Easy 2 Ingredient Dog Treats: Make Your Own Healthy Dog Biscuits!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Looking for an easy recipe for homemade dog treats? This one is about as easy as they come! This is pretty much a no-fail recipe, so give them a try. Believe it or not, you can eat them, too!


If you've made your way to this post, chances are you really love your dog, just like me. I even have a whole website devoted to my love of dogs called The Jersey Doggy. It's a work in progress, but I hope you'll stop by and visit it!

Make Your Own Dog Biscuits 

This is a simple dog biscuit recipe, so all you'll need are two ingredients. And you don't have to have a dog to enjoy these treats. Share them with a canine neighbor, or donate them to a local shelter. You can also eat them yourself! Here's what you'll need to do.


Ingredients

2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
2 (4oz) jars of pureed baby food (beef, sweet potato, chicken, etc. We used a jar of carrot and a jar of sweet potato)


Directions:
(you can also scroll to the bottom of this post for a printable version of this recipe)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix ingredients together to form a soft dough. If your dough is too sticky, add a little extra flour. If it's too stiff, add a few tablespoons of water. Our dough was too dry, so we wound up adding two tablespoons of water and it was perfect.


Roll out dough on a floured surface (we actually didn't flour our surface at all because the dough consistency was perfect).

**Tip:  if you're making these treats with small children, the dough is very pliable. Break off a chunk and let your little one play with it if they get bored!


Use a cookie cutter to cut the dough into shapes, or if you don't have a cookie cutter, you can use a pizza cutter or knife to make small squares.



Place your treats on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes. You can bake on parchment paper if you have it, but we didn't and the biscuits still turned out great!  These shouldn't spread out much while baking, so it's okay to place them fairly close together if you need to.


The Jersey Doggy loved these warm right out of the oven. He's a skinny little thing, so I broke them into smaller pieces for him.



Believe it or not, you can eat these, too! Because they only have two ingredients, they don't have much flavor. But when they're consumed warm, they taste a little bit like a bread stick. Try dipping them in some warm tomato sauce or butter.


Cool completely or serve warm, depending on your doggy's preference. Our small biscuit cutter made about 24 treats. If you need to store them, you can keep them in a brown bag so they stay crisp. You can also put them in a plastic container, but they will get a little softer this way.



Here's the Full Recipe!
(for a printable version of this recipe, click here! )

Ingredients: 

2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
2 (4oz) jars pureed baby food (sweet potato, beef, etc)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix ingredients together to form a soft dough. If your dough is too sticky, add a little extra flour. If it's too stiff, add a few tablespoons of water. Our dough was too dry, so we wound up adding two tablespoons of water and it was perfect.

Roll out dough on a floured surface (we actually didn't flour our surface at all because the dough consistency was perfect).

Use a cookie cutter to cut the dough into shapes, or if you don't have a cookie cutter, you can use a pizza cutter or knife to make small squares.

Place your treats on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely before serving. Store in a brown bag for crispier treats. Yields about 24 treats (if using a 3" biscuit cutter).

Storage

Be sure to keep an eye on your treats if you're storing them. They are made with baby food so if kept too long they can get moldy, so just be aware of how long you're hanging onto them.

I experimented with storing these and I don't recommend keeping them longer than a week or so. They seemed to stay the best consistency in a brown bag, believe it or not.  Stored in a ziploc for over two weeks, they became moldy.

If you want to make a large batch or you have a small dog who can't eat all of these biscuits at once, you can divide the dough and freeze part of it uncooked (roll it into a ball, then flatten and wrap in saran wrap and wax paper. Seal in a ziploc bag in the freezer). 

Other Doggy Treat Tips

*Dogs cannot consume certain foods, so please be sure to avoid onions, grapes, raisins, or any of these foods deemed toxic for dogs.

This wonderful recipe was adapted from the site, Dog/Milk, which is chock full o' cool stuff for dog lovers, so go visit!

Check out my affiliate link on Amazon for lots of fun dog treats and goodies, too!






23 comments

  1. Cute idea! Those look simple! We also love the Biscuit books!

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  2. We love biscuit books. This is such a cute idea! Sharing!

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  3. Great idea for the doggy biscuits! I'm totally trying this with some leftover baby puree!

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  4. We love the Biscuit Books! I don't think we have the Thanakgiving one. I'm going to have to get it. I love how you incorporated the dog biscuit recipe as well. I'm going to pass that on to my mom for her puppy :-) The pupcakes are absolutely adorable!

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    1. Thanks so much, Mandy! The Thanksgiving one is definitely worth having for your collection!

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  5. Wow 17 million copies? That's amazing! Our daughters love this series, so cute! And great job on those cupcakes...I want some!

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    1. Thank you, Kristen! I know, Biscuit is one popular pup!

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  6. Aw, what a fun idea! My children would love making this for their grandmother's dog.

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    1. Thanks, Theresa! I'm sure the doggy would love it, too!

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  7. What an amazing and simple recipe! I needed this. My "Santa" pet treat container needs to be more full :).

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  8. This is such a cute idea! I keep meaning to try out a recipe for my big boy, Bentley but I keep forgetting. I will definitely have to pin to try later! starla.batesATyahoo.com

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  9. Can these be frozen to last longer???

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    1. So sorry for the ridiculously late reply. That's a good question! I have never tried to freeze them but I don't see why you couldn't. If anything they'd just be a little dry but your dog probably wouldn't care, right?

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  10. What thickness do you roll the dough out to?

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    1. It honestly depends on preference- I prefer a bit of a thicker biscuit, so I roll them to about a half inch thick!

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  11. How long have you been able to keep these before they start molding? Do you think they would last 2 or 3 weeks? My dog loves the treats! I am considering making a larger batch.

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    1. I never tried keeping them that long but I don't imagine they would keep since there is baby food in them and it could go bad (but you could try it!). I did have a few people tell me that they were going to try to freeze them. You could also try splitting the dough in half- freezing one half and using the other, so that you could just take out the dough to bake when you want it.

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    2. Hi! Just to follow up: I made a batch of these for my doggy's birthday on 10/24. I saved some remaining ones in a ziploc bag for about two weeks to see what would happen and they indeed became moldy. Even in an air-tight container I think the results would have been the same. I did divide the dough and froze half of it (uncooked), so that would be your best bet if you want to make a big batch!

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  12. Do you have to use wheat flour or could white flour be used?

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    1. Hi there! You can use white flour. You can also use oats or a combination of oats and flour (your dough might be a little drier after mixing though).

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