3 healthy homemade treat recipes for your dog

Emma Frain 17 September 2021

If you fancy a spot of baking, why not treat your pooch to some homemade healthy bakes made from all natural ingredients. We've rounded up 3 delicious recipes that are simple, easy to make and will get your pooches tail wagging!

 

Banana-Almond Bites

Ingredients: 

  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 180g unsalted almond butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

 

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Peel your banana and then place into a bowl. Using the back of a fork, mash the banana into a paste
  • Once mashed, add the rest of the ingredients and mix together until well blended
  • Spoon out small bite sized dollops of the mixture onto your tray and place in the oven for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes turn the tray and bake for a further five minutes.
  • Once cooked remove from the oven and allow to cool. These should last up to 5 days.

 

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Servings: Depends on the size of your bites!

 

Homemade treats recipes for dogs 

Peanut Butter BONES

Ingredients:

  • 250g whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 250g unsalted natural peanut butter
  • 237ml skimmed milk

 

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 180 deg C
  • Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper
  • Stir together the flour, and baking powder then set aside
  • Stir together the peanut butter and milk, once well combined stir in the flour and baking powder and mix until combined
  • Lightly flour your worktop and then place the dough on top, knead the dough until smooth
  • Roll the dough to 2 cm thick an then use a bone shaped cutter to cut out your biscuits
  • Place the bones onto your greaseproof paper equally spread apart and then place in the oven to bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown.
  • Once baked remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool before treating your pooch

 

Cook: 20 mins

Servings: approx. 15 bones

 

Cranberry Biscuits

 Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup flaxseed
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp water
  • ½ cup plain Greek yoghurt

 

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 180degrees c
  • Mix flour, oats, and flaxseed in a bowl then add the cranberries, water and yoghurt
  • Mix well to form a dough, add more water if needed
  • Lightly flour your worktop and then place the dough on top, roll out your mixture to 2 cm thick
  • Use a cookie cutter to cut out your cookie shapes and place the shapes on the baking tray, evenly spread
  • Bake for 20 mins or until lightly browned
  • Once baked remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool before feeding

 

Remember: these homemade treat recipes are a complementary food for dogs and should not replace their usual balanced diet. Keep an eye on calorie intake, foods like nut butters are delicious but also high in fat so should only be fed as a treat. Ensure your dog doesn't have any allergies to ingredients before feeding.