Treat your pup to something special and new! Whether you are at home with your family or just with your furry friend, these homemade dog treat recipes are a great way to pass the quarantine time. Pups are the best part of home and they deserve to be rewarded. Plus, a little extra activity during this time at home doesn’t hurt! These easy to make recipes use simple ingredients and don’t require extra trips to the market.
For the Peanut Butter Lover
Most pups LOVE peanut butter. This recipe for peanut butter treats from www.puppyleaks.com is super simple and delicious!
All you need is:
2 cups of flour
1/2 cup of peanut butter
Mix the ingredients together until they are fully combined then add enough water to allow the mixture to roll out as a dough. Cut, craft, or shape the dough into a heart, a bone, or any shape you want and bake for 20 minutes.
For the Vegan Pups
For are the vegan pups out there this recipe from www.theplantphilosophy.com is as delicious as it is simple!
1 cup Oat or Rice Flour, any works
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter (unsweetened)
Mash bananas with peanut butter until smooth.
Add in half of the flour, mix until evenly combined and add remaining half of flower.
Combine into solid ball of dough.
Chill dough for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 325 F
Roll out dough to a 1/3-1/2 thickness on well floured counter or parchment paper.
Cut our desired shapes.
Poke 4 holes in the center of each cookie with a fork.
Bake for 30-35 minutes.
Allow cookies to completely cool before letting your pup enjoy!
Oat and Apple Pretzel Treats
These pretzel treats are simple and fun to make! I found this gem of a recipe on https://www.thecookierookie.com/oat-and-apple-pretzel-dog-treats/. They only require four ingredients. These pretzels are a great activity for you and your family to do together, and your pup will love them too. The oat and apple pretzels are good for 2 weeks after cooking!
2 cups oat flour
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Beat egg.
Combine applesauce, oat flowur, and rolled oats into large bowl.
Pour all but 1 tablespoon of the egg over the mixture and set aside the remaining 1 tablespoon of egg.
Stir the mixture until a dog forms. Add more or less flour until dough is tacky but not overly sticky.
Roll a 2 tablespoon size piece of dough into a tube about 10 inches long and the width of a pencil.
Fold the tubes into a pretzel shape.
Place pretzels on baking tray. Brush top of pretzels with remaining egg.
Bake approximately 25-30 minutes, until they are slightly browned and crispy.
Allow to cool before serving!