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Three-Ingredient Homemade Dog Treats

By Colleen Williams
published: April 5, 2016 - updated: August 4, 2023 • 2 min. read
homemade dog treats

Key Takeaways

  • Try homemade dog treats if your pet has food allergies or dietary restrictions.
  • Homemade dog treats don’t have to be complicated or time-consuming to make.
  • These recipes have few ingredients, many of which you may already have at home.
  • Check out these recipes with peanut butter, apples, carrots, and other healthy ingredients.

If you’re a pet parent on the go – and who am I kidding, aren’t we all? – finding the time to whip up a batch of goodies for your pup can be difficult. Homemade dog treats are essential for pets with food allergies or dietary restrictions, as every ingredient can be trusted and tracked.

Just because you’re a busy bee doesn’t mean you can’t treat your pet like the royalty they are; these homemade dog treats all have three ingredients, most of which you already have in your pantry. Try your hand one of these easy dog treat recipes and soon your pup will be begging for more!

PB&B BonBon Bites for Dogs

homemade dog treats

Perfect for the dog days of summer, these homemade dog treats pack a protein punch! As bloggers 17 Apart note, “The key to these treats is in the layering a freezing.” Use plain yogurt – Greek is okay, too – and blend with bananas, pouring the first layer in a freezable mold/tray. Let set for 10 minutes, then add another layer: this time it’s peanut butter, pups’ favorite. (Be sure to pick one that’s xylitol-free!) After freezing for 10 minutes, apply one last layer of yogurt mixture and top with a slice of banana. Give your healthy, homemade dog treats four hours to fully freeze, then serve!

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Vegan, Grain-Free Dog Treat Recipe

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Whether your pet has a food allergy to wheat, dairy or certain types of meat, it can be difficult to find delicious, pup-approved goodies. Homemade dog treats are a surefire way to confirm what’s going into your pet. Feel free to customize treats to your liking, such as this easy dog treat recipe from Pups with Chopsticks! Chickpea flour is a tasty, nutritious replacement for dogs with gluten intolerance, while pumpkin provides a sweet, creamy texture to treats.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Dog Treats

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This homemade dog treat recipe from Damn Delicious is as easy as it sounds – no baking required! (Skip the milk if your pup is allergic.) Blend pumpkin puree and peanut butter, gradually adding oats. Roll into balls, coat with more oats, and refrigerate for four hours! After your dogs are done barking up the refrigerator, serve – this recipe makes 20 servings, perfect for your pet’s next birthday bash.

Carrot Dog Biscuit Recipe

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For more traditional canines, Dukes and Duchesses have an easy dog biscuit recipe guaranteed to please any pup. All you need is a jar of carrot baby food, flour and two eggs; feel free to replace any allergens with alternative ingredients like rice flour or coconut oil! Bake at 350ºF for 25 minutes, then cut into cutesy canine-themed shapes of your choice.

Frozen Apple Dog Treat Recipe

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Sunny spring days call for a refreshing, fruity concoction! Blend your pup’s favorite fruitIrresistible Pets‘ recipe calls for apples – with plain yogurt and a splash of water or chicken broth. Pour into an ice cube tray and allow to freeze. Feed your pup these delicious homemade dog treats outdoors to minimize cleanup, although it’s doubtful they’ll stick around long enough to melt!

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colleen williams
By Colleen Williams

Over the past decade, Colleen has written about health, wellness, beauty, and even pets for The New York Times, The Cut, Refinery29, xoVain, Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, and Seattle Met Magazine, as well as many beauty brands. She has a BFA in Art History from the University of New Mexico and an AAS in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design in New York.

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