Dog-Approved Homemade Dog Treats! (2 Recipes!)

I’m newly married, and I don’t have any children. So this is the content you get. Did you ask for it? No. Did my dog ask for it? No. Were these dog treats made during a caffeine-induced productivity streak at 1AM, absolutely.

All jokes aside, I love my dog, Benny. He’s the cutest thing I have ever seen and loves cuddles and wearing clothes.

He’s four pounds of everything good in the world. The only issue is, he’s not very food motivated. Yeah, he likes food. He’s just not going to go out of his way to seek it out like most dogs would. Finding treats for him is hard. (However, he LOVES greenies.)

I have focused Wine and Vine on more sustainable practices by means of DIY, recipes, and greenery. So why not DIY dog treats? These treats only contain a few ingredients and only ingredients that are good for your dog. We like to know what we put in our body, so why not know what we’re giving our dog?

This post contains 2 (and a half) treat recipes. The first is peanut butter training treats, the second is pumpkin filled, and the half is little biscuits from the second’s dough. (It’ll make more sense in the directions.)

Let’s dive in.

Peanut Butter Training Treats

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg

Method

  1. Bring all of your ingredients together in a bowl with a wooden spoon. At this point, I like to continue to knead the dough with my hands until it has just come together.
  2. Pinch off little pieces of dough (about 1/8 teaspoon in size) and place on a parchment lined baking sheet about 1 in apart. This will take forever. It will not be fun.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Note: If your dog is small like mine, you may want to make them smaller.

Pumpkin Treats

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin (with extra for filling)
  • 2 eggs

Method

  1. Like the other treats, bring all your ingredients together with a wooden spoon, then finish bringing together with your hands.
  2. Roll out about a teaspoon sized ball of dough, and make a divot with your finger. Use a butter knife to scoop a bit of pumpkin into the divot.

Cover the divot with a small disc of dough, and roll the whole thing into a ball.

3. Place the ball onto a parchment lined baking sheet and flatten slightly with your hand.

4. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until browned on the bottom.

And a Half

Method:

  1. Take the leftover dough from the last recipe, roll it out, and cut it with your favorite cookie cutter.
  2. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

My dog absolutely loves these, which honestly surprised me. Maybe he can taste the love? Give these a try, and let me know what your dog thinks!

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