These homemade dog treats made with only 3 ingredients are a fun, wholesome way to show your canine furry friends how much you care! Make your own quickly and easily.
These homemade dog treats are a great way to share the fun of the season with your favorite four-legged pup friend. Making your own gourmet dog treats might seem like kind of a big undertaking, but actually homemade dog biscuits are a super easy recipe for even the most beginner home bakers. This biscuit recipe for natural dog treats uses yummy, natural ingredients that are free of preservatives and perfect for man’s best friend. Our dog Chuckers used to love these so I wanted to share the recipe with you today. Of course, these are a perfect Halloween treat, and you can make them into fun pumpkin and ghost shapes, but they would work well too if you’re planning for the holidays and want to use paw print and Christmas tree cookie cutters for festive shapes as well.
More dog treat recipes: Homemade Frozen Pooch Popsicles (“Pupsicles”)
Three Ingredients for the 3 Ingredient Pet Treats
Here’s what you’ll need to start your own mini dog bakery in your kitchen for the healthy dog in your life:
- Canned pumpkin puree (or make your own in the crock pot)
- Natural peanut butter (the kind you need to stir before using it)
- Flour of some kind (I used spelt, but whole wheat flour works well for dog-biscuit recipes too)
You’ll also need cookie cutters or at least some kind of shape-making device like a cup. A dog bone cookie cutter is really cute, of course, but totally not necessary. I promise any doggy won’t care what shapes you use. 🙂 I also used a pumpkin cookie cutter for this batch because these are pumpkin dog treats, but obviously, that’s more for my own entertainment than anything else.
How to Make Homemade Dog Treats
You’ll need to stir all the ingredients and knead them together until they form a ball…
Roll it out to flatten the dough on your work surface…
Then cut your shapes out, transfer to sheet pan, and bake them until they’re dry and crunchy.
Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes on the cookie-sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Please be sure the treats are fully cooled before you feed them to your dog!
See also: Homemade Dry Shampoo for Dogs
An important note: Just like humans, dogs can have allergies to peanuts or anything else, so check with your vet if you suspect your dog might have allergies. Symptoms will often show up as itchy, red patches of skin that your dog scratches or licks continuously.
Try this healthy dog treat recipe next: Chia Seed Dog Treats
Store these cookies exactly the same way that you’d store human cookies, in an airtight container at room temperature.
Here’s the full printable recipe.
An easy treat for fall that your dog will love!
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 cup flour (I used spelt, but whole wheat is good too)
Preheat your oven to 300F.
Add all three ingredients to a medium sized bowl and stir to combine. You'll probably need to get your hands in there in the final stages of stirring. In the end, you should have a nice ball of dough to work with.
Working on a lightly floured surface, roll your dough out until it's a little less than 1/4 inch thick.
Cut out your treats using a dog bone cookie cutter or any other fun shape.
Place your treats on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes.
Allow the treats to cool completely before you feed them to your dog!
Chuckers is usually only slightly excited for regular store-bought dog treats but he goes absolutely crazy for these! As soon as I get the container out, he just perks right up! Watch the results for yourself! 🙂
Hope your furry friend loves these as much as all the others who have tried this recipe!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.