Home > Blog > Homemade Dog Biscuit Recipes Your Pooch Will Positively Drool Over

Homemade Dog Biscuit Recipes Your Pooch Will Positively Drool Over

You don’t have to be a master baker to spoil your canine best bud with some delicious homemade dog treats with our dog biscuit recipes. Bravecto® has identified our top three favourite easy dog treat recipes. Show your pup you care with treats! All free of harmful additives and preservatives, but chock full of love.

DOGS

Posted by bravectosouthafrica - 08 October 2019

Why Homemade Dog Treats Are the Best Option

Homemade dog treats are a labour of love for your dear wet-nosed friend. Not only do you get to control exactly what ingredients go into making them, but portion size as well.

Other benefits of making your own dog treats include with our dog biscuit recipes:

  • Baking is a great way of expressing your creativity
  • It’s a relaxing activity
  • It’s a wonderful opportunity to improve your baking skills (judgement-free!)
  • Your kitchen will smell amazing
  • You’ll be able to feed your pup an extra special treat, made with love
  • Your dog finally has the opportunity to lick out the bowl
  • You are able to cater more specifically to a dog with health issues or allergies’ needs
  • They can be more cost-effective than store-bought dog treats

You see? Both you and your beloved pooch will reap the benefits of a batch of homemade dog treats. Preheat the oven and grab your apron – it’s time to start baking!

Healthy Dog Treats That Bare the Canine Stamp of Approval

With a little bit of help from senior taste-tester – 13-year old Belgian shepherd, Cody – Bravecto® has identified three recipes sure to tantalise your canine companion’s taste buds. Cody was especially partial to the chicken flavoured ones, but all three recipes certainly warrant a try.

Our selected recipes are all quick and easy to make at home, under your dog’s watchful – and eager – eyes.

#1 Easy Two-Ingredient Dog Treats – Dog Biscuit Recipes

The perfect recipe for beginners, you only need to combine two ingredients!

This recipe makes around 20 medium sized-treats at roughly 25 calories per treat. For a larger batch, just double up the ingredients.

  • Preparation time: 10 min
  • Oven temperature: 175°C
  • Baking time: 20-25 min

Ingredients

  • 1 cup or 150 g of wholemeal flour (can also be substituted with bran/wheat germ or rolled oats)
  • 1 jar or 125 g of baby food – This recipe was tested with carrot flavour, which is a favourite vegetable of Cody’s

Top Tip: Bear in mind that certain ingredients – including garlic, onions, chives, avocado, peppers, grapes, raisins, corn, macadamia nuts, chocolate and artificial sweeteners such as xylitol – are harmful to dogs and need to be avoided. Most baby foods, however, do not contain any of these ingredients.

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 175°C.
  • Cover your baking sheet in baking parchment.
  • Place both ingredients together in a bowl and combine until a stiff dough is formed. Add a splash of water or a dash of extra flour, if necessary.
  • Lightly flour a surface and roll out the dough until it is roughly 6 mm thick.
  • Use a cookie or pizza cutter to cut your treats into the desired shape.
  • Place the treats approximately 13 mm apart on your lined baking sheet.
  • Bake the treats for between 20-25 min.
  • Remove the treats from your oven and let them cool off completely.
  • When cooled, store in an airtight container (which will make them go soft, but they’ll still be edible), paper bag or freeze them.

Dog catching a treat in its mouth

#2 Peanut Butter Dog Treats – Dog Biscuit Recipes

Show us a dog that doesn’t love peanut butter, because we’ve yet to meet one. These delicious dog treats only require six ingredients and look amazing when shaped with a star cookie cutter.

This recipe will make around 24 medium-sized dog treats at approximately 40 calories per treat.

  • Preparation time: 15 min
  • Oven temperature: 175°C
  • Baking time: 4-45 min

Ingredients

  • 1 peeled and mashed banana
  • 2/3 cup or 60 g of rolled oats
  • 1 cup or 155 g of oat flour
  • 3 tbsp. of peanut butter – When opting for sugar-free peanut butter, be sure to check that it contains no artificial sweeteners, such as xylitol, as this is extremely harmful to dogs
  • 1/2 cup or 8 g of dried parsley
  • 1 beaten egg

Top Tip: Swap out the dried parsley with half a cup (or 65 g) of grated carrot if you desire a different colour.

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 175°C.
  • Cover your baking sheet in baking parchment.
  • Use a fork to mash the banana in a big bowl.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients – beaten egg, dried parsley, peanut butter, oat flour and rolled oats – and mix until everything is thoroughly combined.
  • Roll the dough into a ball and let it rest for 5 min.
  • Proceed to lightly flour a surface and roll out the dough until it’s approximately 6 mm thick.
  • Use a cookie or pizza cutter to cut the dough into your desired shape – Alternatively, roll the dough into little walnut-sized balls.
  • Place the treats approximately 13 mm apart on your lined baking sheet.
  • If you opted for walnut-sized balls, gently flatten them with the heel of your hand until they form 1.5-2 cm circles in diameter.
  • Bake the treats for 40-45 min.
  • Remove the treats from the oven and allow them to cool completely before storing away.

#3 Diabetic Dog Treats – Dog Biscuit Recipes

If your dog is suffering from diabetes, you already know the importance of a good diet in managing the condition. Feeding your pup the same amount of food, the same time every day will help reduce any fluctuations in their blood glucose levels.

Be sure to check in with your vet before making any changes to your dog’s diet if they are diabetic. Diabetes can make it a challenge to find your dog an appropriate treat, as many ingredients will be unsuitable.

One great snack for diabetic dogs is crunchy carrot slices. This easy-to-prepare recipe is much more special, plus non-diabetic dogs also love them! These treats were identified as the firm favourite by our qualified treat tester, Cody.

When combining the ingredients, we used a handheld mixer. This recipe makes approximately 50 small-sized treats at around 18 calories each.

Dog enjoying a tasty treat whilst on a walk

  • Preparation time: 10-15 min
  • Oven temperature: 175°C
  • Baking time: 15 min

Ingredients

  • 1 cup or 155 g of wholemeal flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 250 g of baby food – This recipe was tested using chicken, potato and broccoli (some of Cody’s favourite vegetables)

Top Tip: When preparing treats for diabetic dogs, you should avoid ingredients or products containing ingredients such as molasses, syrup, fructose, maltose and dextrose.

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 175°C.
  • Cover your baking sheet in baking parchment.
  • Combine all the ingredients together in a big bowl.
  • Pour the mixture onto your lined baking sheet and proceed to spread it out evenly.
  • Bake this slab for 15 min.
  • Remove the slab from the oven and allow it to cool off a little before turning it over onto a cutting board; proceed to cut the slab into strips.

The best dog biscuit recipes

Learn more about Bravecto® products or find a stockist near you and protect your pets today!

Recent Posts

Cats
How to Bathe a Cat with No Mess or Fuss

Can You Bathe a Cat Without It Turning into a Catastrophe? The answer may shock you, but yes, you can. Because most of our domesticated feline friends dislike water, the...

TICKS ON CATS
Get Rid of Ticks on Cats for Good

Guide to Ticks on Cats in South Africa What are ticks on cats? Meet the tiny threat: types of ticks on cats 5 signs of tick fever in cats How...

%d bloggers like this: