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

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Our furry little onesย ask for so little and yet give us an unlimited source of love and companionship. Which is why having a good supply of healthy homemade dog treats is a must because it’s one of them few things that they absolutely love which is such a small price for what they give us. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am a stickler for 0 sugar and low fat treats.

There are no added sugars and added oils and fats besides the peanut butter in this homemade dog treats recipe which is super important to me – especially since sugary treats can flare up infections and fatty treats are just bad for the pancreas, especially for older or overweight dogs.

 

6 Ingredient Homemade Dog Treats

 

 

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 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 and bake homemade dog treats!)

 

6 Ingredient Homemade 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 sideย during some dark times in my life constantly reminding me that he wasย there to scare away spiders and allowed me to use him as my little tissue box.

 

6 Ingredient Homemade Dog Treats

 

 

This year, for my little guy’s birthday I decided to make him some homemade 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

 

 

INGREDIENTS

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

 

6 Ingredient Homemade 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.

 

 

THROWING IT ALL TOGETHER

 

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.

 

6 Ingredient Homemade 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 slightly lower temperature because our goal is to dry out the biscuits.

 

6 Ingredient Homemade Dog Treats

STORAGE & SHELF LIFE

As long as you dry them out really well in the oven they will keep for a month. I even managed to stretch mine to two months. The treats should be hard as a rock after they are cooled, and you should not be able to break them easily by hand. I usually like to keep these in treat jars or metal tin boxes as well out on the shelves. They don’t need to be refrigerated as long as they have been dried out properly.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY OSCAR!

6 Ingredient Homemade Dog Treats

 

I had made Oscar a promise 4 years ago (procrastination at it’s best) that I would finish knitting a 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. I finally I finished the darn thing! ๐Ÿ™‚ and of course the boys share everything so they share the blanket now!

 

Follow me on Instagram and show us your puppies with dog treats with #pupswithchopsticks if you made this! Share all their furry cuteness with us! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Hope your pups love it as much as ours do!

6 Ingredient Homemade Dog Treats

 

6 Ingredient Homemade Dog Treats

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Homemade Dog Treats (6 Ingredients)

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 150 Small Treats
  • Category: Dog Treats

Description

6 ingredient homemade dog treats recipe that uses all natural ingredients with no added sugars or oils. A crunchy treat that’s great for dogs with sensitive stomachs


Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 bananas (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (no sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  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 center 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. Ta da! Some treats for some happy dogs!ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Notes

  • As long as you dry them out really well in the oven they will keep for a month. I even managed to stretch mine to two months. The treats should be hard as a rock after they are cooled, and you should not be able to break them easily by hand. I usually like to keep these in treat jars or metal tin boxes as well out on the shelves. They don’t need to be refrigerated.
  • [Optional] If you want to make sure they are dried out properly, once the oven has been turned off, keep the treats in the oven until the are cool. The residual heat in the oven will continue to dry it out even more. ๐Ÿ™‚

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Treat
  • Calories: 22 g
  • Sugar: 0.3 g
  • Sodium: 1.6 mg
  • Fat: 0.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g

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18 thoughts on “Homemade Dog Treats (6 Ingredients)”

  1. Oscar is such a cutie!!!! They really are the most special part of our lives, aren’t they?? I can’t wait to make these treats for Darwin. Happy birthday to you both!

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚ The treats are more cuter, because if I tell Oscar he’s more cuter it seems to get to his head haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 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.

  3. Happy Birthday Oscar and you too, Joyce! โค๏ธ
    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! โค๏ธ
      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! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yes, it makes a lot! but you dry them out til they are nice and hard so it should keep for a while! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!

  4. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ That is so sweet of you guys to make Christmas doggy treats! ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s always nice to share the love to our little furry ones eh? I hope your two doggies enjoy these! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Happy Birthday! My guy will definitely go crazy for these. I love that you can size them as needed too.

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Great for teeth cleaning!

  6. What can i replace spelt flour with? I live on a 7-mile island and nearest wal mart is a 45min drive. I think my black lab ใ€ŠDuchessใ€‹ would love these treats โ™ก i really hope i can find a replacement . Thank you. Nicki Gary

    1. Hi Nicki!
      I have never tried substituting spelt flour before so I am not 100% but I can tell you what I would do and hopefully it would help! ๐Ÿ™‚ I would probably try to substitute it for whole wheat flour. When you are adding the water, add it a little bit at a time and knead the dough until the water is absorbed before adding more. You want the dough to be semi dry (like in the pictures) but still held together well. A drier dough will give you a drier biscuit which means more crunchy! ๐Ÿ™‚ Because you are working with a different flour, make sure to keep an eye on it in the oven so it doesn’t get burnt. Hopefully this substitution works for you and Duchess gets some yummies soon! ๐Ÿ™‚ Lucky puppy!

  7. Hello, how should these treats be stored. Can they be left on the counter in a container or have to be refrigerated?

    1. Hi Tina,

      I left mine in room temperature in a tin and they were fine. As long as they are dried out properly (they should feel like hard, crunchy little treats) they will be fine. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Hope your pup loves them!

  8. These looks great! I am going to have to try this recipe out for our 3 pups. What is the shelf life of these treats?

    1. Hi Rachel,

      Yay for happy puppies! ๐Ÿ™‚ Whenever I make these, I usually have no problems keeping them for up to a month. I store them in a cool dry area in a tin. I like to make sure that the treats have dried out very well in the oven during the cooking process. Every oven is slightly different but the end goal is to create very dried nuggets. When you first take them out of the oven the might be very slightly soft but the moment they cool down they should be very hard and crunchy ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope your puppies enjoy these like ours do! ๐Ÿ™‚ Lucky puppies! ๐Ÿ˜€

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