DIY Dog Treat Recipes

To celebrate National Dog Biscuit Day on February 23, we asked if our team had any favorite recipes for homemade treats, and they delivered! From our home to yours, we hope you enjoy baking these easy recipes with your families. We know your pups will thank you!

Floppy Ear Dog Treats Chicken and Carrot Flavor

From RJ, daughter of Heather Corum, Canine Company Operations Manager & Manners Instructor

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup of 100% natural pumpkin
  • 1 cup organic peanut butter
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 2 oz dried chicken jerky
  • 2 tbsp quinoa flour

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
  2. Soak 2oz dried chicken jerky in warm water 5 min
  3. Chop carrots in food processor
  4. Chop soaked chicken in food processor
  5. Combine chicken and carrot, set aside
  6. Mix oats, pumpkin, peanut butter and quinoa flour in mixer until thoroughly blended into base dough
  7. Add chopped chicken and carrot mixture to base dough, blend
  8. Add 1 tbsp of water, blend again and add 1 additional tbsp. of water if necessary for a thick, sticky consistency
  9. Taste test!
  10. Grease silicone molds with organic olive oil cooking spray
  11. Stuff dough into silicone molds
  12. Bake on a baking sheet on 300 degrees F for 20 minutes
  13. Remove from oven, let cool for 5 min
  14. Remove from molds, let cool additional 15 minutes
  15. Enjoy!

King Arthur Best of Breed Dog Biscuits

From Gregg Watson, Canine Company Creative Manager, and his wife Michelle

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (227g) King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 cup (89g) rolled oats, old-fashioned or quick-cooking
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup (56g) Baker's Special Dry Milk or nonfat dry milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (269g) peanut butter, crunchy or plain
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon (128g) cold water, enough to make a cohesive dough

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Lightly grease a couple of baking sheets, or line them with parchment.
  2. Mix together the flour, oats, parsley, dried milk, and salt.
  3. Add the eggs and peanut butter, stirring to combine; the mixture will be crumbly.
  4. Add enough water to bring the dough together; depending on the season, you may need to add a bit more (winter), or a bit less (summer).
  5. To make biscuits using a dog-bone cutter, roll the dough about 1/4" thick, and cut with a 3 1/2" cutter (or the size of your choice). Gather and re-roll the scraps, and continue to cut biscuits until you've used all the dough.
  6. To make dog "cookies," drop the dough in walnut-sized balls onto the prepared baking sheets. Flatten them to about 1/4".
  7. Bake the biscuits for about 40 to 60 minutes, baking the smaller cookies for a shorter amount of time. When finished, the biscuits will be dark golden brown, and will be dry and crisp all the way through.
  8. Remove the biscuits from the oven, and cool right on the pans.