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DOG TREAT RECIPES: QUICK AND INEXPENSIVE. How to Have Bonding Time with Your Dog

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Want to spoil your dog with the best of everything? If so, making your own yummy dog treats can be a fun way to keep your furry friend happy and healthy. There are many options of dog treats out there but you don't have to rack your brain about which one to make when you can settle for these easy-to-make, healthy treats. Here are some quick, fun and inexpensive dog treat recipes you can make - even if you're a novice to cooking.

1. Peanut butter bacon donut 

If your dog loves peanut butter, then you can't go wrong with this simple recipe that requires ingredients that you probably have in your pantry.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs

For the topping: Greek Yogurt and bacon bits

Peanut butter bacon donut dog treat

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

2. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray and set aside. 

3. Combine all ingredients except yogurt and bacon. Mix till a dough forms. 

4. Press dough into donut pan and make sure each space is tightly packed. 

5. Bake for 14 minutes and allow to cool before removal.

6. Dip each donut carefully into a bowl of Green yogurt and sprinkle with bacon bits. 

7. Leave to cool. 

2. Peanut butter and bacon glazed biscuits 

If you're looking to spoil your canine bestie, this treat is going to be a hit. It's unlikely that any pup will be able to resist the bacon on these adorable DIY biscuits. 

Ingredients

For biscuits 

  • 1 cup pumpkin 
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1/4 cup oil 
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 

For glaze 

2 tablespoons bacon grease, coconut oil, chicken fat, or any other fat that will solidify at room temperature melted. 

1/4 cup smooth peanut butter 

Peanut Butter and Bacon Glazed Biscuits dog treats

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Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

2. Mix ingredients for biscuits and stir until a dough forms.

3. Roll out dough with a rolling pin and use a cookie cutter to cut out dog bone shapes. 

4. Bake for 15 minutes. 

5. Whisk the bacon grease and peanut butter until very smooth. 

6. Drizzle over the treats and cool until glaze hardens. 

3. Spinach, carrot and zucchini treats

These treats might look unattractive but they're soft and delicious. They're a fantastic way to help your pooch embrace his health kick.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter 
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour 
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats 
  • 1 cup baby Spinach 
  • 1 zucchini 
  • 1 carrot
Spinach, Carrot, and zucchini dog treats

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Directions

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Using a stand or hand mixer, whisk the pumpkin puree, peanut butter and eggs until well combined.

3. Gradually add the old fashioned oats and 2 1/2 cups flour, mixing with a rubber spatula just until incorporated. 

4. Add an additional 1/4 cup flour until the dough is no longer sticky. Then spinach, zucchini and carrot. Mix until just incorporated.

5. Working on a lightly floured surface, knead the dough 3-4 times until it comes together. Roll the dough to 1/4 inches thickness using using a rolling pin or a wine bottle.

6. Using cookie cutters, cut out the desired shapes and place onto the prepared baking sheet.

7. Place into oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Then allow to cool before serving.

4. Peanut butter coconut oil treats

Most pups love coconut oil but even if your pup doesn't like it, that's going to change when he tries these creamy canine confection.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all- natural peanut butter 
  • 1 tablespoon unprocessed coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • Silicon paw print tray
Peanut butter and coconut oil dog treats

Directions

1. Be sure the coconut oil is in liquid form. If not, place coconut oil in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat and cook until melted.

2. Add peanut butter and cinnamon. Stir well until the mixture is completely smooth and thoroughly mixed. Mixture should be thick but not so much that it cannot be poured into another container.

3. Pour mixture into tray and freeze until set.

4. Carefully remove from tray and store in air-tight container in freezer so they don't soften.

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5. Frozen watermelon treats

Want to help your dog cool off with something fun and less bland? You can creatively make a treat from watermelon for your pup - just make sure you use seedless watermelon to prevent your dog from becoming sick by swallowing the black seeds. 

Ingredients

  • A quarter of a watermelon 
  • 5 ounces of plain Greek yogurt 

For tools, you will need food processor, silicone dog bone mold and a pan or plate to set mold on. 

Frozen watermelon dog treat

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Directions

1. Scoop out the watermelon and chop it into large chunks 

2 Place watermelon and yogurt into a food processor and blend until smooth. Add more watermelon if you want a darker pink. 

3. Pour the contents into the mold and place in the freezer for 2-3 hours until it is solid. 

6. Heart shaped cranberry cookies

These dog cookies are delicious and cute due to the heart shape, making them a great way to show your pup how much you love him.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 1/2 cups of almond flour or whole wheat
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil 
  • 3.-4 tablespoons coconut flour 
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries 
heart shaped cranberry cookie dog treat

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. 

2. Beat the eggs and set aside. Chop cranberries into smaller pieces.

3. Combine flour, coconut oil and cranberries into a bowl. Add eggs and knead with your hands until dough is wet and sticky. 

4. Add in coconut flour one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved. 

5. Roll out the dough and cut out the treats using heart shaped cookie cutters. 

6. Place on prepared sheets and bake for 15-18 minutes or until edges are brown. 

7. Let it cool completely and then dust with powdered sugar.

7. Pumpkin Apple Treats

If you want to impress your furry friend, try this easy dog treat recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 4 - 4 1/2 cups old fashion oatmeal 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 medium apple 
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin 
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Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

2. Grind the oatmeal and transfer to mixing bowl. 

3. Cut up apple and then grate it after removing all seeds. Add to bowl with oatmeal. 

4. Add egg and canned pumpkin to mixture and mix well to combine. It should get thick and sticky.

5. Roll out your dough and cut the shapes. Place on prepared sheets and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until golden and crispy. 

6. Let it cool before you serve or store in the freezer. 

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Wrap-up

Making your own dog treats can be a rewarding experience. Apart from knowing that your pet feels loved, you also get the opportunity to decide what goes into making the treats, especially if you're worried about allergies. So go ahead and give any of these dog treats a try. Let us know what's your favorite! Send us pictures!!!

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