Make Your Own Dog Treats with only 2 Ingredients
Baking cookies is one of the most popular everyday past times. But what about baking some dog treats for your pooch?
We bake chocolate chips sugar biscuits for ourselves almost every week (admit it, you do) but how about next time you’re lounging in the kitchen adding those leftover oats to your cookie dough you instead use your time concocting a yummy creation for the pup in your life?
It’s kind of a genius idea isn’t it? Baking your dogs own treats. Fortunately enough, sites like Curbly already had a fabulous recipe for me to use when I thought about doing it for my Bernese Mountain Dog, Minnie.
So… here it is courtesy of the creative genius, Capree, over at Curbly.com. Make your own dog treats with two simple ingredients (and whatever else dog-friendly goodies you decide to throw in!).
What you’ll need:
- 2 cups 100% organic whole wheat flour (wheat germ, spelt, rolled oats, or a combination of these will also do the trick)
- 2 (4oz) jars of pureed baby food. You can use anything that is DOG-FRIENDLY like beef, blueberry, sweet potato, or chicken. Never use onions, grapes/raisins, avocado, chocolate, garlic or any other potentially hazardous ingredients. (For a complete list of food your dogs should never eat visit here.)
What to do:
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Then mix your wheat flour and baby food together to form a nice dough, add water or more flour if needed. Once your dough is formed roll it out (about 1/4 inch thick) onto a flat, lightly floured surface and use cookie cutters to create the desired shape of the treats. Lay your treats onto a cookie sheet and bake them for around 20 – 25 minutes.
Remember you may always add a bit of your own ingredients to the mix. A dollop of peanut button, grated veggies or like Capree suggested some parsley (to help freshen breath) could be a great addition to your dog’s new treats!
(*Note: Make sure the treats have completely cooled before placing them in a bag, also storing them in an airtight container will allow the treats to soften but still be edible to your dog!)
photo and recipe via Curbly.com