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A DIY Dog Treat Recipe

Tired of questioning what goes into store-bought dog treats?  Make your own!  With a little kitchen time, your dog will be just as happy.  Spoil your pup with a favorite dog treat recipe from the family.  This recipe can be easily adapted to what you have in your kitchen.

A DIY Dog Treat Recipe

Peanut Butter & Oat Dog Treats


¼ cup Vegetable Oil
2 tbsp Honey
2 Eggs (Plus, 2 more eggs for an egg wash)
2 cups Vegetable or Meat Stock (your dog’s preference*)
2 cups Whole Rolled Oats
⅓ cup Whole Wheat Flour (or All-Purpose Flour)
2 cups Peanut Butter (all natural or your dog’s preference)

*Try low sodium chicken stock, bacon drippings, beef bone broth, or turkey broth during the holidays.


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Combine two eggs, oil, and honey. Mix in the vegetable or meat stock of your choice.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and oats. Then, pour in the vegetable or meat stock mixture. Thoroughly combine. Add in the peanut butter, and mix until the dough is ready to roll out.
  4. If you have plenty of counter space and cookie sheets, roll out all the dough to approximately ½ inch thick. If you have limited space, cut the dough in half and refrigerate one half until you’re ready for it.
  5. Once the dough is rolled out, use your favorite cookie cutter to cut desired dog treat shapes. Place each treat on a greased baking sheet or parchment paper. Beat 2 eggs with a splash of water to create an egg wash and coat each treat.
  6. Bake until golden brown or between 15-20 minutes.

This recipe makes 40 – 45 treats depending on the size and shape of your cookie cutter. Once baked, refrigerate or freeze your treats to keep for as long as your dog can stand it.  These treats will not keep more than a week outside of the fridge. You can also refrigerate the dough to bake as needed. Get creative with seasonal cookie cutter shapes!

These treats are even people-friendly.  Enjoy a treat along with your dog–we won’t judge you!

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