10 Homemade Treat Recipes for Dogs

By Kyoko •  Updated: 11/13/20 •  10 min read
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Does your dog have health issues that keep him on a restricted diet? Are you worried about harmful ingredients used in dog treats? Then you’ve come to the right place! We understand your concerns and the health needs of your fur baby. As a result, we’ve come up with 10 healthy homemade treat recipes for dogs that will have your pup begging for more!

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1. Buckwheat Gluten Free Dog Treats

This homemade grain free dog treat for dogs has been created for pups that need to stay away from grains. Not only this recipe gluten free, but it’s also highly nutritious due to pumpkin used in the recipe.

Ingredients:

2 cups of buckwheat flour                         1/2 cup ground flaxseeds (flax meal)            2 big eggs

1 cup canned pumpkin puree               1/4 cup chicken (or beef stock)

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2. Three Ingredient Vegan, Gluten Free Dog Treats

This is an easy and simple home grain free dog treat recipe which requires only a small number of ingredients. Not only that, but this recipe is quick, too; you can bake these up quickly when you have a few extra minutes in your busy day.

These dog treats are great for dogs who need to be on a vegan diet, and/or for pups on a gluten free diet. You only need a small amount of rice flour or oats, peanut butter and one or two bananas—that’s it!

You’ll create a tasty, healthy treat for your fur baby—he’s sure to love these homemade treats for sure!

Ingredients:

1 cup Oat or Rice Flour             2 ripe Bananas, (properly mashed)               ¼ cup Peanut Butter

Directions:

3. Sweet Potato Fries for Dogs (and Their Humans)

This recipe is great for dogs and their humans who enjoy sweet potatoes. It’s a healthy snack that contains both cumin and paprika. Cumin works to create a healthy cardiovascular system, improves memory, and even helps increase the metabolism, which is great for both overweight humans and their fur baby’s. Paprika contains capsaicin, which works to reduce inflammation in the body. This is great for people and dogs suffering from arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. You and your furry companion can enjoy these wonderful sweet potato fries!

1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs                  1 teaspoon ground cumin          1 teaspoon paprika

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil       Kosher salt         1 large egg white

2 medium peeled sweet potatoes

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4. Ginger Apple Dog Treats Recipes

This is another gluten free recipe that makes use of brown rice flour. Your fur baby is sure to enjoy these yummy gluten free homemade dog treats! He’ll be hanging around the oven as these bake!

Ingredients:

2 1/3 cup brown rice flour           One teaspoon baking powder        One cup of peeled/finely diced apple

Half cup of pumpkin                       One egg                                        Half cup of water

Directions:

5. Salmon & Sweet Potato Dog Treats

This is a superb recipes for both puppies and adult dogs. This recipe offers healthy ingredients and is a healthy source of protein for growing puppies and adult dogs.

Ingredients:

2 cups of salmon (of any kind as you wish; deboned, cooked or canned)

2 cups of dry mashed sweet potato    1 1/2 cups garbanzo bean flour        1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley          1 egg

Directions:

Remove warm treats from the cookie sheets and place on racks to cool. Be sure to let them cool completely before giving your dog a taste!

6. Banana Almond Puppy Treats Recipe

This is another homemade soft dog treat for anyone who has puppies or even adult dogs who may have dental issues. These puppy treats are the perfect for your puppy—he will enjoy their crispiness while receiving some great-tasting nutrition, too! This is a fast and easy recipe your puppy is sure to enjoy!

Ingredients:

3 cups old fashioned oats         2 ripe bananas (properly mashed)          1/4 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

Directions

7. Frozen Apple Dog Treats

Here’s an awesome dog treat recipe that doesn’t require cooking or baking! This quick and easy treat is sure to become one of your fur baby’s favorites! This recipe requires only two ingredients; two apples and a cup of nonfat plain yogurt. These frozen treats are great to help cool your dog on hot, summer days!

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8. Frozen Peanut Butter Yogurt Dog Treats

Are you a pet lover, but aren’t a fan of cooking? Would you like to give your furry canine companion healthy homemade treats without all the fuss? Then this is the perfect treat for your pet! It doesn’t require many ingredients and is very easy to make. This is another no-bake/no-cook homemade dog treats recipe.

Ingredients:

32 ounces vanilla yogurt         1 cup peanut butter

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9. Apple Crunch Pupcakes

This recipe is peanut butter-free for dogs who can’t eat it. These Apple Crunch Pupcakes are awesome treats just right for your special fur baby!

Ingredients:

2 ¾ of cups water            ¼ cup of unsweetened applesauce          2 tbsp of honey              1 medium-sized egg

1 cup dried unsweetened apple chips                                          1 tbsp baking powder

1/8 tbsp vanilla extract   4 cups whole wheat flour

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10. Leftover Trail Mix

This is another peanut butter-free recipe that uses ingredients you probably already have on hand! It’s easy and your dog will love it! This recipe creates a snack mix made with dried veggies, meat and fruit. Think of it as doggie trail mix!

Ingredients:

Pieces or slices of unseasoned meat                   Potatoes               Fruits (but no grape or raisins)

Any kind of vegetables safe for dogs (except onions, garlic, etc.)

Directions:

We hope your pup will love these healthy recipes! Each recipe is fast and easy will make it easy to give your dog healthy homemade dog treats. You control the ingredients in each recipe, so you won’t have to worry about giving your dog harmful ingredients made overseas.

 

 

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Kyoko

Kyoko is from a family of 3 and moved to New York with her parents and siblings when she was 13. Kyoko is fond of spending a great amount of time with pets, specifically her beagle Luna and cat Missy. Her boyfriend often complains that she spends too much time giving attention to their animals. Kyoko has written dozens of articles concerning pets and is aiming at owning a pet shop one day!

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