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Simple Dog Treats with Only 4 Ingredients

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I‘m excited to share this recipe with you all that was sent to me from a reader that wishes to remain anonymous. As I always say in my video recipes, you can send in recipes anytime to my email – samantha at top dog tips. Thank you to that reader for sending in this simple dog treats recipe!

As you'll see in the video above, this is a limited ingredient recipe. With just four ingredients, it's an excellent option for pets with food allergies or sensitive stomachs. You can also choose natural, organic ingredients to ensure that you make this recipe as healthy as possible.

Making your own dog treats allows you to customize them to your pet's individual needs. For example, if your dog takes a supplement you could consider adding it to the recipe. You can also customize the size of the treats to accommodate your dog's needs.

In my video you'll notice that I make smaller treats for our Beagle and larger treats for our Labrador Retriever. You could also make tiny treats to use for training, if you need them.

Simple Dog Treats with Only 4 Ingredients

Simple Dog TreatsWhole wheat flour is often used in commercial dog treats, and it's commonly included in homemade dog food recipes. If you're trying to reduce the gain content in your dog's diet or you'd just prefer to use a different type of flour, that's perfectly fine. Coconut, almond and soy flours would all be good substitutions to use in this recipe.

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Simple Dog Treats with Only 4 Ingredients

This is a limited ingredient recipe. With just four ingredients, it's an excellent option for pups with food allergies or sensitive stomachs. You can also choose natural, organic ingredients to ensure that you make this recipe as healthy as possible.

  • Author: Samantha Randall
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: about 36 treats 1x
  • Category: Biscuit Treats
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Dog Treats

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 6 tbsp. oil
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup water or low-sodium broth

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350˚ F.

Combine all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. It will form a moist dough. I roll the dough out to about 1/4″ thick and use cookie cutters to cut small treats.

You could also drop spoonfuls of the dough onto a well greased baking sheet and press the cookies down with a fork. One of the easiest ways to make treats with this dough is by putting spoonfuls into a well-greased mini muffin tray.

No matter what shape you make them, bake the treats for about 35-40 minutes or until they're browned and begin to crack on the top. Once they have cooled completely, you can serve them to your dog sparingly.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 biscuit
  • Calories: 38
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 1 mg
  • Fat: .9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.6 g
  • Fiber: .3 g
  • Protein: .9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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Keep in mind that the nutrition information above is calculated on the basis that you use coconut oil and whole wheat flour. If you substitute a different type of flour of oil, you'll have to use an online recipe calculator to get accurate nutrition information.

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 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.