How much do you love your furry little pooch? I think if you scroll through my Instagram for even just 1 week you will notice how obsessive I am over my little golden Eddie. Yesterday Eddie had his 6-month old birthday (yes, we are a household which celebrates just about everything!) so I decided to make him homemade, special dog treats with some of his favorite ingredients!
These treats are easy to make and adorable when finished! I gave a few away to friends who also have little furry friends and could not wait to have Eddie try his first one last night after they cooled! He was overly excited to say the least and ate 2 in about 4 minutes flat!
If you want crispier or harder treats, you may want to bake them a few minutes longer. Mine are firm, but break apart easily for him to chew through. I hope you give these a try for the special animal in your life and let me know what you think! Your furry friend deserves just as much nutritious food love as you do!
Homemade 6 Ingredient Dog Treats
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- 1 mashed banana
- 1/3 cup all natural peanut butter (chunky or creamy) — no added sugars or artificial sweeteners
- 1 whole egg
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4-1/3 cup shredded carrot (I used a microplane to shred about 1/2 of a large carrot)
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl with your hands. Kneed until a dough forms and all ingredients are all incorporated.
Form your dough into what ever shapes you would like for your dog treats. You may also roll out your dough and use cookie cutters. Depending on the size of your treats you may get anywhere from 12-18 treats. I made dog bones that were for a medium-large size dog.
Line a baking sheet with tin foil or wax paper. I put a little olive oil down on the foil and used a paper towel to just create a thin layer and prevent the treats from sticking. Bake for 16-18 minutes for firm, but easy to break treats. Cook for an extra 3-5 minutes if you would like your treats to be a little harder/crunchier. Let cool before letting your perfect pooch dig in!!