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Homemade Chewy Dog Treats

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Dogs, especially teething puppies, love to chew and chewing treats can help you to save your furniture and carpets. They will keep your pup busy and he/she won’t consider the option of nibbling on your home’s interior. These soft treats are also quite beneficial for training your furry friend. Keep reading to know about some of the best recipes for homemade chewy dog treats.

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Carrot and Cheddar Chewy Treats for Dogs

Carrots on a cutting board

Carrot and Cheddar Chewy Treats for Dogs

Carrots on a cutting board

This is the perfect recipe for you if your dog loves cheese. The combination of cheddar with carrots and oatmeal will not only tempt your pooch but will also keep him/her busy. The mentioned quantities of ingredients will make 60 treats.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup finely shredded carrot
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup oatmeal 
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • ½ cup plain unsweetened greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth with no onion/garlic (you can also use water)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325o F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. You can also spray them with non-stick spray.
  2. Put flour and baking powder in a medium bowl and whisk them together. Set aside.
  3. Then, put yogurt, carrot, cheddar, and oatmeal in the mixer bowl.
  4. Add half of the flour mixture to it and mix on low speed.
  5. Gradually add the remaining flour mixture and mix it well.
  6. Now, add the egg and broth into the mixture and mix on medium speed until all the ingredients are well combined.
  7. After that, make small balls (about 1 teaspoon) of the mixture with a scoop or your hands.
  8. Place the chewy dog treats onto the prepared baking sheet and use a fork to flatten them slightly.
  9. Put them in the oven and bake until they are lightly browned on the outside but still soft on the inside (about 12 minutes).
  10. Remove the dog treats from the oven and allow them to cool completely before serving.
  11. You can keep the extra treats in the refrigerator for a few days or freeze them for long-term storage.

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies for Dogs

Peanut butter cookies on a plate

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies for Dogs

Peanut butter cookies on a plate

This 3-ingredient recipe is very easy to make and won’t cost a lot of money. It will take about 30-35 minutes to prepare these soft cookies and the mentioned quantities will yield 60 treats.

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups oat flour (make your own in the food processor by grinding rolled oats for a minute)
  • ½  cup peanut butter (should be without xylitol)
  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin (you want plain pumpkin, not pie filling)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350o F.
  2. Mix all 3 ingredients in a large bowl and mix until all of them are well combined and a dough is formed. You can also use a food processor for this purpose.
  3. Then, use your hands to make small balls of the dough. If the mixture is too sticky, you can use some oil to ensure smooth handling.
  4. After that, gently press the balls with a fork to create the crosshatch pattern of classic peanut butter cookies.
  5. Place the chewy peanut butter cookies on a prepared baking sheet and bake until the edges start turning brown (about 20 minutes). You can also bake the cookies for a longer duration if your pup prefers crisper treats.

Check out our post “Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats Without Flour” to learn how to make some awesome treats for your pup.

Peanut Butter and Carrot Dog Treats

Close up of a jar of peanut butter with a spoon

Peanut Butter and Carrot Dog Treats

Close up of a jar of peanut butter with a spoon

This is an ideal recipe for making training treats for your little pooch. You can make a nice batch without spending too much money because most of the ingredients are readily available in most households. The given quantities of ingredients will make 30 2-inch treats.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 2 ¼ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup skim milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup oats

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325° F (163°C).
  2. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.
  3. Then, pour the milk into a large bowl and add peanut butter, egg, and carrot to it. Mix them together with a spoon or spatula.
  4. After that, add the flour and baking powder and while stirring (and mixing) to make a dough.
  5. Shift the dough to a floured counter and use your hands to knead it well.
  6. Now, mix the oats in the dough and it should be extremely thick and heavy.
  7. Roll the dough out into 1/4″ thickness by using a floured rolling pin.
  8. Then, use a cookie cutter or knife to cut the dough into desired shapes.
  9. Place the dog treats on the prepared baking sheets and bake until the bottom of the cookies is very lightly browned (about 15 minutes).
  10. Remove the treats from the oven and flip them.
  11. Put them back into the oven and bake the other side for 10 more minutes.
  12. Remove the cooked treats from the oven and allow them to cool completely before serving to your pup.
  13. You can store these chewy dog treats at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. The treats can also be frozen for up to 2 months.

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