25 Homemade Dog Treat Recipes with Ingredients 5 or Less

Dogs want treats. That’s a fact known worldwide. If you are a dog parent and are out of ideas on what to feed your dog, you are a part of the worried parent crowd. With thousands of dog treats in the market, you can’t always surf the internet to choose the best treat for your pup. Worry not. We have a better idea.

How about we make the treats with our own hands, knowing each ingredient that goes in? Not good at cooking? We have figured that out too for you. Here is a list of 25 simple dogs treat recipes prepared with ingredients numbering 5 or even less. So put a bib on your dog and hand them a fork and spoon. Let the feast begin!

Dog Treat Recipes

1. Peanut Butter Whole Wheat Dog Treats

Peanut Butter Whole Wheat Dog Treats

Of course, Peanut butter has to be there. It’s a wonder how fast they’ll finish this one up. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup of peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • Water to dough

Make a dough and then cut the treats out in a treat shape. Put them on a baking tray and then bake them at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Brown and crisp treats ready.

2. Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats

Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats

Banana? I’ll never be stubborn just give me a banana – says the dog. The very healthy and irresistible dish is here.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup plain yoghourt
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp honey

Mix all these ingredients in a bowl and whip it up for a few minutes. Put the mixture into silicone molds and freeze for a few hours. What did you get? Heaven in a tray? I know. 

3. Pumpkin Treats

Pumpkin Treats

Is pumpkin a favourite with dogs? Wait until you watch them devour it. 

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix them up, whip it up properly until it becomes a dough. Roll it out and cut out the dog treats. Put them on a baking tray and put them in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20-40 minutes until they become as crunchy as your pooch prefers. 

4. Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Sweet potato is a healthy and tasty choice. Go for it without worrying. 

 Ingredients

  • 1 cup of mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup of peanut butter

Mix the mashed sweet potatoes with the peanut butter completely by stirring very well. Add the wheat flour to it a little by mixing every little bit added first. 

Make a dough out of the ingredients. Roll it out with a rolling pin into a thin sheet. Cut the treats out and put them in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. 

5. Strawberry Yoghourt Treat

Strawberry Yoghourt Treat

Strawberries are healthy for your pooches. They are too tasty for them to resist. Watch them listen to you when you lure them with it.

Ingredients

  • Diced Strawberries
  • Diced Blueberries
  • Plain yoghourt

Put the dice shaped cut strawberries and blueberries in silicon moulds or freezing trays. Pour some yoghurt on the top. Freeze them for 4-5 hours.

6. Chicken Stock and Raspberries Ice Cream

Chicken Stock and Raspberries Ice Cream

Chicken and raspberries are your pooch’s idea of a birthday. 

Ingredients

  • Mashed Raspberries
  • Chicken stock

Pour the chicken stock in the mashed raspberries. Pour the mixture into a freezing tray. Freeze for a few hours and you’re ready. Or wait, your dog is. 

7. Coconut Banana Crisps

Coconut Banana Crisps

Bananas are very healthy for your dogs. Coconut adds health and flavour to the treat. 

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup coconut flour

Mash the banana and add all the ingredients into it. Mix them well with a whisk and dough it up. Now, make slim log shapes from the dough and cut the log into very small pieces. Bake them in an oven at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes. 

8. Tuna Treats

Tuna Treats

You can also serve this one to your cat. All animals love Tuna. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 300 gms of fish
  • Cheese

Add the beaten eggs to the minced fish. Stir the mixture thoroughly till you can’t tell one from the other. Now, add the whole cup of flour to it. After mixing them all well, add some shredded cheese to the mixture. You can also skip the cheese part if you want to make it healthier. 

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Spread the mixture on the baking tray and put it in an oven preheated at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Chop the treats in the shape and size you want. Put them back in the oven for another 5 minutes to crisp them up.

9. Milk Bone Dog Treats

Milk Bone Dog Treats

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups flour

Make a dough with the whole mixture. Roll the dough out with a rolling pin. Cut out the treats in a bone shape. Now put them on a baking tray and put it in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. You get crispy milk bone treats your dog is going to love. 

10. Himalayan Dog Chew

Himalayan Dog Chew

Ingredients 

  • 4 litres of skim milk
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 1 tbsp salt

Add the milk to a lit frying pan and stir regularly. Now add the lime juice to the milk slowly. Again, stir stir stir. Add 1 tbsp of salt. You know what to do. Yes, stir. Turn off the flame after you see pieces of cheese forming up. Take them out and rinse them properly. 

Cut out a length of fabric or cheesecloth and spread the whole cheese on it. Fold the fabric with the cheese inside. Apply hard pressure to squeeze out all the water. Leave it for a few minutes. You have the cheese. Cut it out in suitable pieces and put it in the oven at 150 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove them from the oven and allow them to dry for 24-36 hours. They’re ready. Let your dogs chew all they want.

11. Baby Food Dog Treats

Baby Food Dog Treats

You can always rely on the safety of baby food. 

Ingredients

  • 4-ounce jar of baby food
  • 1 cup flour

Mix both the ingredients to make it up in the dough. Roll it out and cut out little treats. Put them on a baking tray and then in the oven at 325 degree celsius for 30-40 minutes. 

12. Carrot Oats Dog Biscuits

Carrot Oats Dog Biscuits

Do I need to tell you how healthy carrots and oats are?

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 cup oats

Put the carrots in a mixer and puree them. Add 2 tbsp of coconut oil and again mix it properly. Now take it out in a bowl and put oats in the mixer. Ground them coarsely. Add them to the carrot puree and mix them properly. 

Put the whole mixture in a polythene wrap to roll it out. Cut it out in shapes and put it in the oven at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until they turn golden. 

13. Apple and Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Apple and Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Ingredients 

  • 2 apples
  • ¼ cup unsalted peanuts
  • 1 and ½ cup old-fashioned oats

Puree 2 apples and take them out in a bowl. Coarsely ground the peanuts and oats together. Add them to the apple puree. Stir until well mixed. You can add more peanuts and oats till they become dough-like. 

Put it all on a polythene wrap and roll it out. Cut out the treats and bake them at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Watch your dogfighting over it now. 

14. Chicken Rice Treats

Chicken Rice Treats

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked diced chicken
  • ½ cup boiled mashed rice
  • 3 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1 egg

Pour all the ingredients together. Mix them by stirring thoroughly. Pour them into silicone moulds. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put the silicone moulds in the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes or until they turn golden brown.

Take them out of the oven and allow it to cool. Take them out of the silicone moulds and serve them freshly to your pup. 

15. Chicken Flavoured Ice Cube Bones

Chicken Flavoured Ice Cube Bones

Ingredients

  • Organic chicken broth
  • 2 pieces of boiled chicken breast

Shred the boiled chicken breast and put little pieces in all the ice cube moulds. Now, pour the chicken broth in those moulds. Put this tray in the freezer till they become completely frozen. 

Let your dog lick on the frozen bone all they want.

16. Fried Chicken Dog Treat

Fried Chicken Dog Treat

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 200 gm finely chopped chicken
  • ½ tbsp turmeric

Add oil to a pan at medium flame and wait for it to heat. Now, add chicken to the heated oil and stir well. Add turmeric to it and mix well. Cook it for 10 mins. The easy dog food is ready.

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17. Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients

  • 1 Sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • A little cinnamon and turmeric powder

Peel the sweet potato and cut it into long fry-like shapes. Mix the spices with the coconut oil. Coat the spiced oil on each fry. Put them in a preheated oven at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Take them out and turn them to the other side to properly heat them.

Again, bake them for 10-15 minutes. Take them out and let them cool down. Serve them to your dog.

18. Cheesy Treats

Cheesy Treats

Who doesn’t love cheese? Though, take care of your dog’s cholesterol levels before you go with it. 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 and ⅓ cup water

Add cheese to the flour in a boil. Now add oil and water. Mix all the ingredients well and make them into a dough. You can adjust water accordingly to make proper dough. Roll it out in a thick sheet with a rolling pin.

Cut the treats out of it and put them on a baking tray. Bake the treats at 250-350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until they get good and crisp. Your cheesy dog treats are ready.

19. Apple Ginger Dog Treats

Apple Ginger Dog Treats

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • ½ cup diced apple
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp ginger paste or finely cut
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Pour all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them well. Make it up into a dough by adjusting water accordingly. Roll it out with a rolling pin into a thick sheet. Cut out the treats.

Put the treats on a baking tray and put them into an oven preheated at 350 degrees. Bake them for 25 minutes or until they get crisp golden brown. Take them out and they’re ready.

20. Chicken Wild Rice Treats

Chicken Wild Rice Treats

Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiled and mashed wild rice
  • 1 cup shredded chicken
  • 3 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 egg

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and stir them well. Put the mixture in silicon moulds filled up to the top and properly pressed. Put them into the oven preheated at 350 degrees. Bake them for 25 minutes at the same temperature.

You can keep them in an airtight container or even freeze them and they can stick for 3-5 days.

21. Pumpkin Cups

Pumpkin Cups

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup of coconut milk
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

Put the pumpkin puree in a mixing bowl and add the coconut milk to it and the cinnamon powder to it. Blend all the ingredients well together until they become just of one consistency.

You can also adjust the milk according to the consistency you prefer. Now, put them all in small cups and put them into the freezer. Take them out and serve them to your pup.

22. Blueberry Oat Cookies

Blueberry Oat Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • ¼ cup crushed blueberries
  • ½ cup rice flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp olive or coconut oil

In a bowl, mix oil, blueberries and egg and beat them hard. In another bowl, mix the oat flour and the rice flour. Add the ingredients of the first bowl to the second bowl. Stir the mixture well. 

Put this mixture on a baking tray in the shape of cookies. Put the tray in the oven and heat them at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

23. Diabetic Whole Wheat Dog Treats

Diabetic Whole Wheat Dog Treats

If your dog has diabetes, it doesn’t mean they get non-tasty food. 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 and ½ pounds beef liver

Replace the whole wheat flour with another flour if your dog has gluten issues. Mince the beef liver very well. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl. Add the eggs and flour to the minced beef liver. Beat the whole mixture very well.

Spread it in a baking dish evenly and put it in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Keep it for a longer time in the oven if it is still not firm. Though, take care for them to stay a bit spongy. Cut them into shapes you like and let your dog have a bite.

24. Sweet Potato Salmon Treats

Sweet Potato Salmon Treats

Ingredients

  • 1 baked sweet potato
  • 1 can of salmon
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup coconut flour
  • Coconut oil to grease

Beat the eggs properly in a bowl. Add coconut flour and the can of salmon to it. Leave the mixture still for 10 minutes as the coconut flour needs time to absorb the liquid and expand. Now, peel the sweet potato and mash it properly. Add it to the mixture bowl.

Grease a baking pan or tray with coconut oil. Spread the mixture on the pan and put it into an oven preheated at 350 degrees for an hour or more. Bake it until it dries up completely. Take it out and cut it into small pieces. 

25. Pumpkin Bacon Lollipops

Pumpkin Bacon Lollipops

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 strip of cooked bacon
  • Some blueberries
  • 1 packet of sticks
  • 1 cup water

Mash the bacon completely. Add the bacon and water to the pumpkin puree. Blend them very well into each other to make a mixture of fine consistency. 

Take out your freezing tray and put a blueberry in each mould. Pour the pumpkin mixture into each mould and stick a stick in each one of them. Put it into a freezer for 3-4 hours at least. Take them out and let your dog chew each pop one by one. 

Conclusion of Dog Treats

Take care of your dog’s allergies and dislikes before going for any of these dog treats. Most of these recipes are storable for 3-5 days but take care not to keep them for a very long time as they might spoil and your dog might get sick.

There are some very easy and tasty recipes that anyone can prepare. Take the monotony out of your dog’s life and get them new food every few days. After all, we all love to cook for our loved ones. 

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DIY Easy Last-Minute Homemade Halloween Dog Treat Recipes

As we all know Halloween is coming, and so is Halloween dog treat time. 

Well, on Halloween, the most important question needs to be asked, do you have yummy treats planned for your furry friend?

If you forgot about it, do not worry. We have some of the last-minute finest dog treat recipes for you to cook your dog the best treats this Halloween.

Let’s take a look at these 5 yummy DIY Halloween dog treats for your pet.

1. Carrot Dog Biscuit Treats

Carrot Dog Biscuit Treats
Your dog will love even more for making this for him on Halloween.

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If you have some extra carrots lying around in the house then, you can use them to make the perfect Halloween homemade dog biscuit treat for your dog. This recipe given by Christine on Two Delicious requires very little time to cook and a few ingredients. Your dog will love even more for making this for him on Halloween.

To make this treat you will be needing:

  • A cup of applesauce (sugar-free)
  • ½ cup of grated carrot (approximately one medium carrot)
  • A ¾ cup of whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup of Oats
  • ¼ cup of wheat Germ

Directions

  1. Get a parchment paper-lined on a baking tray or you can use a silicone baking mat and get your oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Get all ingredients in a big bowl. Mix them properly with your hands or with the help of a mixing spoon, until it becomes a dough.
  3. Now, take the dough out on a flour sprinkled countertop and knead it until the texture of the dough becomes firm. 
  4. Then roll out the dough to ¼ inch thickness and cut the pieces into your desired shapes.
  5. Place the shaped treats on the baking tray and bake them for 10 minutes. Take out and let them cool down totally, then refrigerate.

2. Apple Asiago Dog Treats

Apple Asiago Dog Treats
Apple asiago puppy treats for your hungry hounds

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The football-shaped Apple Asiago treat recipe is by Kelly Bryden from Brit+Co. To make this treat you will be needing

  • 2 cups barley flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup shredded gruyere cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded asiago cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar-free applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Football cookie cutter
  • Wax paper
  • Rolling pin

Directions to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Put (Barley flour, Oatmeal, Gruyere cheese, asiago cheese, applesauce, and olive oil) all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix them to make the dough.
  3. As the dough is going to be very dry add enough water to give it the right form of dough.
  4. Now, knead the dough to make it firm and roll it out on wax paper.
  5. Then, Give shapes using your hand or a cookie-cutter. We used Football shaped cutter.
  6. Put the cut-out cookies in the preheated oven and bake them for 30 minutes.
  7. Let it cool for a while before serving it to your pooch.

3. Oatmeal Dog Treats

Oatmeal Dog Treats
Oatmeal dog treats are an easy way to spoil your dog. Made with just 6 ingredients

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This delicious-looking cookie treat recipe is by Erin from Brownie Bites. So, to make this treat you will be needing:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • A cup of shredded carrots
  • ¼ cup of unsweetened apple sauce
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 1 and a half cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oats

Directions to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Mash the carrots and banana together in a big bowl, at that point, add apple sauce and water. 
  3. Add the oats into that mixture and mix it with a gentle hand. Then add the flour gradually until the mixture converts into the dough. 
  4. Now, sprinkle some flour on the countertop and roll out the dough to about ½ inch thick. 
  5. Use a cookie shape cutter to cut out the treats (or any shape cutter of your decision!) and keep the treats on a sprayed treat sheet.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes, and afterward turn off the oven and let the treats remain inside for an extra 2-3 hours. This will dry them out further, making a chewy (or crunchy, contingent upon how long you let them get dried out) treat with a more drawn-out time span of usability!

4. Nutty Bacon Dog Treats

Nutty Bacon Dog Treats
Nutty Bacon Dog Treats Best recipe is so delicious and full of flavor

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The Yummy Bacon flavor recipe is by Maggie from Dog Hill Kitchen. To make this treat you will be needing: 

  1. 3 slices of bacon, diced
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1/3 cup creamy natural peanut butter (or Sunbutter)
  4. 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  5. 3 tablespoons water
  6. 1/2 cup soy flour
  7. Half whole wheat pastry flour
  8. 1/2 cup wheat germ

Directions to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and line two heating sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Fry the diced bacon until scrumptious. With an opened spoon, eliminate the firm bacon however save the fat. Permit the fat to cool a little (2-5 minutes).
  3. Add the egg, peanut butter, maple syrup, and water to the bacon fat and blend all together.
  4. Put in the flour and raw grain and blend until combined properly. Add the fresh bacon pieces.
  5. Roll out the batter on a daintily floured surface to around ¼ inches thick. Cut into wanted shapes with the help of a dough shape cutter or knife.
  6. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until daintily seared.
  7. Let it cool and then serve.

5. Peanut Butter Molasses Dog Treat

Peanut Butter Molasses Dog Treat
Combine peanut butter, molasses, milk, whole wheat flour, and baking powder into a kitchen mixer.

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This Simple DIY treat recipe is by Doggy Dessert Chef. To make this recipe at home, you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup Molasses
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit 
  2. Put parchment paper on a baking sheet or use a silicone baking mat.
  3. Put all the ingredients together in a big bowl and mix them with the help of a mixing spoon until they’re all combined well.
  4. Knead the dough properly to make it firm and roll it out onto a floured surface to your desired thickness. We recommend 1/4th. Now use a knife or any shape cutter to cut out the treats in your desired shape. 
  5. Place it on your previously prepared baking sheet and bake it for 10 minutes.
  6. Take the sheet out, Let it cool, and then refrigerate.

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