As my beloved Red Heeler Sadie will tell you, dog treats don’t need to be complicated. If you can turn on the oven, you can make them yourself. The basic recipe I use calls for only five ingredients that most of you already have on hand.
As you can see from the photo above, she loves my homemade dog treats and I know your pups will, too.
To start, gather these ingredients:
- 1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 cup Rolled Oats
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 Cup Chicken or Beef Broth +/-
- 1 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
Add all dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
Make a small indention in the center of the dry ingredients and crack the egg in it. Add 1/2 cup of broth and begin to mix with your hands. Continue to mix and knead, adding broth a little at a time just until all of the dry ingredients are incorporated.
Turn out on a board and roll to 1/4” thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Place on a baking sheet lightly coated with cooking spray, or use a Silpat.
Bake at 350F degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely. Store in a tightly-sealed container for up to 2 weeks. You can freeze extra and thaw them when you need more!
I’m seriously considering ordering these dog bone cookie cutters. I think Sadie would love them, don’t you?
You can vary the recipe in a number of ways. Sadie also loves:
- Pumpkin puree
- Shredded carrot (I actually use what’s left when I make carrot juice…shhhhh!)
- Peanut butter