These 3-Ingredient Dog Treats are easy to make with ingredients you most likely have in your kitchen. The ingredients are easily substituted and suggestions for substitutions are included.
I haven’t purchased store bought dog treats since, well…since the beginning of the year.
At first, I was attempting to avoid going to the grocery store. Now I am trying to use what I have in my kitchen in an attempt to reduce kitchen waste.
When I realized that I could use up the assortment of flours that I had accumulated, I jumped right in with both
paws feet. Additionally, this recipe uses soft fruit like bananas or cooked apple, pears, carrots or sweet potato, so I can put to good use any of these ingredients before they go bad, thereby really cutting back on food waste.
And, I swear my sweet, sugar-faced girl really does prefer them over the store-bought variety.
You’ll notice that this recipe calls for 3 simple ingredients; oats, peanut butter, and soft fruit or vegetables. I used some apples that were a little wrinkly and quickly cooked them in the microwave to make a quick applesauce. I didn’t peel the apples but did remove the cores and seeds.
But as I noted above, you could easily substitute any soft fruit or vegetable with the exception of avocado, onions, mushrooms, garlic, rhubarb, grapes, and raisins which are harmful to dogs.
And feel free to substitute another grain for the oats. Check out the list of acceptable grains for dog treats in this Pumpkin Dog Treats post.
And like those pumpkin Dog Treats, this recipe works well if you completely dehydrate the dog treats to pull all the moisture out. The dehydration will allow you to store these tummy yummies at room temperature without the risk of them getting moldy. You will know that your dog treats are fully dehydrated if they break with a ‘snap’!
Avoid peanut butter with xylitol.
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