Looking for an alternative to store-bought treats for your dog? These dog treat recipes are inexpensive and super easy to make…one contains just two ingredients! Take a break from high-priced, processed treats and try out a few of these simple recipes. Wags and licks for the chef are guaranteed!
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Treats (damndelicious.net)
2/3 cup pumpkin puree, ¼ cup peanut butter, 2 large eggs, 3 cups whole wheat flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using an electric mixer with paddle attachment, beat pumpkin, peanut butter, and eggs for 1-2 minutes on medium-high. Gradually add 2 ½ cups flour at low speed. Add additional flour ¼ cup at a time until dough is not sticky. Knead the dough 3-4 times on a lightly floured surface. Roll out to ¼ inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutter and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Bake 20-25 minutes, until edges are golden brown.
2 Ingredient Dog Treats (munchkinsandmilitary.com)
1 ½ cups oatmeal, 2 4 oz. jars of turkey/chicken and sweet potato/pumpkin baby food (no garlic or onion added)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grind oatmeal in food processor. Add baby food and combine into thick mixture. Drop tablespoon-sized balls of the mixture onto a baking sheet. Bake for 20-22 minutes (less for teaspoon-sized balls). Cool completely and store in refrigerator.
Frozen Pupsicles (zimonawhim.com)
2 6 oz. containers of plain yogurt, 2 tbs. honey, 2 tbs. peanut butter, 1/3 cup applesauce
Stir all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Divide mixture into small paper or plastic cups or ice cube trays. Freeze for 3-4 hours. Hold cup under warm water to loosen treat, then serve.
Microwave Sweet Potato Treats (thriftyjinxy.com)
Scrub sweet potatoes. Skin can be on or off. Cut into 1/8 inch thick slices. Spray a microwave safe plate with cooking spray. Spread the slices out so they don’t overlap. For a small, 600 watt microwave, cook 5 minutes per side, then 2 minutes per side. Start with 3 minutes per side for a more powerful oven. Continue flipping and cooking until slices turn crunchy. Store leftovers in airtight container.
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