Homemade dog treats are quite easy to make, and your dog will probably like biscuits you make at home better. Mine does. Actually, that’s a lie. Logan will eat pretty much anything! (..dirt, sofa stuffing, rocks, etc)
Try out this easy peanut butter dog biscuit recipe yourself & let your dog do a treat taste test. I happened to have a collection of cookie cutters, but any shape will do. Don’t have cookie cutters? Be creative, and look around your house — I’ve improvised, and used the bottom of a shot glass, and even the end of a pen lid. They all have round ends, and are easy to use.
The smaller the treat, the quicker they’ll bake, so keep that in mind when adjusting your bake time. I prefer small ones, as they make the perfect training treat, small & easy to grab out of my pockets.
Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits – Homemade Dog Treats
2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. milk
1/3 c. natural peanut butter
2 tbs. olive oil
1/2 tsp. baking soda
- Mix baking soda and salt into the flour.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix with dough hook on med speed. *can also be mixed with a wooden spoon.
- When dough can be formed into a ball remove.
- Roll out the dough on a floured surface (about a 1/4″ thick).
- Cut out dog biscuits with cookie cutters or simply cut dough into treat sized squares, with pastry wheel or pizza cutter.
- Place the treats directly on baking sheet.
- Prick each dog biscuit with a fork.
- Bake at 300 degrees, for 45 minutes to an hour. 45 minutes will result in a softer “crunch” (good for older dogs).
- Allow to cool on wire rack.
- Store your homemade dog treats in airtight container or ziploc bag.
Homemade dog treats are a perfect gift for any canine lover. Make a batch for a friend when they adopt a new pooch, or drop some off for their dog’s birthday. They will surely appreciate such a thoughtful gift.
The Story Of Big Dog Bakery
The story of these delicious dog treats began years ago with a sensitive and playful Great Dane puppy named Trixie. As Trixie grew almost before our eyes, the words “Big Dog” echoed around on her daily walks. The name stuck.
Out of concern for the breed’s short life span and too many toxic additives in commercial dog foods and treats came a raw food diet for Trixie and soon, holistic dog biscuits fresh from the oven. Not only did Trixie adore her treats, so did the many different dogs of all breeds and sizes – Trixie’s pals at the local dog park. Big Dog Bakery was born.
Big Dog Bakery dog treats are made with only wholesome ingredients like those found in your healthy kitchen. There are 10 varieties to choose from. They also do custom dog cookies for retail store bakery cases and custom dog cakes for all occasions.
Tastey Pretzel Treats!!!
Having a Doggie Party? Big Dog Bakery cakes are a hit for doggie birthdays and more! Needless to say Logan wants one for his birthday again!
Big Dog Bakery & Boutique
Flagship retail location
2014 Queen St E, Toronto, (at Lee ave)
These healthy dog training treats are quite easy to make and a brilliant soft training treat.
Don’t tell anyone, but this is the real reason all of the dogs flood to me at the dog park … they can smell these a mile away in my pocket!
I found that keeping most of the training treats (as this recipe makes hundreds of small treats) in the freezer, and only taking out small amounts at a time, helped keep them fresh for longer.
2 tins of tuna (7 ounce or 185 grams) in springwater.
1/2 cup feta cheese.
1 cup rice flour.
1 cup oats.
1/2 cup grated chedder cheese.
Turn oven on low at 175 degrees C /350 degrees F.
- Put all tuna (and the water in tin) in a bowl, then add feta cheese and stir.
- Add the egg, chedder cheese and oats and mix.
- Last of all mix in the rice flour. The dough will be soft and sticky.
- Take a baking tray and spoon out the dough. Smooth it out so it covers the entire tray (be careful not to make it too thick or your treats will be too large)
- Place in the oven for 35-40 minutes. Take treats out and let them cool.
- Cut them into thin strips, then tear the strips into as small a treat you can – or to a size to suit your dog.
I am always inventing up new recipes for Logan, as we go through so many dog biscuits in the house. It’s sad that so many store bought treats are filled with . So many bought treats gluten based flour or preservatives, that make many dogs itchy and uncomfortable.
In this recipe, I use rice flour. I’ve put together this handy list of what flours are good to substitute.
You can easily adapt other treat recipes by substituting a grain-free flour. Here are some that are safe for your dog :
- Rice flour – this is easy to get hold of and the one I generally use
- Garbanzo bean (chickpea)
- Oats – use slow cooked oats (NOT INSTANT)
- Potato flour
- Millet flour
These flours often don’t hold things together as well as wheat – but your four legged friend won’t mind. Using an egg will help to bind the recipe together. You may also need to experiment a little with the amount of flour you use. I find that about 3/4 cup of rice flour equals about 1 cup of wheat. So add your ingredients slowly to get the right texture on your dough.
Just experiment, and have fun making snacks for your pet!
Now to the fun part: the recipe!
Wheat-Free Blueberry And Banana Biscuits
These healthy homemade dog treats are made with blueberry and banana.
Packed with vitamins, these biscuits will give your dog the healthy snack he needs.
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter.
1 1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
- Using a food processor (or blender), mix the blueberries and banana until it’s smooth.
- In medium sized bowl, mix 1 cup of oats well with the peanut butter. Slowly add & mix the berry/banana mixture.
- Slowly stir in the milk and parsley, and the remainder of the oats.
- Using a teaspoon (or a small melon baller) place little balls of dough on a non-stick tray.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, this recipe makes around 30 dog treats.
This easy treat is a great treat as it holds together well.
For those that know me, I *love* baking for my dogs!
I”m always putting together new treat recipes, knowing the benefit behind each carefully chosen ingredient.
I hope you enjoy this little dog cookie recipe. It’s super easy to make, and it makes a large batch, so you can keep that cookie jar full for at least a couple of weeks (or a week in my house!).
I’d love to see photos of your home made dog treats!
Paw-Print Dog Treats
Makes about 2 dozen
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
- 1/2 cup wheat germ
- 1/2 cup brewer’s yeast
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 1/2 cups homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Combine flour, wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Place canola oil in a large bowl. Add flour mixture to oil in 3 additions, alternating with 1 cup stock; mix until combined.
- Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for 2 minutes (dough will be sticky). Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out rounds using a 2-inch fluted cutter (bakedeco.com). Transfer to baking sheets. Make an indentation toward the bottom of 1 circle using your thumb, then press dough to make an arch of 4 small circles on top of the thumbprint using the tip of your pinky. Repeat with remaining rounds. Freeze for 15 minutes. Bake for 20 minutes, rotating sheets and lightly brushing with remaining 1/2 cup chicken stock halfway through. Turn oven off, and let stand in oven for 40 minutes.
Dog treats can be stored at room temperature for up to 1 month.
I just picked up his amazing cake from Big Dog Bakery in the Beaches.
It looks incredible, and Logan was poking at the box when I walked in the door … i had to put it directly into the fridge, to prevent him from stealing it off the counter!