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Homemade Dog Treats

Updated: Apr 6

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Looking for a nice and easy dog treat recipe to try?

These super simple dog treats use only four store cupboard ingredients, so they make the perfect treat for your four-legged friend whilst we’re all stuck at home. Give them a try and your dog’s tail will be wagging with delight.

homemade dog treats in a tin

Dog Treat Ingredients

1 small ripe banana

125g dog friendly peanut butter

75ml chicken or beef stock

150g wholemeal flour

peanut butter and other ingredients for dog treats on the worktop


Step 1. Preheat Oven

Start by preheating your oven to 180 C.

Step 2. Mix Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, peel then mash the banana.

Now add all the peanut butter, stock and ¼ of the flour (add the rest slowly as you mix).

Begin to stir until everything is combined and resembles a dough (add a little more flour if needed so it's not too sticky)

Step 4. Cutting Dough

Sprinkle some flour onto your work surface and begin to roll out the dough. We tried various dough thicknesses and found 1/2 cm or less made the crunchiest dog treats.

dog treat dough and a rolling pin

Grab your cookie cutter and cut out your dog treats. The best cutter we could find was an upturned espresso cup, but if you’re feeling creative you could cut bone shapes with a knife.

Cutting the dog treat dough with a cookie cutter

Step 4. Bake Your Dog Treats

Place your dog treats on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and cook at 180 C for 30 minutes.

dog treats on a baking tray

Once cooked, turn the oven off but leave the treats to dry out in the warm oven for 1 hour so they’re nice and crunchy, remember these are dog treats not cookies for us, so we want them super crunchy.

Once cooled, let your pup enjoy these tasty treats.

dog eats homemade dog treat in the kitchen

If you wanted to make them extra special, you could add a tasty cream cheese topping.

Store these dog treats in an airtight container for up to two weeks or in the fridge for up to one month (if they last that long!)