Homemade dog treats are undeniably so much yummier and healthier for our pets than the store-bought kind. Just like any packaged food you find in the grocery store, the longer the shelf life of a food, the more preservatives and other unpronounceable ingredients are in it with the potential to cause allergies. We know our pets deserve better than that, which is why I felt inspired to compile this great list of dog treat recipes. But before we get to the recipes, here’s another little story of inspiration…
I remember a treat-related incident when I was dog-sitting for my sister’s pet Yorkie, Milo, and we drove through a coffee stand. The barista thought Milo was adorable of course and handed me a bone-shaped dog treat that honestly looked like a piece of pink chalk. I offered it to him and he gave it a sniff and scoffed at it never to eat it thereafter. Perhaps he could smell that this treat wasn’t quite right or perhaps he just doesn’t like taking “candy” from strangers. Now, I will say that Milo is a spoiled little doggie when it comes to food, as his mommy has a homemade dog food recipe that she cooks a big batch of each week, so he’s used to eating real, unprocessed foods. Either way though, can you blame him for not wanting to eat the unappetizing, store-bought treat?
Understandably, not all of us have the time to dedicate to making our pets such delicious, homemade dog treats or food. But if you have just 15 minutes out of your day, you can whip up one of these 11 easy dog treat recipes with every day common foods you probably already have in your pantry. These quick recipes don’t require any baking and you can pop them in the fridge or freezer after just minutes of prep! Your dog will thank you… and you’ll probably want to sample a few too.
Disclaimer: Please consult your vet before introducing any new food into your dog’s diet.
1. No Bake Peanut Butter Homemade Dog Treats | Damn Delicious
You’ll only need 4 ingredients for this super easy dog treat recipe – 1 cup pumpkin puree, 3 cups old fashioned Oats, 1/4 cup peanut butter, and 1/4 cup milk. What could be easier than that? Get the recipe here.
2. Frozen Coconut Oil and Blueberry Homemade Dog Treats | Hello Nature
I love this homemade dog treat recipe for the added benefits of coconut oil for dogs and it’s so simple with just 2 ingredients. You’ll need a silicone heart shaped mold (or other shape of your preference), 1/2 cup coconut oil and frozen blueberries. Get the recipe here.
3. No Bake Coconut Homemade Dog Treats | Pretty Fluffy
These delectable, no bake dog treats are made with 1/3 cup coconut oil, 2-3 Tbsp peanut butter, 2 1/2 cups rolled oats, and 1/3 cup finely shredded coconut. Get the recipe here.
4. Yogurt Peanut Butter Banana Homemade Dog Treats | Cooking With Janica
These frozen, homemade dog treats come together in a matter of minutes using just 4 ingredients and a food processor. Pop them in the freezer and done! Here’s what you’ll need: 1 banana, 1 Tbsp honey, 3 Tbsp peanut butter and 32 oz. plain yogurt. Get the recipe here.
5. Berry Bliss Ball Truffle Homemade Dog Treats | Dalmatian DIY
These delicious Berry Ball dog treats are nutrient rich made with 3/4 cup raspberries/blueberries, 2 Tbsp coconut oil, 3 Tbsp ground flax seed, 1/4 cup coconut flour, fine shredded coconut and an optional sprinkle of cinnamon. Get the recipe here.
6. Frozen Apple Homemade Dog Treats | Pop Sugar
This frozen dog treat requires a high speed blender or food processor, but that just makes it that much faster and easier. Using only 3 ingredients you’ll get this healthy frozen treat that’s perfect for summer time. You’ll need 2 apples, 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt and water. Get the recipe here.
7. Peanut Butter & Banana Frozen Homemade Dog Treats | Sugar & Soul Co
You might be fighting your pet over who gets to eat the most of this easy dog treat recipe. It’s basically frozen yogurt deliciousness that comes together with just 2 ingredients – 12 oz. Banana Greek Yogurt and 6 oz. peanut butter. Get the recipe here.
8. Frosty Breath Homemade Dog Treats | Munchkins and the Military
Here’s an easy dog treat with a purpose! You can be sure your pet will thank you with a fresh breath kiss after eating this frozen delight. These homemade dog treats come together with just 5 ingredients including 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1/2 cup chicken broth (no onion), 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup mint, 1/2 cup parsley. Get the recipe here.
9. Pumpkin Banana Frozen Pup Pop Homemade Dog Treats | Dog Vills
Another homemade dog treat your pet will love with the nutritional and digestive benefits of pumpkin. To make this frozen treat, you will need 1 cup plain non-fat yogurt, 1 15 oz. can of pumpkin puree, 1 teaspoon honey, and 1 ripe banana. Get the recipe here.
10. Chicken Broth and Apple Frozen Homemade Dog Treats | Frugality Gal
For these 2 ingredient homemade dog treats, you’ll need about 1 to 1 1/2 lbs. apple slices and 32 oz. organic chicken broth. You can make these in jello shot containers or in an ice cube tray. Get the recipe here.
11. Frozen Strawberry & Banana Smoothie Homemade Dog Treats | The Cottage Market
These homemade dog treats look fancy, but they only take 10 minutes to prep! You can make them in a regular ice cube tray or a bone-shaped silicone mold for the desired look. To make this easy dog treat recipe you’ll need a 16 oz. bag of frozen strawberries, 1 1/2 cups plain low fat Greek yogurt, 1 banana, 1/4 cup skim milk, and 3 Tbsp honey. Get the recipe here.
I hope you enjoyed this list of quick and easy dog treat recipes. Even if you’re just a beginner in the kitchen, all of the ingredients in these homemade dog treats are irresistible to dogs, so if you spill a little in the process, you know your dog will be there to lick up the mess! Have fun!