These DIY dog treats are a hit with many dogs. They do include grain (whole wheat flour), so if your dog is grain-free, be aware of that. I also recommend using raw peanut butter instead of regular in order to avoid sugar being in the recipe. I dislike sugar being in any dog food or treat recipe, so I use raw peanut butter to avoid it. For more on hidden sugar in treats, see my post on hidden sugar in dog treats.
The DIY whole grain dog treats are simple to make. I like that by making them yourself, you can control ingredients and know exactly what is going into your dog’s diet. Here is how to make them.
This recipe will make approximately 20-26 biscuits, depending on the size cookie cutter or mold you use.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup vegetable broth
- 1 small jar of baby food carrots
- 1 small jar of baby food sweet potatoes
- Doggie Bone Cookie Cutter (I got mine on Amazon) or (this silicone mold on Amazon)
Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, add the whole wheat flour, baking soda, peanut butter, eggs, carrots, and sweet potatoes.
Step 2: Using your bread paddle or a hand mixer, mix ingredients on low for 1 minute.
Step 3: Add the vegetable broth and coconut oil. Mix on medium low until all ingredients are well combined and mixture is the consistency of bread dough. If the mixture is too dry, add a bit more vegetable broth.
Step 4: Transfer mixture to a flat surface dusted with whole wheat flour and, with a rolling pin, roll out the dough. Cut your dough using the cookie cutter.
Step 5: Place the cut shapes onto a baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, turning over halfway through.
Step 6: Allow to cool and serve to your dog!
Keep your diy whole grain dog treats in an air tight container or Ziploc bag. They will keep in the fridge for about 10 days.
You can also package the treats up as gifts.