You love desserts. This is one thing you surely know about yourself. But did you know your canine companion shares your intense adoration of sweets, too? Well, now you know. Your furry friend wants homemade dog treats! Find some great dog treat recipes below.

So why not whip up some quick and tasty dog treat recipes for them? But first, a word of caution–refrain from using any of these ingredients in dog treat recipes:

  • Xylitol
  • Raisins
  • Mustard and mustard seeds
  • Grapes
  • Sugar additives
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Nuts in general
  • Butter, shortening, or lard
  • Chocolate
  • Garlic
  • Rosemary
  • Coffee and tea
  • Onion
  • Yeast dough
  • Dairy products
  • Milk
  • Chives
  • Large quantities of salt
  • Citrus
  • Alcohol

Dog Treat Recipes

Now that those harmful ingredients are out of the way, let’s do a round up of dog treat recipes you should prepare for your pup one of these days.


Blueberry Dog Treats


For this recipe you need some cream cheese, honey, and frozen or fresh blueberries. It takes only 15 minutes to bake and it’s sure to make your canine companion’s mouth water. After baking the mixture let it cool for at least half an hour and decorate the homemade dog treat with your leftover blueberries.

Carrot Dog Treats

Carrots are low in calories. This means your dog won’t have to worry about gaining unnecessary pounds even after devouring this dessert. Here you substitute oil with applesauce for extra healthiness. Top off your carrot dog treats with carrot frosting and Greek yogurt.

Zucchini Dog Treats

If your dog is allergic to grain, you can still whip up a tasty dessert for them, such as zucchini homemade dog treats. To better carry out this recipe you might have to stay at the grocery a little longer.
You will need to find some unusual ingredients such as chicken stock that’s onion-free, flour made of tapioca, and flour from garbanzo bean. Other stuff you’ll need include oregano, olive oil, basil, eggs, and of course, zucchini!

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Dogs can’t get enough of peanut butter. Fortunately peanut butter is not actually made from nuts. To satiate your pup’s peanut butter craving, serve them peanut butter homemade dog treats. The best part about this recipe is it does not require fancy-named ingredients.

Banana Dog Treats

If you always have unconsumed and overripe bananas waiting in your kitchen, do not throw them away. You can turn them into a tasty dessert for your pup.

Just incorporate your crushed bananas into a flour batter and put it in the oven for 20 minutes. To make it extra special, top your homemade dog treats with honey frosting, cream cheese, or yogurt.

Apple Spice Dog Treats

Pumpkin spice is passe. Now apple spice is the big deal. For this recipe, all you need is a hefty amount of apples (shredded) and applesauce. Mix these main ingredients with your flour batter incorporated with spices.

If you want to go the extra mile for your pup’s taste buds, you can also pump up the mix with cheddar cheese.

These dog treat recipes are quite easy to do. If your dog’s birthday is fast approaching now is the best time to start acquainting yourself with these recipes.

Soon as you’re confident you can whip them up nice and easy, head to the grocery store and find your needed ingredients–keep in mind, the fresher, the better!

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