Not only are homemade dog treats healthier, cheaper, and fun to make. There are hundreds of ways to make treats.
With all the pet food recalls and even the dog treat recalls, I’ve become hesitant to buy store-bought dog treats.
So for the next year, I’ve focused on making sure my dogs are receiving the healthiest choices for their treats. Plus, it’s fun and so easy!
In my search for healthy dog, I found a lot of recipes use baby food! I knew I had to make the most of this and give it a shot.
What kind of baby food can I give my dog?
Baby food is a great option for adding some extra flavor in dog treats! My dogs love them. In today’s recipe, I’ll be using Blueberry and Oatmeal.
Using baby food is so much easier than having to puree your own vegetables.
Here’s a few favorite kinds of baby food you can give your dog
Baby food Fruits for Dog Food
Baby Food Meats for Dog Food
Baby food Vegetables for Dog Food
There are a wide variety of baby food veggies that are safe for dogs. Many come premixed with meats or fruits. Try experimenting to see what your dog likes.
Here are some of our favorites:
Can I mix baby food with dog food?
Yes, you can definitely mix baby food with your dog’s kibble or homemade dog food.
Want to add a little flavor to your dog’s food add a small packet of baby food as a topper.
You can even hide a small pill in a bit of baby food or use it to make Pill Pockets for dogs.
You can even hide a small pill in a bit of baby food.
While this receipe calls for whole wheat flour, you can substitue regular flour. It will definitely work.
We typically use whole wheat flour in our rececipes because it has a little more nutritional value for our dogs. However, the recipe will turn out just fine using regular flour.
What ingredients do I need for making Homemade Dog Treats
For this recipe you’ll be using the following ingredients:
1 mashed banana
Items you’ll need to make Homemade Dog Treats
Blender or Nutribullet
Parchment Paper - Optional
Tips and Tricks for Apple Blueberry Dog Treats
- This dough consistency may feel like a little denser than a normal human cookie recipe.
- If you feel your dough is too loose, add more oats.
- Use parchment paper to roll out the dough.
- Only use Dog Safe Peanut Butter. I always look for the kind that only includes Peanuts as the ingredient.
- Cut out your cookies with any cookie cutter. You'll love the bone cookie cutters, they are so cute!
Let’s get to making Apple Blueberry Dog Treats
- 1/3 Cup of Dog Safe Peanut Butter
- 4 oz Gerber Apple Blueberry Baby Food
- 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
- 1 Mashed Banana
- Blend your quick oats in a blender or Nutribullet until a fine flour like consistency.
- Combine Apple Blueberry Baby food, Whole Wheat Flour and mashed banana in a mixing bowl.
- Knead until a dough like consistency.
- Roll out your dogu on a flat floured surface.
- Use your cookie cutters to cut out cute shapes.
- Place onto cookie sheets.
- Bake at 300 degrees for 17 minutes.
- Place onto cooling racks to cool.
- Feed to your dogs! Yum!
1. Roll dough out on parchment paper for easier clean up.
2. Only use dog safe peanut butter.
3. If you feel your dough is too wet, add more quick oats.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 74mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g
I am not a Veterinarian. Always check with your Veterinarian before feeding any dog treats to your pets.