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
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.