Commercial dog treats typically fall into two categories – (1) cheap, but unhealthy or (2) healthy, but expensive. If you're looking for a simple homemade dog treat recipe that is affordable and healthy, this easy dog treat recipe may be just what you want. These treats are soft and recommended for dogs in any stage of life.
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When you make your own dog treats, you get to choose the ingredients that are used. Select the healthiest ingredients that you can afford. The best choice is to use fresh, whole food ingredients that are organic and all-natural.
Easy Dog Treat Recipe with Oats
Most commercial dog treats don't offer a lot of nutritional value. Not only can you choose high quality ingredients for your homemade treats, you can also cater the recipe to meet your dog's unique nutritional needs. For example, if your dog cannot have oats, you could substitute ground flaxseed, quinoa flakes, rice bran or chia seeds.Print
Easy Dog Treats with Oats
This is a limited ingredient recipe. With just three ingredients, it's an excellent option for pets with food allergies or sensitive stomachs. As I mentioned, you can make substitutions if your pet has food sensitivities.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 12 treats 1x
- Category: Desserts
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: Treats
- 1 cup dry quick cook oats
- 1/2 cup cinnamon apple sauce
- 1 large egg
Preheat your oven to 350˚F.
Mix the oats and applesauce until well blended. Add the egg to the mixture and mix again. The batter will be very moist.
You can drop the cookies onto a well greased cookie sheet. Just be sure you're making cookies that are appropriately sized for your dog. As you will see in my video guide above, I like to make these cookies in a mini muffin tray. You could also use small silicone molds if you prefer.
Bake the cookies at 350˚F for 25 minutes. These are moist, soft treats. They're great for dogs with dental health issues and/or senior pets.
Store leftover cookies in an airtight container. They will keep at room temperature for about 5-7 days. You can also keep them in the refrigerator for about 10-12 days. Remember that because these dog treats are homemade, they do not have any preservatives.
For More Information
We publish many homemade dog food and treats 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.