recipe for easy dog treats

I like to feed my family homemade food because I want to avoid fillers and preservatives that can be found in processed food – and the same goes for my dogs. Making dog food and dog treats allows me to know exactly what I’m feeding my furry friends. Knowing that we all lead busy lives, I look for simple recipes where I can keep the ingredients stocked in my pantry. This DIY two-ingredient dog treat recipe doesn’t get any simpler.

Easy DIY 2-Ingredient Dog Treat Recipe

Course Dog Treat
Cuisine Dog Food Recipe
Servings 1


  • 4 oz jar of baby food We like the brand Once Upon a Farm
  • 1 cup +flour of choice Whole wheat or choose a wheat free option: coconut flour, brown rice flour, oat flour


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix 1 cup flour with the jar of baby food and stir.
  • Add more flour and knead dough until it is not sticky.
  • On a floured surface, roll out the dough.
  • Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes.
  • Bake 24 minutes until the bottoms start to brown. If you want them extra crispy, turn off the oven after 24 minutes and leave them inside to remove excess moisture.


For baby food, we really love Jennifer Garner's Once Upon a Farm. The food is organic, free of preservatives, artificial flavors, added sugar, and salt.
If you don’t have baby food, cook a vegetable or fruit of your choice and then puree it. Double the recipe and use two different flavors of baby food.
These are baby food flavors that most dogs will like:
  • Sweet Potato: good source of dietary fiber for their digestive system and a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, and beta-carotene which converts to vitamin A
  • Apple: low protein source, high in dietary fiber, and vitamins A and C
  • Butternut Squash: good source of dietary fiber and folate, and vitamins B6 and C
  • Carrots: high in beta-carotene (vitamin A), vitamin K, potassium and minerals
  • Bananas: high in potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C

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