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DIY Homemade Dog Treats - Two Ingredient Recipes

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These DIY Dog Treats are the homemade way to your dogs heart. They love them, and you can do all sorts of fun things with them. 

When I came to the Letter D for the A to Z Blogging Challenge, I had all sorts of ideas. 

Then I realized it might be fun to do something for the Dogs.

Why not do some DIY Dog Treats. Homemade dog treats are fun to make and the dogs love them.

I have a Shih-tzu, a PomkiePoo (Pomeranian, Yorkie and Poodle mix) and my big baby Finn, a Pitt mix. 

Then my BFF has 3 dogs (a Chihuahua, a shih-tzu (from our litter) and a mix). I have plenty of dogs to spoil.

We often make our own homemade dog food, just to make sure they are getting a balanced diet.

With all the pet food recalls I get nervous sometimes. I want to make sure my dogs don’t get sick.

So yes, I take my time out to make them food.

Yes, from scratch. Yes it takes some time.

But they love it and they are happier and healthier because of it.

With my fear of the pet food recalls, I am always hesitant to buy dog treats that way as well.

So I decided to try my hand at making my own homemade version and I have dozens of different recipes for them.

But then I stumbled upon this two ingredient DIY Dog Treat recipe and I knew it was the one I’d make the most.

It originally called for baby food and that’s all fine and dandy, but even that I made homemade.

Just pureed my own vegetables.

You can do it either way and they will turn out great.

Have you made Homemade Dog Treats?

I included a rather gross looking photo of the dough when it was done mixing.

The reason I did this, is because it doesn’t look like typical dough and I don’t want you to think you are doing it wrong.

It’s very sticky, so if you need to, add a bit more flour until it is easy to roll out.

I used two different sized cookie cutters, one for the larger dogs and one for the smaller dogs.

Somewhere around here I actually have a dog bone cookie cutter. 

I couldn’t find it that day so I went with hearts.

I like hearts and the dogs don’t really care what they look like. ha!

Are you ready to make your own DIY Dog Treats?

DIY Dog Treats - Two Ingredients

Easy two ingredient Dog Treats will make your pooches happy. And they are healthy too! Please keep in mind that you

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Prep Time 15 mins

Cook Time 20 mins

Total Time 35 mins

Course Pet Recipes

Cuisine American

Servings 12 -24

  • 2 cups 100% whole wheat flour
  • 2 4 oz. jars of any flavor pureed baby food I used 1 cup of homemade carrot puree
  • Preheat your oven to 350°.

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour with the pureed veggies (or baby food) to form a stiff dough. If it's too sticky add flour. If it's too stiff, add some water.

  • Lightly flour your work space and roll out the dough until it's about 1/4" thick.

  • Use a cookie cutter to cut out the cookies.

  • Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.

  • Place the treats about 1/4" inch apart on the cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 20 – 25 minutes.

  • We store ours in a dog cookie canister and it sometimes makes the cookies softer but the dogs like them that way.

  • If you want them to stay hard, you might want to store them in a paper bag.

  • They keep for up to two weeks.

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2 Ingredient Homemade Dog Treats

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Homemade dog treats can save your budget and let your best friend enjoy a yummy snack. This very simple recipe that only requires TWO inexpensive ingredients and can also be customized like nobody’s business. So get creative and have a little fun  while pampering your pooch!

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We have a brood of dogs in our house to go with the brood of boys: a cranky old pug, Bentley, and two German Shepherds, Kira and Major.

With all those dogs, the amount of dog food and treats we’d go through is hard to imagine.

And even buying in bulk, it would get expensive.

Plus, who even knows what is in some of the store bought treats?

You hear stories all the time about brands getting recalled or having less than great ingredients in them.

With these easy homemade dog treats, you don’t have to worry about that!

Plus the dogs love them!

Even old, cranky Bentley responds to them.

If he hears the paper bag that we store these treats in rustling, he immediately runs over and puts his begging face on.

It’s all “Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme before I lose my ish.’


You only need 2 easy to find ingredients for these.

To make them, you’ll need:

  • Baby food– You can use homemade baby food or store bought. Just make sure the kind you use is pureed and only has dog safe ingredients and no onions.
  • Flour– Go for whole wheat flour for some extra health benefits.

How to Make

Making these is so easy!

To do it, start by preheating the oven to 350.

Then mix the flour and puree together to form a stiff dough.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough with a rolling pin to about a 1/4 inch thick.

Use cookie cutters like these adorable ones to cut into desired shapes or a pizza cutter to make cubes or sticks.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat and place the treats about 1/2 inch apart.

Bake the treats for 20 – 25 minutes.

Then, remove from the oven and allow them to cool completely before storing in a paper bag.

You could also store them in an air tight container but they will be softer.

Ingredients to Avoid for Dogs

According to the ASPCA website, you shouldn’t ever feed your dog the following:

  • alcohol
  • avocado 
  • chocolate
  • caffeine
  • citrus fruit
  • coconut or coconut oil
  • grapes and raisins
  • nuts
  • milk and dairy
  • onions, garlic and chives
  • raw or undercooked meat, eggs or bones
  • salt or salty snack foods
  • xylitol
  • yeast dough

What kind of baby food should I use?

Now that you know what to avoid, you can feel confident choosing from a variety of baby food flavors.  

Our dogs love:

  • apple
  • pumpkin
  • quinoa
  • spinach
  • blueberry
  • squash
  • sweet potato
  • beef
  • chicken

Don’t have baby food or not interested in buying any?

These treats bake up just as well using 1 cup of homemade vegetable puree as well.

Tips and Tricks

  • Make sure you read the baby food’s label to make sure there are no harmful ingredients like onion or garlic powder in the mix.
  • Feel free to get creative and add mix ins like grated carrot, peanut butter or fresh parsley.
  • If the dough is too sticky, add a little extra flour until it’s easy to work with. And if it’s too stiff you could add a little water to loosen it up.

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  • 2 4 oz jars pureed baby food beef, blueberry, sweet potato, chicken – any flavor/s - Just make sure there are no onions/onion powder in it*
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

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  • Preheat the oven to 350.

  • Mix the flour and puree together to form a stiff dough. Add extra flour or water as needed.

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to about a 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shape or a pizza cutter to make cubes or ‘sticks’.

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat and place the treats about 1/2 inch apart. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes.

  • Allow to cool completely before storing in a paper bag (storing in an air-tight container will make them soft, but they’re still edible).

Easy, right? Now this is where you can get creative. Consider including grated carrots or sweet potatoes, maybe a little bit of parsley (which supposedly helps with bad breath), some fresh fruit, or (for an added treat) some peanut butter! Got any other ideas? I’d love to hear them!

*Onions are toxic to dogs! If you’re unsure about what you can/cannot include, check out this list of toxic foods from the ASPCA. Techinically, not everything listed is toxic, but each one provides an explanation of why you may want to avoid it.

Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

recipe originally published September 4, 2014

recipe adapted from Daily Dish Recipes

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Surely any owner wondered - how to make dog biscuits with your own hands? Making dog treats is easier than you think! Now we will reveal some simple and delicious recipes for treats for dogs.

Why is it better for a dog to give treats that you made yourself?

  1. Homemade dog treats are healthier than store-bought ones and do not contain preservatives or dyes.
  2. You can take into account the characteristics or preferences of your dog when choosing ingredients, so your treats will be appreciated by both an allergic dog and even the most fastidious gourmet dog.
  3. Any dog ​​will be pleased to eat cookies, which the owner prepared with his own hands with all the love and care!

Ready to try? Now we will announce the main rule that must be observed when preparing homemade treats for dogs: fantasize! No matter how many dog ​​biscuit recipes there are, you can always invent your own.

  1. Cookies for puppies

Baby food (meat) - 250 grams;

Powdered milk - 0.25 cup;

Semolina - 0.25 cup.

Mix ingredients, shape into small pieces

balls and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake until browned, 15 minutes, in a preheated oven at 150 degrees.

  1. Hercules dog biscuits

Wheat flour - 1.5 cups;

Hercules - 1 glass;

Apple - 1 piece;

Water (warm) - 0.5 cup;

Honey - 0.25 cup.

Mix oatmeal and flour. Add small pieces of peeled apple, water and honey. Mix thoroughly. The dough should be stiff, add more flour if needed. Blind small cakes and put on a baking sheet with parchment paper, brush with oil. Bake for 30 minutes in a preheated oven at 160 degrees. Then flip the cookies over and place back in the oven for 20-30 minutes, until golden brown.

  1. Applesauce dog biscuits

Wheat flour - 3 cups;

Applesauce - 0. 75 cup;

Butter - 100 grams;

Water - 0.5 cup;

Honey - 2 tablespoons.

Whisk applesauce, butter, water and honey until smooth. Gradually (one glass at a time) add flour, mixing thoroughly each time. Then turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until it becomes flexible and elastic. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 0.5 cm and cut into pieces (you can cut out various figures using the molds). Place cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 180 degrees for 24-30 minutes, turning the cookies over to the other side after 12-15 minutes from the start of baking.

  1. Dog liver biscuits

Liver (beef/veal/chicken) – 1 kg;

Flour for consistency;

Chicken eggs - 2 pieces.

Boil the liver and grind in a blender. Add eggs and flour. Add flour until you get a "cool" dough. Roll the mass into thin sausages and bake in the oven on a baking sheet, greased with oil, for 15 minutes. Still hot sausages should be cut into small pieces and let them cool.

  1. Beef dog biscuits with carrots

Carrots - 1 piece;

Chicken egg - 1 piece;

Beef - 100 grams;

Oatmeal - 2 tablespoons.

Grate carrots on a medium grater. Whisk the egg. Cut the beef into small pieces. Mix beef, carrots and egg, add oatmeal. From the resulting mass, blind small cookies. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes.

Now go ahead and cook delicious dog biscuits for your faithful friend! We are sure that the dog will definitely appreciate the treats prepared with love!
Everything turned out to be much easier than you thought, right?


13 DIY dog treat recipes

Home Dogs Maintenance and care 13 DIY dog treat recipes

We have compiled simple and quick recipes for making healthy dog ​​treats. One of the pros of making dog treats is that it's not aesthetically pleasing; your pet doesn't care what the treats look like, as long as they taste good. 9Ol000 9 Vegetarian Treats

  • 10 Ginger Apples
  • 11 Apple Carrot Treats
  • 12 Diabetic Treats
  • 13 Vitamin Cookies
  • Peanut treat

    Ingredients :

    • 2 cups flour.
    • ½ cup peanut butter.
    • 2 eggs.
    • Water.

    Preparation :

    • Mixing - add eggs to flour, then peanut butter.
    • We introduce water into the resulting mass, until the consistency of a stiff dough.
    • Roll out the dough into a sheet.
    • Using a glass or any mold, make small pieces.
    • Put cookies on parchment paper, bake at 180-200 degrees for 20 minutes.

    Chicken Treats

    Ingredients :

    • 200-300 gr. chicken fillet (cubes).
    • ½ boiled rice.
    • 3 tablespoons rice flour
    • 1 tablespoon parsley (chopped).
    • 1 egg.

    Preparation :

    • Mix rice, flour, egg and parsley.
    • Roll the chicken in the mixture.
    • Arrange the pieces on a baking sheet.
    • Bake at a temperature of up to 130 degrees until cooked - the appearance of a crisp.

    Cold meats

    Ingredients :

    • 2 cups whole wheat flour.
    • 2 cans of baby food with meat (puree).

    Preparation :

    • Mix and shape into balls.
    • Refrigerate for 20-25 minutes.

    Meat flavored biscuits

    Ingredients :

    • Whole wheat flour
    • Oats.
    • Flaxseed.
    • Beef broth.
    • Peanut butter.

    Preparation :

    • We take all the ingredients in a 1:1 ratio, except for the broth.
    • Mix and add the broth until we get a mass that looks like thick sour cream.
    • Spread in slides on a baking sheet.
    • Bake for 20 minutes at 160-180 degrees.

    French fries

    Ingredients :

    • Sweet potatoes.
    • Coconut oil.
    • Cinnamon.
    • Turmeric.

    Preparation :

    • Cut potatoes into slices.
    • Oil and spices (in a small amount) mix.
    • Dip potatoes in oil and place in a colander to drain excess oil.
    • Spread on a baking sheet (on paper) and bake at a temperature of 150–160 degrees for 20–30 minutes (until crisp).

    Cold apple treats

    Ingredients :

    • Yoghurt.
    • Apples.

    Preparation :

    • Grind apples in a blender and mix with yoghurt.
    • Pour into ice molds.
    • Freezing.

    Cheese snacks

    Ingredients :

    • 4 cups wholemeal flour.
    • 2 cups grated cheese.
    • A little sunflower oil and water.

    Preparation :

    • Mix flour and cheese.
    • We introduce liquid to get a very thick mass.
    • We spread it in slides and send it to the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.

    Fragrant apples

    Ingredients :

    • 1 cup instant oatmeal (Hercules can be used).
    • ½ spiced apple syrup.
    • 1 egg.

    Preparation :

    • Mix all ingredients.
    • Spread in slides on a baking sheet.
    • Bake at 100-130 degrees for up to 20 minutes.
    • Moisten treats while baking with water and a spray bottle.

    Vegetarian treats

    Vegetarian treats can be given to allergic dogs.

    Ingredients :

    • Oat or rice flour.
    • Peanut butter
    • 2 bananas.

    Preparation :

    • Mix all ingredients, shape into balls, refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    • After cooling, the balls will not stick together, they can be stored in the box, but in the refrigerator.

    Ginger apples

    Ingredients :

    • 1 cup brown rice flour.
    • 1 cup apple, diced.
    • 2/3 cup plain yoghurt.
    • 1 tablespoon coconut oil.

    Preparation :

    • Mix flour, yoghurt and butter.
    • Roll the apples in the mixture.
    • The resulting treats can be sent to the refrigerator for 30-40 minutes or baked at up to 130 degrees for 10-20 minutes.
    • If the dog is not allergic, you can put a little honey on each cube before baking.

    Apple Carrot Treats

    Ingredients :

    • 1 cup whole wheat flour.
    • 1 cup grated carrots.
    • 1 egg.
    • ½ spiced applesauce.

    Preparation :

    • Mix flour and carrots.
    • Enter egg and sauce.
    • Spread in slides and bake at a temperature of 130–150 degrees for 30–40 minutes (the goodies should turn out crispy).

    Diabetic Treats

    Ingredients :

    • ½ cup whole wheat flour.
    • 2 eggs.
    • 300 gr. beef liver (finely chopped).

    Preparation :

    • Mix all ingredients.
    • Spread on a baking sheet in slides.
    • Bake for 15 minutes at 180 degrees.

    Vitamin Biscuits

    Ingredients :

    • 2 cups oatmeal, brown rice flour or whole wheat flour.
    • 1 tablespoon parsley.
    • ½ cup dry milk.
    • ½ teaspoon purified salt.

    Preparation :