Easy Homemade Dog Treat Recipe-Even Your Dog Can Make These!

Easy Homemade Dog Treat Recipe

When it comes to making an easy homemade dog treat recipe, many people often gravitate to making the most complex treats they can find or resort to buying store brand dog treats. What many people don’t realize is that making your own dog treats in the comfort of your own home can be as easy as breathing. Especially if you are looking for treats that are healthy! Most healthy dog treat recipes tend to contain less than 5 ingredients (less is more in this sense) and can be made in just a few minutes.

In this post, I want to share with you one of the easiest dog treat recipes you can make. Listen, I am new to making my own dog treats, but after making these treats, I know I will never buy store brand treats ever again. This particular treat recipe is made using 4 simple ingredients: chickpea flour, a banana, an egg and organic peanut butter. That is it. Not only is it grain free, but it can be beneficial to your dog as well.

So, let’s break down the ingredients for this particular treat so you can see how healthy it can be:

1. Chickpea Flour


This type of flour is made from ground chickpeas. It is mostly used in treats for dogs with sensitivities and is gluten free. This type of flour is considered to be a highly digestible protein, which your dog can always benefit from. Chickpea flour is also a source of potassium, fiber, iron, copped, Vitamin B6, calcium, Zinc and folic acid.

2. Bananas


As long as eaten in moderation, bananas can be beneficial to dogs. Bananas are an excellent source of Vitamin B6, fiber, Vitamin C and Manganese. Bananas are low in both sodium and cholesterol, but do have a higher level of sugar then is ideal. That is why bananas should only be consumed as a treat instead of being used as part of a dog’s main diet.

3. Eggs

Eggs are by far one of the best sources (aside from actual meat) of digestible protein a dog can consume. Eggs are perfect to use as it can help give dogs with digestive issues the protein boost they need. Eggs are also rich in riboflavin and selenium, making it even more beneficial.

4. Organic Peanut Butter


Surprisingly peanut butter contains a variety of beneficial vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin E which can help boost your dog’s immune system and Biotin, which can help keep your dog’s skin healthy. Dogs absolutely love peanut butter so you don’t have to worry about those picky eaters turning their noses up at it.

 

Now that you understand how beneficial these ingredients are for a dog, as well as how beneficial these treats can be, let’s jump into the actual recipe. Keep in mind, feel free to add in whatever ingredients you wish to add more to the treats. Also don’t hesitate to add your favorite dog friendly icing to make these treats even more delicious!

 

Easy Homemade Dog Treat Recipe

Vanessa

Nessa has had a love for animals since childhood. With over 10 years of experience in animal nutrition, Nessa started PetFoodio to help pet parents understand the complicated world of pet nutrition. She currently owns a Husky mix named Saphira.

9 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Dog Treat Recipe-Even Your Dog Can Make These!

  • November 24, 2018 at 11:08 am
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    To be honest, I have never thought about preparing dog snacks myself. I sometimes get confused what my dog actually likes or does not like. For example sometimes he might eat a banana and other times he won’t even touch it. But a dog treat combining peanut butter, eggs, bananas and flour is pretty creative. I might as well just try it out myself. What is your experience with your dog? Does he/she prefer it to bought goodies?

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    • November 24, 2018 at 11:20 am
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      Well, my dog loves anything that remotely smells like food so she loved the treats. Now that I know how to bake treats for her, I no longer get her the store-bought stuff so she kind of has no choice but to enjoy these 🙂 Thanks for the comment.

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  • November 24, 2018 at 11:19 am
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    This is just the kind of post I have being looking for on the internet for the last few days. I have being away from my dog for about a week now and I taught that doing some sorts of homemade dog food will be a nice way to renew our friendship. 

    I really love this ingredients and the food you have describe here. I am going to get these ingredients and start making the dog food with my dog. It’s going to be a wonderful moment to share with my lovely dog. Many thanks for this simple and easy post to follow. 

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  • November 24, 2018 at 11:20 am
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    This is fantastic! I will be getting a dog in the next few months, so I can add these to my list of food for my new found friend (to be).

    AND, in addition, you have provided me with a perfect gift for my Mum, who is a dog breeder of Border Collies. I have been scratching my head for ages about what to buy them for Christmas, this is the perfect answer.

    Provides the dogs with a good range of natural ingredients they need, easy to make and transport, I am going to be the flavour of the month (finally!).

    Plus, I can give them the website name so they can look at it for more recipes for the future.

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    • November 24, 2018 at 11:22 am
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      Awww I’m glad I could help bring happiness to other pups out there. I hope you enjoy making the treats! Thanks for the comment!

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  • November 24, 2018 at 11:23 am
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    I never realized i could make these awesome dog treats in the house, i always resorted to buying in the stores. The recipe seems easy and the ingredients are not so far fetched. With the health benefit of this recipe analyzed in this post, i will sure give it a try and hope my dog like it. I would like to know more about these recipes, thanks a lot Vanessa.

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    • November 24, 2018 at 11:31 am
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      Well, thank you so much! Let me know how making these treats go for you. I would love to hear about your experience.

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  • November 24, 2018 at 11:26 am
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    Hey Vanessa,

    I am so excited I found your post! I liked your FB page to stay informed of your work. 🙂 

    I do have questions about feeding anything else to pets than what they would find themselves in nature… I see you are a Certified Vet Tech so I would be very interested in hearing your opinion about this.

    As far as treats are concerned, I definitely agree it is better to make them ourselves at home. Interestingly enough, I am going to use your recipe for myself and my family because they just sound soooo delicious!!! Do you try them yourself too? 

    Nathalie 

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    • November 24, 2018 at 11:30 am
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      Of course! Every recipe that I prepare for these treats are time grain free and made with as little ingredients as necessary. I hand pick the ingredients specifically for this purpose, wanting to feed dogs treats that are as natural as possible. Also since they are treats, I always recommend feeding them to your dog in moderation. Anything in excess can be a bad thing.

      My dog loves the treats I make, but then again, she loves anything that smells like food so her reaction is just natural for her.

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