Looking for a quick and easy dog treat recipe? Look no further! These ‘3 Ingredient Dog Treats’ are allergy friendly, easy to make and will be a hit with your furry friend!
6. Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Dog Treats
So easy to make. Perfect gift for your furry friends.
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Servings: 50 small treats
Calories: 14 kcal
- 1 cup oats (old fashioned, 1-minute oats, or instant) , plus more if needed- see instructions
- 1/3 cup pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
- Preheat your oven to 300F (150C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add the oats to a food processor and grind until they reach a fine powder. Add in the pumpkin and peanut butter and blend until a sticky dough is formed.
- Remove from the processor and roll out on a lightly floured surface. (Use whole wheat flour, more ground oats, or another flour that you have on hand). Cut out cookies using a small cookie cutter of any shape, or alternatively just cut into squares with a knife.
- Lay the treats on the prepared baking sheet and bake fo 25 to 30 minutes, until the treats are dry and hard. Let cool before giving to your pup and then store in an airtight container.
*nutrition is for one little treat. Recipe makes about 50 little treats.
*My dog is small so I cut the dough into 50 little treats, but if you choose to make larger treats, they may take a little longer to bake, and will of course make fewer treats.
5. Oatmeal Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Treats
1 ½ Cups Oatmeal
½ Cup Peanut Butter
1 Ripe Banana
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- In order to create oatmeal flour, place your 1 ½ cups of oatmeal into a food processor and process until it is a fine powder. Place this in a clean bowl and set it off to the side.
- In the food processor combine the peanut butter and banana. Puree the two ingredients until they are well blended. Slowly stir in the oatmeal flour saving approximately 2 tablespoons for later. Blend the entire mixture until it is an even consistency.
- Using the 2 tablespoons of oatmeal flour that you set aside in the previous step, sprinkle both the top of the dough and your workspace before rolling it out to approximately ¼ inch thick. Using a cookie cutter of your choice, cut your dog treats. Alternatively, you can cut the dough into small squares.
- Bake the treats for approximately 15 minutes. Depending on the oven you may want to begin to check them at approximately 10 minutes so that they don’t get too dark, aiming for a light golden brown.
- Allow to cool before feeding them to your pup.
4. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats
3-ingredient homemade dog treats made with old-fashioned rolled oats, natural peanut butter, and banana. Perfect for your pups and human-friendly, too!
1 1/2 cups gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1 large ripe banana (or 2 medium bananas), smashed
Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Blitz the old-Fashioned rolled oats in a blender until you have a fine flour, or, alternatively, use oat flour instead. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, smash the peanut butter and ripe banana. And the oat flour and smash with a fork until the dough is thick and well combined. If it’s crumbly, add 2-4 Tablespoons more peanut butter and recombine. You want the dough to be firm, sticky, and pliable
Roll dough into a thin slab, about ~1/4 inch thick, and cut into shapes with a cookie cookie. Alternatively, you can roll them into ~1 Tablespoon balls and flatten with your hands for a simple circular cookie.
Bake for ~15 minutes until lightly brown underneath. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before sampling or sharing with your pup!
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks!
3. Raw Carrot Pops
Make these pops tiny to use as training treats, or to plug into a stuffable treat-dispensing toy!
YIELDS: 36 (2″) treats
4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
1 cup finely grated carrots
1⁄2 cup unsalted peanuts
- In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and carrots.
- Using a blender or food processor, chop peanuts to a fine powder. Pour out powder onto a clean surface.
- With a spoon or melon baller, roll small bits of cream cheese mixture into a small ball, approximately 1″ in diameter. Roll in peanut powder and place on a cookie sheet.
- Treats can be stored in the refrigerator for 5 days. For longer storage, place treats on a cookie sheet and freeze for 4 hours. Once frozen, bag treats in an airtight container; they’ll keep for up to 6 months. You can serve them frozen or thawed.
2. Liver Corn Bread
If you’re at all squeamish about working with liver in dough, this recipe keeps your hands off the liver!
YIELDS: 48 (1″) treats
1 pound beef or chicken liver, rinsed
1 (8.5-ounce) box corn muffin mix
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a cookie sheet with at least a 1⁄2” edge.
- In a blender, purée liver. Pour liver into a large mixing bowl. Add corn muffin mix and egg. Stir until just combined, then pour batter onto cookie sheet.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Cool before slicing, then refrigerate. Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
Where Do You Carry Your Treats?
If you’ve ever watched the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on television, you’ve seen trainers holding treats in their cheeks to dispense to their dogs during the competition. Other trainers use pockets or small “bait bags” for keeping their cache of tasty morsels handy.
1. Cream Cheese Icing
You can use this yummy icing as the final touch on lots of doggie goodies. Not only is it delicious, the yogurt has health benefits for canines, too. Along with animal protein, yogurt offers calcium, vitamins B2 and B12, potassium, and magnesium.
YIELDS: 1 cup
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt
2–3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- Combine cream cheese and yogurt in a medium bowl, stirring to mix. Slowly add in flour a bit at a time until desired consistency is reached.
- Refrigerate icing and treats after decorating. Refrigerate for 5 days or freeze in an airtight container for up to 6 months.