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How to Make Your Own Dog Treats

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When you're busy in the kitchen on a lazy Sunday morning baking your award-winning chocolate chip banana muffins or your grandma's classic pumpkin bread recipe, you can't forget about your favorite furry friends. Treat your loveable pet to delicious, homemade baked goods too with the Sunbeam® Gourmet Dog Treat Maker. Not only is it quick and easy, but it allows you to add the exact ingredients that are right for your pup. 

The next time you're whipping up a batch of your favorite dessert, try out one of these tail-wagging good dog treat recipes for your canine pal as well.

Chicken Broth Biscuits
Packed with flavor and protein, this recipe for chicken-flavored bones makes 12.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup chicken broth.

Directions

  1. Preheat the Dog Treat Maker for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, blend the eggs, olive oil and applesauce together.
  4. Stir in the chicken broth.
  5. Combine the chicken broth mixture with the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  6. First pour batter into the outer bones, then the two inner bones to ensure even baking.
  7. Using a small rubber spatula, push the batter into the ends of the bone shape.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove the bones and let cool completely on a wire rack.
Your favorite four-legged friend won't be able to resist your homemade dog treats.Your favorite four-legged friend won't be able to resist your homemade dog treats.

Peanut Butter Bones
What dog doesn't love the creamy texture and nutty taste of peanut butter? Whip up this recipe - which makes 16 bones - for peanut butter treats and you'll have the happiest canine in the world.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs.

Directions

  1. Preheat the Dog Treat Maker for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder.
  3. In a medium bowl, vigorously whisk together the eggs and peanut butter until thoroughly combined.
  4. Stir in the water.
  5. Pour the peanut butter mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  6. Pour into the outer bones first, then the two inner bones for even baking.
  7. Using a small rubber spatula, push the batter into the ends of the bone shape.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove the bones and let cool completely on a wire rack.

Bacon Biscuits
The batter for these bacon biscuits makes 16 bones so if your dog won't eat them all, share them with other local pups.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon bacon drippings
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 pieces of bacon
  • 1 cup low-fat milk.

Directions

  1. Preheat the Dog Treat Maker for 10 minutes.
  2. Cook the bacon with your preferred method until crispy, or until all of the fat has rendered off. Reserve 1 tablespoon of drippings.
  3. In a large bowl, blend the flour and baking powder.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and oil together.
  5. Crumble the bacon and stir into the egg mixture.
  6. Pour the bacon mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  7. Pour into the outer bones first, then the two inner bones for even baking.
  8. Using a small rubber spatula, push the batter into the ends of the bone shape.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes.
  10. Remove the bones and let cool completely on a wire rack.
Forget traditional bones, once your furry pup tries these homemade treats they'll never go back.Forget traditional bones, once your furry pup tries these homemade treats they'll never go back.

Wheat and Gluten-Free Biscuits
Even your four-legged friends need gluten-free options. Try out this recipe that makes 16 bones. Leftover treats make great gifts for the neighborhood dogs.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/8 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup almond milk.

Directions

  1. Preheat the Dog Treat Maker for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flours and the baking powder.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the applesauce, oil and almond milk.
  4. Pour the applesauce mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  5. Pour into the outer bones first, then the two inner bones for even baking.
  6. Using a small rubber spatula, push the batter into the ends of the bone shape.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove the bones and let cool completely on a wire rack.

Greek Yogurt Icing
Even dogs can't truly enjoy a baked treat unless it's topped with icing! Here are two dog-friendly recipes for icing.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon milk.

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients until smooth.
  2. If desired, color the icing. 
  3. Spoon into a zip-lock sandwich bag.
  4. Push all the icing into one corner of the bag and make a small cut in the very corner.
  5. Decorate your homemade dog treats with the bagged frosting.
  6. Place decorated treats, and any unused icing, in the refrigerator to thicken.

Banana Icing
If your dog is a banana lover, he'll lick up this frosting in a matter of minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/8 cup cornstarch.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, thoroughly mash the banana and water.
  2. Stir in the cornstarch until smooth.
  3. Color the icing with concentrated gel food coloring.
  4. Spoon into a zip-lock sandwich bag.
  5. Push all the icing into one corner of the bag and make a small cut in the very corner.
  6. Decorate your homemade dog treats as desired with the bagged frosting.
  7. Bring all decorated treats to the refrigerator to thicken.
Treat your puppies to something new with these homemade treats and icing recipes.Treat your puppies to something new with these homemade treats and icing recipes.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.
 
 
 

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