy recipe, you’ll need half cup cornmeal, six tablespoons of oil, two cups whole wheat flour, four ounces plain yogurt, and two-thirds cut water or broth.

Five ingredients, 35-40 minutes bake time.

17. Pumpkin-Blueberry-Bacon Pupsicles

This easy dog treat recipe is the perfect summer treat for your pooch. and they’re super cute. Oh yeah, and the best part is there’s no baking involved –they just need a couple of hours to freeze. You’ll need 1 can of pumpkin, 1 strip of bacon, 1 cup of water, blueberries, and a package of rawhide sticks (for the “handle”).

Four ingredients + water, ready when frozen in a couple of hours.[wprm-recipe-snippet]

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