5 Dog Treat Recipes That Your Dog Will Love
Looking to make a dog treat recipes that your dog will love? We have five for you! Including grain-free options.
Remember: As will all peanut butter dog treats, make sure you’re using xylitol-free peanut butter.
1. 4 Ingredient Carob Dog Treats
- 3/4c Unsweetened Carob Powder
- 1/2c – 3/4c Frozen Blueberries
- 1c Unrefined Coconut Oil
- 1tsp Vanilla Extract
- Microwave coconut oil for 15-20 seconds or until melted.
- Whisk together carob powder, vanilla extract, and coconut oil.
- Fold in the frozen blueberries (make sure they’re still frozen!)
- Pour the mixture into a mold of your choice.
- Place the mold in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
- Let set for 5 minutes at room temperature before serving.
2. Grain-Free Pumpkin Coconut Dog Treats
- 15oz Pumpkin Puree
- ½c Peanut Butter
- ½c Melted Coconut Oil
- 1c Applesauce
- 1⅔c Coconut Flour
- 1tsp Turmeric (optional)
- 1tsp Cinnamon (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, peanut butter, coconut oil, and applesauce until smooth.
- Add in the turmeric, cinnamon, and coconut flour.
- Let ingredients rest for 10-15minutes. If your dough is too moist, let it sit for a bit longer.
- Layout a piece of parchment paper and place the dough on top. Then place another piece of parchment on top of that dough. Roll the dough between the parchment paper sandwich until the dough is about 1/4” thick.
- Place dough onto a cookie sheet and let chill for 20-30 minutes.
- Remove the top layer of parchment paper, and then cut using cooking cutters. You can also use something like a spice container lid for smaller, circular treats.
- Bake in preheated oven for 45-55 minutes, or until the cookies are dry and hard. Check on treats at around 20 minutes as these can be finicky. Let cool completely.
3. Grain-Free Veggie Packed Dog Treats
- ⅔c Pumpkin Puree
- ¼c Peanut Butter
- ½c Applesauce
- 3c Almond Flour
- 1c Carrots, peeled and shredded
- 1c Baby Spinach, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, beat together the pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and applesauce until well combined.
- Add in the almond flour, ½c at a time.
- Add spinach and carrots. Mix until incorporated.
- Roll the dough into small balls OR use cookie cutters to make fun shapes. If using cookie cutters, allow dough to chill for at least one hour before cutting.
- Place treats on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 25 minutes or until treats turn golden brown on the edges.
4. Tuna Yum Yums
Designed with cats in mind, Tuna Yum Yums are great for smaller dogs too.
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of non-fat milk
- 1/2 can of tuna
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil or fish oil
- 1 beaten egg
- Optional: a teaspoon of catnip, mint, or parsley
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place parchment paper on a cookie sheet
- Mash or cut the tuna into small pieces, mix in the flour and milk
- Pour in water and vegetable oil, then mix well
- In a separate dish, beat the egg
- Mix the beaten egg into the tuna mix
- Mix well, until the mix becomes dough-like
- Shape the dough into small balls, about the size of blueberries, and place on the baking sheet
- Cook the dough for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Stick a toothpick in to check that the treat is fully cooked
- Cool for an hour before feeding to your kitty and make sure not to overindulge them.
5. Bacon-Carob Popcorn
- 4c Unsalted Popcorn
- 10oz Carob Chips
- 1c Crumbled Bacon
- 1c Xylitol-Free Peanut Butter
- In a small bowl, melt carob chips and peanut butter together. You can do this in the microwave in bursts of 30 seconds. Stir in between each burst until melted.
- In a large bowl, mix popcorn, bacon, and the carob-peanut butter mixture.
- Stir slowly until the popcorn is evenly coated.
- Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes or until firm.
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