A SIMPLE Dog Treat Recipe Using Ingredients From Your Pantry!

Lately I've been posting a lot on our blog and Facebook page about our dogs, Manny and Bruce. I guess it makes sense, they are our four-legged family members. {We're even having a 'family photo sesh with them next month.}

Because we love these knuckleheads so much, we treat them like family, which include homemade dog treats. I have a favorite dog treat recipe that comes from our pet sitter {the ONLY gal we trust to care for our dogs, other than my parents}, and I'd love to share it with you. 

First, gather the following ingredients:

2 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. peanut butter
1 T. baking powder
1 c. milk
1/2 c. ground flax meal or ground corn meal (optional - but I use it.)

Yes, that's it.

Next, mix the peanut butter and milk in a large bowl until smooth. Add everything else into that same large bowl, mix well, and pop it in the fridge for about 20 minutes or so, which will allow the dough to be workable.

After about 20 minutes, grab a hunk of the dough and plop it onto a lightly floured surface.


You'll want to grab a rolling pin and a pizza cutter, and preheat your oven to 375*


While your oven is preheating, roll out the dough.


Then grab your pizza cutter and cut squares of whatever size you'd like. I cut mine pretty small, since I have a tendency to give out lots of treats :)


Arrange the dough on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown and crunchy.


Make sure the treats are slightly crunchy! I mean, your dogs aren't going to care one way or another, but if you fill up your treat jar, you're going to want crunchy treats.

Let those treats cool, and throw 'em in a freezer baggie. Leave out enough that your dog will eat throughout the week, and put the rest in the freezer so they stay fresh.



Wasn't that simple?

What is an everyday product or item that you make from scratch? Dog treats? A cosmetic or toiletry? Food item? Tell me about it (and LINK UP!) in the Comments below.




19 comments:

  1. I don't have a dog but think this is a great post! Especially all that is going on with these jerky treats and animals falling ill. Making them at home means you know what you are giving your best friend. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Exactly! And they take such a short time to mix up and make :)

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  2. can't wait to try this recipe. it's as easy as making cookies for humans. and of course our dogs deserve the best don't they. thanks for the post. peace, lyn moon

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    1. Right?! Super easy, and using ingredients already in the pantry :)

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  3. Looks awesome and easy. Thanks for sharing - found ya from Homestead Barn Hop.
    Lea @ www.adropofthis.com

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  4. My mom just got a new dog so she'll have to make some of these, maybe I'll get cooking during thanksgiving ;)

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    1. How did they turn out? Hope you/they enjoyed them!

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  7. Looks so good.I got try them out.

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    1. Please do, and then come back to tell me how they turned out!

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  8. Tried this. No wonder why my dog love it cause even i love it....

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