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Homemade Puppy Treats

I recently tried my hand at homemade puppy treats, and it was a success!

Hubs and I have spent a lot of money (and time!) at Petco purchasing the best treats for Millie…and I felt like there had to be a better solution to our treats need. We look for high-quality ingredients in treats that are the right size (not too big so we can use them for frequent rewards during training sessions) and we want Millie to like them too. Most dogs eat anything and everything, but Millie is a really slooooow eater, and if she doesn’t like a treat she’ll leave it be. Weird, right?!

I was thrilled to find a recipe for Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Treats on Cat’s exciting blog Cat’s Mewsings. I used her recipe which I’ve included below for your reference. Cat is a genius in the pup-dog kitchen!

Millie loves these treats. The best part is that they’re inexpensive to make, we can break them into small sizes for training needs and they use peanut butter…it’s a win-win-win-win! Millie loves peanut butter more than almost anything else…I think she takes after me.

PB Oatmeal Dog Treats

Ingredients:
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2-1 cup water

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I love recipes that use ingredients that I already have in my pantry and fridge!

Directions:

To begin I beat the egg in a large bowl and then whisked in the PB.

Once combined I added the flour and oats and mixed with a spatula (so there was minimal stickage). You’ll want to add the water slowly so you can achieve the best consistency (Cat notes that it should easily form a ball without parts crumbling off, but it shouldn’t be too wet). You can add water and flour as needed.

Next I rolled the dough out on a cutting board to about a 1/4 inch thickness. The treats are super cute if you use doggy-themed cookie cutters, but alas my cookie cutters are hiding from me a the moment. Instead I used the pizza cutter to create triangle and parallelogram shapes.

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The dough is ready for shaping into fun forms.

Place the treats on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool the treats and serve to your favorite pup!

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These are the treats after they came out of the oven. They crisped up nicely on the edges, and we can still easily break them up into smaller sizes for puppy training.

Cat also notes that you can dehydrate the cookies for a longer shelf life. With all the training we’re doing with Millie I think we’ll cruise through these pretty quickly, but once she’s a little bigger I’m sure we’ll take advantage of this option. You can check out more of Cat’s sweet recipes on her Pinterest board too.

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The final product. Thanks to Home Goods for this sweet cookie jar find!
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7 thoughts on “Homemade Puppy Treats”

  1. Hey!! These treats sound very similar to treats I make for my doggy, Prince!!! Amazing recipe!! I will definitely use it (the recipe) this weekend!!! Thaaaanks!!! 😉 I have to say, the treats IN the cutie pie jar is a sweet touch to the already amazing treats!!! XOXO!!!! I agree, making doggy treats is the way to go!

  2. Sounds like something I have to try…I follow Cat too but must have missed this. If I can get my two dogs to stop killing animals and making me angry, I shall make them a batch of these! Our back yard is down one squirrel, one bird and one baby mouse in just the past six days…

    1. These treats seem to do the trick with Millie. I hope they help with your pups too! Luckily Millie hasn’t figured out how to catch little critters yet, but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time!

  3. Yay! I’m so glad you (and Millie, of course!) liked the treats! And I love your treat storage jar! I’m sure they’ll be gone in no time–my pups power through these things like there’s no tomorrow! 🙂

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