Limited Ingredient Dog Treat Recipe

Dog food allergies are becoming more popular. It may be because of the poor quality ingredients being used in so many commercial pet food products or it could be because pet owners are paying closer attention to their canine companions more than ever before. Whatever the reason, a limited ingredient dog treat recipe is the best choice for any pup with food allergies.

Of course, homemade dog food and treats are the ideal way to go for all pups suffering with food allergies. Once you figure out which ingredients they are allergic to, you simply omit those from your cooking.

With some dogs, finding a food that will meet their unique nutritional needs is easier said than done. That's why this limited ingredient dog treat recipe is so beneficial. With only four ingredients, it's a great option for almost any pooch!

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Limited Ingredient Dog Treat Recipe

Limited Ingredient Dog Treat Recipe


  • 1 cup dry quick cook oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350°.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the oatmeal and applesauce until it's well blended. Add the egg and cinnamon and then mix it again. Make sure that the mixture is completely combined.

Fill the cups of a well-greased mini muffin pan with this limited ingredient dog treat recipe. Once the oven is up to temperature, bake these treats for about 20-22 minutes. You'll notice that they turn a nice shade of golden brown when they are done.

Limited Ingredient Dog Treat RecipeThe muffins should be moist on the inside when they're finished baking. As I mention in my video guide, this makes them a great option for dogs with dental health problems. They are also easy to break into pieces if you want to use them as training treats or simply feed your pup a smaller portion.

Store the treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 7-10 days. You can also freeze these treats in an airtight container for up to 3 months if you'd like to make them in bulk.

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Samantha’s biggest passion in life is spending time with her Boxer dogs. After she rescued her first Boxer in 2004, Samantha fell in love with the breed and has continued to rescue three other Boxers since then. She enjoys hiking and swimming with her Boxers, Maddie and Chloe.