4 Easy, No-Bake Dog Treats to Keep Your Pup Happy
Dogs are a huge part of many people's lives, and for good reason. Dogs provide us with unconditional love and companionship. Take some stress out of finding the perfect treat for your dog by making your own at home.
These 4 recipes will make life easier for you - the dog lover!
Peanut Butter Dog Treats
- Peanut Butter (we recommend almond butter for dogs with allergies)
- Wheat Flour
- Water, as needed.
Directions: Mix together the peanut butter, wheat flour and oatmeal until a dough is formed. Add water only if necessary to create desired consistency of bread-like dough.
Cut the dough into desired shapes and bake in an oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30-40 minutes or until firm to touch. Alternatively, you can make these treats without baking them! Mix together peanut butter with wheat flour until a sticky consistency is achieved. Roll out on parchment paper (or wax paper) and cut into desired shapes. Place in the refrigerator for about an hour to set up and serve as desired!
Peanut Butter is packed with protein, helping your dog maintain a healthy weight while promoting muscle development. Peanut butter treats are a perennial favorite for most dogs and are ones they'll love.
Wheat flour has fiber that helps digestion and wheat germ promotes heart health + contains Vitamin E which strengthens cell membranes. The oatmeal provides fiber, potassium and more Vitamin E.
This recipe contains ingredients that promote good health!
We recommend these for dogs with allergies because almond butter is a great replacement for peanut butter.
Banana Dog Treats
- Wheat Flour
Directions: Mash banana and mix in wheat flour until a dough is formed. Roll out on parchment paper (or wax paper) and cut into desired shapes. Place in the refrigerator for about an hour to set up and serve as desired! This recipe can also be baked in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 45-60 minutes.
Bananas contain potassium which is a mineral that relieves muscle cramps and spasms, promotes heart health + eases diarrhea symptoms
Wheat flour contains fiber to help digestion as well as Vitamin E which strengthens cell membranes; it also provides protein needed by dogs.
Chicken and Rice Dog Treats
- cooked chicken or turkey, chopped
- rice (we recommend brown rice for dogs with allergies)
Directions: Mix together the meat and rice until a dough is formed. Add water only if necessary to create desired consistency of bread-like dough. Cut the dough into desired shapes and bake in an oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30-40 minutes or until firm to touch.
Store in a cool and dry place in a sealed container. If you're looking to promote some additional relaxation or improved joint health you can also add a pet cbd tincture to the recipe. Dosing each treat with drops after they've been baked makes for the easiest and most accurate dosing method.
Carrot Cake Dog Treats
-Carrots, grated (about one large)
-Dry milk powder, unflavored (about a tablespoon or two) -Wheat flour (one to two tablespoons). You can substitute with oatmeal for more fiber.
-Eggs, beaten until fluffy and doubled in size (about two eggs)
-Butter or margarine, melted (a teaspoon should do it). -Egg yolk, for brushing on top of the treats before baking.
-Pumpkin puree (about a tablespoon)
-Cinnamon powder to taste (half a teaspoon is good)
-Nutmeg and ginger powder to taste
-Salt and pepper to taste
-Baking soda, about a teaspoon (optional)
-Coconut oil for greasing the pan
Directions: Grease an ovenproof dish or round baking sheet with coconut oil. In one bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Mix in wet ingredients until everything is well combined. Pour batter into the greased pan and bake in a preheated oven for about 12 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned. If you want to avoid baking with soda, cut back on wet ingredients by half if using it.
If you have any leftover dough after shaping the treats (about one third of the mixture), you can make a few mini "sausage" shapes and reserve for later.
You will need about one tablespoon of dough per treat, depending on how large your dog is.