If you worry about the safety of store-bought dog treats, why don't you try making your own? It's a great way to reward your pup without having to fret about dangerous ingredients, contaminated products, or tainted meat sources. The best homemade dog biscuits use healthy ingredients and are easy to make.
Did you know that hundreds of pet food products are recalled every year? Many of these products are treats that are recalled for contamination issues or due to harmful ingredients. By making your own dog treats at home you ensure your dog's health and safety.
Making your dog homemade food and treats is the only way to be 100% sure that you know what ingredients are being used. It takes a little more time to prepare and a lot of research, but once you figure out what foods work best for your pooch, you'll be able to provide him with a nutritionally balanced, wholesome diet that will keep him in optimum health.
Best Homemade Dog Biscuits Recipe
Choosing the best ingredients is obviously the most important part of learning how to make homemade dog treats. You should buy the best ingredients that you can afford. The higher the quality of ingredients, the healthier the treats will be for your dog.
I use oat flour in this recipe. You could substitute any type of flour that is best suited for your dog. You should also purchase organic ingredients whenever possible.Print
Recipe: Best Homemade Dog Biscuits
These best homemade dog biscuits are easy to make and use just 3 ingredients. They're ideal for dogs with allergies, because you can substitute any type of flour that works best for your pet. You can also use any dog friendly fruits or vegetables in place of the bananas.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: about 24 treats 1x
- Category: Biscuit Treats
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Dog Treats
- 1.5 cups oat flour
- .5 cups creamy peanut butter
- 2 medium bananas (mashed)
Preheat your oven to 350˚F. In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed banana and peanut butter. Slowly add the oat flour and continue to knead until it forms a thick dough.
As you'll see in my video guide above, I use a well greased mini muffin tin to bake these biscuits. You could also roll the dough onto a floured surface until it's about 1/4″ thick. Cut the dough into small pieces with cookie cutters or a pizza cutter, and bake them on a well greased cookie sheet.
You could also roll the dough into 1″ balls and flatten them on the cookie sheet to make a simple, round biscuit. No matter what shape you make them, bake the biscuits for about 15 minutes. You'll know they are done when the tops are cracked and the bottoms turn a golden brown color.
- Serving Size: 1 biscuit
- Calories: 63
- Sugar: 1.7 grams
- Sodium: 25 mg
- Fat: 3.1 grams
- Carbohydrates: 7.3 grams
- Fiber: 1.1 grams
- Protein: 2.2 grams
How to store: Store leftover treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 12-14 days. Remember that homemade treats do not have the preservatives that store-bought products do. They will not last as long. If you'd like, you can freeze these treats in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
For More Information
We publish many homemade dog food and treat recipes every month. For more recipes, pet food cooking tips, and advice, see our “Recipes” section. If you're new to home-cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.