It can be difficult finding yummy snacks for your floof, especially if they’re a picky eater or on a restrictive diet. Most times, these treats are also heavy on the pocket. However, baking your dog a treat at home is both inexpensive and a healthier option.
Our puppers depend on us to provide them healthy food that is chock full of the nutrients they need to live their best life. Good nutrition can help their immune systems, boost their energy, and make their coat shinier! Incorporating some healthy, homemade treats into your dog’s lifestyle can have many benefits.
So, here are some recipes you can whip up a batch of at home.
Peanut Butter with Coconut Oil Treat
This is a blend of creamy confectionary your dog will devour in seconds! Adding a bit of coconut oil to their diet can be beneficial. Coconuts contain lauric acid that can help your dog with indigestion. It can also help them clear up any skin conditions itchy skin, flea allergies, etc. However, don’t use too much coconut oil.
You’ll need natural peanut butter and unprocessed coconut oil to make this delicious recipe. It’s better to avoid flavoring your treat with cinnamon. Because, while it’s not toxic, it can irritate your dog’s mouth. It can also lower your floof’s blood sugar.
Melt your coconut oil and add peanut butter before stirring the mixture until it’s thoroughly mixed and smooth. Freeze your mixture until it’s set.
Baked Chicken Treats
Unlike bacon and other processed meats that contain carcinogens, chicken is a good source of lean proteins for your dog. Just make sure your dog isn’t allergic to chicken. This treat is an easy and no-fuss recipe that you can whip up even when you’re busy.
All you’ll need is chicken, eggs, white flour, and a little coconut oil. Mix your chicken and eggs and pour the mixture into a bowl. Then stir in the flour and oil. Spread the batter on a cookie sheet and bake for less than fifteen minutes, and your savory treat is ready!
Sweet Pumpkin Treats
This is a very healthy option for your little pupper. It’s chock-full of vitamin A, potassium, fiber, iron, and beta-carotene. However, make sure that your pumpkin has no sweetener or additives.
You’ll need pumpkins, water, vegetable oil, baking soda, baking powder, whole wheat flour, and honey to sweeten your treat. You can also swap the honey for blackstrap molasses.
Preheat your oven first before mixing pumpkins with vegetable oil, water, and honey in a bowl. Then add the rest of the ingredients to the mixture and stir until your dough is soft. Then roll out your dough into the shape of cookies and flatten them before baking them.
Chicken and Rice Treats
Your doggo will love you for this scrumptious treat! All you need is some diced chicken, cooked rice, eggs, rice flour, and parsley.
Preheat your oven before mixing up all the ingredients. Scoop up your mixture onto a tray and bake until the treats are golden brown. You can serve once it cools off, or you can even store it for a couple of months!
Ginger and Pumpkin Treats
Ginger isn’t only safe for your doggo to eat, but it’s also great for an upset tummy. If your pupper is down and feeling nauseous, this treat will be the perfect pick-me-up for them.
You’ll find all the ingredients in your kitchen already. You’ll need ginger, pumpkins, eggs, wheat flour, water, and melted coconut oil. Firstly, preheat your oven. Next, mix flour and ginger into a bowl. In another container, you’ll mix pumpkins with eggs and coconut oil. Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and mix. Then slowly add some water until the dough isn’t sticky. Cut your treats into your preferred shapes and bake.
Here’s another quick recipe that your pupper will love, and are a healthy option with no fat or sugar.
You’ll need some gluten-free flour. We recommend oat or rice flour. You can even use normal oats you might have in the back of your pantry. You’ll also need some unsweetened applesauce and eggs.
Preheat your oven first. Mix applesauce, oat flour, and oats into a container and beat your egg in a separate bowl. Add half of the egg to your applesauce mixture and stir until it becomes a dough. Stuff this dough into muffin pans, and use the remaining egg to brush the top of each piece, and then bake them till they are nice and golden.
Apple Crunch Treats
Here is another apple recipe reward for your pupper. It’s a great alternative to sweet treats and is both delicious and good for your dog’s health.
All you’ll need is unsweetened applesauce, honey, egg, whole wheat flour or any gluten-free alternative, baking powder, and some dried apple slices.
Preheat your oven first. In a bowl, mix applesauce, honey, and an egg. Once your mixture looks done, add the remaining ingredients and mix until the consistency looks smooth. Pour your mixture into muffin pans and bake.
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