Everybody likes treats and your dog is no exception. We all want to give our furry friends what they want and reward them for being good with some tasty morsel. However, sometimes it’s hard to find treats for our dogs that are also safe and healthy.

Its been so cold here in Illinois the past couple of weeks we decided now was the perfect time to bake some doggie treats of our own. We can be sure these are safe because we know what’s in them, unlike so many of the store bought treats, and our dogs LOVED that the house pretty much smelled of bacon, cheese and peanut butter all day long! We put a few pics on our Facebook page the other day and I promised I would put a blog post together with the recipes, so here it is! Enjoy!

Peanut Butter and Bacon Treats.

Did someone say treats???

Bacon and Peanut Butter Bones

 

1C Creamy Peanut Butter

1/3 C milk

1 egg or 1/4C applesauce

1T baking soda

2C whole wheat flour (almond or coconut flour works too)

1/3C rolled oats

2-3 strips bacon – chopped

Preheat the oven to 325° and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix peanut butter, milkand egg. Add flour, baking soda. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and mix in the oats and bacon by hand. Roll out to 1/4 thick and cut into shapes (we used a bone shape). Bake 18-20 minutes, flip over and bake 10-12 minutes more. Cool completely before serving to your pup.

 

We can be sure these are safe because we know what’s in them, unlike so many of the store bought treats, and our dogs LOVED that the house pretty much smelled of bacon, cheese and peanut butter all day long!

Baby Food Dog Treats

 

2 jars baby food ( our dogs prefer flavors like chicken, blueberry or sweet potato)

2C flour.

Heat the oven to 350° and line baking sheets with parchment paper. mix baby food and flour into a stiff dough. Roll dough on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into shapes and bake 20-25 minutes, until crunchy. Cool completely.

Cheesy Bones

4C flour ( we used 1/2 brown rice flour and 1/2 coconut flour)

2C shredded cheddar cheese

2T-1/4 coconut oil

1 1/3C water

1 egg

Combine flour and cheese. Stir in the oil and water. Make a stiff dough and roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out the bone shapes and bake for 2 1/2-3 hours at 250°. Cool completely.

Cinnamon Apple Treats

1C quick cook oatmeal

1/2C applesauce

1 large egg

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix oatmeal, applesauce and egg. Mix thoroughlly. Oil a cookie sheet and drop dough by tablespoons onto sheet. Bake 22 minutes and cool completely. Store in freezer.