Carol Cant Cook. I want to make homemade dog treats but I am one of those people who can’t cook. Yours truly was selected to try out for Worst Cooks in America and I turned them down.
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If you are one of those people who can’t cook or wants an easy way to make dog treats at home without breaking the bank and spending a ton of time doing so, then this is the blog post for you. These are 14 dog treats for people who can’t cook. I have tried many of these and my dog enjoyed them right to the last drop. If you try some, let us know which end up being your favorites.
We selected these recipes for ease, presentation, and cost effectiveness without sacrificing any quality in the ingredients for our beloved dogs.
Merrick Hero’s Banquet Surprise
My dog is my hero, and if you feel the same way about your dog, then get ready for the warm fuzzies. Two times a month for a snack, I feed my dog this recipe that I crafted myself. Okay, using two products from Merrick, but still. I feed this to our dog for holiday meals, too:
Ingredients: You can go out and purchase deboned beef, beef broth, turkey broth, green beans, and carrots and mix all that up or you can help K9s for Warriors by purchasing Merrick Backcountry Hero’s Banquet canned food. It’s grain free with sourced farm fresh ingredients in the USA.
I drop a half a can into a microwave safe bowl, heat it and let our dog go to town but not before adding the surprise ingredient: Merrick Backcountry Salmon Recipe Freeze Dried Meal Mixerwith real salmon on top!
Here’s the finished product:
For our dog, this is a yummy diversion from his regular food, and you can even use either of these products as a kibble topper. Yum!
P.S. How stinking cute is this metallic blueberry dog food bowl? We have a few bowls we rotate with, and this is one of them:
Fill a popsicle mold with canned dog food, put a dog biscuit in it, freeze, and there you have it: A frozen popsicle.
Take a cup of low-sodium chicken broth, ½ cup of water and about 2 ounces chopped up chicken meat. Mix it all up in a mixing bowl. Pour into ice cube trays or popsicle molds, then freeze and serve.
Here are some Cute Pupsicle Molds you can pick up for under $10 bucks:
And these adorable molds to make freezer treatswith:
World’s Easiest Dog Training Treats
We are waving our paws in the ayre for the MyGBGVLife blog for this super easy 2-ingredient recipe that makes our dog’s mouth water.
All you need is a pound of ground meat, an egg, a mixing bowl with spoon, some parchment paper and a baking pan. Even I can make these!
Check out 2-ingredient dog training treats from MyGBGVLife!
Dirt Pudding Canned Dog Food Treat
Over at the Kol’s Notes DIY Dog Blog, Jodi Chick is always creating some sort of new variation on a familiar favorite. In this case, dirt pudding treats for dogs! How adorable and yummy is this?
You simply need a can of meaty dog food, 2 to 3 tablespoons of crushed liver treats, and 2 small fresh carrots.
Scoot over to Kol’s Notes for the Dirt Pudding Canned Dog Treat Recipe
Oatmeal, Peanut Butter, and Banana Dog Treats
Three simple ingredients in this recipe. Kick it up a notch and infuse banana dog treats with both peanut butter and oatmeal. Thanks to Miss Molly Says for this fab dog treat recipe.
Go Bananas with Yonanas
Yonanas Frozen Healthy Dessert Maker combines frozen bananas and any additional fruit (or chocolate for the humans) through it’s core and churns out an oh-so-good non-dairy treat that people can share with dogs. Rather than tell you, here’s our video demonstration from our first attempt. Bananas are okay in moderation, since they are a fruit with a high sugar content.
Blueberries are a wonderful antioxidant, and we all want our dogs to have strong cells and long lives, right? Blueberries also provide vitamins C, E, A and B complex. The Blueberry Sorbet or Blueberry Yonanas recipe are instant treats that can be made with one to two ingredients!
The Honest Kitchen makes a line of dehydrated dog foods that you simply add water to for a gourmet meal. We know because we have been feeding The Honest Kitchen for years. Well, you can also add some variety in proteins to your dog’s diet with the occasional batch of Pumpkin Smunchies!
1 cup of Force™ dog food, hydrated with 1 cup of water
1/2 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin
1/4 cup quinoa
2 tsp honey
What to do
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Mix all the ingredients together.
Roll in to balls, and place on a baking sheet.
Bake for about 20 min to 30min depending on oven, let cool great for car rides treats or hikes!
See what the recipe for Pumpkin Smunchies looks like here.
Hint: These make great dog party and dog get together treats.
Roasted Chicken Poppables
This is a Carol concoction. We feed Dr. Harvey’s veg-to-bowl mixture with a source of protein for Dexter a few times a week. I had the idea to use roasted chicken which was leftover from a grocery store rotisserie chicken and make Dexter this fun snack.
- 1-1/2 to 2 cups rotisserie or cooked chicken (you can use beef)
- ½ cup fat-free or low-fat yogurt with no artificial sweetners
- 6 scoops of Dr. Harvey’s Veg-To-Bowl mixture ( prepared with warm water, let set 10 minutes)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
The yogurt binds everything, the veg-to-bowl is finely chopped so my dog eats the veggies, and olive oil is good for the coat.
Stir the ingredients, drop the mixture into an ice cube mold, freeze, and serve.
Combine 32 ounces of fat-free or low-fat yogurt that is not artificially sweetened with 2 to 3 tablespoons of peanut butter (again read ingredients to ensure no Xylitol), a tablespoon of honey, and a large banana. Drop all of that into a blender, mix, pour into molds, and freeze. Thanks to the folks at Today’s Mama, we discovered that people can share this yummy snack!
Coconut Drops with Coconut Garnish
Soften coconut oil, roll into small drops, freeze. I give my dog Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil as a food topper a few times a week. This is a bonus way to serve it. I top with one of the Dr. Harvey’s Coconut Smiles, and I even indulge, too!
Perhaps some of the easiest doggie treat recipes of all, again our pal, Jodi at Kol’s Notes hits a homerun with these 8 dehydrator recipes. We are talking easy, meat, dehydrator, set it, let it work magic, serve to Fido. Boom, just like that.
Don’t take our word for it…head over for 8 dehydrator dog treats.
Oh, and don’t forget the dehydrator
Items for the Doggie Chef (aka Dog Mom and Dog Dad)
Now that you have the 14 recipes, how cute is this to make your own doggie cookies?
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Are you ready to get baking? What’s your favorite homemade doggie treat to make?