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, these homemade dog treats are perfect because it only contains 6 ingredients and it’s all natural.
Our furry little ones 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. 🙂 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.
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!)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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! 🙂 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! 🙂
Hope your pups love it as much as ours do!
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
- 2 bananas (mashed)
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (no sugar)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup water
- Pre-heat oven to 325F (162C)
- Combine the wet ingredients into a mixing bowl
- Slowly add in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl
- 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.
- Roll out the dough to approximately 1/4 inch thick and cut out biscuits with cookie cutter or cut into squares with a knife
- 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.
- Allow the biscuits to cool for 1-2 hours
- Ta da! Some treats for some happy dogs! 🙂
- 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. 🙂
- 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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