Thursday, April 14, 2016

Homemade Dog Treats for Your Furry Friend

If your dog is like most, there's nothing they love more than a tasty treat! From the dog treats you buy at the store, to the spoonful of peanut butter you give in bribery, there are many of these things that can get your dogs tail wagging. While it's easy to buy treats, sometimes it's nice to "treat" your pup to something a little more special, and homemade! Here are a few recipes that look especially delicious, and we think fido will think so as well.

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Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked Oatmeal
  • 1 large Banana
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a food processor or blender, grind your oats until they're powder.
  3. In a bowl, beat together the banana and peanut butter until smooth. A few small chunks of banana here and there is ok. The dough should stick together, but shouldn't be sticky.
  4. Reserve about a tablespoon of ground oatmeal and pour the rest into the banana peanut butter mixture and mix until combined.
  5. Dust your surface with the reserved ground oatmeal and roll your dough to about a 1/4 inch thickness.
  6. Cut into desired shapes and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  7. Bake treats for approximately 15 minutes, or until the edges start to brown.
  8. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container for up to a week.

Spinach, Carrot, & Zucchini Dog Treats
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Recipe from
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour, or more, as needed
  • 1 carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 1 zucchini, shredded
  • 1 cup baby spinach, chopped

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat pumpkin puree, peanut butter and eggs on medium-high until well combined, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Gradually add old-fashioned oats and 2 1/2 cups flour at low speed, beating just until incorporated. Add an additional 1/4 cup flour at a time just until the dough is no longer sticky. Add carrot, zucchini and spinach, beating just until incorporated.
  4. Working on a lightly floured surface, knead the dough 3-4 times until it comes together. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut out desired shapes and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Place into oven and bake until the edges are golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.*
  6. Let cool completely.
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Hypoallergenic Chicken Dog Biscuits

Recipe from
  • 1 ¼ Cups Rice Flour
  • 3 Tbsp. Vegetable or Canola Oil
  • ½ teas. Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Chicken Broth or Water
  1. Preheat oven to 325˚.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, should be the consistency of play dough, you may need to add an additional 1-2 tablespoons of liquid to get the right consistency.
  3. Knead the dough until smooth, roll out on a lightly floured surface to ¼ inch. Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter or make rectangles with a knife or pizza wheel.
  4. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 325˚ for 15-20 minutes until just slightly browned on the bottoms.
  5. Let cool and store in an airtight container.
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