Is your dog food motivated? Both my dogs, Callie and Ruby will do anything for treats. That’s why it’s so enjoyable to make dog treats.
Today’s treats are a homemade dog treat made with carrots, sweet potato and apple baby food! A great baking project for adults and kids, they also make a wonderful homemade gift idea.
Have you thought you didn’t have the time or the skill to make homemade dog treats? Then this easy recipe is perfect for your first time.
With only a few ingredients, including baby food, it’s the perfect recipe to get you started on baking for your four-legged friend. Your dogs will love it too!
By grinding your own dog food into a flour like consistency, adding some jarred baby food flavors, and some grated carrots, these dog treats can be ready in no time at all.
No special ingredients needed! Just preheat your oven, grind your dog food into a flour like consistency by using a blender or nutribullet.
Mix the remaining ingredients, whole wheat flour, yogurt, baby food, and grated carrots into a dough ball.
Once you’ve got your dough ball, roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick and use your cookie cutters to cut into fun shapes.
Bake it in the oven and you're ready to feed to your dog. Viola, your a dog chef!
What else can I use besides baby food?
No baby food? No problem at all.
You can substitute a 1/2 cup of dog safe pureed pumpkin, sweet potatoes, or even unsweetened applesauce.
Sometimes the best recipes are made by pureeing the dog safe vegetables you have on hand.
Can I mix and match baby food for dog treats?
Yes! Baby food comes in an amazing variety of flavors, all natural. Just be sure to check the fruits and vegetable ingredients to make sure they aren’t toxic for dogs.
Another favorite dog treat are these Apple Blueberry Dog Treats made with baby food.
Baby food flavors that your dog will love
What kind of flour can I use for dog treats?
You can use a wide range of flours for dog treats.
You can even try mixing and matching flours like rolled oat flour and coconut flour.
A word of caution on coconut flour. This flour soaks up the liquids, so you’ll want to add more liquid to your mixture or mix it with another type of flour.
Items needed for this recipe
Medium Mixing Bowl
Let’s get to the Free Recipe
The biggest plus with homemade dog treat recipes is that they don’t make too many cookies. By using smaller cookie cutters you can get more cookies.
Grind the dog food into flour consistency in a food processor or blender.
Mix dog food, carrots, yogurt, and baby food in a medium size bowl.
Add the flour and the baking powder, mix well.
Take a ball of dough and place on flat, floured surface.
Roll the dough out to approximately ¼ inch thick.
Use cookie/fondant cutters to cut out shapes. Place on cookie sheets.
Bake 350 degrees for 15 minutes, flip over bake for another 15 minutes.
Place on cooling rack to cool.
Store in airtight container.
You'll use about 2/3 bag of carrots
Use parchment paper to roll out the dough for easiest cleanup.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 70Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 76mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g
Apple baby food comes in all kinds of varieties. Be sure to try out all the different variations of baby food as dogs love apple dog treats!