It’s Oscar’s birthday in a few days so that means it’s time for a lot of play time and treat time! For any dog that has a sensitive stomach like this little guy, this treat is perfect because it only contains 6 ingredients and it’s all natural.

One of the greatest joys in my life is waking up to wet smelly dog kisses on my nose every morning (even if I am not a morning person). They get me up to feed them, walk them, play with them (endlessly) and most of all cherish their company and love them.
These little guys ask for so little and yet give us an unlimited source of love and companionship. They taught me to live in the moment, never hold grudges and instead use that energy to be happy and do something productive instead! (like, play with them!)
I love these little guys to death and I would do anything just to see them happy (which doesn’t take much!)


Homemade 6 Ingredient Dog Treats


It will be our birthday in a few days. (Oscar and I celebrate our birthdays together every year) I’ll be turning 36 here, and Oscar will be turning 7! He holds a very special place in my heart. He has been by my side during some dark times in my life constantly reminding me that he was there to scare away spiders and allowed me to use him as my little tissue box.


Homemade 6 Ingredient Dog Treats


Funny story, I even got a little tattoo on my wrist of his actual paw print. It’s placement is a little crooked as well to mimic that motion he does where he pins my wrist down every time he’s trying to get my attention or to stop whatever I was doing.


Homemade 6 Ingredient Dog Treats


This year, for my little guy’s birthday I decided to make him some home made dog treats. I’m a stickler for limited natural ingredients in his food and snacks, particularly because he has a very sensitive stomach. So for anyone who has pups with the same issue, I hope this recipe finds it’s way into your hands and it makes your pup a very happy puppy! <3



There are only 6 ingredients for this recipe (not including the water). They should be very easy to find at your local grocery store.


Homemade 6 Ingredient Dog Treats


I used spelt flour for the recipe because it creates a dry and tough dough, which results in a more dry crunchy biscuit.

For the rolled oats, make sure the ingredients on the packaging only have oats in it and no added sugar or flavourings and try to stay away from the instant oatmeal.

For the peanut butter, please use the all natural peanut butter with no sugar added. The banana already has a natural sweetness.




Mix the wet ingredients together (the egg, mashed banana and water) and slowly mix in the dry ingredients and then knead away!


When you are making this dough, you will notice that the dough may be a bit dry, you can additional water, 1 teaspoon at a time to make it more pliable and easier to knead but the dough should be very tough and somewhat dry. We want these treats to turn out hard, crunchy and dry.


Homemade 6 Ingredient Dog Treats


You can use any type of cookie cutter for this recipe, I prefer smaller ones since they are smaller dogs. If you don’t have any cookie cutters, you can cut them up into little squares or rectangles.


We want to also bake this in the oven on a lower temperature because our goal is to dry out the biscuits.


Homemade 6 Ingredient Dog Treats


Homemade 6 Ingredient Dog Treats


OH and I had made Oscar a promise 4 years ago that I would finish knitting this blanket for him, since he has an odd fondness to yarn and loves sleeping on balls of yarn so I thought he’d enjoy something a bit more comfortable than lumpy balls of yarn! (Yes it took me 4 years! Procrastinating at it’s best!) but YES finally I finished the darn thing! 🙂 and of course the boys share everything so they share the blanket now!


Hope your pups love it as much as we do!

Homemade 6 Ingredient Dog Treats

Dog treats made with only 6 all natural ingredients.


Homemade 6 Ingredient Dog Treats
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hrs

A simple to make, 6 ingredient dog treat recipe that uses all natural ingredients. A crunchy treat that's great for dogs with sensitive stomachs 

Cuisine: Dog Treats
Servings: 150 treats
Author: Pups with Chopsticks
Dry Ingredients
  • 2 cups rolled oats (not instant)
  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
Wet Ingredients
  • 2 bananas (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (no sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup water
  1. Pre-heat oven to 325F (162C)

  2. Combine the wet ingredients into a mixing bowl

  3. Slowly add in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl

  4. Knead for approximately 10-15 mins the dough until everything has been incorporated. The dough is supposed to be a little dry and tough. This is because of the spelt flour and it will produce a more crunch and dry biscuit.

  5. Roll out the dough to approximately 1/4 inch thick and cut out biscuits with cookie cutter or cut into squares with a knife

  6. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes. The bottoms should be golden brown but not burnt. The biscuits will be slightly soft in the centre when you take it out of the oven, but it will harden when it cools down. 

  7. Allow the biscuits to cool for 1-2 hours

  8. Voila! Some treats for some happy dogs! 🙂




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12 thoughts on “Homemade 6 Ingredient Dog Treats”

    1. Thanks for the warm birthday wishes Mikaela! They really are the best part of our lives <3 Hope you enjoy the treats as much as they do!

    1. Awww thanks Erica! 🙂 The treats are more cuter, because if I tell Oscar he’s more cuter it seems to get to his head haha 🙂

  1. What a cute dog, and what nice treats for them! I get tired of buying dog treats and not really know what’s in them. This is a nice, clean alternative for my fur-babies. They look good enough that I bet my husband will try to eat them too…haha!

    1. Yes! I am the same way! Trying to find a cleaner way for them to have their treats! and they are much cheaper to make at home too, with the better quality ingredients as well.
      Oh I ate a few haha! Dry and crunchy and I’m sure they were great for my teeth.

  2. Happy Birthday Oscar and you too, Joyce! ❤️
    Oscar sounds like such a sweetheart and he has the best mom. The blanket you made him is lovely!
    The treat are so cute, all-natural, and it makes 150 treats! I’m saving this recipe for Teddy! BTW, how did you train Oscar to not eat all the treats in the picture? My dog would not be able to pose so well for a picture with all those treats around him.

    1. Thanks Marie! ❤️
      Even though I finished the blanket for him, he doesn’t seem to want to share it with me and actually pulls it away from me when I’m using it. haha! 🙂
      Yes, it makes a lot! but you dry them out til they are nice and hard so it should keep for a while! 🙂 Hope Teddy loves these!
      Oh as a puppy, I would taunt him with food (because I’m mean that way!) I’d put treats and food on his paws or next to him and I’d scold him if he went near it. If he stayed away from it for a few minutes I’d give him a real treat. I kept doing that until it just stuck, so he knows if he leaves whatever I put there alone, he will get a better treat later. Lots of patience!

  3. I LOVE everything about this post! Happy Birthday, you two! I will have to try this recipe out for my two doggies; I’m always looking for new doggy recipes. We made Christmas dog treats for all the neighbor dogs year, and it was so much fun!.:)

    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes Riva! 🙂 That is so sweet of you guys to make Christmas doggy treats! 😀 It’s always nice to share the love to our little furry ones eh? I hope your two doggies enjoy these! 🙂

    1. Thank you Romain! Yea sometimes I make the treats a bit bigger so that the boys need to actually chew the treats to scrape their teeth clean. I intentionally made the treats dry and hard for this reason 🙂 Great for teeth cleaning!

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