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4 Homemade Treats for Your Dog


As your best friend, your dog deserves the best treats! Homemade dog treats are an excellent way to pamper your furry friend, while also ensuring they receive high-quality ingredients. Moreover, making homemade dog treats is easy, cost-effective, and a fun activity to do for your pup.


Our Favorite Homemade Dog Treats:


1. Peanut Butter and Banana Treats

Peanut butter and bananas are a classic combo and are excellent ingredients for making homemade dog treats. All you need to make this recipe is:

  • 1 ripe banana

  • 1/2 cup creamy xylitol-free peanut butter

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a bowl, mix mashed banana, peanut butter, and water until smooth. In another bowl, mix flour and baking powder. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture until a dough forms. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.


2. Sweet Potato Treats

Sweet potatoes are a nutritious and tasty ingredient for dog treats. All you need is:

  • 1 sweet potato, cooked and mashed

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a bowl, mix the sweet potato, applesauce, and coconut oil. In another bowl, mix oats and flour. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix until a dough forms. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.


3. Chicken and Cheese Treats

Chicken and cheese are sure to be a hit with your pup. Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken

  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1/4 cup chicken broth

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 1/2 cup cornmeal

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a bowl, mix the chicken, cheese, and broth. In another bowl, mix the flour and cornmeal. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix until a dough forms. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.


4. Pumpkin Spice Treats

Pumpkin spice isn't just for humans! Your pup can enjoy it too with this recipe:

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter

  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats

  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a bowl, mix the pumpkin, applesauce, and peanut butter. In another bowl, mix the oats and pumpkin pie spice. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix until a dough forms. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.



Making homemade dog treats is an excellent way to treat your furry friend while also ensuring they are consuming high-quality ingredients. Plus, it's a fun activity to do together! Give these DIY dog treat recipes a try and watch your pup's tail wag with joy.


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