2 Ingredient Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade dog treats can save your budget and let your best friend enjoy a yummy snack. This very simple recipe that only requires TWO inexpensive ingredients and can also be customized like nobody’s business. So get creative and have a little fun  while pampering your pooch!

an overturned jar with 2 ingredient homemade dog treats spilling out

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We have a brood of dogs in our house to go with the brood of boys: a cranky old pug, Bentley, and two German Shepherds, Kira and Major.

With all those dogs, the amount of dog food and treats we’d go through is hard to imagine.

And even buying in bulk, it would get expensive.

Plus, who even knows what is in some of the store bought treats?

You hear stories all the time about brands getting recalled or having less than great ingredients in them.

With these easy homemade dog treats, you don’t have to worry about that!

Plus the dogs love them!

Even old, cranky Bentley responds to them.

If he hears the paper bag that we store these treats in rustling, he immediately runs over and puts his begging face on.

It’s all “Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme before I lose my ish.’

2 ingredient homemade dog treats shown on a piece of parchment paper

Ingredients

You only need 2 easy to find ingredients for these.

To make them, you’ll need:

  • Baby food– You can use homemade baby food or store bought. Just make sure the kind you use is pureed and only has dog safe ingredients and no onions.
  • Flour– Go for whole wheat flour for some extra health benefits.

2 ingredient homemade dog treats shown on a piece of parchment paper

How to Make

Making these is so easy!

To do it, start by preheating the oven to 350.

Then mix the flour and puree together to form a stiff dough.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough with a rolling pin to about a 1/4 inch thick.

Use cookie cutters like these adorable ones to cut into desired shapes or a pizza cutter to make cubes or sticks.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat and place the treats about 1/2 inch apart.

Bake the treats for 20 – 25 minutes.

Then, remove from the oven and allow them to cool completely before storing in a paper bag.

You could also store them in an air tight container but they will be softer.

a batch of homemade dog treats shaped like bones and piled together on a parchment paper covered baking pan

Ingredients to Avoid for Dogs

According to the ASPCA website, you shouldn’t ever feed your dog the following:

  • alcohol
  • avocado 
  • chocolate
  • caffeine
  • citrus fruit
  • coconut or coconut oil
  • grapes and raisins
  • nuts
  • milk and dairy
  • onions, garlic and chives
  • raw or undercooked meat, eggs or bones
  • salt or salty snack foods
  • xylitol
  • yeast dough

a white treat jar filled with homemade dog treats and jars of baby food in the background

What kind of baby food should I use?

Now that you know what to avoid, you can feel confident choosing from a variety of baby food flavors. 

Our dogs love:

  • apple
  • pumpkin
  • quinoa
  • spinach
  • blueberry
  • squash
  • sweet potato
  • beef
  • chicken

Don’t have baby food or not interested in buying any?

These treats bake up just as well using 1 cup of homemade vegetable puree as well.

a close up shot showing 2 ingredient homemade dog treats in a white treat jar

Tips and Tricks

  • Make sure you read the baby food’s label to make sure there are no harmful ingredients like onion or garlic powder in the mix.
  • Feel free to get creative and add mix ins like grated carrot, peanut butter or fresh parsley.
  • If the dough is too sticky, add a little extra flour until it’s easy to work with. And if it’s too stiff you could add a little water to loosen it up.

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a batch of homemade dog treats shaped like bones and piled together on a parchment paper covered baking pan

2 Ingredient Dog Treats

Dog treats can get expensive, but neither your budget or you pup have to suffer anymore. You can make your own homemade dog treats on the cheap with a very simple recipe that only requires TWO ingredients: flour and baby food. This easy dog biscuit recipe can also be customized like nobody's business, so get creative and have a little fun (all while pampering your pooch)!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 68kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 4 oz jars pureed baby food beef, blueberry, sweet potato, chicken – any flavor/s - Just make sure there are no onions/onion powder in it*
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Mix the flour and puree together to form a stiff dough. Add extra flour or water as needed.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to about a 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shape or a pizza cutter to make cubes or ‘sticks’.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat and place the treats about 1/2 inch apart. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely before storing in a paper bag (storing in an air-tight container will make them soft, but they’re still edible).

Notes

Easy, right? Now this is where you can get creative. Consider including grated carrots or sweet potatoes, maybe a little bit of parsley (which supposedly helps with bad breath), some fresh fruit, or (for an added treat) some peanut butter! Got any other ideas? I’d love to hear them!
*Onions are toxic to dogs! If you’re unsure about what you can/cannot include, check out this list of toxic foods from the ASPCA. Techinically, not everything listed is toxic, but each one provides an explanation of why you may want to avoid it.

Nutrition

Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

recipe originally published September 4, 2014

recipe adapted from Daily Dish Recipes

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