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5 mouth-watering no bake dog treat recipes

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Looking for some delicious and nutritious no bake dog treat recipes that you can whip up in no time flat? Well, you’re in luck, because the easy-to-follow recipes below tick all those boxes!

Sometimes, the last thing you want to be doing is slaving over a hot stove or spending ages baking up a storm for your beloved canine companion. But just because you don’t have the time for anything elaborate, doesn’t mean your pup can’t still enjoy a homemade dog treat or two. 

While it’s good to make sure that the bulk of your furry friend's diet is made up of the best dog food, there’s nothing wrong with spoiling them from time to time with something that’s made with love and comes straight from your own kitchen. Plus, unlike commercial dog treats, you know exactly what’s gone into them. 

To help get those creative juices flowing, we’ve rounded up a selection of our favorite no bake dog treat recipes, with five mouth-watering recipes that will have your sweet-toothed fur baby salivating in anticipation. With limited ingredients and taking just a few minutes to make, these tasty treats are perfect for all you busy pet parents. 

1. No bake peanut butter dog treats

No bake peanut butter dog treats

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats, divided

Instructions:

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat pumpkin puree, peanut butter and milk on medium-high until well combined, about 1-2 minutes. Gradually add 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats at low speed, beating until incorporated.
  2. Using a small cookie scoop, roll the mixture into 1 1/4-to-1 1/2-inch balls, forming about 20. Dredge balls in remaining 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, pressing to coat.
  3. Cover and place in the refrigerator until firm, about 1 hour. 
  4. Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

2. Easy no bake soft and fruity dog treats

Easy no bake soft and fruity dog treats

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Ingredients:

  • 6 heaping tablespoons of rolled oats 
  • 2 T dried cranberries
  • ¼ of a red delicious apple
  • 1 T water

Instructions:

  • Grate 1/4 of an apple.
  • Put 4 tablespoons oats into the food processor and chop it up.
  • Add the cranberries into the processor and grind until small pieces. 
  • Add 2 tablespoons of the unground oats and the shredded apple. Then mix in by hand. 
  • Add water if needed to get to a consistency to stick together. 
  • Form balls based on the size of your pet. Refrigerate treats.

3. Bones and paws banana yogurt flax dog treats

Bones and paws banana yogurt flax dog treats

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Ingredients:

  • 1 over ripe banana
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup flaxseed meal

Instructions:

  • Peel the banana and place into the blender.
  • Add the yogurt and flaxseed meal into the blender with the banana. 
  • Blend on high until everything is fully mixed.
  • Lay your molds on a cookie sheet and then fill them with the mixture.
  • Place the cookie sheet with molds in the freezer until fully frozen. Normally around 3 hours. When frozen remove from molds and store in an airtight container in the freezer.
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4. Pumpkin peanut butter dog treats

Pumpkin peanut butter dog treats

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons all-natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted or softened)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a medium-sized mixing bowl and mix well to combine.
  2. Add 1 heaping tablespoon to bone-shaped silicone molds, making 15 treats. Place in the freezer for 1-2 hours to firm up. Store in the freezer and defrost for a minute or two before letting your pup enjoy.

5. Easy homemade frozen dog treats

Easy homemade frozen dog treats

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Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup oat or coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup yogurt or coconut yogurt (not too high fat)
  • 1 small banana 
  • 1–1/2 to 2 Tablespoons natural peanut butter 
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey 
  • 1 teaspoon flax meal

Instructions:

  1. Place all the ingredients into the blender and blend until creamy on medium speed.
  2. Carefully pour the batter into the molds of your choice. Silicone muffin pan, ice cube tray, or silicon molds all work!
  3. Freeze up to 4 hours or more. Then, pop the treat out of the mold/tray.

Kathryn is a freelance writer who has spent the past two years dividing her writing time between her two great loves - pets and health and wellness. When she’s not busy crafting the perfect sentence for her features, buying guides and news pieces, she can be found hanging out with one very mischievous Cocker Spaniel, drinking copious amounts of Jasmine tea and attempting to set numerous world records for the longest ever FaceTime calls with her family back home in NZ.