Homemade Dog Treats

I started making homemade dog treats for my darling Harry Hound and his furry friends a few months ago. Since we have started treat training him, I thought it would be better making him treats free of preservatives, colourants and additives. The two recipes here are great basic recipes which you can add to or take away from – you decide what you want in your doggy’s treats.


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Apple – Carrot Homemade Dog Treats

INGREDIENTS
4 carrots
2 apples
1/2 cup water
1 egg
1/3 cup sunflower/canola oil
1 cup self-raising flour
1 1/2 cups nutty wheat / wholewheat flour

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C. Spray baking sheets/trays with cooking spray.
  2. Peel and dice the carrots and apples.
  3. I used a blender to combine and puree my carrots and apples. I added the water, egg and oil into this mixture. You can add more or less water to adjust for your desired consistency. I prefer a thinner mixture.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  5. Add the carrot and apple mixture to the flour mixture and mix thoroughly.
  6. Dollop mounds of the mixture onto greased baking sheets/trays – you can decide on the size you prefer – I used a teaspoon for one size and a tablespoon for another size treat.
  7. Leave to bake for 35 – 40 minutes until golden brown.

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Peanut Butter – Banana Homemade Dog Treats

INGREDIENTS
3 medium bananas
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1/3 cup sunflower/canola oil
1 cup self-raising flour
1 cup nutty wheat / wholewheat flour

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Spray baking sheets/trays with cooking spray.
  2. Mash up the bananas.
  3. Mix the flours together in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add the mashed banana, peanut butter, oil and egg to the flour mixture and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
  5. Dollop mounds of the mixture onto greased baking sheets/trays – you can decide on the size you prefer – I used a teaspoon for these due to the higher calorie count in these treats.
  6. Leave to bake for 35 – 40 minutes until golden brown.

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I definitely got the nod of approval from Harry and his friends. I recommend freezing the treats in zip-tie bags with enough in each bag to last a few days. If it is very hot and humid outside, keep them in the fridge after defrosting to make them last a few days longer.

  1 comment for “Homemade Dog Treats

  1. 2013/03/05 at 13:49

    I am so going to make the banana and peanut butter cookies for myself!!

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