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The Best Homemade Dog Treats Recipe [Vet Approved]

Have you ever made homemade dog treats before?

If not, it’s time to try it!

This homemade dog treat recipe is easy to make and requires only a few ingredients.

What does it mean when I say that even vets approve of this delicious recipe?

This recipe is vet approved and the ingredients are not known to be major allergic causes for dogs. They are biologically suitable and well accepted by most dogs.

We avoid a list of common allergens found in commercial dog food or treats, so if your pup has a food allergy, this treat is perfect for him or her.

We also avoided ingredients like raw honey that dogs and puppies with diabetes cannot enjoy.

Why make your own treats?

In order to provide the dog with the best possible care, it is important that you know what your puppy can and cannot eat.

One way to be confident about what goes into your dog’s food is to make homemade dog treats.

So allergies are not the only reason to make your own dog treats; it is the fact that unnatural ingredients are used far too often.

Plus, you can easily leave out your dog’s less-desirable ingredients and go big with his favorites.

Have you also seen the crazy prices they sometimes charge for goodies? Make them yourself, it’s cheaper and better!

Woman holding a homemade dog treat.
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Can you use plain flour for dog treats?

You can use regular flour for dog treats, so you may wonder why this recipe is used almond flour instead of.

The answer is simple.

Although plain whole wheat flour is the most popular option for dog treats, your dog may be gluten intolerant, so it’s safer to choose gluten-free flour.

We use almond flour instead of regular bread or white all-purpose flour because it is gluten-free, lower in carbohydrates, and higher in protein than other types of flour.

Almond flour offers a more nutritious and healthy alternative to regular flour for those with food allergies or who want to give their dog the best possible treat on every occasion.

It is also cholesterol-free, which is great if your dog suffers from diseases such as hyperlipidemia.

How do you make homemade dog treats?

Homemade dog treats are super easy to make! For this recipe you only need 6 ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Oats: Make sure the oats you use are unflavored and have nothing added.

Raspberries: You can use fresh or frozen berries and if your dog doesn’t like raspberries, you can also replace them with strawberries or blueberries.

Almond butter: Because some dogs are allergic to peanuts, I made this recipe with almond butter, but you can also use other types of nut butter, such as cashew or hazelnut butter.

Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper or silicone baking mats.

Use a large bowl to add all the ingredients listed above, except the raspberries, and mix well.

If the dough is too dry, gradually add water until you can knead it into a sticky ball.

About 1/8 cup should be sufficient for each interval.

Finally, carefully fold in the raspberries.

If you are using frozen ones, break them into smaller pieces and add them to the dough.

Fresh raspberries are usually soft enough and will fall apart on their own, but you can roughly chop them beforehand if desired.

Remove the dough from the bowl and roll it out on a floured surface.

If you place a sheet between the flour and the rolling pin, this will be much easier and will not tear the dough.

Using the desired cookie cutters, cut out the treats and place them on the baking sheet.

You don’t need a lot of space between them, but don’t go too small or they will stick together.

Bake the treats for 17-20 minutes or until they turn golden brown around the edges.

Let them cool for at least 10 minutes before placing them on a rack.

Your dog will already be circling around the kitchen because of that nice smell.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats

  • 1 cup raspberries

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 3 tablespoons almond butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients listed above, except the raspberries.
  3. If the dough is too dry, gradually add water until you can knead it into a sticky ball.
  4. Carefully fold in the raspberries. If you are using frozen ones, break them into smaller pieces and add them to the dough.
  5. Remove the dough from the bowl and roll it out on a floured surface. Using the desired cookie cutters, cut out the treats and place them on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake the treats for 20 minutes or until they turn golden brown around the edges.

Comments

Oats: Make sure the oats you use are unflavored and have nothing added.

Raspberries: You can use fresh or frozen berries and if your dog doesn’t like raspberries, you can also replace them with strawberries or blueberries.

Almond butter: Because some dogs are allergic to peanuts, I made this recipe with almond butter, but you can also use other types of nut butter, such as cashew or hazelnut butter.

Storage: Leftover treats can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

To freeze: Individual treats can be wrapped in parchment paper and placed in a ziplock bag. They can be frozen for up to 6 months.

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Disclaimer: This blog post does not and does not intend to replace veterinary attention. I am not a veterinarian or pet nutritionist. If your dog shows signs of illness, call your vet.

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