There are many benefits to preparing your own dog treats at home.
- Control what goes into the recipe. You can make sure that your pet gets a nutritious and healthy snack. You can also adapt the recipes for your dog’s treats to your dog’s taste preferences and address any dietary restrictions.
- Prevent unhealthy additives. Many brands of commercial dog treats are filled with preservatives that help prolong their shelf life. In addition, treats purchased in the store are often made from fillers and by-products, as opposed to natural and high-quality ingredients. By creating your own treats at home, you can offer your dog a healthy snack that is not only nutritious but also free of harmful additives.
Tasty alternative. Making your own best homemade dog treats allows you to offer your pet a delicious alternative to its usual dog biscuit.
Best Homemade Dog Treats: Simple Dog Biscuits for Lazy People
The simplest dog biscuit recipe in the world consists of 2 ingredients: Baby glasses and flour. Don’t you think so? Then give it a try! These biscuits are quickly made for training and the best: You decide the size yourself!
Baby jars with fruit or vegetables
1 cup wholemeal flour
Put the wholemeal flour in a bowl. Now stir in the baby glass until you have a homogeneous mass. You can cut it out or put it directly on the baking tray and cut it into training treats with a sharp knife/pizza cutter. The dog biscuits are baked at 350° F for about 25 minutes.
Best Homemade Dog Treats: Fine balls
Potatoes, ham, and spinach – what sounds like a nice human – menu is a very special treat for the dog. This recipe is a bit more elaborate in its production, but it is worth it!
5 ounces potatoes
5 ounces flour (wheat or whole grain)
4 ounces oat flakes
1-ounces spinach (either fresh or defrosted)
2 ounces ham cubes (either cooked ham, raw ham or meat sausage)
1 tbsp fresh herbs
First, cook the potatoes until they are done. You can add a pinch of salt, depending on which ham you choose. If you choose raw ham, do not add salt to the potatoes. After the cooking time, the potatoes are finely mashed.
Let the mixture cool down a bit. Now you mix the flour and the oat flakes under the dough and knead everything together to a dough. Now you can mix the other ingredients into the dough: spinach, ham and the fresh herbs.
These dog biscuits look especially nice when you roll them into small balls. Make sure they are about the same size so that they cook at the same time. Bake in the oven at 330° F for about 30 minutes, then leave to cool well on a grid.
Best Homemade Dog Treats: Low-Fat Curd Rolls
A real temptation and something very tender, are these low-fat curd rolls. Easy to make because the ingredients are very limited and you don’t even need cookie cutters.
7 ounces oat flakes
5 ounces low-fat curd cheese or granular cream cheese
1 egg yolk
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp olive or sunflower oil
Mix all ingredients with the dough hook and form finger-long rolls from the dough. Then bake on a baking tray in the oven at 300° F for approx. 20-25 minutes and allow to cool well. The rolls are perfect as a reward between meals or as a present for other dogs. These dog biscuits are also suitable for human consumption.
Best Homemade Dog Treats: Tasty Minced Meat Biscuits With Rye Flour
For all four-legged friends, who do not tolerate wheat, here comes a super alternative. Cut out in dog form, the dog biscuits are ideal as a gift!
6 ounces beef tartare
7 ounces rye flour
50 fine oat flakes
1/4 cup organic meat broth (without additives like glutamate and yeast)
Preheat oven to 320° F. Put all ingredients except the meat stock in a bowl and mix well with a hand mixer. Gradually add the meat stock and continue stirring until a homogeneous mass is obtained, which can then be kneaded and rolled out with your hands.
Use small molds to cut out dogs or other shapes of your choice. Alternatively, you can roll out the dough on the baking tray and cut it into small squares with a knife or a pizza cutter. Now the biscuits must be baked for approx. 15-20 minutes.
Best Homemade Dog Treats: Dog Biscuits With Tuna/Liver Sausage
Biscuits that smell good are especially popular with dogs. These treats are perfect for training with tuna or liver sausage!
3/4 cup wholemeal flour
1/2 cup of hearty oat flakes
1/2 tin tuna or liver sausage as desired
All ingredients are mixed together. If the dough is too wet, just thicken it with a little flour. If the dough gets too dry, you can stretch the dough with a little water. In the end, you should get a mass that is not too sticky and can be rolled out easily.
You can either cut out the dough with small molds or put the whole dough on the baking tray and cut it into equal pieces with a pizza cutter or a sharp knife. Alternatively, you can process the dough into small balls and give them away as “dog chocolates”.
Bake these delicious cookies at 350° F for 20 minutes (depending on how dry you want them to be).
Best Homemade Dog Treats: Dog crispy biscuits with apple
Crunchy apple, sweet pear or would you prefer it with vegetables? This dog biscuit recipe can be varied with many types of fruit and vegetables so that the taste experience for the dog is always different. How about spinach crunchy biscuits?
Dog crispy biscuits with apple
Dog crispy biscuits with apple
1 apple (approx. 3 ounces, interchangeable with all other fruits or vegetables)
5 ounces flour
3 ounces oat flakes
1 tbsp sunflower oil
Peel the apple, remove the core and grate the apple coarsely. Now place the grated apple with the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix with the dough hook. Then add 40 ml water and continue stirring.
Roll out the dough on a floured work surface. Then you can cut out small biscuits or cut them into small squares with the pizza roller. Place the biscuits on the baking tray and bake at 350° F for approx. 30-35 min and allow to cool well.
For humans and dogs: Peanuts – Bananas – Biscuits
Let’s get to my unbeaten favorite recipe. These cookies smell so wonderfully good and Moe always has to share them with me!
4 ounces peanut butter (salt and sugar-free)
5 ounces banana or apple
11 ounces wholemeal flour
4 ounces oat flakes
2 tbsp olive oil
optional for more crunch: 1-ounce unsalted peanuts
The oven is preheated to 390° F. Then mix the dry ingredients, peel the banana and puree. Mix the banana with the peanut butter and the oil with the flour and the oat flakes and knead well. Optionally you can now fold in the peanuts.
You can roll out the dough again and cut it into funny shapes or just cut it into small pieces. You can also make small balls, depending on what you want and what the “perfect mouth size” is. ? The biscuits are now baked at 350° F for 20 minutes until they are nice and firm.
Everything is made from minced meat: Dog Biscuits From the Finest Minced Beef
Everything is made from minced meat: dog biscuits from the finest minced beef
A perfect dish for all who have minced meat at home anyway: How about these biscuits from beef mince? Of course, you can also use other minced meat for this, for example, chicken.
9 ounces wholemeal or spelled flour
4 ounces oat flakes
9 ounces minced beef or other minced meat
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp fresh herbs
Preheat the oven to 320° F. Then mix the flour, the oat flakes, the water and the egg with each other and stir well. Now mix the meat with the mixture and finally add the fresh herbs to the dough.
You are free from the design here: You can make big meatballs, put the dough into a typical meatball shape or roll it into strips – there are no limits to your creativity. Important only: The dough should not be too thin, otherwise you must reduce the baking time of 40 minutes somewhat.
Best Homemade Dog Treats: Dog Biscuit With Rumen
Admittedly, for the human nose this is probably not, but as a birthday cake for the dog, it is once a year a wonderful reward.
9 ounces minced beef
9 ounces diced or minced rumen (alternative: gizzard)
11 ounces wholemeal flour
5 ounces oat flakes
1 cup water
cream cheese, peanut butter or applesauce for decoration
Mix the meat with the eggs, flour, water, and oat flakes and put into a cake tin. The dough should not be too liquid, otherwise, add more flour.
Bake at 350° F for about 40 minutes until done. As soon as the cake has cooled down, you can make a kind of “glaze” on it, for example by spreading a thin layer of cream cheese, applesauce or peanut butter on it.
Best Homemade Dog Treats: Tasty Parsley – Cheese – dog Biscuits
Parsley and cheese? Sounds like gourmet dog biscuits and that’s exactly how it is. These biscuits smell incredibly delicious and you almost want to grab them yourself. With pretty biscuit cutters lovingly set in scene, this recipe becomes a great souvenir for other dogs.
4 ounces corn flour
3 ounces spelled flour
1 tsp granulated broth (salt-free and without additives)
1 tsp chopped parsley (fresh or dried)
3 ounces grated cheese (Gouda, Emmentaler…)
1 tbsp olive oil
Boil the broth in 60 ml water and allow to cool. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Mix all other ingredients in a large bowl and knead well.
Then add the broth and knead for another 4 minutes with the hand mixer until the dough is homogeneous. The dough can then be rolled out on the work surface and cut out. The dog biscuits are baked for 30 – 35 minutes.
Best Homemade Dog Treats: Banana-Almond Crunchies
Bananas and almonds – the combination sounds great, doesn’t it? These treats are nice and crunchy and especially suitable for dogs who like to crunch.
1 crushed banana
5 ounces wheat flour
2 ounces oat flakes
1-ounce chopped almonds
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well with the dough hook. Then add 90 ml water and continue stirring until the dough mixes well.
Roll out the dough on the floured work surface and cut out with small molds Bake the dog biscuits in the oven at 350° F for 20-25 minutes. You can make these dog biscuits extra big and give them to your dog as a little “bedtime sweetener”.
Sleep well: Vegetables Potato Bedtime Treat Without Cereals
Whether our four-legged friends really have a better sleep after enjoying these cookies, I can’t swear. In any case, however, they will love this delicacy! And the best: The Sleep Well dog biscuits are grain-free – for the allergy sufferers among the four-legged friends.
1 medium-sized carrot
1 beetroot (cooked)
6 small potatoes
4 ounces polenta
1/8 cup of organic vegetable broth (without additives such as glutamate or yeast)
The oven is preheated to 320° F. Now the potatoes are boiled and peeled. The potatoes, carrot, courgette, and beetroot are then finely grated and mixed together.
Then add the polenta and mix again. Now you can fill silicone molds of your choice with the mixture (small praline molds are a good choice here) or you can place small blobs on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Bake the biscuits for 55 – 60 minutes until they are nice and firm and no longer wet.
Tips for re-baking
You’d better put less liquid in the dough than too much. Otherwise, you may have to fill up with too much flour and this will take the taste out of the biscuits.
The storage of the dog biscuits is also important: make sure that they are not sealed airtight and kept cool. The treats with meat or fish are best kept in the refrigerator.
Simply bake dog biscuits!
If your dogs have problems with their teeth, soften the biscuits a bit: Simply take them out of the oven about 10 minutes earlier. But beware: After that, the cookies can only be kept in the refrigerator closed, as they still contain moisture and quickly get moldy.
Dog biscuit recipes for the baking mat
Almost all of the recipes listed above can also be baked in a baking mat. Important to know: The baking mat should, of course, be food grade, made of silicone and heat resistant. It is best to let the baking mat warm in the oven once before using it for the first time without dough so that it “evaporates”. It is then ready for use.
The dough should be a little more liquid. You can simply let the dough flow into the small hollows of the baking mat, bake it, turn it around – done! So you get little dog biscuits without much effort!
Have fun baking the best homemade dog treats!!!
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