These Homemade Dog Treats are full of organic ingredients like pumpkin, peanut butter, bacon, applesauce, yogurt and require NO baking! Your fur baby will surely go nuts for these healthy, homemade treats!
Everybody, say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Tedster! Yesterday was his birthday, and I’m thinkin’ he had a really great day.
Full of pumpkin, peanut butter, and just a teeny tiny touch of b.a.c.o.n., Teddy went absolutely nuts for these.
The best part for me? They’re super super quick and easy to make, totally organic, and leftovers can be stored in the fridge/freezer to be enjoyed later!
But most importantly, they’re Teddy approved!
For those of you that don’t know, Teddy, official name Theodore Charles Debth, is our 70 pound Golden Retriever who we got as a puppy when we were living in Seattle.
We’re absolutely obsessed with him and over the years have maybe given him one too many nicknames…
- The Tedster
- Stinky Bear
- Mr. Man
- The Man
- Ted Bo
- Whiney Monster
- Mr. Woo
- Honey Buns
- Mr Stinky Honey Buns
- Lovey Bear
- Bear. . .
and so on.
He’s one of the fam and has brought us so much joy, and honestly, is more than half the reason we get outside to exercise everyday and, um, how we’ve made most of our friends. 😉
Before SMTY started, my full time job was training Teddy and we’d spend hours every day working on sit, stay, come, etc.
Training was the ONLY time Teddy ever got “people food” and that was because we wanted to give him high value (yet still healthy) treats for working so hard!
What is a healthy dog treat?
When he did get “people food” we made sure they were all high quality organic vet approved foods, like these homemade dog treats, because we’re those people, and love him maybe a little too much <– like that’s even possible. ♡
You ready to make some treats?!
How do you make homemade dog treats?
Simply mix together:
- organic pumpkin puree
- peanut butter
- plain yogurt
- cooked and crumbled bacon
- old fashioned oats
Mix, ’em, roll ’em (I used this cookie scoop for uniform treats), and you’re done!
Can my dog have all purpose flour or sugar? Can I use all purpose flour to make these dog treats?
Personally, I wouldn’t. I’d stick to the recipe listed. Dogs just don’t NEED sugar in their diet (does anyone really?! 😉 ) and this recipe doesn’t need flour to help it stick together – the oats are just fine!
That being said, I’m not a vet, so consult your doctor if you have any questions!
Now. I took one for the team and gave these a try. . .
Don’t eat these. Because we’re using un-salted, no sugar added, all organic ingredients, they just don’t taste good to us humans. Or at least this human right here. 😉
Teddy on the other hand couldn’t get enough.
Let’s just say, I definitely had another shadow that day.
Healthy. Easy. Puppy approved. These Homemade Dog Treats are sure to please!
Do you celebrate your dogs birthday? Show Me the Yummy!
DISCLAIMER: As always, please consult your vet before introducing anything new into your dogs diet.
Homemade Dog Treats Recipe
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1 strip bacon cooked and crumbled
- 2 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- In a large bowl, stir together pumpkin, applesauce, peanut butter, and yogurt until well combined.
- Stir in bacon and oats.
- Use a cookie scoop to form into uniform treats.
- Store in fridge or freezer until your pup gets a treat!
*Note: Nutritional information is estimated and varies based on products used.