Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have occasionally seen recipes of healthy homemade dog treats that my dogs often enjoy. I wanted to put them all in one place for everyone to easily access when you want to spoil your dogs! I recently started using silicone molds to make these treats, which makes the whole process so much faster and easier! The molds I am using are available here. I use the Mini size, but you can also get them in large. It is not necessary to use molds to make these treats; you can make them with any small cookie cutter. I will include both methods below.

The instructions for the various dog treats are the same, so I will group into ingredient combinations and include the instructions below. Pick your favorite flavor combination and Enjoy!

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Easy Peanut Butter Dog Treats

1/2 cup unsweetened organic applesauce

1/4 cup organic peanut butter

2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

2 tablespoons flax meal

1 1/2 cups oat flour

Sweet Potato Dog Treats

1/2 cup peeled, cooked sweet potato, pureed

1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped

1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, finely chopped

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 1/2 cups chickpea (garbanzo) flour

Cinnamon Pumpkin Dog Treats

1/2 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree

2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon pure agave (optional)

1 1/2 cups oat flour

Blueberry Banana Dog Treats

1/2 ripe banana, mashed

1/2 cup fresh or frozen (thawed) blueberries, pureed

2 tablespoons walnut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 1/2 cups oat flour

Coconut Banana Dog Treats

1/2 ripe banana, mashed

1/4 cup dehydrated unsweetened coconut

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

1 tablespoon pure agave (optional)

1 1/4 cups oat flour

1/4 cup coconut flour

Chickpea Basil Dog Treats

1/4 cup canned chickpeas, pureed

2 tablespoons aquafaba (juice from chickpeas can)

1/4 cup zucchini, finely chopped

2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped

2 tablespoons

1 1/2 cups oat flour

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

1/4 cup organic pumpkin puree

3 tablespoons organic peanut butter

2 tablespoons walnut oil

2 teaspoons chia seeds

1 ½ cup oat flour

Pumpkin Blueberry Dog Treats

1/4 cup organic pumpkin puree

1/4 cup blueberries (fresh or thawed frozen)

2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

2 teaspoons chia seeds

1 ½ cup oat flour

 

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Instructions:

Preheat oven to 280°F

Make sure your wet ingredients are all pureed, mashed, or thoroughly chopped. Add all ingredients, except the flour, to a large bowl and combine. Add flour incrementally while mixing with a fork. Once the ingredients are becoming more solid, start kneading dough. If it is too sticky, add more four, too dry, add a little warm water. Some combinations will require some finessing and a little more flour to get the balance.

Silicone Mini molds

If you using mini molds, fill silicone molds up to edge, but not over. Push into molds to fill the spaces. Place silicone molds on a baking sheet and place in the center rack of the oven. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool before removing from molds. Ovens will vary; I recommend checking the treats at 30 and 35 minutes to ensure they don’t over bake.

Cookie cutters

If you using cookie cutters, roll out the dough on wax paper or pastry board. Dough should be about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out treats with about a 1 inch cookie cutter and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the center rack of the oven. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Ovens will vary; I recommend checking the treats at 30 minutes to see they need more time. Bake a little longer for crunchier treats. 

 


I hope your dogs enjoy the treats!

 

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