If you’re feeling inspired to make homemade dog treats but are short on time, don’t stress. There are plenty of easy dog treat recipes that come together in a matter of minutes. In fact, we’ve gathered 10 awesome recipes that only require four ingredients or less!
Why should you make treats for your dog? For starters, it’s a fun activity. Not to mention that your dog will enjoy the special treat. Another thing to consider is that you’ll know exactly what’s going into your dog’s food, something that can be important to their health
These easy dog treat recipes are perfect if you’re a newbie to baking or just a dog parent short on time. No matter what the reason, your dog will gobble up these yummy snacks.
Quick & Easy Peanut Butter Dog Treats
Recipe found at Puppy Leaks
What dog doesn’t love peanut butter? It’s certainly a favorite amongst canines, and with this recipe from Puppy Leaks, you get a hearty dose of the gooey goodness.
For this easy dog treat recipe, all you need is flour, peanut butter and two eggs with a bit of water added to get the right consistency. Cut the dough into fun shapes and pop them into the oven for a yummy snack your dog will adore.
Recipe found at Dog Milk
If you thought the last recipe was simple, this one is even easier. You need is flour and baby food. That’s it!
For the baby food, you can pick whatever flavor you think your dog will like – sweet potato, chicken, beef, even something sweet like applesauce or blueberry.
Although you can use any shaped cookie cutter for these treats, we’re partial to the dog bone:
Homemade Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats
Recipe found at Munchkins and Military
Some of these easy dog treat recipes sound so good, you could almost them yourself. Actually, with this one, you certainly could. The ingredients include undercooked oatmeal, banana and peanut butter, all tried and true human foods with strong nutritional value. So not only is this treat delicious, it’s also good for your furbaby.
3-Ingredient Chicken Dog Biscuits
Recipe found at Bake at Midnight
Got some chicken broth or stock lying around? Take that plus some flour and oil and you’ve got a savory treat for your pup. All you have to do is mix up ingredients, roll out the dough, cut them into fun shapes and pop them in the oven for 15-20 minutes. That’s it.
Who wouldn’t love this doggy delight?
DIY Frozen Watermelon Dog Treats
Recipe found at Grrfiesty
Not all homemade dog treats have to be baked. Some of the best – and easiest! – recipes are ones that freeze ingredients together for a refreshing, tasty treat.
Watermelon and coconut milk are all it takes to make this sweet and invigorating snack perfect for scorching summer days.
When looking for easy dog treat recipes, look no further than these DIY frozen watermelon dog treats.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Dog Treats
Recipe found at DamnDelicious
Did your ears perk up with the mention of “no bake”? Mine certainly did when I came across this recipe from DamnDelicious!
Fifteen minutes is all it takes to make these yummy treats. With ingredients like pumpkin, peanut butter, milk and oats, you’ll get a hearty treat that will make your dog’s mouth water.
Yogurt Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats
Recipe found at Cooking with Janica
As we mentioned before, easy dog treat recipes don’t always have to be baked. Frozen is equally as good, and sometimes even better when the days are nice and warm.
For this recipe, just grab some plain yogurt, peanut butter, banana and a dash of honey. Mix everything together and place in an ice cube tray or a fun dog-inspired mold.
Baby Food Dog Biscuits
Recipe found at My Life Cookbook
Easy, economical and healthy, this recipe involves a mix of veggie and chicken baby foods coupled with oatmeal for a savory snack. Without a doubt, your dog will scarf down this delectable delight.
3-Ingredient DIY Dog Ice Cream
Recipe found at Life with Mutts
Ice cream for dogs? Who knew that was a thing – or that it would be so darn easy!
Although you could make this any time of year, it’s especially fitting for when temps rise and you have to make sure your dog is hydrated and cool.
As far as easy dog treat recipes go, this creation from Life with Mutts is super simple. You combine fat-free Greek yogurt, bananas and peanut butter in a blender, pop in the freezer, and then serve to your sweet pup.
Tillamook Cheese Dog Treats
Recipe found at Tillamook
And finally, we conclude this list of easy dog treat recipes with a tasty, cheesetastic creation. (You didn’t think we’d end without including a cheese treat recipe, did you?)
Dogs LOVE cheese. Anytime we unwrap a slice of cheese, Toby’s ears instantly perk up in hopes that he’ll get a bite. We used to wrap his medicine in a slice of cheese to encourage him to eat it, and he has loved the taste ever since.
Like the recipes above, you can pull this together in a matter of minutes!
Easy Dog Treat Recipes: Which One Will You Try?
As I mentioned before, there are so many benefits to making homemade dog treats, from bonding time with your dog to ensure that they’re getting healthy ingredients.
For me, I love putting time and energy into making a treat I know Toby will love. Although I must admit, he’d get excited about eating just about anything. (He is a Labrador Retriever after all.) Still, there’s something special about preparing a treat made especially for your furbaby.
After looking through this list, what recipe would you like to try? Which one do you think your dog will like most?
And if you have any favorite easy dog treat recipes, by all means, please share them with us! We’re always on the hunt for more fun ideas.